Birds of Palais

Quiksilver celebrates 40th anniversary in style

Updated: November 26, 2009, 11:19 AM ET
By Tim Brodhagen | ESPN Action Sports

Who ever thought skateboarding would come this far? Not even a road-weary rogue's gallery of action sports athletes and personalities from across the globe could escape the magic of Paris on Saturday night for the mega-spectacle that was the Tony Hawk Show and the 40th birthday party for the Quiksilver brand. From the Hawk on down to the decidedly non-spectacle-prone Danny Garcia, every person in attendance at the Grand Palais was in agreement: They had never seen anything like this before.

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