A Secret History of the Ollie, Volume 1: 1970s, by Craig B. Snyder

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  • A Secret History of the Ollie, Volume 1: 1970s, by Craig B. Snyder
  • A Secret History of the Ollie, Volume 1: 1970s, by Craig B. Snyder
  • A Secret History of the Ollie, Volume 1: 1970s, by Craig B. Snyder
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A Secret History of the Ollie, Volume 1: 1970s, by Craig B. Snyder

Every culture has a creation myth and skateboarding is no different. The Ollie forged a new identity for skateboarding after its invention in the 1970s, and it lies at the root of nearly every significant move in street skating today. This groundbreaking no-handed aerial has also affected the evolution of surfing and snowboarding, and has left a permanent impression upon popular culture and language. This is the story of the Ollie, the technology that set the stage for its creation, the pioneers who made it happen, and the skaters who used it to start a revolution.

Secret History of the Ollie is the winner of six book awards, including three gold medals, and it was chosen as one of the Top 10 Photobooks of the Year by Mother Jonesmagazine. 

About Craig B. Snyder: Award-winning author, photographer, and skate culture historian Craig B. Snyder grew up skating with Alan "Ollie" Gelfand, Mike McGill, Rodney Mullen, Mike Folmer, Mark Lake, and many of Florida's other pioneers and skate stars. His work has been featured in Der Spiegel and ESPN Magazine as well as in top skateboarding publications such as Transworld SKATEboarding and Concrete Wave Magazine. He also worked as a staff photographer for Skate Rider, and was a contributor to SkateBoarder, National Skateboard Review, and Wave Rider. In 2011, Snyder was inducted into Florida's Skateboard Hall of Fame. In 2013, he became part of the "Save the Bro Bowl" movement, and working alongside Shannon Bruffett, was instrumental in getting the historic 1970s Tampa skatepark listed on the National Register of Historic Places (October 2013). Snyder is also Co-Founder of Skateboarding Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of skateboarding history for current and future generations.

Book Format: Hardcover

Photos & Text: Black Salt Press and Craig B. Snyder