Skateboardin' (UK)

A monthly magazine that unfolds into a poster format. Teach Yourself Championship Skateboardin' - to give its full title lay claims to be the first UK skateboard magazine. Published in 1977 - no exact date but an article does talk about how good the summer of '77 is going to be, so it may well have beat Skateboard! to the shops. 

Each issue contained a practical guide to tricks as well as an owners manual, news and 'hot pix'. I know of three issues but there may be more.

  Issue 1

  • The Story of Skateboarding
  • Skateboard Oppression: the closing of The Broad Walk in Kensington Gardens, which was a popular early spot.
  • Boardtalk - News
  • Competition
  • That Magic Feeling - skateboards at the movies and Farah Fawcett on a board in Charlie's Angels.
  • Owners Manual No 1
  • Slalom and Downhill
  • Starting from scratch - how to guide
  • Skateboarder's Code

      Issue 3 

  • Two Posters
  • Tricks with Feet and jumps
  • Owners Manual 3
  • Hot skateboard Pix