Sunday, July 6, 2008
The 1988 Alva Team Photo.
"The stark contrast between the group of individuals depicted in the Steve Gross photo and the candy - coated norm at the time left most skateboarders scared shitless or running to buy an Alva board."
It's Alva week on Vert Is Dead. I wasn't really too into Alva back in the day, but I recognized the team for what it was: a gnarly group of skateboarders. I think I like Alva more today because of how raw they were. They certainly provided the blueprint for current companies like Baker and Creature.
The quote is from an article on the Alva posse compiled by Mackenzie Eisenhour in Skateboarder Magazine.
Skateboarder - August 2002 Volume 11 Number 2
Transworld - October 1988 Volume 6 Number 5