The Original Skateboarder Documentary

by The Editors on February 16, 2018

To anyone who started skateboarding in the 1970s (all old now) Skateboarder Magazine was the bible. In fact, in some fundamentalist Christian homes young skateboarders often heard their parents saying, “If only you spent as much time with the Bible as you do with that magazine.” Skateboarder was the single best communicator of skateboarding to the world. Each month it arrived and was studied in detail like the sacred text that it was. We know people who subscribed twice so they’d have a back up copy when the first one wore out.  Now, Six Stair Productions and Transworld have produced a film on the founding of the magazine. Here’s how they pitch it:

Skateboarder Magazine chronicled the birth of skateboarding during the sport’s late 1970’s boom. From shoeless surfers riding the concrete waves and the vast blacktop of Southern California, to fully padded sessions at skateparks, Skateboarder Magazine exposed the sport to kids around the world. The story of the magazine is told by the photographers and skaters who lived through the birth of skateboarding.

The film features interviews and comments from all the heads like Brad Bowman, Chris Strople, Christian Hosoi, Craig Stecyk, D. David Morin, Doug Saladino, Eddie Elguera, Eric Dressen, Glen E. Friedman, Jeff Grosso, Ian MacKaye, Jaime Owens, James Cassimus, Jeff Ament, Jim Muir, Jim Goodrich, John Lucero, Lance Mountain, Mark Richards, Richard Novak, Steve ‘Salba’ Alba, Steve Cathey, Steve Olson, Tony Hawk, Vicki Vickers, and Wynn Miller.

To view the entire film on iTunes (for $9.99) click here. There goes our morning. . . 

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