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November 29th, 2010 - by ROLLo976

Who the heck is Mike David?

Tags: dave ghent, mike david, sean knight, vimeo, who the heck

Mike David has always been raw talent. His skating has always been on the next level, and his presence is always positive. The first time I met Mike was back in the TSB days in Toronto, when he tried a massive disaster soul. I thought he was just some crazy guy trying to make a name for himself, but after a while I realized that this guy throws down every time he skates. Pure hammers, and best attitude around. Everyone knows how humble he is, and no one questions his skill. Presenting Mike D everyone.

Intro by Dave Ghent
Interview by Oliver Nermerich 
Edit by Sean Knight

1. Yo Mike, most of our readers probably haven't heard of you before. So if you have to describe yourself in two sentences, what would you say?

Hi. My name is Mike and I like to party.

2. Who are you skating with most of the time? 

Lately I've been skating alone. When i finish work i drive down to the new skatepark that is in the town next to me. It's really fun to roll around it. I like it. When I'm not rolling by myself i like to blade with the boys in Toronto and the other local ripper Dwight, here in Simcoe, Ontario.

3. Do you have any sponsors? 

Right now. I don't know. I don't think so. lol. It's up in the air right now. Leon hooks me up at www.shop-task.com and is the best thing that has happened in Canada for rollerblading. Check out the site, they have an awesome blog with lots of content (edits/photos/write ups) and a wicked selection of product.

4. When I ask someone in Toronto: "Who is one of Canada's sickest rollerbladers?", your name is definitely on the list. But when I ask someone outside of Canada, chances are no one would mention your name. How do you explain this? 

I've been around the scene here in Canada for a long time. I don't venture out of this beautiful country much. It's too big.  

5. What can we expect from you in the future? More contests? More filming? More traveling? 

I will most likely compete until my body can't take the punishement anymore. I've been brutal on my body.  Every year i say I'm going to just take it easy and relax when i skate. Then I strap in and I totally throw that plan out the window. I'll be skating where ever i can reach. I love skating with every rollerblader. I love skating with my friends that i see everytime I skate and the friends i rarely see when i skate. It's all good.

6. What do you do for filming? 

Most of the time I use my tri pod and film myself. I've been trying to film the new skatepark in Port Dover but it's too busy right now. I need to wake up early when it is a nice day out on a Saturday. If it isn't my tri pod filming it is one of the broskies from Toronto filming with Dave, Guy, Corey, Blair, Hans, Taylor, Dan, Kaplan, Eric, Chowsa. I love rolling with those dudes.  They rock hardcore.  

7. Where do you see yourself in 10 years from now. Do you have some kind of long-term plan? Or do you try not to plan anything beforehand?

I don't really like to plan stuff out but I could brobably see myself getting married, getting my red seal ticket for millwrighting, still rollerblading and given'r.

8. How would you define luxury? What is a luxurious life to you?

I would say luxury is having what you need and more.  Not having to worry about money would be a luxurious life to me. If i didn't have to worry about money I could go where ever i want and rollerblade. That would be awesome!

9. What do you think about the combination of parcouring and rolling as your fellow country man Mathieu Ledoux is doing?  Do you like that kind of stuff? 

Are you going to do an edit like this yourself? 

I think it's bad ass. Mat Ledoux is the best rollerblader in the world. He can do anything he wants, and he's a stunt man.  That is brutally awesome. I like what I do. I don't look at other people's rollerblading and try to be like them or their tricks.  What I do is not ground breaking by any meens, but i love how I rollerblade. It's soo much fun for me.  

10. Winter is coming up in Canada which is a tough time for a Rollerblader there. What will you be doing during the Winter time? 

I enjoy exercising and Judo. As for rollerblading I will be going to any indoor skatepark I can get to. Buffalo, Michigan, Toronto, St. Thomas, and hopefully Montreal. If the streets are dry or I get another pair of rollerblades I will skate street as well.

Thanks for doing this. I think it's really gnarly that you thought of me and are giving me this opportunity.  

Peace.

Mike D.

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December 14th, 2010 @ 19:36 - by aaronkfromsimcoe aaronkfromsimcoe

yo mike d what up son sick article its been a long time comming eh haha well have to get together i miss the boots gimme a holler my cell is 289 700 3181 gimme a ring ding ding congrats

December 12th, 2010 @ 23:30 - by aaronk aaronk

your sick mike miss it

December 06th, 2010 @ 15:22 - by chris curley chris curley

sick vid mike !. way to Rep. what simcoe can throw out .."stay Grinding "

December 01st, 2010 @ 21:59 - by Colette M Colette M

Awesome job Mike!

December 01st, 2010 @ 16:40 - by Kate Nichol Kate Nichol

Amazing

December 01st, 2010 @ 14:03 - by GENEVIEVE B GENEVIEVE B

Still ROCKIN it Mike!! We're all so proud of you!!

December 01st, 2010 @ 12:07 - by Kelly Rombough Kelly Rombough

He's amazzinng

December 01st, 2010 @ 00:27 - by Michelle V Michelle V

This is awesome Mike I forgot how good you were! Great video!

November 30th, 2010 @ 23:19 - by Hans Hans

always killing it............ always

November 30th, 2010 @ 23:04 - by doyle doyle

mmmmmmmiiiiiiiiiiiiiiikkkkkkkkkkkkkkeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd your sooo good omg like reallygood serious omg

November 30th, 2010 @ 22:55 - by Jush Jush

This was an awesome clip!!! Easy to tell he truly loves what he does. ALWAYS GOOD TO WATCH MIKE D!!!!!!

November 30th, 2010 @ 22:04 - by Chrissy Chrissy

You make me prouder and prouder everytime I watch you skate, even though I'm gritting my teeth the whole time hoping you don't hurt yourself.lol I don't know much about rollerblading but I know you're fantastic and can do anything you put your mind to..sanananasaaaa!!!!

November 30th, 2010 @ 18:43 - by Leon | Shop-task Leon | Shop-task

Yea Mike D, that was an amazing edit, true bad ass. I want to party with you.

November 30th, 2010 @ 17:58 - by Gyom Latrompette Gyom Latrompette

A good guy and great skater ... always cool to hang out with the D !
Mike D on TOP !!!

November 30th, 2010 @ 15:05 - by Canadian David Jones? Canadian David Jones?

yeah baby i like it raw! srsly, that was sick, style was actually better than I thought it was gonna be, & u can tell he rolls for the love, for the feeling he gets when landing something scary, rather than for admiration. nice!!

November 30th, 2010 @ 02:14 - by dan dp dan dp

mike always amazing ... u bring the best vibes to rollerblading, your so fun to skate with guy!

November 29th, 2010 @ 23:53 - by david jenkin$ david jenkin$

very cool,i like knowing about this guy

November 29th, 2010 @ 23:52 - by dwight dwight

love the editt !!

November 29th, 2010 @ 23:18 - by Brodye Chappell Brodye Chappell

Yeah Mikey D! Crushin'!

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