From the X-Games to the Z-Boys, this latest illustrated narration provides a concise recap of the history of skateboarding. When ocean swells were nowhere to be found, thrill-seeking California surfers sought an adrenaline fix, and skateboarding seemed to be the perfect outlet. Chronicling the sport from the very beginning, with mention of names like Stacy Peralta and George Powell, “A Brief History of Skateboarding” brings us up to the present day, accompanied by a myriad of schizophrenic visuals.

For more required reading, check out our recent conversation with Nike SB-sponsored skater Sean Malto.

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