What can fans expect with the relaunch of Street Plant in spring of 2021?
Mike: We’re going to keep doing what we do best: make the highest quality skateboards and wheels, work with inspiring artists, and welcome all into skateboarding with love.
Can you tell us about your current skateboard setup and a bit about the preferences for where you’re riding the most?
Mike: I’m riding our 8.5” Des Popsicle. This board is made in the USA at South Central in Alabama and screen printed at Screaming Squeegees in Southern California. The art is by Greg Higgins and celebrates our relocation to Des Moines. My skating preferences remain the same: anywhere, anytime.
And now you’re on the Cariuma Pro Team with some exciting up and comers. What advice or wisdom do you find yourself sharing most often?
Mike: Working with Cariuma is a blessing. I didn’t expect to reenter the sponsorship world at the age of fifty, but Cariuma is a special brand, and I am honored to be involved. The team has genuinely welcomed me, and I think that has done more for me than I can ever do for them. At this point, I’m a cheerleader, and it feels good to be in that role. I can only encourage these younger skaters on their path and to trust their individual approach and where and how it intersects with others. And to make the most of this season in their lives, to breathe it in deeply, and have fun. That will serve them individually, the brand, the team, and skateboarding the best.