BLIND-NINE LIVES YOUTH
Blind - created by skateboard industry pioneer Mark Gonzales in 1989. Mark Gonzales left the company "Vision", for which he was a pro rider, to then start Blind – the name being a sublte dig toward Vision’s name. Gonzales was soon joined by other pro skaters such as Jason Lee (from World Industries, today a famous actor), Guy Marino, Rudy Johnson (from Powell Peralta), Jordan Richter, Danny way, and others. In the early 90s, Blind became a highly prominent skateboard company – at one point the world’s largest skate brand.