About the Book
Set the dial on your Way Back Machine to 1964. That's the year skateboarding first exploded in popularity, prompting Surfer magazine founder John Severson to introduce The Quarterly Skateboarder, the first publication dedicated solely to covering the evolution of the newly-emerging sport. Pre-dating any other skateboard media you can name, The Quarterly Skateboarder (the name changed to Skateboarder Magazine with the third issue) went on to profile in its four 1960s issues the cream of the crop of the first wave of pros. Also featured were skateboarding's first major contest, the International Skateboard Championships, the first-ever published photo of backyard pool riding, an epic downhill run at the Concourse, night rallies, plenty of early Rick Griffin artwork and classic ads from pioneering brands. We're talking about some serious early skateboarding history here! With original copies fetching well north of $100.00 each, these fully restored reprints printed on thick, premium paper are an easy way for collectors to acquire copies for considerably less. But, hurry! They will be limited. After 200 copies of each issue have been sold, the magazines will no longer be available. Published with the permission of the owner of Skateboarder, The Enthusiast Network, 50% of the profits will be donated to the Next Up Foundation, which helps at-risk youth by supporting their development, education, and healthy lifestyles. The contents of Vol. 1 No. 3 include the Cover: Torger Johnson, Editorial: Skateboarding Comes of Age, Profile: Danny Bearer, International Skateboard Championships in Anaheim, Skateboardland (Rick Griffin cartoon that foreshadows the Mega Ramp forty years early), Tips on Tricks, Rodney Dangerfield: Skateboard Agent (fiction), Getting Around (reader submissions), Contests, Wheelies (cartoons). Major ads include Nash, the Randy 720 (the first-ever skateboard shoe), Hobie, Trick Track, G&S Fibreflex and Super Surfer.