not in overdrive Friedman S Knack For Being In The Right Place At An Extraordinary Amount Of Right Times, Coupled With His Ability To Size Up Noteworthy Characters And Scenes, Has Secured His Place As One Of The Most Important And Recognized Photographers Of Youth Culture If It Wasn T For These Photos And These Words, The Story Of The Z Boys May Have Never Been Told, And The Impact Skateboarding S Had On The World Would Have Been Significantly Reduced Strength Magazine An Amazing Collection Of Images From Friedman, Who Was A Skater And Friend Of The Z Boys And Managed To Be There For A Ridiculous Amount Of The Important Sessions A S A Skater, You Not Only Owe It To Yourself To Check These Things Out And Learn What Went Down Way Back When, But You Owe It To These Guys Who Changed Skating Forever SLAP MagazineIn The Early S, The Sport Of Skateboarding Had So Waned From Its Popularity In The S That It Was Virtually Nonexistent In The DogTown Area Of West Los Angeles, A Group Of Young Surfers Known As The Zephyr Team Z Boys Was Experimenting With New And Radical Moves And Styles In The Water, Which They Translated To The Street When Competition Skateboarding Returned In , The Z Boys Turned The Skating World On Its Head DogTown The Legend Of The Z Boys Is A Truly Fascinating Case Study Of How An Underground Sport Ascended In The World These Are The Stories And Images Of A Time That Not Only Inspired A Generation But Changed The Face Of The Sport ForeverThis Volume Has Been Described As The DogTown Textbook And An Indispensable Companion Piece To The Sony Pictures Classics Film Dogtown And Z Boys Now Spanning And Beyond, The First Section Of The Book Includes The Best Of The DogTown Articles Written And Photographed By CR Stecyk III As They Originally Appeared In SkateBoarder Magazine The Second Half Compiles Hundreds Of Skate Images From The Archives Of Glen E Friedman Many Of Which Appear In The Movie Stecyk And Friedman Acted As Executive Producers And Advisors For The Film The Bigger, Newly Designed Edition Of The Book Includes Many Never Before Seen Friedman Photos, Along With A New Postscript By Stecyk This book is awesome, man It tells about one of the best skate crews ever made the Z BOYS, the legendery Z BOYS They made skatebording When most peopel think of skate skatebording they think of Bob Burnquist or Danny Weigh, Tony Hawk They don t think about Jay Adams Marty Grimes or even Tony Alva, this guy made skatebording than just a kid fad, he made it into a world wide sport.The books tells about the evolution of skateboarding from a town in California on the Viennce Beach Surfing started it all, the over crowdness of the beach made some kids put some roller skate wheeles on some 2x4 boards and they went to a the cement drainage tubes around their schools There was a drought that summer and many people did not fill their pools, so they began skating the empty pools and jumping over the fences One of the friends died and gave them his pool, they named it the dog pool because of all the good that he did Tony Alva was the first one to ever get air out of a pool and later he would start the company Always Skateboards and his words have stuck with me ever since I read them Why should I be skating for them, I should be skating for me This book gives a lot of history on the Z boys and the beginnings of this sport Anyone who loves to skateboard should read this book. The photo quality is extraordinary If you skate, you will feel it The writing is Right On If you skate, you will feel it. great collection of work here. Read the whole thing on a day trip to the clinic A piece of subcultural Americana covering the legendary Z Boys crew who skated the Santa Monica area in the mid to late 70s The writings are all from that era and written by the same visionary who saw an underground Zeitgeist approaching that influenced generations and brought aggressive skateboard culture to the forefront Paired with self made punk photographer Glen Ellyn Friedman s images, the book covers a documentary aspect that is both informative and visually stunning as the reader quickly realizes that the subjects of this new wave of extreme living was built by kids Filled with interviews and profiles on some of skateboarding s biggest names from the 1970s and extensive pieces on the folklore and legends surrounding the DogTown area, this book is a winner on all fronts. it s Stecyk what do I need to say.
Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the DogTown: The Legend of the Z-Boys book, this is one of the most wanted C.R. Stecyk author readers around the world.
- 228 pages
- DogTown: The Legend of the Z-Boys
- C.R. Stecyk
- 22 April 2018 C.R. Stecyk