The Disposable Skateboard Bible: 10th Anniversary Edition by Sean Cliver
Now in its 10th printing, this hardcover book truly has become “the bible” of pre-millennium skateboard decks. Sean Cliver's industry insider status allows him to guide readers through the culture and experience the art and the mania of the skate world with authority and expertise. While the boards take center stage, fascinating vignettes and recollections by an A-list of skateboarding personalities from Tony Hawk to Mike Vallely, Mark Gonzales to Stacy Peralta bring context to the aesthetic mayhem.
The boards within The Disposable Skateboard Bible are broken down by decade: (beginning in 1960) documenting some of the earliest deck designs; through the 70s and the game-changing advent of urethane wheels; the 80s with its ups and downs, big decks and mass-market popularity; finally the graphic chaos of the 90s through the turn of the millennium.