Behind the Ad with Mike Anderson

Posted January 26, 2010 by aren

By Rob Brink, December 2009
Mike Anderson

Was this a spontaneous session or did you plan this spot and trick? I wanted to skate the pool but I didn't know I was gonna do feebles.

Where do front feebles fall in your hierarchy of favorite tricks? They’re fun sometimes.

Where’s this spot? My friend Squeak’s house.

What’s the 7-10-1975 stand for? That’s Art’s pool. Squeak’s uncle. 7-10-1975. RIP.

How come you didn’t shoot a fakie thruster for the ad? My knees couldn’t get stylish enough.

Are big-cuffed jeans back in style or were they just too long for your legs? Are they in style again? Awesome! Woooo Hooooooo!

Mike Anderson

You have a Krooked Square One colorway now. Tell us about that. éS asked me to do a colorway and I was really stoked! Really wanted that Krooked logo on it. RIP Van Wastell.

How about the custom insoles and photos? At the time, I was spending a lot of time with my friends in my garage after Van passed. Just had a lot of good memories together. The other insole is just random funny and cool photos of Van.

So when’s the baby due? February 11th

Mike Anderson

According to the baby tracker, how big is it now? Says she’s as big as a head of lettuce (18 in, 3.2 lbs)

Tell us the story of going to Paris. It’s kinda romantic. Skateboarding needs more romance I think. You and Daisy can start a revolution. A romance revolution? Well, I was in Europe on The Great éScape tour for a few weeks before Daisy flew out. She a 4D ultrasound while I was gone, so we decided to have the doctor write down the sex of the baby and seal it in an envelope so we’d open it in Paris together. We planned to open it under the Eiffel Tower, but were too anxious and did it right when we got to the hotel. It’s a girl!

How has the journey to fatherhood changed you? I’m trying to learn how to be a better man. I want to raise my daughter to be a good person. I definitely try to think twice before I do stupid shit now. I’m really excited. I’m sure I’ll have a better answer for you in a couple months.

What’s been the best part? Happiness.

What’s been the hardest or scariest part? She doesn't like daddy.

Mike Anderson

Are you bitter at Nieratko at all for getting your girl pregnant? Stoked he convinced me to not wear condoms... yes. Bitter? No.

Does he get visitation rights? Just saw him today. His baby boy isn't allowed near my daughter!

Any plans to get married? Very personal questions, huh?

Have you practiced changing diapers yet? I changed my little brother and nephew’s diapers a bit.

Mike Anderson

Are you working on any interviews or video projects at the moment? Skateboarder interview just dropped and I think I’m filming for an éS video.

Any talk of going pro? It’s gotta be coming soon, no?
I’m actually not sure.

Who are your favorite skaters at the moment? Jake, Justin and Aaron.

What’s the best thing about riding for Krooked? Free stickers!

What’s your favorite thing about the Gonz? Spontaneity.

Favorite YouTube video of the moment? "Stop betraying me!" And Aaron Loreth.

New Years resolutions for 2010? To make it to 2011.


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There's 10 responses to "Behind the Ad with Mike Anderson"

  1. good job Mike!

    scuba Posted: 5 years ago
  2. fucking sick! like watching gonz skate

    jojkds Posted: 5 years ago
  3. much esteem for Mike. thanks for the post.

    anna k Posted: 5 years ago
  4. Mike is the best am out soo far this dude is hella tight! Anyways congrats mike hope all goes well with your daughter!

    Peabody Posted: 5 years ago
  5. that vid was soooo tight mike andersons my new fav pro! that switch huricane was soooo rad!

    dude Posted: 5 years ago
  6. That was sick, but that is not even close to watching the gonz, theyre completely different

    Kyle K Posted: 5 years ago
  7. i can't wait until he gets his own pro model and turns pro. First, bobby got his own colorway on the square one and got his own shoe 1 or 2 years later

    csean26 Posted: 5 years ago
  8. scuba steve the es team manager ruined the es team no lie, if you look at the old es team it had nothing but tech skaters like pj ladd koston, etc now u got all these tranny skaters ratray anderson n look at this new guy Ben Raemers not 1 flip trick in his video part, kevin romar and filipe gustavo are flow riders? my point is **** scuba steve you ruined es i wonder who hes gonna put on es next the whole creature team?

    Greg Marye Posted: 5 years ago
  9. Will y'all come to Birmingham Alabama and do a signing at faith skate supply and then do a demo at the sancuary skate park in vestavia hills please

    Mike stopak Posted: 5 years ago
  10. You're an IDIOT Greg Marye! Teams change and riders come and go - Koston left when Scuba was still just the team filmer and PJ is just an introvert that was not easy to deal with. Dude couldn't even design his own shoes!
    So shut it stoops, you obviously have no real clue what happens in the industry.

    Scott C Posted: 5 years ago

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