10qs – Mike Steinkamp

 

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Name and where you from?

Mike Steinkamp from Wilmington NC

 

Years skating?

10

 

What’s your set up consist of? 

Untitled 8.25 board, Tork 8.25 trucks, Bones wheels, and all sorts of mismatched bearings

 

How did u get into skateboarding?

I grew up in this super small town called Hampstead NC and we have an awesome skate park called the Skate Barn, so I just remember being super young getting dropped off there and fearfully watching all the older locals, and eventually when it would die down in the park I would try all the tricks that the older guys were doing.

 

Favorite spot to skate?

Deffinitly the Skate Barn

 

 

 

 

Best thing about skateboarding?

I don’t know just being creative and being able to learn and think of new tricks to try.

 

Worst trend in skateboarding?

Yea I don’t know, probably the fact that skateboarding is so opinionated. For a thing like skateboarding that’s so free and lacking of any formal structure, it’s kinda crazy to see all these hidden rules and do’s and don’t’s that are determined by the higher up’s in the skateboarding world. Man I love skateboarding though and there is for sure nothing better than it.

 

Any good skate stories where your like what the fuck just happened?

Yea, I was in Albania last year doing skate demos and speaking after the demos about the love of Jesus, and we found this 5 story museum with banked walls going the whole way up. So we were shooting photos on it and all the local kids had never seen skateboarding before so they were following us everywhere, and I guess one of the girls that was coming down from the top of the museum got tired of shimmying down the bank so she decided to try and run down. She seriously ran down about 2 story’s of the museum and when she got to the bottom her body couldn’t keep up with her feet and she slammed face first into the concrete and was unconscious and having seizures. We didn’t know what to do and didn’t speak the language so all we could do was stand back as the locals were shaking her uncontrollably trying to wake her up.

 

Whats your goto trick at any spot?  

If it’s a transition spot than maybe like a back disaster but if its something else I just figure it out while im there.

 

Shout outs hate outs words of wisdom?

Thanks to Untitled Skateboards, Tork Trucks, Jedidiah Clothing, Filtrate Eyewear, and 17th surf shop and msskateministry.com

 

 

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