Skatebook

As a mainstay in the skateboard community, Salman Agah, seems to have done it all. As a professional, he pioneered switchstance skateboarding in the early 90’s, received one of skateboarding’s highest honors as Thrasher’s Skater of the Year, and had a signature shoe with Vans. He has kept his scene alive through Skatebook.tv, a website dedicated to celebrating skateboarding’s past, present and future. Agah recently teamed up with legendary photographer Mike Ballard to create a series of coffee table books simply called, Skatebook. These epic 300-page pieces of visual excellence are filled with photos, quotes, write-ups, and tons of behind the scenes commentary on the last few decades of skateboarding. There has been 2 editions of Skatebook that have been released so far, with the latest being the John Cardiel edition with a special split cover. The third edition will be the Lance Mountain edition and that should be out sometime in August. These books are only distributed through mom and pop skate shops and are given by those shops as a gift to say thank you for supporting; they can also be obtained during autograph signings at skate demos. Skatebook is made for those of us who eat, sleep, breathe, sweat and live for skateboarding. Companies such as New Era, Vans, LRG, Emerica, Altamont, Nike, Stereo, The Berrics, Etnies, and many, many more have contributed in MASSIVE ways to make Skatebook what it is. So stop by your local skate shop, hit them up about Skatebook, buy a new board and get out there and be a part of this.

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As a mainstay in the skateboard community, Salman Agah, seems to have done it all. As a professional, he pioneered switchstance skateboarding in the early 90’s, received one of skateboarding’s highest honors as Thrasher’s Skater of the Year, and had a signature shoe with Vans. He has kept his scene alive through Skatebook.tv, a website dedicated to celebrating skateboarding’s past, present and future. Agah recently teamed up with legendary photographer Mike Ballard to create a series of coffee table books simply called, Skatebook. These epic 300-page pieces of visual excellence are filled with photos, quotes, write-ups, and tons of behind the scenes commentary on the last few decades of skateboarding.

There has been 2 editions of Skatebook that have been released so far, with the latest being the John Cardiel edition with a special split cover. The third edition will be the Lance Mountain edition and that should be out sometime in August. These books are only distributed through mom and pop skate shops and are given by those shops as a gift to say thank you for supporting; they can also be obtained during autograph signings at skate demos. Skatebook is made for those of us who eat, sleep, breathe, sweat and live for skateboarding. Companies such as New Era, Vans, LRG, Emerica, Altamont, Nike, Stereo, The Berrics, Etnies, and many, many more have contributed in MASSIVE ways to make Skatebook what it is.

So stop by your local skate shop, hit them up about Skatebook, buy a new board and get out there and be a part of this.

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