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Chris "Dune" Pastras

Photograph By Arto Saari

Growing up with a mentor like Rodney Smith, Chris 'Dune' Pastras was destined for greatness. Pastras, along with '90s skater turned actor, Jason Lee, founded Stereo Skateboards in 1992, creating one of the most revered and copied skateboard companies of all time. Stereo's use of jazz imagery, mixed with Pastras' unique artwork and super-8 skate footage made Stereo stand out among the rest. Pastras and Stereo remain a beacon for those who choose the road less traveled.