Alphonzo Rawls: Covers and concepts

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Transworld Skateboarding cover, 1996

Photograph By TWS

"You ask any skateboarder: The first time they saw somebody do an ollie usually is a hook, line and sinker. It grabs your curiosity and makes you want to skate, and that's exactly what happened," Rawls says of his introduction to the scene. "I saw these guys ollie, and I was just amazed at the fact that you can get the skateboard to jump up with you, on your feet."