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Quim Cardona

Photograph By Jonathan Mehring

The only word that can describe Organika Skateboards' pro Quim Cardona is style. When Cardona emerged on the scene in the '90s with Real Skateboards, he had a completely different approach than anyone before him. Cardona made the most basic trick, the ollie, look like a work of art by launching forward in what looked like a karate kick, and boning out his lower body with his legs perpendicular to his torso. To this day it's hard to think of anything more beautiful than Cardona's Thrasher cover in November, 1995.