The Impossible

The Impossible

Rodney Mullen, Ryan Sheckler, and the Fantastic History of Skateboarding

eBook - 2011
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The Impossible aims to get skateboarding right. Journalist Cole Louison gets inside the history, culture, and major personalities of skating. He does so largely by recounting the careers of the sport's Yoda-Rodney Mullen, who, in his mid-forties, remains the greatest skateboarder in the world, the godfather of all modern skateboarding tricks-and its Luke Skywalker-Ryan Sheckler, who became its youngest pro athlete and a celebrity at thirteen. The story begins in the 1960s, when the first boards made their way to land in the form of off-season surfing in southern California. It then follows the sport's spikes, plateaus, and drops-including its billion-dollar apparel industry and its connection with art, fashion, and music.
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©[2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780762768004
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 on line resource).


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