The Answer Is Never (Paperback)

A Skateboarder's History of the World

By Jocko Weyland

Grove Press, 9780802139450, 354pp.

Publication Date: August 21, 2002

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Description

From the hard-ridden half-pipe of a suburban driveway to teens doing board-slides down stairway handrails in Rio de Janeiro, from the bright-light glare of ESPN's X-Games to the groundbreaking street-skating videos of Spike Jonze, skateboarding has taken the world by storm--and if you can't deal with that, get out of the way. In The Answer Is Never, skating journalist Jocko Weyland tells the rambunctious story of a rebellious sport that began as a wintertime surfing substitute on the streets of Southern California beach towns more than forty years" ago and has evolved over the decades to become a fixture of urban youth culture around the world.