The Answer is Never

The Answer is Never : A History and Memoir of Skateboarding

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Skateboarding is one of the great outlaw subcultures - combining death-defying stunts, cutting-edge fashion, and an all-round bad attitude. This is the story of the people who forged and inspired that culture, like the legendary Dogtown crew: Alva, Peralta, Adams, - kids bailing out scummy backyard pools to skate in them, fleeing from security guards, and inspiring each other to ever-greater feats. A scene which eventually led Tony Hawk to be the first skater to earn a million dollars a year. Written as a history and personal memoir by someone immersed in the skateboard world for over twenty years, The Answer Is Never is not just the story of the heroes, but the exploits of anyone who's ever picked up a skateboard.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 27mm | 518g
  • CENTURY
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16pp b/w halftones
  • 0712615377
  • 9780712615372

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The first literary investigation and memoir of a cultural and sporting phenomenon.
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About Jocko Weyland

Jocko Weyland's fiction and non-fiction has appeared in Open City magazine and Metropolis, among others. His third gallery show of photography was mounted last summer at the Steffany Martz gallery
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