Hailing from a country that most people can’t spot on a map—Latvia—Madars proved again that it’s not about where you’re from but where you’re going. He took the skateboarding community by storm with three killer video parts: Get Busy Living, Future Nature and Where EU At? Clumsy on foot, but exceptional on fur wheels with incredible pop, the man is a miracle. Throw a uniquely creative mind in the mix, turn the blender on and you have the European Skater of the Year 2012.