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Wall To Wall tells the story of the first decade of Freestyle's evolution through the recollection, and images of the influential community that defined and established Freestyle as a modern day action sport. These are the guys that moved the needle and pushed Freestyle through the wide open door of opportunity at the critical point.
Key contributors include :- Bob Haro, Bob Osborn, Bob Morales, Don Hoffman, Stu Thomsen, Mike Dominguez, Eddie Fiola, Dean Bradley, Ron Wilkerson, Maurice Meyer, Gary Turner, Brian Blyther, Eddie Roman, Fred Becker, Dizz Hicks, Mike Buff, Martin Aparijo, Josh White, Rick Moliterno, Dave Voelker, Dino Deluca and more.
With dedicated chapters on the "Origins" of Trick Riding, Wizard Publications, The debut Haro Freestyle Tour, The AFA King of the Skate Parks and Masters series, The 2HIP King of Vert and MTS, and the Curb Dogs, this 240-page hardcover book leaves no stone unturned in the tale of a decade of the birth of the Freestyle movement... Dedicated brand chapters go behind the scenes on Oakley, Vans, Haro, GT, SE Bikes and Skyway Recreation, with input from the business owners, Team Managers, and previously unpublished imagery from the deepest archives.
Push the button and take this journey with us back to the days of 70's street and pool riding, skatepark shredding, and dirt jumping when there were no YouTube channels, foam pits, or energy drinks. #RIDEON
You can secure your First Edition by paying a 50% Deposit. (The full price is $40 for the book, or $49.99 with the sleeve). Shipping, and the balance of the book cost, is payable before delivery.
This project began in the summer of 2016. Napkin notes became spreadsheets, and E-mails were sent. An ambitious content map bragged of telling the story of the “first decade of the Freestyle Movement”, and even more E-mails were sent. Within a month, we had a contributor list assembled that threatened to genuinely deliver on the ambition of the project. The early Pioneers, the contest organizers, the riders, brand managers, journalists, photographers, and industry entrepreneurs that played a role in the pivotal first era of freestyle formed a community around the project, and started to talk. This group is essentially why the project exists. These guys moved the needle on a daily basis and gave trick riding credibility and an identity ... “Freestyle”. It is this group, and their amazing story, that we celebrate in this book.
Soon after, the interviews began and the project took on a life of its own. Now we move into the second stage. In my best LL Cool J Impression, “Don’t call it a crowd fund”. We could have taken that route, but actually, this project is about this community - the guys that hold the torch high for Freestyle history and pound their chests with pride when they speak of their love for something that many just don’t understand. The guys that ride the parks and cruise the streets on twenty-inch bikes and continue to celebrate this phenomenal story. The small online businesses that allow us to indulge the memories, and the lifestyle, that shaped our generation. You know who you are. This one is for you.
Our pledge is simple. If you place a 50% deposit for the First Edition of the book, we will print and deliver an insightful, mind-bending, spine-tingling collection of untold stories and unpublished images within a beautifully produced, signed, and numbered First Edition copy of Wall To Wall – The Birth of the Freestyle Movement. If you take on one of our packages, that deposit secures a collection of stellar items that have been carefully selected, designed and in some cases specifically produced for this project. Our brand supporters are Vans, Oakley, Haro Bikes, GT Bicycles, SE Bikes, Skyway, and a man that needs no introduction, Bob Haro. The group was selected for the role they each played in creating an industry and an economy around the evolving scene. They sponsored riders, funded contests, developed innovative products, and entertained us on the pages of newsletters and magazines. They were the engine room of the movement, and like each of you, their support is essential to the project.
Whether you make a purchase, or just watch the project unfold, we appreciate the energy and good will of every single person within this excellent community. In July 2017, we party, and deliver this project like a meteor strike. Launches and events are planned in key locations and cities around the world. Stay tuned for more information and ride on.
For more info please visit: www.w2wfreestylehistory.com