Urethane Revolution is highly anticipated by gravity sports insiders.
Skatepark inventor, originalist and perennial gravity sports wag, John O’Malley reads from his book Urethane Revolution,about the birth of skateboarding in San Diego in 1975; which was, either a series of cosmic coincidences or some collision of idiots. Not to be missed.
Venue: Dream Baby 162-164 Ave. B NY NY 10009 (Between 10th & 11th Streets)
Event date: 4/25 from 6-9 PM
Price: Free (cash bar)
Telephone: (212) 529-8463
Website: follow Urethane Revolution on FB or IG
Author: John O’Malley
Launch Party for new book from History Press:
Urethane Revolution: The Birth of Skate–San Diego 1975
Set in sleepy little 1975 Encinitas ,The Urethane Revolution (UR) recounts the unorthodox characters and unlikely events, that launched skateboarding into our contemporary culture. Permanently.
Looks like reportage. Tastes like fiction.
John O’Malley was a member of the seventies Skunkworks team and has recounted it in this new book that’s been highly anticipated by insiders in extreme sports (surfing and skateboarding, etc)
Artifacts from his original, Carlsbad Skatepark, are in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute.
• Because the story of The Urethane Revolution has been long overlooked and overdue, like an overlooked vein of uranium in the California foothills.
• Seventies surf-grunge flavor.
• Because Encinitas was an invisible industry town back in the day, with millions of skate industry dollars pouring into town.
• And because skate culture as a market segment is ginormous — larger by far than the sum of all the other extreme sports put together.
Dream Baby 162-164 Ave. B NY NY 10009 launch Party (Cash Bar)
April 25 from 6 pm – 9 pm
Mr. O’Malley created the original Skateparks, he has written for Surfer Magazine, SkateBoarder Magazine, and Surfers Journal.
His beat covers reporting from some collisions of idiots.
He lives in New York City. He surfs and skates to work every day.