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fredvintage

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Thanks Tony. I know Tracker would be OK. But I have a super nice set of indy stage one waiting ;-)
I think too that the flatbacks were more 78 ish, so bi or tri logo.
Bit needed advices from the experts :-))

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Nice score Fred, This is the first set of white flat backs I've ever seen, I have white conicals but not flat backs. I'm no expert but Tracker mids would be era correct on the single red logo. They would fit well on a bi or tri logo as Tony B said. You really do have quite a collection going there.
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W&T - I've got a used set of White Flat backs so they are out there.
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So, I've finally found out what happened to ALL of the surviving Alva decks fro the 70s.  You Bogarts are hogging them all LOL!  About 10 years ago I picked up a reissue, never willing to spend the $300+ that original decks were pulling down.  Last week I finally pulled the trigger on a very well loved and abused blue label with Gull Wing Pros and OJs.  I swapped out some bigger OJs, moving the smaller ones to a Kicktail deck.
OG and reissue side by side.. probably for the 2193704190367th time in this thread..
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Anyone know where to get Alva cut grip tape without buying another re-issue or should I just leave it as is?

Rest of the family.. 5 Alva decks total. 
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NoSwitch, awesome presentation. LEAVE GRIP AS IT IS per your question...
Like many on BDS, been there dun that, 9 yrs ago in my case.... LOL
Ride the re-issue, Display the vintage.... [thumb]


Displayed hanging vintage Alva... Bot in 2003-ish....
OG to deck; Tracker Trucks, early issued OJ wheels (earlier were brownish color vs later more orange color per Mo)......
Look reddish in picture but its a photo color fo-paw....


Re-issue Alva purchased in approx. 2005? Early in re-issue era. Loved the various Dogtown re-issues!
Very solid, ride smooth, were well made....IMHO as could hold old vintage man weight....
Added vintage name re-issue Bennett Trucks/ 3DM wheels and stained deck
to give semi OG pantina!!! I KNOW wrong thread, but following the discussion[wink]
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^^^Nice, ya the OJs on the Alva are ones I've had awhile, brownish red and like 70mm.  It came with smaller, like 60mm orange OJs.  I moved those to a fiberflex kicktail with a lower stack height Tracker Mids and shorter wheelbase.  Everything I have is ridable, and only a couple are really nice enough to NEVER ride.  I did ride most of them regularly when more active.  But, the stuff on the bottom and floor is mostly active.  The Lance Mountain was almost completely stripped.  I did it in re did and added all new stickers, rails, nose and tail guard.  Stuff on the top shelf is mostly out of rotation now, but I do occasionally take one for a ride around the block, but no shooters out of the deep end LOL..
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This will likely be seen as blasphemy here but I decided to mess with the OG graphics since they were mostly gone anyway.  I ordered the die cut leftovers SoCal is selling and they turned out to be pretty close to the same size.  I sprayed them blue and laid them carefully over what was left on the deck lining it up best I could.  I didn't press them down very hard though so they can probably carefully be removed without removing the remaining spots of paint if a heat gun is also utilized down the road.  In fact, I actually peeled the a off and reapplied it a little farther right of the v after shooting the photo. 

I like it better like this..

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Any love for Alva and Zephyr t-shirts?
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Back side (Middle ones 2-sided).
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