Power Edge Structure Chart

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Description (Brief)
The Power Edge Structure Chart is a two page document which breaks down skateboarding tricks into different categories. This is "Power Edge" magazine's maneuver chart which was published two years after Michael Hays developed his. It is slightly different and more accurate to actual connectivity between maneuvers but is interesting to compare to his original. The original was a ten page, handwritten document has descriptions of many different skateboarding tricks and the directions on how to execute them. These definitions were written by Michael Hays in preparation for the shooting of the "Street Survival" video. As Michael Hays explains, "One of the most complex issues to confront when teaching skateboarding is the highly unusual names for maneuvers. They are glossy and represent interesting cultural suggestive ideas, as opposed to giving the maneuvers actual scientific names, based on chronological roots." For instance a McTwist, created by Mike McGill is actually an aerial 540 degree flip but is easier remembered by the McTwist nickname which also ties it to its creator.
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Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 11 in x 8 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 21.59 cm
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National Museum of American History


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