If you ask any skater to name a pro that inspires them, “The Gonz” has become the standard answer. It has become such a cliché that we rarely stop to think about it, we just instinctually nod and move on.
For some it’s because in the thirty-plus years that Mark has been around, he’s pioneered every aspect of skating: the way videos are filmed, the tricks we do, the way boards are shaped, and pretty much whatever else you can think of.
But more importantly, Gonz is our shining star because he radiates the absolute best qualities of our activity: freedom, glee and infinite possibility. He skates with sincere fascination and curiosity, traits that are usually eroded by the minutia of adulthood. He is our Peter Pan.
We jumped on the promotional bandwagon and figured it would be ripe timing to ask him to curate our latest Jenkem Mix.
More Mixes? Check out: Natas Kaupus, Bad Brains, Heath Kirchart, Bill Strobeck, Blondey McCoy, Louie Lopez, Nora Vasconcellos, Alltimers, Rodrigo TX, Stefan Janoski, Franky Villani, Pass~Port, The 69 Mix, Beagle, LurkNYC, Bam Margera, Mike Arnold, Jason Sallilas, or Kevin Rodrigues.
BREAKING THROUGH WITH WKND’S SARAH MEURLE
Talking priest cheese, Jante, Allemansrätten, and other Scandinavian shenanigans.
WE HAD A MOVIE CRITIC REVIEW CLASSIC SKATE VIDEO SKITS
Enjoy her unfiltered takes on which skate video skits she thinks are any good.
WHAT HAPPENED TO GERSHON MOSLEY?
From punching Andrew Reynolds, to not getting "pimped" by the industry, Gershon covers everything you wanted to know.
REVISITING “WELCOME TO HELL” THROUGH THE EYES OF A JAZZ ARTIST
Canadian multi-instrumentalist Joseph Shabason removed the original Welcome To Hell soundtrack and re-scored it to Jazz.
MAKING ANYTHING INTO A SKATEBOARD WITH SKATE SHAPEZ
Any shape, any graphic. Come on, those rusty wheels in your brain have to be turning...