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“Happy 60th Steve Alba” Video

The word “legend” gets bandied about far too often in our vocabulary-stunted, four-wheeled world. Because what makes a legend, really? Is it someone who burned bright and flew close to the sun, only to fade into obscurity, leaving behind a vapor trail of gossip and myth? Maybe so. But perhaps there’s more to be said for the skater who stuck with it, through trend and tumult, who continued to search, destroy and spread the word to the underground—no compromises, no gimmicks, no breaks in the action. We’re talking, of course, about Mr. Steve Alba, who, at the age of 60, rips harder and longer than skaters one-third his age and never, EVER quit. From long before he won the first pro pool contest, to this very day, (this very moment, probably,) he’s out there doing it—finding and grinding, repping hardcore skating to the fullest. There are bigger names and taller tales, but for our money Steve Alba is the legend of all legends. Happy 60th, Salba! We know we’ll be skating with you 20 years from now! –MB
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