Applesauce. I never liked him because he was too chill and too good. I really needed to get myself some haterade, cuz I was always hatin on him. But as I aged, I realized he is probably a really good guy and he deserves all his fame and appreciation.
He is really lucky because his pro career started out with two video parts in the same year. He got a section in the Alien Workshop / Habitat video Photosynthesis and he also got a full part in Flip Sorry. Sorry was the biggest video that year so he got a huge boost.
I noticed around 2003 there was a movement to take skateboarding away from it's agro Bam/Zero psycho style (or kill yourself skating mentality) to a more mellow, "let's not take skateboarding too seriously" mantra. I think Mark was a part of that movement. I actually appreciate that. I was tired of our team members trying to kill themselves on El Toro for no good reason.