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Alphonzo Rawls: Covers and concepts

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18-stair frontside boardslide, 1998

Photograph By Swift

In terms of contributing to the evolution of skateboarding, Rawls' humility is evident: "The opportunity to make a living, to have gone from one dream career of professional skateboarding to now designing shoes ... I'm blessed to be able to utilize my creativity and surround myself with the people that I grew up with."