News Tagged ‘Henry Sanchez’

Martino Cattaneo rides for Madness Skateboards and is a lunatic

Monday, April 4th, 2022

Madness Skateboards own Martino Cattaneo has been on the radar every since his 5 minute intro to the world courtesy of Vans 2020 Tom’s Tales video dropped.
Emerging from effectively nowhere at that point, this Swiss ATV turned heads with the aforementioned Vans part, then followed it up with his inaugural release for Madness Skateboards, which you can see up there. The combination of his non-ironic man bun and his seeming ability to tear up transitions that are either too mythological in size for your average human, or so tight as to be unskateable, marks him out for greatness. Go watch the first minute and a half of the Madness Skateboards clip at the top of this text and ask yourself this: ‘has anyone else ever started a street line with 25 seconds in a super tight street fullpipe? (Pro tip – they haven’t).
True originals are hard to come by in 2022 so Martino Cattaneo is a breath of fresh Swiss air across the bow of the good shit Predictable if we’re being honest.
It just so happens that we’ve had a huge drop of Madness skateboards this week which, aside from giving you the chance to get your hands on some of the most diverse and beautiful skateboards currently on the market, also gives us an opportunity to gas man bun up as he deserves.
From 10 inch wide beasts, to slicks, to shaped boards with wheel wells and amazing graphics – don’t spare yourselves the madness.

Martino Cattaneo rides for Madness Skateboards

In case any of you missed it, you’ll find below the Vans EU Tom’s Tales video containing Martino’s first foray into global consciousness. It’s absolutely fucking mental.

Additionally, post Madness Skateboards hook up, Martino also appears on 2021’s Am Scramble from Thrasher which is worth watching in its entirety. Bonkers as ever.

To wind this one up, it’s probably also worth mentioning that we’ve also had a massive delivery of the perennially popular Blind Skateboards this month too which functions as a suitable reminder that Blind Skateboards‘ 1992 classic ‘Tim & Henry’s Pack of Lies’ is 30 years old this month. If you’ve never seen it, go watch it now. If you have, go watch it again.
Black Sabbath and Henry Sanchez – goosebumps!

 Martino Cattaneo rides for Madness Skateboards


Classic Videos – Transworld Sight Unseen

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

 

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Transworld’s Sight unseen was released back in 2001, put together by Jon Holland and Greg Hunt ,this was the twelfth installment of what was a continuing series of Transworld videos being released every few years or so. Even today, Sight Unseen remains the how – to when it comes to making proper skateboard videos, from John Cardiel setting the standard for all – terrain skating to Tosh Townend’s break out part, the craziness of Dustin Dollin to Heath Kirchart’s epic part to the beautiful piece of music that is ‘Nights In White Satin’. Then topping it off with Henry Sanchez coming out of retirement to give it his all for one last section for the skateboarding world. It was one of those videos that I watched when I was younger and was totally blown away, the skating, the spots and the soundtrack are all bang on. Another great thing about this vid and pretty much the majority of Transworld videos is that they keep it simple, focusing on the five main skaters, John Cardiel, Henry Sanchez, Tosh Townend, Dustin Dollin and Heath Kirchart. For me, its all about that Heath section, don’t get me wrong Cardiel is a legend and Dollin’s section is proper raw but Heaths is next level, from that first switch flip down the stairs, to that incredible backside nose blunt down that square rail! This was the time before all the Street League hype and numerous internet clips that we see today. For me it’s a timeless classic. And now thanks to the wonders of the internet it’s here for your viewing pleasure! Get the kettle on, put your feet up and give Sight Unseen half an hour of your time, you wont regret it!