As skateboarding mega fans, we all pick up on insanely minute details about our favorite skaters that most casuals would overlook. Fans of Andrew Reynolds will remember his “madness,” fans of Alex Olson will remember the phrase “No not never… you should too,” and so on and so forth. When it comes to Ali Boulala, there are plenty of tidbits to remember, but a deep cut that’s one of our personal favorites is his obsession with RC toys.
He disclosed it briefly in his Epicly Later’d episode, but other pros have also shared accounts of Ali swinging by a hobby shop before a skate sesh and picking up a toy car or plane to fling around at the spot all day. You gotta have love and respect for someone that’s as in touch with their inner child as Ali is.
While we were hanging with him in Stockholm and visiting his band Ghost Boys in the studio, we had to try to re-spark that same childlike joy by surprising Ali with a toy car and try to capture the moment on camera.
DOES SIZE MATTER?
I hit up physical therapist Dr. Kyle Brown for some insight on whether or not our height plays a noticeable role in how we skate.
A FIRST LOOK AT OPERA AND SKATEBOARDING’S NEWEST GROUP OF BRANDS
Bill Weiss and a few of his close friends are picking up the pieces from the Dwindle rubble and starting fresh with a new slew of brands.
PREMIERE: VIVIEN FEIL AND SOY PANDAY IN MAGENTA’S “JUST CRUISE II”
We hope to skate half as good as these dudes when we are in our 40s.
HOW CHAD CARUSO SKATED ACROSS AMERICA
Chad did it the way most skateboarders would: independently and without much of a plan.
SECRET HOBBIES WITH ELI REED
Enjoy episode 2 of our new series that finds out what things skaters secretly fan out on (besides kickflips and pants).
August 17, 2022 2:41 am
So sweet. This made me smile =)
August 17, 2022 1:40 pm
I love how much love jenkem gives boulala
August 18, 2022 10:53 am
kill confusion by killing options