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Every culture has a creation myth. This is the story of the Ollie and the skaters who used it to launch a revolution.
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    OLLIE POP — BASIC REWARD — A copy of the book, shipped to you in time for the holidays! Your name will also be listed on the book website as a supporter. Free shipping included; US only. ***** If you would like more than one book, then enter the following amounts for further discounted pricing: Two books, $75; three books, $112; four books, $150.

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    OLLIE AIR — A copy of the book shipped anywhere in the world—in time for the holidays! Rates are as follows: ***** $79 for CANADA ***** $89 for MEXICO ***** $99 for EVERYWHERE ELSE ***** Your name will also be listed on the book website as a supporter. (NOTE: Please read "The Fine Print" at the bottom of the project description for further details.)

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    THE SID ABRUZZI SPECIAL, aka "THE PACKAGE" — A copy of the book, shipped to you before the holidays, a limited edition T-shirt, and a special edition skateboard deck manufactured by Paul "The Professor" Schmitt (of PS Stix, CreateAskate, Schmitt Stix, and Vision fame). Your name will also be listed on the book website as a supporter. Free shipping included; US only.

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    CHAMPION — Get your name or business listed as a Champion on the supporters page of the book website in a medium graphic block (211 x 151 px). Your graphic will be linked to your website. You also get 2 copies of the book shipped free anywhere in the world. Visit http://www.olliebook.com/supporters/ for an example of this reward. (NOTE: Please read "The Fine Print" at the bottom of the project description for details.)

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    GRAND CHAMPION — Get your name or business listed as a Grand Champion on the supporters page of the book website in a large graphic block (440 x 220 px). Your graphic will be linked to your website. You also get 4 copies of the book shipped free anywhere in the world. Visit the supporter page at http://www.olliebook.com/supporters/ for an example of this reward. (NOTE: Please read "The Fine Print" at the bottom of the project description for details.)

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    OLLIEWOOD SPECIAL — Spend a day with yours truly and receive a "Behind the Scenes" historical tour of South Florida with me and some of the other members of the "Hollywood contingent" as your personal guide. You will get to hear some of the "Insider stories" firsthand as we visit many of the historical locations in and around Hollywood, Florida, where many of the events in my book took place. Some of the structures no longer exist, but the memory and setting is still there. We will also meet up with some of the progressive Broward County and Palm Beach County historical figures mentioned throughout my book, including Alan "Ollie" Gelfand. In addition, we will go through my photo archives and choose three images from my published and unpublished work to make into 11x14 prints (processed and shipped to you within 30 days of your visit). This reward also includes one copy of the book mailed to you in time for the holidays, plus a second book and a 20"x30" photo print of the book cover, given to you upon your visit, to be signed by me and anyone else we meet up with that day. Your name will also be listed on the book website supporter page. You will be responsible for all transportation, lodging, etc.

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    CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD — Spend a day hanging with "The Professor," aka Paul Schmitt, for the CreateAskate experience. Professor Schmitt is a skateboard innovator, pioneer, and founder of the famed Schmitt Stix brand and the wood shop maestro behind the Vision and Sims brands during the second half of the 1980s. I will also be there to photo-document your day with The Professor. We will begin with a tour of Professor Schmitt's personal workshop in Costa Mesa, California, where you will get to make your own custom model with Paul. After we design a one-off prototype and build production tooling, we will head 110 miles south to Tijuana, Mexico, where the PS Stix production facility is located to produce 10 of your own custom-shape boards for you to take home with you. If you desire a graphic, you will need to come up with your own graphic for the production board. After Tijuana, we will head to McGill's Skate Shop in Encinitas, California, to "drop in" on proprietor and Bones Brigade legend Mike “McTwist” McGill where you will get to pick out wheels and trucks for one of your decks to make it into a complete setup. This reward includes one copy of the book mailed to you in time for the holidays, plus a second book and a 20"x30" photo print of the book cover, given to you upon your visit, to be signed by us on that day. Your name will also be listed on the book website supporter page. This reward will be fulfilled between January 2015 and June 2015. You will be responsible for your transportation to Costa Mesa, California, all lodging, etc. (Note: The day trip to Mexico will require a passport.)

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    OLLIE MCTWIST — Spend a day hanging out with Alan “Ollie” Gelfand and Mike “McTwist” McGill—two of the original, first-generation OG Powell-Peralta Bones Brigade team members who are also featured in "A Secret History of the Ollie." You will choose the location where this reward will occur—Florida or California. I will also be there to photo-document your day with these two legends. We will skate various spots, maybe do some historical tours, and anything else that comes to mind. This reward includes one copy of the book mailed to you before the holidays, plus a second book and a 20"x30" photo print of the book cover given to you upon your visit, to be signed by us on that day. Your name will also be listed on the book website supporter page. This reward will be fulfilled between January 2015 and June 2015 and you will be responsible for all transportation, lodging, etc.

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