One of skateboarding’s pioneers, Natas muthafucking Kaupas, was recently filmed by Jake Burghart for Quiksilver’s ‘Blank Canvas’ video and we have to say—as old, nostalgic-ass skateboarders—it’s one of the coolest things we’ve seen. Prepare to dren tuo (that’s “nerd out” backwards… EVIL!!).
Here’s a little backstory for why this video is so awesome: In 1987, Santa Cruz Skateboards released Natas’s part in Wheels of Fire. No terrain was safe. Natas went higher (his pop was higher than that of most pros’… think Tiago Lemos on a surfboard) and pushed skateboarding to a new level with his part, laying the foundation of modern street skating. 35 years later, Kaupas is still skating, surfing, Tokyo drifting… all in a day’s work.
Watch the video, above!