On G4′s tv show called Attack of the show, on the 22th of december 2006, Tony Alva was a guest and talk a bit about rollerblading with the host of the show, check the video at the 3/4th of the way for the rollerblading ‘talk’ (warning : horrible image quality inside) :
Thanks to Matt Underwood from Virginia.
About Tony Alva :
Tony Alva (born 1957, in Santa Monica, California, United States) is one of the original Z-Boys and is considered to be one of the most influential skateboarders of all time.
The level of aggression with which Alva skated was in stark contrast to the traditional style of the era which was still based around tricks formulated in the 1960s . Alva and the other Z-Boys were among the first to bring skating empty pools into the mainstream. In these early days, it was noted that Alva was hitting the lip so hard that he was actually taking off, hence Alva is responsible for the first recorded aerial, a frontside air, although Alva himself claimed that George Orton was the first to perform aerials (Skateboarder magazine, July, 1978).
In 1977, at age nineteen, Alva shunned the major skate companies to form his own skateboard company, Alva Skates. The same year he was voted ‘skateboarder of the year’ in Skateboarder Magazine’s readers’ poll and he set the Guiness World Record for barrel jumping.
Alva is featured in the documentary on Venice Beach skate culture Dogtown and Z-Boys which was fictionalized into the 2005 feature film Lords of Dogtown and he also starred in ‘Skateboard the Movie’ in 1978.
Avichai Wechsler got first place at the yearly street battle in Israel (HSB4), here is an edit featuring some of the highlights of the contest, Avichai rides for Grindhouse skateshop and Undercover Wheels.
“We were proud to agree to donating our son’s organs. It was the natural and right thing to do.”
John and Gaynor Taylor’s son Richard had lived life to the full, and they had no hesitation agreeing to their son giving others a future.
An internationally renowned in-line skater, Richard Taylor thrilled fans around the world, with his skill, energy and positive attitude.
Aged only 23, he had already achieved eight years as a professional skater. In 2004 he not only won the UK National In-Line Skating championships for the second year in a row, he also took the British Freestyle Skiing Big Air competition title in France, having started freestyle skiing just a few months before. Then, only a month after his skating double, he was critically injured while skating in his home town of Barry in South Wales, and was in a coma for five days before his death.
“His grandmother knew he had signed onto the Organ Donor Register, but we didn’t, although we’d discussed organ donation as a family when Richard was a teenager,” said Gaynor. “It is vital to talk about your wishes to your next of kin and it felt so good to know that he had made the effort to register.”