Ali Boulala


Ali Boulala

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birth_place = Stockholm, Sweden
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occupation = Professional skateboarder
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Ali Boulala (born January 28, 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a professional skateboarder who rides for Flip Skateboards, Flip Clothing, Independent trucks and Flip wheels. He is known for his relaxed but flamboyant style and filmed notable parts in the Flip videos "Sorry" and "Really Sorry", Osiris "Subject to Change" and also appeared in numerous Baker skateboards videos.

Biography

Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Boulala is of Algerian and Swedish descent. His mother, Raija Boulala, is Finnish.

His approach to skateboarding concentrates on the unusual or unobvious, preferring to skate unfilmed spots and experiment with tricks. He is also famous for his unprecedented attempt at ollieing a twenty-five stair in France. This famous attempt was featured in Flip Skateboard's 2002 video release, "Sorry". He is also famous for having a part in all of the Baker Skateboard Videos.

Swedish-born Boulala has pioneered skating manoeuvres, featured in skateboarding videos, featured on the front cover of Transworld Skateboarding magazine and designed his own shoes. About 100,000 skateboards have been sold carrying his name since he turned professional in 1997.

He has a pro shoe with Etnies which features the thinnest cupsole from Etnies with G2 gel. He has since been released from the Etnies roster, most likely because he is currently in jail.

hane Cross accident

On March 6, 2007, Boulala was the rider of a motorcycle in an accident that killed Flip Skateboards amateur Shane Cross. When Boulala arrived at a hospital, his injuries were too severe for him to be kept conscious and he was placed in a medically induced coma until his vital signs and health stabilized.

Boulala is now in jail, having been sentenced for 4 years because of Shane Cross' death. (Flip Skateboards website)

Fashion icon

Osiris Shoes produced Ali Brothel creeper skateboarding trainers, designed by Ali.

Video Appearances

Video appearances
*1996: Transworld Magazine - Uno
*1997: Transworld Magazine - Cinematographer
*1999:
*1998: Church of Skatan - Wild in the Streets
*1999: Baker Skateboards - Bootleg
*1999: Big Brother Magazine - Boob
*2000: Baker Skateboards - Baker2G
*2001: TSA Clothing - Life in the Fast Lane
*2002: CKY3
*2002: Flip Skateboards - Sorry
*2002: Transworld Magazine - Chomp on This
*2003: Osiris - Subject to Change
*2003: Flip Skateboards- Really Sorry
*2003: Cliché' Skateboards - Bon Appetit
*2005: "None" - Filmbot Files
*2005: Baker Skateboards - Baker3
*2007: Etnies Footwear - Restless
*2007: Zen replay

Upcoming video projects

*2008: Flip Skateboards - Extremely Sorry

References


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