6 03 2012

Today I got to meet one of my childhood skating heroes. The Adidas skate team was in town headed by the one and only MARK GONZALES, I knew it was those once in a lifetime chances to get to see ‘The Gonz’, so I made my way to Riverside Skatepark to catch the demo the team was putting on.

Was a pretty big turnout and there were around 10 of them in the team, but the demo was a little lacklustre as only a handful of skaters were ripping. The one that ripped the hardest I reckon was Dennis Busenitz. He pretty much stole the show everytime he skated…except for when The Gonz come on.

At the end of the day, there was more goofing off than tricks from Gonz, but no one really cared as most were just stoked to see him in the flesh. He didn’t do anything mind-blowing, but whatever he did came with his signature style, flow and awkwardness. He might be pushing the years, but he’s still one cool cat!

Hit the jump for a few more action shots taken with my trusty IXUS120…

Benny Fairfax

Unknown Dude

Same Unknown Dude…

The Gonz goofing off…

Crowd pleaser double – Mark Gonzales & Dennis Busenitz…

Massive frontside kicker – Dennis Busenitz…

Frontside noseblunt…


…and then The Gonz picked up his girl, threw her over his shoulders and started doing laps of the park…

I know what you’re thinking – but even though the picture looks like she’s gonna eat it hard, she didn’t. I don’t know how she stayed up there while he carved up and down the park…but she did. And the crowd lapped it up so hard!!!




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8 03 2012

[…] the adidas Skate team hit Melbourne last week for an exhibition as part of their world tour! With Hans DC photographing all the action, skaters Silas Baxter-Neil, Dennis Busenitz, Mark Gonzales and more […]

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