Ten years ago, Element honored the importance of Natas Kaupas to our industry by re-releasing his original SMA board with an updated illustration by Todd Francis.

Todd knows a thing or two regarding skateboard history, especially when you consider his resumé as the iconic illustrator of such brands like Anti-Hero, Element, New Deal, Real, Stereo and a lot more. So when he talks about street skating and its heroes, you better listen up.

Here Todd discusses Natas and his impact on skateboarding.


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