1.23.2013

chrome ball incident #859: east coast powerhouse













"I'm not worried about a paycheck."

A rare Wednesday post featuring one of my all-time favorite dudes. Straight crushing fools.

...should've never left Toy Machine.

And his Welcome to Hell part got taken off YouTube? Bummer. 

Big up to Andrew Kahl and Street Piracy. Thanks.

13 comments:

K said...

So can someone please FINALLY tell me what happened w/this dude. He seemed destined for greatness and heavy heavy coverage. Where did he go after Welcome to Hell?

Anonymous said...

Nothing "happened" to the dude. He ripped for years, always letting his skating do the talking. No bullshit image. Pure Rawness. Few people realize how long Maldonado has been ripping on the board. Look at early Eastern Exposure vids. I'd kill to see some miniramp footy of him. straight ripper.

Anonymous said...

after welcome to hell he was around for a long time in the public eye!? ever heard of baker?

Crippling Doubt said...

He was a part of the failed Bootleg offshoot...seemed like alot of those guys never resurfaced after that ship went down. Weird times.

Keith said...

lol at World.

I like the story about taking Tosh to the rail they spent time cutting the kink off. haha

dflip said...

I too like the story's he told. And I agree he should of never left Toy. His Baker2g parts is sick as well as his Toy parts. Never seen that H Street part...?

Spoonthumb Perkins said...

Maldonado was in "Lick".http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dwTenvTT87E&feature=related

Fro Bilbao said...

I remember him going from toy to baker/bootleg...then city skateboads until they kicked off the pros to focus on the ams and then they went under and that whole team went to think...he was in the Elissa Steamer Epicly Later'd I heard he's just raising pitbulls and skating.

Dave said...

@crippling doubt - great point on the bootleg thing. Steamer never really recovered, Scott Kane was pretty much dunzo after that, Malgofado never really came back. I can only think of Pete Eldridge who has managed to float around. Seems like that was a career-killing sponsor, which was weird, because the team was actually pretty sick.

Dustin Umberger said...

Fairman's video part was second only to his Welcome to Hell part. Damn, '95-'96 with a then-obscure Kerry Getz and Bam, that was the fucking crew.

Tank Kincaid said...

style for the ages. this dude was top 5 ripper of the 1990s. wish he was around more.

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tp said...

i thought he was gone but still seems to be on Axion
http://axionbrand.com/team/mike-maldonado/

long time since i responded..... good to see the blog is doing good