News Tagged ‘Ali Boulala’

Ali Boulala on The Bunt podcast

Friday, July 10th, 2020

Long time fans of the podcast here at Black Sheep, (especially during lock down) so we thought we’d share the news that last month saw Ali Boulala on The Bunt podcast. For those who don’t know already, The Bunt is a long-running skate podcast run by two very funny Canadian skaters. The hosts, Cephas and Donovan have a reputation for securing the guests you want to hear from and for asking hilariously blunt questions.

Over the years since they started (back in 2015/2016) The Bunt podcast has produced some of the funniest and most truthful interviews in skateboarding history with guests ranging from their Canadian friends to the likes of Jake Phelps and Brian Wenning. If you’re not already a fan of their output – we strongly recommend jumping over to their site at The Bunt Live and catching up.

 

Anyhow, as regards Ali Boulala on The Bunt podcast, get yourselves ready for an uplifting chat with Ali covering everything from the filming of Flip skateboards‘ Sorry video, living with Tom Penny in France, the origins of Baker skateboards and his current involvement in a Swedish-made documentary on his life.
The Bunt guys avoid the much-discussed tragic accident that resulted in the death of Shane Cross and the long-term hospitalisation and subsequent imprisonment of Ali.
If you want to hear that story, then re-visit the Epicly Later’d series on that here.

 

 

As we’ve touched on Baker Skateboards above (and below) – it seems sensible to also include the latest video release from them featuring their newest recruit, the insanely talented Jacopo Carozzi, wrecking shop in his native Milan just prior to Italy’s Covid lock down.

 

 

In more related Baker connections, the next podcast from The Bunt following the Ali Boulala one above is with Baker OG/owner and current Deathwish skateboards pro Erik Ellington.
As with the Ali Boulala interview above, The Bunt comes through with the insight on this one, plus heavy hilarity regarding the infamous ‘Carlsberg Gap’.

 

 

Hope everyone is well out there – don’t forget that our store is now open (for the rest of July) on Fridays and Saturdays 10-5 and Sundays 11-5. Our online webstore is open always for anything you need. Stay safe.

Ali Boulala on The Bunt podcast

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Jaws Lyon 25 Stair Footage

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

 

By now we’ve all seen the Thrasher cover, we’ve all probably read Ali’s reaction in various interviews on the web, but now the footage is here of Jaws  rolling away from the infamous Lyon 25 – or Ali’s Lyon 25 stair! Skating has always had these infamous spots, and who’s done what , what could have been and who was mad enough to try that! From the leap of faith, to Hollywood High, Carlsbad and El Toro, the more skateboarding progresses it seems the more of these spots get tamed and now another one of these has been ticked off the list. Ali’s attempts at the end of his part from Flip’s “Sorry” in 2003 shot him into skate folklore, now many years later Birdhouse’s Aaron “Jaws” Homoki has conquered it! Brought together by Thrasher Magazine, Jaws, his dad, Ali Boulala, French Fred and a large media crew headed to Lyon last October to go and see if the 25 could be done, eventually it was… and here’s the footage.

 

 

 


Epicly Later’d – Ali Boulala

Friday, December 4th, 2015

 

Vice Magazine have been documenting some of skateboarding’s finest in their Epicly Later’d series for some time now and who could be more interesting than Ali Boulala. As far as skateboarding goes Ali Boulala has had a huge impact on skateboarding since the early 90s to this very day. Some of you will probably recognize him from his early Flip video parts launching himself down the biggest sets known to man. Pioneering the PD ‘Piss Drunxs’ antics and leading the wild lifestyle we would associate with the yet familiar crew.

 

 

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Since the birth of Vice magazine’s – Epicly Later’d (curated by Patrick O’Dell) Ali has been in for a series wince it first started. Although it was unfortunately postponed, due to a drunken motorbike accident involving both Flip professionals Shane Cross and Ali Boulala. This tragically left Ali in a coma and even worse took the life of Shane Cross. In this 4 part series you can expect to see the start of Ali and what his life was like growing up in Sweden, then traveling to California, becoming a skateboard celebrity and the effects that had on his life. Then finally the last few years of how Ali has rehabilitated from addiction and injury to rebuild his life in Stockholme after the accident.

 

Get the kettle on, digestives at the ready and learn more about the life of one of skateboarding’s legends..

 

Part one – The Original Baker Boy

 

 

Part Two – Remote Control Cars and Being A ‘Piss Drunk’

 

 

Part Three – The Crash That Ruined Everything

 

 

Part 4 – Opening Up About Life After Skateboarding

 

 

 

An emotional but interesting watch.

 

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