— Alva

3 Boards...True Love ...


• I rode two of these @art_is_tree / jef hartsel boards when they first came out on alva (both red at the time and with that unique tri-tail). harts was always a huge influence as the salt lake / aliamanu crew I grew up with had his younger sister in our 8th grade math class. she shared his photos in thrasher mag and we felt connected for the first time to a pro skateboarder. with harts being asian, it was even more of a connection than any other, especially since he ripped pools, curbs and everything else with style and power. most importantly, harts has been a brother to me in friendship and support for years. besides @bxlx, harts was the reason why I truly had fun with my last board company. mahalo, braddah! stoked to have a few of these decks around with me. #jefhartsel #chosenbrothersratherthanblood #hawaiiskateboardingroyalty

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Jef Hartsel... Fourstar Hawaii and The Chrome Ball Incident

Fourstar wrapped-up their Hawaii tour via APB this past weekend and a few notable sites posted about our friend, Jef Hartsel

Jef Hartsel and Eric Koston in Hawaii over the past weekend. Click image above to view the rest of the trip photos.
You can click on the video-still above to see the Koston/Hartsel video on the Crailtap site that just went-up. Below is the OG Tim Jackson video that Hartsel sent us as reference and for us to revisit. Mahalo!
The Chrome Ball Incident on Hartsel went-up today as well. Stoked!
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