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Skateboarding is not a crime: board culture past, present & future

Skateboarding is not a crime: board culture past, present & future

Davis, James, 1973-; Davis, James, 1973-; Phillips, Skin

Early forms of skateboarding first emerged in the United States in the 1950s and the sport has been popular on and off ever since the 1970s. Now it is back bigger than ever. Skateboarders are everywhere and skateboarding style is too. Like surfing, skateboarding is a sport with a philosophy and a culture very much its own. Skate culture is anti-establishment and part of the trend away from team sports towards something more individual. Life is too tame without a bit of danger in it and skateboarding is perfect to keep the blood flowing. Skateboarding Is Not A Crime highlights the individual nature of boarding culture, with its cutting-edge fashion and street philosophy, and reproduces it on the page in all its unruly glory

Paperback, Book. English.
New ed.
Published London: Carlton, 2004
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Statement of responsibility: James Davis ; with photographs by Skin Phillips
ISBN: 1844426637, 9781844426638
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Note: Formerly CIP.
Note: Previous edition published as: Skateboard roadmap. 1999.
Physical Description: 110 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Subject: Skateboarding History.; Skateboarding Social aspects.; Skateboarding.


  1. Skateboarding Is Not A Crime takes a look at everything that is skateboarding today, as well as the history of skateboarding, from humble beginnings in the 1950s to today's current multi-million dollar industry. Page by page, it features the equipment, the fashions, the logos, the skaters and the tricks, Skateboarding Is Not A Crime tells and provides
  2. with incredible colour photography and stunning design
  3. a complete overview of the street sport of skateboarding and its surrounding culture.