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Alva Old School Deck
Stamped as an original reproduction of the 1978 Alva deck.
This is one of the first of 2 new decks produced form the original Master Templates recently discovered in Orange County, CA in USA. This Alva Skateboards deck was produced in 1978 as a batch of 100. Because skating was changing so quickly and the sizes were getting bigger and bigger, it was never produced after that. Therefore this deck is available as a "MISSING LINK" MODEL. Pool King and Alva Skates decided to have a true master in the skate fabrication elite produce them so they are originally done with attention to detail just like they came back in the 1970's! Chuck Hults painstakingly hand shaped these decks exactly how they were originally done!
Construction: 7 ply maple.
Width: 8.5 inches.
Length: 30 inches.
Other: Includes die-cut griptape.
One pair of Bennett Vector trucks in Silver to suit this mini cruiser deck.
One set of Top Shelf Mini Cruiser Wheels. Select when purchasing.
Abec 7 bearings. Got the need for speed? These deliver. With Delrin Crowns, Rubber Serviceable Shields and Light Synthetic Oil. These bearings are awesome.
1.25” Hardware and Hard Black Risers.
About Alva Skateboards:
Alva is one of the three original Dogtown skate companies. Over the last 40 years, Alva Skateboards has sponsored some of the most influential skateboarders of our time. No other company in the history of skateboarding has supported, nurtured and sponsored a group of innovative skaters like the list of team riders for Alva. Alva Skateboards is the heart of skateboarding yesterday and today. In the 1980s, Tony formed the infamous "Alva Posse" and sponsors innovative skaters including: Christian Hosoi, Ray Barbee, Mark Gonzalez, Dave Duncan, Eddie Reategui, Chris Cook, John Thomas, Jeff Hartsel, Craig Johnson, John Gibson, Bill Danforth, Fred Smith III, and Jim Murphy. Current Team Alva are Jacob Evans, Marque James, Adam Romero, Daniel Bull, TA, Julian Ransom, Vincent Leuvanos, Chewy Chevs, and Alex Legolvan.
About Tony Alva:
Tony Alva was born in 1957, in Santa Monica California. In 1968, Alva got his first surfboard and skateboard and developed a passion for surfing, skateboarding and rock-n-roll. In 1972, he joined the legendary Z-Boys skateboard team along with Jay Adams and Stacy Peralta. Alva later went on to win the Men’s World Overall Professional Skateboard Championship in 1977.
In 1999, Tony Alva was presented the X Games Life Time Achievement Award from Tony Hawk, and in 2000, he received the Legend Award from Transworld Skateboard Magazine.?? Recently he was featured in the Sundance and Independent Spirit award-winning documentary “Dogtown and Z-Boys” (2002). Tony Alva was an authenticity consultant and stunt coordinator on the upcoming Sony feature film, "Lords Of Dogtown" (2005), based on his life with the Z-Boys. The first skateboarder to successfully market himself as a brand name, Tony Alva continues to own and operate the innovative Alva Skateboard Company in Oceanside, California. Considered the originator of vertical skateboarding, Alva continues to develop new technology to advance the sport he loves. Staying true to his roots, Tony Alva surfs and skates pools almost everyday.
"Today, Tony still sneaks into unsuspecting people’s backyards to taste the illicit thrill of riding an empty pool." Stacy Peralta
Alva has been featured on several book covers including: Declaration of Independents, Dogtown - The Legend of the Z-Boys, Fuck You Heroes, and The Freshjive Maddog Chronicles. He has also been profiled in several international publications including: Skateboarder, Transworld, People, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Spin, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Visionaire, Arena, I-D etc.