SMLTalk With: Mike Rusczyk (Part I)

 

In Part 1 Mike talks about how he went from skating in the midwest, Chicago, Acme, Adrenaline, and some stories from road trips with Gareth Stehr and the rest of the Foundation team.

Some key things referenced:

Cleon Peterson

The Acme Video

Jesse Newhouse

Raw footage, Chicago circa mid 90s

 

Photos with captions by Mike

1990, the 2nd of August One foot backside grab - The night the first Iraq war started, skated this spot and went home, my mom was freaking out as George Bush senior declared war on Saddam Hussein

1990, the 2nd of August

One foot backside grab - The night the first Iraq war started, skated this spot and went home, my mom was freaking out as George Bush senior declared war on Saddam Hussein

1989, Scottsdale Arizona Scotty Copalman, his brother Joe and I in their driveway. Scotty was on Blind flow at this time, first time I was exposed to sponsors rippers. Scotty was so sick, he re surfaced on the first Zero lineup

1989, Scottsdale Arizona

Scotty Copalman, his brother Joe and I in their driveway. Scotty was on Blind flow at this time, first time I was exposed to sponsors rippers. Scotty was so sick, he re surfaced on the first Zero lineup

1998, First Slap photo / first Brian Gaberman photo - Slap Magazine center spread

1998, First Slap photo / first Brian Gaberman photo - Slap Magazine center spread

1999, Front Lipslide - Introducing - First Foundation ad Photo: Sean Dolinsky

1999, Front Lipslide - Introducing - First Foundation ad Photo: Sean Dolinsky

2000, Slap Alaska trip - Judd Hertzler - Joe Brook - Tony Cox - Jerry Hsu

2000, Slap Alaska trip - Judd Hertzler - Joe Brook - Tony Cox - Jerry Hsu

2000, Slap Alaska trip - Random photo of photo taking

2000, Slap Alaska trip - Random photo of photo taking

2000, Tail Stall - Slap Alaska trip - Photo: Joe Brook

2000, Tail Stall - Slap Alaska trip - Photo: Joe Brook

Stay tuned for Part II