Thursday, May 14, 2009
Mickie Alba was the first pro to be in a Spitfire ad. He is Steve Alba's younger brother and rode for Dogtown at the time. MALBA was an all around ripper who also did well in contests, routinely placing in the top five with the likes of Tony Hawk, Chris Miller and Bod Boyle.
Coco Santiago was riding for Shut at this point. He would go on to ride for Real in the not so distant future. He stuck with the Fire for wheels.
Top: Thrasher - September 1989 Volume 9 Number 9
Chris Ortiz took the photo.
Bottom: Thrasher - November 1989 Volume 9 Number 11
Bill Thomas took the photo.