Natas Kaupas

Raras KaupasMay 16th, 2012

We couldn’t be happier to present a Dust Bunny direct from skateboard legend Natas Kaupas. I once asked him about his rarest graphic ever. He responded, “That’s easy, it’s on my wall at home. Only a handful of artist proofs were made.”

So, if you ever wondered about the rarest Natas skateboard graphic, now you know. Thanks for taking this photo and sending it over, Mr. Kaupas.

March 2002May 12th, 2011

This week’s Dust Bunny is two pages scanned from a World Industries catalog titled “World Pigbait” mailed to me in my youth. Postmarked March 11th, 2002 and March 13th, 2002 (I guess the metered postage wasn’t enough the first go around) from Torrance, CA – I was over the moon when this arrived. With a total of 6 pages, it included Bootsy Collins on the cover and product from all of the World subsidiaries. I scanned the 101 and Plan B pages. The Blind page had the Jordan Richter “Safety Gear” board, which I didn’t deem appropriate for the post. The catalog also included pages for Fuct and Liberty Skates.


I’ve always liked the Natas “Hard Boiled” deck and Ben Reigle had the Gabriel Rodriguez wrestling deck. Of all those pictured, I only owned the Danny Way “Shotgun” deck that I actually traded for the first Kareem Campbell deck on Blue. It had a row of cartoon rabbits on it, if I recall correctly. At this point, I’d love to have that Danny Way deck back. I’ve seen a questionable version of it pop up on eBay from time to time.

 

Enjoy and be sure to check back for the next Dust Bunny.

 

Los AngelesFebruary 19th, 2011

Despite it’s sprawl, it’s an interesting town. The short list – vacation with my wife, Tour de Palm Springs, Santa Monica and Venice with family, cycling PCH and Malibu, Rapha events, Oakley headquarters and Natas Kaupas.