Inspiration alert: I am fairly certain Bob Burnquist doesn't have opposable thumbs on his feet, but damn, the things he does on a skateboard make me excited for where he's taking the sport. Stick with the video - it's a slow start but worth it all the way through.
These photographs are amazing. They capture the era and the moment perfectly.
Photojournalist Bill Eppridge captures skateboarding's humble beginnings in the urban setting of New York City. While the concept of the sport and makeshift models of the skateboard were introduced sometime in the 40s or 50s, it was in the mid-1960s that skateboarding truly flourished and Eppridge was there to catch it in all its glory for a lifestyle spread in LIFE Magazine.