Dogtown: the Legend of the Z-boys

Dogtown: the Legend of the Z-boys

Hardback Skate My Friend, Skate

By (author) Glen E. Friedman

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  • Publisher: Consafos Press,US
  • Format: Hardback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 208mm x 25mm | 998g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Los Angeles
  • ISBN 10: 0964191644
  • ISBN 13: 9780964191648
  • Edition: 2
  • Sales rank: 136,387

Product description

In the early 1970s, the sport of skateboarding had so waned from its popularity in the 1960s that it was virtually non-existent. In the Dogtown area of west Los Angeles, a group of young surfers known as the Zephyr Team (Z-Boys) was experimenting with new and radical moves and styles in the water which they translated to the street. When competition skateboarding returned in 1975 the Z-Boys turned the skating world on its head Dogtown--The Legend of the Z-Boys is a truly fascinating case study of just how an underground sport ascended on the world. These are the stones and images of a time that not only inspired a generation but changed the face of sport forever.

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