Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Mikey Taylor #2.
Mikey had the opening part in Skate More. He skated to "Pounding" by Doves. It's one of the few tunes I like by the band and it works well with his skating. Mikey mixes it up with some technical rail tricks and lots of lines. His stuff is difficult, but more in a way that makes you want to skate and not dwell on the fact you cannot nollie flip into a crooked grind or ollie over the back of a handrail. I've always like this part. It does everything the opener to a good video should.
At the time, Mikey was riding for Alien Workshop side company Seek, but that soon came to an end and he was moved over to the Workshop. He left Alien at the end of 2013. As far as I know, he still does not have a board sponsor. In the years since 2005, his feet have been sponsored by Etnies and DC. He is currently on DC.
The photo is by Atiba Jefferson.
Thrasher - February 2005 Volume 25 Number 2