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At The Drive In and Pocket Pistols Skateboards Create Natas Tribute Deck

In 28 years of skateboarding since Streets On Fire, has anyone ever bettered that fire hydrant trick?

At the Drive In have collaborated with Pocket Pistols Skateboards and illustrator Aye Jay to create a deck that pays homage to street skating legend Natas Kaupas’ pro decks from the 1980s. 

They even made a lil’ promo video to get you hyped on it too.

ATDR’s Cedric Bixler-Zavala had this to say on the collab:

My first NATAS deck was a purple dipped one with the talon holding the panther. I wrote Purple Violence” in silver frayed letters on the top of the grip. 

When you’re 12 or 13 and you see a game changing part like his in Streets of Fire, a whole new way of looking at the world opens up to you. NATAS came to El Paso and I like most kids just followed him around screaming at him to do tricks. That was monumental for me. He was cool about it. To see him in person was everything. 

I knew I wasn’t great at skating but his parts unlocked something in me that gave me courage to embrace what I was good at. I carry a piece of his influence in everything I do when I’m on stage trying to fly around. This is a tribute to an artist who gave me sight unclouded and courage unbound. 

Thanks for pushing a lot of us into the deep end NATAS… sink or swim.”

Check out the artwork on the 10″ x 29.75″ deck:

And below is Natas Kaupus’ famous Streets On Fire part, for your entertainment and edification. That fire hydrant spin is still as unbelievable today as it was 28 years ago.

That fIREHOUSE track too.

Go pick up one of these decks here.

Posted on September 25th 2017, 1:54p.m.
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