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Dogtown skateboard legend Tony Alva Video

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We’ve all heard of Tony Alva right? Well if you haven’t he was one of the key members of the world famous Dogtown skateboarders from Santa Monica California good old USA. And he was a member of the pioneering skate team the Zephyr Skateboard Team which had 12 members. Here’s a photo of them with Tony on the far right and the late Shogo Kubo who I skated with twice a long time ago and he signed my Dogtown T-shirt. If only I could find it! Gold dust.

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When Tony came to the Vans event in London in 2011 he saw someone wearing one of my T-shirts and he said ‘Hey man that’s a cool T-shirt’ which is cool in itself. I met Tony in Soho and he signed an A3 poster of himself for me which I will be giving away in a competition this summer.

Tony Alva Dogtown Skateboarder USA
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For the new blog here’s something pretty old, my Dad

A shot of my old man back home in Norway. I love wearing his old hand knitted jumpers in the winter. He was virtually born on skis and if he wasn’t on skis he’d be either fishing salmon, shooting Ptarmigan of sweating it out in the sauna then running naked into 10ft high snow drifts, I have the photos to prove it. All these things were in his genes and so in mine too. Sadly I don’t have a personal sauna and snow drifts are hard to come by. I met a few of these dudes, my old man out-lived all of them, he gave up smoking pipes etc soon after this I guess. Checkout these awesome before and after photos of Norway here!