2.24.2012

#757: use a skate, go to prison










"Jamming down the streets, popping ollies and shit. This is the type of skating I do all the time."

some vintage Mark Gonzales to get you stoked for the weekend.

...that last flick with the ollie down seven gets me so hyped.

special announcement next week.

14 comments:

F.F.L. zine said...

The fs ollie over the miniramp channel was and still is so nuts, when you looke at his Vision board he is riding. What a massive kicknose lol. Mad respect to the legend he is. Good post and whole week in general again. Cheers for all the effort you put into CBI, always a must visit and makes our day enjoyable. Cheers

welch said...

never enough gonz

mikebythesun said...

Normally on a Gonz post I would have said, "And its not even my birthday". As it turns out, it is my birthday, so thanks Chops for the treat!

That Alcatraz shot always amazed me. Frontside disaster, so it appears. That tranny is so tight, so sick. When that issue came out I stared at those photos for so long.

Jim Dwyer said...

Excellent week for CBI... every post got me hyped this week. Gonz is the cherry on top. Ever since I heard his voice the first time, I always thought of Kermit the frog, as I am sure others have. And nothing will ever be greater than the ad in 411vm with Gonz and Nate Jones doing the backtails at Pier 7. Classic!

chops said...

thanks guys.

make sure to check out fflzine.blogspot.com as they just recently put up a real good simon woodstock interview that i've been meaning to post a link to for the last two days. sorry guys.

happy birthday, mike!

thanks, jim

carlsbad gap r.i.p.

ODG said...

Ah man..I forgot about that channel ollie! Love this guy. Heard once that he learned switch tre's at 33, that's always stoked me out.

Skate Nazi said...

Holy shit, Chops!

I thought I remembered every single angle and coverage of the Hawaii mini ramp gap ollie, I absolutely do not recall this one, so amazing and thanks for digging that shit out of the crates!

Maurice said...

That video is a big slice of 80s cheese. Not Gonz's skateboarding, though- a 50/50 on a handrail in 1989? Like my man Mr. T says, Absoludicrous.

freerockcity said...

I'm just sayin, that frontside invert is maybe the best two-page spread ever to grace the Mag. All Gonz pics were sick, but before this there wasn't a whole lotta tape of him on transition (or none til Blind?), or much crossover btwn those realms. Gonz was 1st name in street skatering, but then suddenly he's Crushing not only the hardest invert to make but the most stylin f-side ever photographed, on what appears to be bout a 6' ramp (Blender?) - so insane, in every frame. the longer you look at it, the easier the trick gets, then the physics stop making any sense, then easy again, then nonsense, & so forth.

but i guess that goes for the whole lot of em, Viva la Enigma - Much Thanks !!

Giles said...

I think he basically turns the frontside invert into an eggplant. He does not come in like most people. I have no idea how he does that. It's kind of like that weird layback air to invert Jeff Phillips would. I honestly can't figure out the physics of it. Funny, Gonz' street plants were the same invert.

stephen said...

i think he naturally does his streetplants switch (check the sadplant vision ad) ...which sheds light unto how he performs those wild f/s inverts

Giles said...

Or his street plants are eggplants with a tailbone!

Skate NV Q&A said...

The 12 Foot Ollie in Hawaii for that Vision ad blew me away. What a vital and creative time in skating. Keep up the good work, memories...

Keith said...

Alcatraz shot is great. Classic.

Smoking fish!