Apr 1  |  TA is 52.

Posted by , April 1st, 2010 at 3:05PM    

One of the joys of living right smack on the line between Santa Monica and Venice is Tony Alva sightings. I know this doesn’t relate to anything here, but it relates to everything with regards to staying at it. So, I thought i’d slap these up. It inspires (me) to push. Maybe you too?

For me, Tony fits in this long list of guys that made it by being specifically who they are. Brice Marden, Bruce Nauman, Cy Twombly, Richard Sachs, Ed Ruscha, Ray and Charles Eames, Jay Adams, Francesco Moser, etc,…. and in that sense I think what the Speedvagen crew is up to as well. Its never easy to commit to your own voice.


  1. This is also awesome from the perspective of young kids who are into the sport and get to see someone so influential and be around them while they are practicing the sport. That’d be like many of us riding or hanging with Eddie Merckx or Marco Pantani.

    Is that crowd there to watch him or are they just loiterers?

    Comment by Brandon — April 1, 2010 @ 3:59 pm    

  2. It was a memorial for Bob Biniak.. one of the old Dogtown guys that passed away last month.

    Comment by Noel — April 1, 2010 @ 6:42 pm    

  3. Damn!! I had a board signed by Tony when I was a kid. He is a little older than my era, but still a rad skater. Lots of respect for him. Thanks for the photos Noel.

    Comment by Scott Ramsey — April 1, 2010 @ 8:12 pm    

  4. Tony Alva and Jay Adams were hero’s of mine growing up as a kid. Glad one of them doing good.


    Comment by Mike P — April 2, 2010 @ 8:40 am    

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