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Stalefish

Skateboard Culture from the Rejects Who Made It

By Sean Mortimer,Foreword by Tony Hawk

6-1/2 x 9 in; 192 pp;
40 b/w photographs
Paperback
May 2008
ISBN 9780811860420
ISBN10 0811860426

SKU# 9780811860420

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How is professional skateboarding different from, say, professional golfing? More scabs, for one. And is skateboarding actually a sport? In Stalefish, veteran journalist and former pro skater Sean Mortimer interviews Rodney Mullen, Steve Olson, T...
Stalefish


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Stalefish

How is professional skateboarding different from, say, professional golfing? More scabs, for one. And is skateboarding actually a sport? In Stalefish, veteran journalist and former pro skater Sean Mortimer interviews Rodney Mullen, Steve Olson, Tony Hawk, Stacy Peralta, Jamie Thomas, Lance Mountain, Tommy Guerrero, Russ Howell, Mike Vallely, Dave Hackett, Daewon Song, Jim Fitzpatrick, Steve Alba, Kevin Harris, Bob Burnquist and Chris Haslam in search of answers, and to discover what drove them and millions of other disenfranchised youth to obsession with empty pools, sewer ditches, and handrails. This book may not settle the sport versus subculture versus cult debate, but with stories of skate-induced ulcers, skatepark torture, ramp arson, trespassing, the birth of punk, and more, it captures like no other how skateboarding can derail your life in a beautiful way.

 

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6-1/2 x 9 in; 192 pp;
40 b/w photographs
Paperback
May 2008
ISBN 9780811860420
ISBN10 0811860426
Sean Mortimer was a sponsored skateboarder in the late '80s. He is the former editor of SkateBoarder Magazine and the author of HAWK Occupation: Skateboarding with Tony Hawk and The Mutt: How to Skateboard and Not Kill Yourself. He lives in Southern California.

Tony Hawk was ranked the best skateboarder in the world by age 16. He lives in Southern California.