So with my rekindled interest in sidewalk surfing :-) i have been catching up on what's been happening in skateboarding since i stopped paying attention.
The impressively illustrated Kris Markovich is still dropping hammers. One of the skaters that i always looked out for in the mags, his balls out speed and eye for a big line (along with contemporaries like john cardiel) helped move skating away from the super tech tiny wheel doldrums of the early 90's. I think i wore out my vhs of the element video watching his section. Having ridden for probably more companies than anyone, he now has his own brand "given" a truly skater owned start up.