January 28, 1979 |
Ali Boulala (born January 28, 1979) is a Swedish professional skateboarder.
His approach to skateboarding concentrates on the unusual or unobvious, preferring to skate unfilmed spots and experiment with tricks. He is also famous for his unprecedented attempt at ollieing a twenty-five stair in France. This famous attempt was featured in Flip Skateboard's 2002 video release, Sorry. He is also famous for having a part in all of the Baker Skateboard Videos.
Boulala has pioneered skating manoeuvres, featured in skateboarding videos, featured on the front cover of Transworld Skateboarding magazine and designed his own shoes. About 100,000 skateboards have been sold carrying his name since he turned professional in 1997.
Shane Cross incident
Boulala's 2003 professional model board, with a graphic that shows him sitting on a motorcycle with a bottle of beer in his hand, was withdrawn from retailers following the incident.
As of 2012, Boulala is living in Stockholm with his Australian wife, Amanda.
Boulala is a member of a friendship group called the "Piss Drunx" (PD), together with Aaron Pearcy, Jim Greco, Andrew Reynolds, Erik Ellington, and Dustin Dollin. Dollin explained in a 2011 interview that the brand "Shake Junt" is the "new Piss Drunx."
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