Christian Hosoi

I still recall the first time I ever saw him skate. I was about 6 years old, and I was amazed. He defined what a skater was to me. The lif...



I still recall the first time I ever saw him skate. I was about 6 years old, and I was amazed. He defined what a skater was to me. The lifestyle, aesthetics, style, etc. I remember buying a used skate video he was featured in, and practically wearing it out.

I don't think there was any pop culture icon in my life that inspired me more than Christian Hosoi.
I wanted to be him at such a young age. I wanted to skate like him and live the California rock star life. Probably my first real hero.

I finally watched his documentary last night. If you haven't seen it that you should. Brings back memories of sitting in my room flipping through magazines imagining myself in this magical land of California.

All I can think of is how I should have never thrown out all those boxes and boxes of 80's and 90's skate magazines.

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