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TRACKER – Forty Years of Skateboard History is a hefty 388-page hardcover book full of photos and stories about Tracker and its riders.
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Back in 1975, the Tracker Fultrack was the first truck in history made specifically for skateboarding by skateboarders to incorporate high quality, performance and strength. Trackers truly were (and still are) the Trucks You Can Trust. On Tracker’s 40th anniversary, those four words continue to be the driving force of the brand. TRACKER – Forty Years of Skateboard History is a hefty 388-page hardcover book full of photos and stories about Tracker and its rich history straight from the people who worked there, as well as the professional riders and photographers who made Tracker a major icon in the skateboard world.

TRACKER - Forty Years of Skateboard History book.
TRACKER - Forty Years of Skateboard History book.

The origin of Tracker Trucks dates back to 1974, when Tracker founders Larry Balma, Dave Dominy and Gary Dodds made the first prototypes. As Larry tells the story of Tracker’s formation at San Diego spots like La Costa, the Escondido Reservoir and the Kona Bowl, and about how the brand’s many innovative trucks and related products came to be, forty-four of Tracker’s top riders chime in with colorful recollections and revealing, behind-the-scenes insights. Rounding out this massive book are plenty of unpublished photos; a detailed skateboard history timeline; chapters on the Dogtown influence, Rockit Skateboards and Tracker’s other decks; a big scrapbook containing photos and quotes from the Tracker team; and way more.

“The Tracker book is so important because future generations will be able to learn about skateboarding history—who was involved with it, and how it all happened. It will blow their minds.”—Christian Hosoi

New old stock Tracker 707 deck from 1983 with new graphics drawn by Neil Blender in 2014 on the bottom and vintage 1983 graphics on top.
New old stock Tracker 707 deck from 1983 with new graphics drawn by Neil Blender in 2014 on the bottom and vintage 1983 graphics on top.

After working long and hard on the Tracker book for the past several years, we recently shipped it to the printing press. The success of this Kickstarter campaign will help defray our print and freight bills, and expand the reach of this beautiful book. That's where you come in. We're offering up several very rare and special items. From our massive collection we are offering a new old stock Tracker 707 prototype deck from 1983 that was never released to the public. It sports graphics drawn by Neil Blender. The next offering is a new Tracker GSD Fish graphic skateboard deck signed by the legendary street skater Garry Scott Davis, art director and editor of the Tracker book. This is not a re-issue. There is also a limited extra thick “Collector's edition” of the Tracker book signed by author and founder, Larry Balma, numbered and embossed on the title page. Of course, the “Standard edition” is available, too, plus t-shirts, stickers, and more. Whether you pledge $5.00 or $249.00, thank you for helping to bring our Tracker book to life so that everyone in the skateboard community has a chance to learn about the 40 Years of Skateboard History contained within its pages.

New 2015 Tracker Fish skateboard deck with graphics "borrowed" from GSD's final Tracker deck, circa 1989. Each deck is individually hand-signed by GSD. This is not a re-issue. Read more important info in the Rewards section.
New 2015 Tracker Fish skateboard deck with graphics "borrowed" from GSD's final Tracker deck, circa 1989. Each deck is individually hand-signed by GSD. This is not a re-issue. Read more important info in the Rewards section.
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The Tracker book is already at the printer and most of our reward items are already made, fulfillment to Kickstarter supporters will not be a problem. That said, here in the digital era, books in general are a hard sell. A presentation quality coffee table book like TRACKER – Forty Years of Skateboard history will no doubt be coveted by skaters and collectors. Our biggest challenge after this project is funded will be to spread the word about the Tracker book worldwide so that everyone has a chance to buy it. You are all key players in the success of the Tracker book; you can help by spreading the word to all your close friends and through the social media channels you may frequent. Thank you!

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    Tracker Forty Years classic sticker pack (3 stickers total).
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    Tracker Forty Years T-shirt (S, M, L, XL, 2-XL, 4XL).
    Tracker Forty Years sticker pack (3 stickers total).
    1 pair of Tracker foam riser pads (new old stock) in assorted colors.
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    Tracker Forty Years hooded sweatshirt (M, L, XL).
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    New 2015 Tracker Fish skateboard deck with graphics "borrowed" from GSD's final Tracker deck, circa 1989. Strictly limited-edition of 50 decks, each individually hand-signed by GSD. Note: This is a different shape than GSD's original fish deck, and the line art is also thinner.
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    Tracker Forty Years hooded sweatshirt (M, L, XL).
    Tracker OG Star logo snapback trucker hat.
    Tracker Forty Years sticker pack (3 stickers total).

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    TRACKER – Forty Years of Skateboard History hardcover book.
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    TRACKER – Forty Years of Skateboard History collector’s edition hardcover book signed and numbered by the author / Tracker co-founder Larry Balma. Strictly limited-edition of 1,000.

    • Signed and numbered.
    • Embossed title page.
    • Super thick paper.
    • Clear varnished photos.
    • Archival case.

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    New 2015 Tracker Fish skateboard deck with graphics "borrowed" from GSD's final Tracker deck, circa 1989. Strictly limited-edition of 50 decks, each individually hand-signed by GSD. Note: This is a different shape than GSD's original fish deck, and the line art is also thinner.
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    TRACKER – Forty Years of Skateboard History hardcover book.
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    TRACKER – Forty Years of Skateboard History collector’s edition hardcover book signed and numbered by the author / Tracker co-founder Larry Balma. Strictly limited-edition of 1,000.

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    Tracker Forty Years T-shirt (S, M, L, XL, 2-XL, 4XL).
    Tracker Forty Years sticker pack (3 stickers total).
    1 pair of Tracker foam riser pads (new old stock) in assorted colors.
    Our sincerest gratitude.

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    New 2015 Tracker Fish skateboard deck with graphics "borrowed" from GSD's final Tracker deck, circa 1989. Strictly limited-edition of 50 decks, each individually hand-signed by GSD. Note: This is a different shape than GSD's original fish deck, and the line art is also thinner.
    +
    TRACKER – Forty Years of Skateboard History collector’s edition hardcover book signed and numbered by the author / Tracker co-founder Larry Balma. Strictly limited-edition of 1,000.

    • Signed and numbered.
    • Embossed title page.
    • Super thick paper.
    • Clear varnished photos.
    • Archival case.

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    and classic Wing sticker packs (6 stickers total).

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    From our massive collection we are offering a new old stock Tracker 707 prototype deck from 1983 that was never released to the public. It sports new graphics drawn by Neil Blender in 2014 on the bottom and vintage 1983 Blender graphics on top. Both graphics are screen printed by hand. This is a rare chance to own a piece of Neil Blender artwork on a vintage Tracker 707 street deck, the same prototype that Neil rode back in the day to innovate the curb slappy and many other moves. This is a strictly limited-edition of 39.

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    From our massive collection we are offering a new old stock Tracker 707 prototype deck from 1983 that was never released to the public. It sports new graphics drawn by Neil Blender in 2014 on the bottom and vintage 1983 Blender graphics on top. Both graphics are screen printed by hand. This is a rare chance to own a piece of Neil Blender artwork on a vintage Tracker 707 street deck, the same prototype that Neil rode back in the day to innovate the curb slappy and many other moves. This is a strictly limited-edition of 39.

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    TRACKER – Forty Years of Skateboard History hardcover book.
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    -4 x Tracker Forty Years T-shirt ( 4XL ) :White-Navy- 2 Black shirts
    -TRACKER – Forty Years of Skateboard History hardcover book.
    -Tracker Forty Years sticker pack (3 stickers total).
    -1 pair of Tracker foam riser pads (new old stock) in assorted colors.
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