Brown Styla’s Skate Corner: John Cardiel Motherf*ckers
After a few discussions in the office, we decided that it would be a great idea to let our loose tongued Priory member and skater, Danny Brown A.K.A Brown Styla, do a little write up on a skate related topic. We intend to make this into a series and have Brown Styla do a regular write up on something skate, so you best keep your eyes peeled for these instalments.
So, without further ado, I present you with “John Cardiel Motherfuckers”.
*Disclaimer: you can expect some bad language involved in this, so try not to get too offended*
Right we’re going to kick this off by talking about John fucking Cardiel, one of the gnaliest motherfuckers in skateboarding history, and one of my biggest influences. Cardiel is the fucking man and if you’ve got a problem with that, well you can go fuck yourself alright? Whether it be skateboarding, snowboarding or riding fixies, this guy is going to go 100 miles per hour with full commitment; these are some of the the aspects that make Cardiel the OG, raw to the core, gnarly fucking man!
I’m going to shut up for a couple of minutes and let you watch some footy of Cardiel in action. Enjoy bitches…
In 1995 Cardiel helped start Anti-Hero Skateboards and pretty much created the go hard as fuck, skate everything image of the brand. Whether it be in the streets, backyard bowl or skatepark, Cardiel is going to be just as impressive at every aspect and will probably blow your mind into millions of pieces. In 1992, Cardiel got one of the most prestigious awards in skateboarding, Thrasher’s Skater of the Year award, immortalising him as a skating legend. So, once again I’m going to shut the fuck up and let your eyes embrace some more of John Cardiel’s magic to see why he has the reputation he does…
I’m not going to talk about this too much because this isn’t what this is about, but in 2004 Cardiel was in an accident which resulted in him being told that he wouldn’t walk again. John Cardiel threw a big fuck you up, and after 5 months rehabilitation and 6-12 months in a wheelchair, he regained use of his legs. Jesus wept, what a fucking absolute beast of a human being… a true ripper.
Anyway, I’m not going to blab on any longer talking shite. You can see for yourself that Cardiel is a fucking don and if you think otherwise you should probably go home and and take a good look in the mirror. I’ll leave you with another absolute banger of a clip for you to sit and blast in your kegs over.
Peace out and All Hail Cardiel!