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Gregory J. Snyder

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780814769867

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814769867.001.0001

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Skateboarding LA

Gregory J. Snyder

NYU Press


It is a sunny Sunday in Los Angeles and Matt Gottwig, a skater who one day hopes to become a pro, is attempting to perform a trick on a ledge on Hollywood Boulevard. Matt fails to land his “back tailslide” on the first attempt, but on his second try he nails it. A security guard approaches us, but we gather our things and quickly leave before he can say anything....

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