In 1977, at the age of 19, Alva shunned the major skate companies to form his own company, entitled Alva Skates. It was the first company run and owned by a skateboarder, as well as being one of the first to use layered Canadian maple plywood in skateboard decks.
ALVA "SPLATTER" SKATEBOARD DECK PIG 10.5" X 30.5" BLUE OLD SKOOL INC. GRIPTAPE
SKATEBOARD DECK 1979 TRI-LOGO PIG RE-ISSUE BLACK
Skateboard deck ALVA Bela Reissue, Natural