Foreword Reviews

A Secret History of the Ollie

Vol. 1: The 1970s

2015 INDIES Winner
Gold, Sports (Adult Nonfiction)

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 and the skaters who used it to start a revolution.