Mark Baines

Total Chaos: The Brits of 411VM.

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Mark Baines – 411 #32 (1999)

Right at the point when Panic Skateboards was effectively disbanded and the majority of the team found themselves thrust aboard the Dan Magee driven Blueprint Skateboards ship, OG Blueprint team rider Mark Baines decided that it was time to pack his bags and venture halfway around the world, eventually settling on Warner Avenue in Huntington Beach alongside the likes of Alex Moul, Erik Ellington, Andrew Reynolds and Ali Boulala, to name but a few.

Legend has it that Mouly tore up Mark’s return plane ticket the night before he was due to fly home, leaving him no other option but to stay in HB and get on with the task at hand.

New Deal became his temporary Canadian Maple home (the following year he was back in the UK, back on Blueprint and filming towards the seminal ‘Waiting for the World’), according to Rob Gonzales he struggled to get hold of shoes but still managed to hammer out this ‘Wheels of Fortune’ section, despite splitting Rowley’s head open in the process…

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