2013
10.20

BRIXTON KROOKED FRIENDLY UNION MISSION JACKET skateboards

BRIXTON KROOKED FRIENDLY UNION MISSION JACKET skateboards

MISSION JACKET

Gonzales entered the skateboarding scene at the age of thirteen At the age of fifteen. Tommy Guerrero as well as Natas Kaupas were developing their own styles of progressive street skating. Additionally Gonzales adopted a more modern, innovative approach to skateboarding . He was featured on the cover of Thrasher magazine’s November 1984 issue riding a board from the Alva company. While performing a trick known as a “beanplant”.

Vision to ATM Click

Shortly after his Thrasher magazine cover, Gonzales then joined the Vision skateboard team and also attained the status of a professional skateboarder. Furthermore Gonzales won the 1985 Oceanside street contest while sponsored by Vision.

Also Gonzales proceeded to further influence the progression of street skateboarding with the 1991 Blind Skateboards video Video Days.

Moreover Gonzales left Blind after experiencing frustrations that were similar to his time with Vision. TG then started another company called ATM Click In 1993. Inadition Tommy Gonzales created controversy after he appropriated a Vision design that was used ATM Click design. Gonzales then proceeded to also use the graphic for Real as well as Krooked signature skateboard.

What’s your full name?

Martin Edwin Baptist.

Where you from? How old are you?

Born 03/07/1975. I grew up in Queensland, Australia, between a place called Maroochydore on the sunshine coast on weekends and Brisbane during the week. My nana and uncle both lived in Sydney so I would come down for holidays as a child. I moved to Sydney in 1998 for art and skateboarding mostly.

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