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Title: Alphonso Rawls
Post by: TwisT on January 14, 2016, 09:33:23 AM
God Damn...

I first saw this dude when nick games & sports would air reruns of sk8tv. This was like 2003, and he had already moved behind the scenes so I couldn't find out much about him at the time. I remember those fakie 540s over the spine, WTF!
Alphonso Rawls - Sk8tv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RQyMpjHAOI)

And now he been on instagram just killing it, so effortlessly. Dude is just great, but i never heard him get much mention when I was I was coming up, which sucks.
FUCKING ALFSOME  (http://www.slapmagazine.com//youtu.be/bDlE9vdo1QM)
Title: Re: Alphonso Rawls
Post by: Alan on January 14, 2016, 02:01:57 PM
One of my favourite covers ever
(http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2012/1231/as_skate_Alf3_1414x1920.jpg)
Title: Re: Alphonso Rawls
Post by: layzieyez on January 14, 2016, 04:55:27 PM
FUCKING ALFSOME (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDlE9vdo1QM#)
Always been one of my favorites.
Title: Re: Alphonso Rawls
Post by: happenstance on January 15, 2016, 08:48:56 AM
He did some gnarly stuff toward the end of his career.

Alphonzo Rawls - Expedition One: Alone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYYzOq4XDno#)

But personally, I always loved his transition skating the most.

Alphonzo Rawls - H-Street Next Generation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOg_-oX1FXs#)

Such a rad style and always doing some unique tricks.
Title: Re: Alphonso Rawls
Post by: layzieyez on January 15, 2016, 09:05:12 AM
I couldn't find the Hokus Pokus part.  If my memory serves me right, I met him at the Pink Cadillac in Waikiki at the Honolulu premier for that H-Street video.

I love this thread because I haven't seen that Stars and Bars part since probably 1997.

Alphonzo Rawls - Not the New H-Street Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51v_EUmo9PI#)

ALPHONZO RAWLS - XYZ - STARS & BARS.mov (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiHMMn4R60k#)
Title: Re: Alphonso Rawls
Post by: g.i.s.m. on February 10, 2016, 01:52:20 PM
definitely in my top 5... MOST DEFINITELY MY TOP 1 SKATER CRUSH.. the hottest guy to ever do it

found this super-rare video with a full length alf part that starts at the 11 minute mark, skating to paul simon is the best thing a hotboy could possibly do.

natural skateboards - sore losers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4NrfoHGxUA&list=FLGdZKY7dD8H2Ecsq9__xeqQ&index=53#)
Title: Re: Alphonso Rawls
Post by: Allen. on February 10, 2016, 06:36:06 PM
So surprised Bucky had some decent street footy.