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‘Thank You’ Black Skateboarders: Alphonzo Rawls Behind The Design

For The Berrics x StockX ‘Exchange’ collaboration, Alphonzo Rawls has designed two decks that honor the diversity inherent in skateboarding. Completely covered with the names of influential black and brown skateboarders from the past four decades, Alf’s ‘Thank You’ drop reminds you that, yes, everybody skates.

Alf’s ‘Thank You’ decks are available exclusively via DropX at, and proceeds will support Next Up Foundation and the nonprofit’s mission to encourage kids of all backgrounds to skate. Watch our Exchange video, above, for some insight into how Rawls’s ‘Thank You’ concept has evolved over the years.

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