Skateboarding LIFE : 1965.

Often I hit on the LIFE site to check out their achieve imagery for either clothing inspiration or sheer interest of what people used to do years ago. The pictures always succinctly capture a snapshot of a the time, subculture or subject they were intended to document.
Which makes me think, what would they cover now?

One particular collection of images took my eye, which captured the the skate scene or grassroots of it in 1965.  Screen Shot 2013-10-15 at 11.31.29 Screen Shot 2013-10-15 at 11.31.16 Screen Shot 2013-10-15 at 11.31.04 Screen Shot 2013-10-15 at 11.34.23 Screen Shot 2013-10-15 at 11.34.12 Screen Shot 2013-10-15 at 11.34.00 Screen Shot 2013-10-15 at 11.33.37 Screen Shot 2013-10-15 at 11.31.43

Skateboarding, LIFE opined in 1965, is “the most exhilarating and dangerous joyriding device this side of the hot rod. A two-foot piece of wood or plastic mounted on wheels, it yields to the skillful user the excitements of of skiing or surfing. To the unskilled it gives the effect of having stepped on a banana peel while dashing down the back stairs. It is also a menace to limb and even to life.”


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