JENKEM MIX 105: MARK GONZALES

March 12, 2021/ / MIX SERIES/ Comments: 15

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.

To honor his legacy adidas issued The Aloha Super “Brainwash Victim” shoe which pays tribute to the shirt Gonz was wearing during his infamous EMB gap ollie published in Thrasher in 1986.

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.

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Comments

  1. pee pee martinez

    March 12, 2021 9:50 pm

    what is mixcloud anyways you sell outs I don’t want to fucking share it I want to download it. even if I have to push a sketchy virus button. come on toss me a bone. let me eat my cake. put it in my ass strait to my brain. bring back the download!

  2. pee pee martinez

    March 12, 2021 9:59 pm

    ALSO IF I COMMENT IT RELOADS THE STREAM AND NOW IT WANTS ME TO UPRGRADE TO PREMIUM. MAN YOU FUCKING GUYS CAN LICK MY FOOT FUNGUS. FUCK MIXCLOUD.

    THANKS FOR THE MIXES BUT OTHER THAN THAT…….im not too sure. I like that hanging out with shred master Keith video except where he throws his bodega under the bus. and those utah mormons are sweet too. oh and the regulate videos fuck yeah.

    would you please bring back a download option? thanks – pee pee

  3. Jeff koppleman

    March 13, 2021 10:16 am

    MG is a huge inspiration for my grip art. See for yourself on insta @shredtown89

  4. Language Awareness Union Local 1357

    March 13, 2021 11:06 am

    The EMB gap ollie was not “infamous”. It was the opposite of that, actually.

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