Mark 'the Gonz' Gonzales- frontside kickflip, London 1987(!!!), photo: Paul Sunman.
As seen in the PP10 article on the forthcoming book about seminal UK magazine RAD (see @readanddestroy for more).
Alright, nerds continue reading.. It seems to me that this is quite a significant thing to unearth. The first tranny/bank f/s kickflips I remember seeing were the between-the-legs style one by Natas in 'Speed Freaks', and another one around the same time (I forget who..?) in an H-Street video. Both 1989. And the first photo of one was maybe around the same time or later. This, however, predates those by a good couple of years. Which is a long time in skateboarding. Another photo from this session (a lien) was run in RAD but this is unseen til now. Possibly due to being ahead of its time. This was one of two Gonz things I saw in the archives that were 'wow' worthy. What's funny is that during the interview about the project I remarked 'How many Gonz photos can you look at every day on Instagram?!". Well, here's another one. Big ups, MG. Always. #paulsunman #thegonz ✨✨✨✨✨✨ @oscarputdowntheknife @krooked