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Skateboarding Book Review:The Concrete Wave: The History of Skateboarding

Concrete Wave: The History of Skateboarding Skateboarding Snowboarding skateboard snowboard DVD Video Review Five Stars

Author: Michael Brooke
Publisher: Warwick Publishing
Released: April 1999
Rating: 5 Stars

A great book documenting the history of skateboarding. The book features hundreds of photos of skaters, memorabilia and includes interviews with Tony Alva and Tony Hawk. Also featuring a forward by Rodney Mullen. The greatest facet of this book is that it presents a wealth of fascinating information in a format that is fun to read.

It's broken down into four waves:

  • First wave: 1959 to 1965
  • Second wave: 1973 to 1980
  • Third wave: 1983 to 1991
  • Fourth wave: 1993 to Present

Brooke writes Concrete Wave with enthusiasm and passion for days gone by and those approaching. Its a history book disguised in unique layout with a style and grace that leaved the reader proud to have been a part of these times.

Everyone who skated during the seventies or even eighties, has been waiting for a book like this. It has the heart and soul of skating and illuminates the history of skateboarding both in text and images.

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