18 Reasons Why Guy Should Be SOTY

on Tuesday, 03 September 2013.

He was killing it in 93 and continues to kill it in 2013. Yeah, you've seen him switch tre nosegrind a handrail in Pretty Sweet, but have you seen his Mouse extras?

If you are a skateboarder and human being worthy of any self respect, you will click this link to Guy Mariano.

  • Guy was always mature for his age, both on and off the board. Click the photo to see his appearance on Nickelodeon's Sk8 TV, way back in 1990, for proof. Photo courtesy of Bobshirt.com
  • Part of the reason Guy was so good for his age might be the fact that dudes like Paulo Diaz and Rudy Johnson had taken him under their wing. Click the image for a clip of a young Guy in Powell Peralta's 1989 film 'Ban This'.
  • It was 1991's Blind Video Days where Guy really put his name on the map before dying a tragic death in a drunk driving accident in Mexico.
  • In 1993, he ended the guest section in Plan B's Virtual Reality. And his ender? His ender at a popular (at the time) rail at SF State was so screwed that we still haven't seen it done on a rail to this day. Which is probably the exact same thing you will be saying about his Ender in Pretty Sweet 20 years from now.
  • And then... Mouse. The song, Herbie Hancock's 'Watermelon Man', fit perfectly with Guy's lines at the Venice Pits and Lockwood. There's not really much we can say about this part that hasn't been said before- just click the image above to watch it!
  • And then there's the fact that his Mouse extras are basically better than most pro's entire careers.
  • But then, Guy disappeared. Partying hard, as recounted in his Epicly Later'd, Guy occasionally resurfaced to drop gems like..
  • This. (shot by Lance Mountain)
  • And this. Seriously?
  • And then there were the Axion ads, maybe one or two a year, always tantalizing. (click photo to enlarge)
  • Yup. A banger of a switch backside heel at that LA bump, before they put the railing in.
  • The Legend made an appearance in Girl Skateboard's 2002 film 'Yeah Right' with the best big flip ever (click the image.. do we have to keep telling you this?!)
  • Then, in 2007, Guy made what has to be considered the most epic comeback of all-time, when he dropped a two song part in Lakai's Fully Flared. Flanneled skated dads the world over teared up.
  • And he kept the momentum going. To us, this photo is classic Guy. The dude can obviously get as tech as anybody, but he can also hit a played out spot with a simple trick that no one else can even think of.
  • In 2012, we got Pretty Sweet. If you haven't yet, please buy it on iTunes. Instead of Guy's part in the video (buy it!) we are posting some extras, which contain plenty of bangers from Guy himself.
  • And he just kept going. While Guy didn't get SOTY in 2012, but got a decent consolation prize (by decent consolation prize we mean cold hard cash) for his win in the X-Games Real Street Contest.
  • And then he followed his Real Street part with killer 'throw away' footage. Can't stop, won't stop.
  • One of the very few anywhere near Guy's level is Koston. Click his photo above for our 25 favorite Eric Koston moments, including one of the gnarliest enders of all time.

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