7.19.2011

chrome ball incident #665: close but no cigar














I think that last quote says it all.

Probably my all-time favorite skater, Natas Kaupas.

Special cameo appearance by Ms. Anna Nicole Smith. RIP

"Theorizing the smallest acre in that acknowledged realm of infinite possibility... keeping our world spinning round and round." -Miles Horovitz

#666 tomorrow.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

a true legend. love the panther graphic: classic. never gets old seeing any of his photos: style, power, grace and innovation come to mind.

it's amazing how he and the gonz were able to pop some serious ollies with the boards, trucks and wheels of the 80's - all heavy compared to what's out here now.

Rico said...

666natas666

r. dahl said...

been waitin for the venice boardslide and that thrasher cover. timeless. still light out here. going skating now. thank you for the stoke.

welch said...

there's only one natas

Nobjockey said...

Perfect post. 101

Anonymous said...

That Anna Nicole photo is the best thing I've ever seen with my eyeballs.

The Chez said...

The epitome of style.

Anyone see that ridiculously stupendous animated graphic collection he did recently? So sick.

Kris Gurley said...

Skateboarding would be nowhere close to what it is today with out Natas and Gonz. End of story.

Love this post. I'm going to have to go out and do some of those step-off-halfcab-slides today.

Keith said...

The last shot is amazing. Natas kills it.

That foot plant (or is that a fast plant?) on the fence looks great. I always liked his custom graphics.

SG said...

we need another Natas...

Loo Ganida said...

yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The 33King Network said...

captain, there are doubts... regarding... your ability.

Anonymous said...

that jimmy z ollie looks like that one gap everyone skates nowadays into the blue fountain

stephen said...

yeah... that is a gap at santa monica high school. i'm sure he's the first one to ollie it.

Pagoda said...

I put the "possibilities" picture on my classroom bulletin board and a 6th grade girl said he looked like the number 6. I thought that was tight.