Author: Quartersnacks
Editor: Power House Books
ISBN: 9781576877869
File Size: 50,95 MB
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When you're a kid, all you want to do is skate. Jobs, rent, relationships, student loans, "your future," whether or not the door person at the bar you're going to after skating will let you in with your board--none of these things matter. As you get older there are more things to worry about and less time to take care of them all. Everyone reaches a point when they can no longer skate for 10 hours straight. Being a kid pushing around the city with little concern for time, you learn to make your money stretch. When your pockets only contain some loose change, a Metrocard, and nuggets of wax, the quarter snack from the bodega is the most viable option. Once you can afford actual meals and overpriced New York rent, the quarter snack becomes a symbol of a simpler time, back when you were content with skating on a diet that could lead to diabetes if not phased out by 19. That's when things were a lot more fun. Quartersnacks, an online epicenter for the skate culture of downtown New York, never cared about "best-of-the-best skateboarding." Instead, with acute self-awareness and biting humor, it chronicles the exploits of everyone bound together by a common interest in skateboarding in New York. Life isn't a high school movie where a crew of the best skaters in town exclusively skates together and terrorizes the losers. In New York everyone skates with everyone else--"talent" is secondary. Quartersnacks captures the energy of a session in the city with your childhood friends, some younger kids you just met just last year when they moved here for college, their friends visiting from out of town, and some token pros, all skating together. In the ten years that Quartersnacks has been active, New York has become a national hub for skateboarding (at least in the warm months) and more kids are skating worldwide than ever. Quartersnacks: 10 Years Down collects the best and worst from the site, along with new interviews, and documentation of the spots, the videos, the shops, and everything else that has changed and remained the same in New York skating in the past decade.


Author: Mary-Lane Kamberg
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1477788654
File Size: 74,54 MB
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From its origins as a land-based alternative to surfing, one that incorporated the wheels and trucks used by skateboarders, longboarding, developed in Hawaii during the 1950s, has come a long way. In the 1970s, when the sport was seen as a form of self-expression, it was more of a do-it-yourself hobby. Today, longboarding is bigger than ever. This book describes the sport’s history, gives riders an idea of how to choose their equipment and begin practicing this unique sport. From mere transportation, to obstacle slaloming, freeriding, dancing, and freestyling, readers will be impressed with the many styles of this ever-changing pastime.

Skateboarding And The City

Author: Iain Borden
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472583485
File Size: 41,20 MB
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Skateboarding is both a sport and a way of life. Creative, physical, graphic, urban and controversial, it is full of contradictions – a billion-dollar global industry which still retains its vibrant, counter-cultural heart. Skateboarding and the City presents the only complete history of the sport, exploring the story of skate culture from the surf-beaches of '60s California to the latest developments in street-skating today. Written by a life-long skater who also happens to be an architectural historian, and packed through with full-colour images – of skaters, boards, moves, graphics, and film-stills – this passionate, readable and rigorously-researched book explores the history of skateboarding and reveals a vivid understanding of how skateboarders, through their actions, experience the city and its architecture in a unique way.

Skateboarding And Religion

Author: Paul O'Connor
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030248577
File Size: 19,92 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book explores the ways in which religion is observed, performed, and organised in skateboard culture. Drawing on scholarship from the sociology of religion and the cultural politics of lifestyle sports, this work combines ethnographic research with media analysis to argue that the rituals of skateboarding provide participants with a rich cultural canvas for emotional and spiritual engagement. Paul O’Connor contends that religious identification in skateboarding is set to increase as participants pursue ways to both control and engage meaningfully with an activity that has become an increasingly mainstream and institutionalised sport. Religion is explored through the themes of myth, celebrity, iconography, pilgrimage, evangelism, cults, and self-help.