We collected some stories together from some of Munson’s closest friends and enemies which you can read below to get a sense of the man.
This dude lives and breathes skateboarding so it gives us great pleasure to give an insight into his universe.
All photos courtesy of Jerome Loughran – see more @jeromeloughranphotography
What’s a little blood between friends? Photo: Loughran
Carl ‘Potter’ Wilson
I have a lot of stories about Mark but for all the funny stories I could share with you, the one thing I want to say about and to him is to thank him for the gift of skateboarding and thank you for taking me under your wing.
You changed my life and for that I owe you a lot.
You’re still one of my favourite skaters and still absolutely kill it everywhere. There is no one better to have in a session than Munson, he will make you do stuff you don’t even want to do.
My earliest memories of Mark are seeing him round various parks in Essex nearly 30 years ago now, shouting his mouth off, usually topless: to be honest I thought he was a fucking nightmare!
Years later I got to actually know him and realised he’s not quite as much of a cunt as first impressions had led me to believe, maybe just a little too much testosterone or something. And whilst it’s never comfortable to be on the receiving end of the abuse, you probably deserve it; plus it’s always funny being a spectator and it’s definitely helped a lot of people land a lot of tricks over the years.
At the end of the day he’s always got his mate’s backs and if he’s doing anything you know he’s giving it 200% all the time, both admirable qualities in a human being.
To be honest the world would be a better place with more people like Mark, a lot of shit would definitely get done, although there might be more wars.
Frontside air – Eastleigh. Photo: Loughran