Originally I was simply going to post the section of rare and unseen Ali Boulala footage that appeared online yesterday, but seeing as I had my scanner out for something else, I thought I might as well add a touch of history from the pages of Sidewalk to the proceedings, like a random Midweek Service I guess.
Boulala first appeared in Sidewalk issue 2 (Nov/Dec 95) by way of a “First Offence” (the “First Light” of back in the day), when he was still a couple of years away from upping sticks and relocating to America to join the rest of the Flip team. The section below shows Ali skating in Sweden both before and after his time in America, some of which is clearly from the same period as his “First Offence”, and, although bits of footage were used in Baker2G, a lot of it has not been seen outside Sweden.
Check the clip out below, with Boulala’s first bit of coverage in Sidewalk located conveniently underneath it…
Taken from Sidewalk issue 2 (Nov/Dec 1995).