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DOB: 09.27.89

Board: Burton Love

Home Mountain: Bear Mountain, CA

Stance: Regular

Sponsors: Burton, Electric, Active, Gnarly

Top Results: 3rd, 2007 Beanies and Bikinis Rail Jam

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Controversial graphics have long been a staple of the pro model spectrum. From Tarquin Robbins’ Sawed Off Shotgun stick to Reto Lamm’s hyper color peek-a-boo bikini Rad Airs, to Peter Line’s Dicknose Pony, Peter Line’s Rainbow, Peter Line’s Crippled Kids…errr basically every Peter Line board ever made, to the Black Fly’s Smokin’ Jay Sensimilla models, notoriety is what made every one of these notable. Still, controversial graphics don’t necessarily cause controversy. At least not like Keegan Valaika’s Burton Love board did last season. Regardless of whether you saw these images as tasteful or tasty, these boards caused uptight moms to fly off the handle and the Love Series to fly off the racks. Now, Keegan is coming to Hood to prove that he is more than just a pretty topsheet.

Keegan Valaika frontside alley-oop 360 wallride. Photo: Oli Gagnon

Keegan Valaika frontside alley-oop 360 wallride. Photo: Oli Gagnon