August 16, 2011
Meet Kilian Martin, Powell-Peralta's newest team rider. "Kilian Martin is the skater I’ve been waiting for-for over twenty years. Hailing from Madrid, Spain, Kilian has gathered up his influences and inspirations, and then taking from the best of them, unchained himself from tradition and any social justification, completely reinterpreting skateboarding on his own terms. More so than method, Kilian trusts in himself – His body, his spirit and his skateboard are one. The first time I saw Kilian ride I smiled. Every time I skate with Kilian I smile. Just being around Kilian I smile. Kilian is a true original… He is skateboarding fully realized… Independent, unfiltered expression of the human experience…Freedom."