– Fuck, from Santa
Monica, California, right? I mean he was ground zero, like he changed the face of it all. Mr. Natas Kaupas. (upbeat music) ♪ Side note ♪ ♪ Everybody in this
town wants to get down ♪ – When he first showed up, he couldn’t do an axle
stall on a quarter pipe, and he forever changed
the face of skateboarding. (“IMG. 1247” by White Limo) Early board slides down rails. Fucking wall rides.
Crazy fucking wall rides. Super high ollies. The
dude could snap an ollie. I mean he was fucking
amazing is what he was. He did dumbfoundingly hard things, before anybody even had the capacity to dream of
skateboarding like that. You know, it was literally
like watching a magician. I mean, whatever, you get down to it, and ground zero is Natas and Gonz. Skateboarding was one way, and then there’s Natas and Gonz, and literally overnight the
entire landscape changed, and everything that is
modern day skateboarding, you can trace it back to Natas’s
feet, and to Mark’s feet. It was baffling, we’ve
never seen anything like it. You gotta love Natas man. You know, just mind bogglingly good. I don’t know what else to say really.