Skateboarding LA : Inside Professional Street Skateboarding / Gregory J. Snyder.

Author
Snyder, Gregory J. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • New York, NY : New York University Press, [2017]
  • ©2017
Description
1 online resource

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Summary note
Inside the complex and misunderstood world of professional street skateboarding. On a sunny Sunday in Los Angeles, a crew of skaters and videographers watch as one of them attempts to land a 'heel flip' over a fire hydrant on a sidewalk in front of the Biltmore Hotel. A staff member of the hotel demands they leave and picks up his phone to call the police. Not only does the skater land the trick, but he does so quickly, and spares everyone the unwanted stress of having to deal with the cops. This is not an uncommon occurrence in skateboarding, which is illegal in most American cities and this interaction is just part of the process of being a professional street skater. This is just one of Gregory Snyder's experiences from eight years inside the world of professional street skateboarding.
Notes
Previously issued in print: 2017.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Target audience
Specialized.
Source of description
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jun 2020)
Language note
In English.
Contents
  • Front matter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue
  • Professional Street Skateboarding
  • Subculture and Self- Preservation
  • Skateboarding and Urban Space
  • Overview
  • 1. Skateboarding and the City
  • 2. Skate Spots
  • 3. Skateboarding Basics
  • 4. Professional Street Skateboarding
  • 5. The Production of Skateboarding Tricks
  • 6. Skateboarding as a Career
  • 7. Skateboarding and Architecture
  • 8. Landmark Achievements
  • 9. Skateboard Activism
  • 10. Matt Gottwig
  • Coda
  • Appendix
  • Glossary
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index
  • About the Author
ISBN
  • 0-8147-2920-7
  • 0-8147-3784-6
OCLC
1006381346
Doi
  • 10.18574/9780814737842
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