(SOLD): STECYK III, C. R. and FRIEDMAN, Glen E. Dogtown – The Legend of the Z-Boys.

(New York): Burning Flags Press, 2000. First edition. The very scarce first printing. The book was the basis and inspiration for the award winning documentary film Dogtown and Z-Boys. In the early 1970s, the sport of skateboarding had so waned from its popularity in the 1960s that it was virtually non-existent. In the Dogtown area of west Los Angeles, a group of young surfers known as the Zephyr Team (Z-Boys) were experimenting with new and radical moves and styles in the water which they translated to the street. When competition skateboarding returned in 1975 the Z-Boys turned the skating world on its head Dogtown–The Legend of the Z-Boys is a truly fascinating case study of just how an underground sport ascended on the world. These are the stories and images of a time that not only inspired a generation but changed the face of sport forever. This is a very good copy in glossy boards, bump to bottom front corner. Reprinted a number of times, and for some reason virtually impossible to locate in this first printing.