Alva 45th Anniversary Limited Edition 1977 Re-Issue Complete Skateboard deck. The 1977 Alva deck was the first skater-owned and operated signature model produced.
Forty-five years ago, Tony Alva launched the first skater-owned and operated skateboard company and signature model under the banner, Alva Skates. The first deck was released in 1977 and featured Alva’s iconic logo die cut into glittering griptape and set over a gradient of yellow and orange paint.
The 77 or “Alva Flame” is the quintessential 70s deck and one of the most recognizable and iconic skateboards ever produced.
Tony Alva won the Hang Ten World Professional Skateboarding Championship on Road Rider wheels in 1977.
The Board That Started A Revolution. Released In 1977, Alva’s First Signature Deck Has Been Painstakingly Re-Produced. Single Kick, Flame Logo, And Dye-Cut Grip.
ALVA 1977 LIMITED EDITION RE-ISSUE DECK:
- Length 29.5″ Width 7.75″
- Flame Logo Diecut
- Sparkly Black Grip
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One of the key figures in the early evolution of skateboarding from a wholesome, contest based “sport” into the freewheeling art form that it is today was Tony Alva. Tony is now 63 years old, the oldest professional skateboarder in the world, is considered by many to be the godfather of modern day skateboarding. Alva’s brand of aggression and bravado in the 70’s set the stage for the way skateboarding would be forever defined. Vans’ The Tony Alva Story chronicles T.A.’s humble beginnings on the streets of Santa Monica to his rise to superstardom as part of the legendary Z-Boys, his inevitable drug-induced implosion and his ultimate rise from the ashes to accept his rightful place as a beacon of hope and inspiration for generations of skateboarders the world over. Written & Directed by Rick Charnoski & Coan “Buddy” Nichols/Six Stair Productions.