Ali Boulala

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Ali Boulala
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Born (1979-01-28) January 28, 1979 (age 35)
Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation Professional skateboarder

Ali Boulala (born January 28, 1979) is a Swedish professional skateboarder, who has appeared in the Flip Skateboards videos Sorry and Really Sorry, Osiris' Subject to Change, and numerous Baker Skateboards videos.

Early life[edit]

Boulala was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and is of Finnish and Algerian descent.[citation needed]

Professional skateboarding[edit]

Boulala is sponsored by Flip Skateboards, Independent trucks and Flip wheels. In 2010, Boulala was invited to rejoin the Kr3w Clothing Team,[1] but is no longer listed as a team member on the brand's website in 2014.

Boulala's skateboarding concentrates on the unusual, as he prefers to skate in obscure locations and experiment with skateboard tricks. He is also well known for his attempt to ollie a twenty-five-stair stairwell in France,[2] as shown in the Flip 2002 video release Sorry. He is also famous for having a part in all of the Baker Skateboard Videos.

Boulala appeared on the front cover of Transworld Skateboarding magazine and about 100,000 units of his signature skateboard decks have been sold since he became a professional skateboarder in 1997.[citation needed]

Shane Cross incident[edit]

Boulala served a two-year prison sentence for the death of skateboarder Shane Cross back in 2007 in a motorcycle accident in Melbourne Australia, and was released from prison on March 12, 2010 [3]

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professional model board, with a graphic that shows him sitting on a motorcycle with a bottle of beer in his hand, was withdrawn from retailers following the incident.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

As of 2012, Boulala lives in Stockholm with his Australian wife Amanda.[citation needed]

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.[4] Dollin explained in a 2011 interview that the brand "Shake Junt" is the "new Piss Drunx."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ KR3W Denim (September 2011). "KR3W Welcome Back". Vimeo. Vimeo, LLC. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "YouTube - ali boulala 25stair ollie". Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  3. ^ "BOULALA…MARCH 12TH « Geoff Rowley". Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  4. ^ Hadfield, Shelley (2008-04-25). "World famous skateboarder Ali Boulala jailed". The Daily Telegraph (New South Wales). 
  5. ^ theskateboardmag (23 February 2013). "Dollin & Herman Speak Easy" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 7 October 2013.