Mikey Taylor Knows

What was your first introduction to Thunder Trucks? I started skating with Malto a lot. I would always step on his board and it always felt better then mine. So he hooked me up with a pair and I've been riding them ever since. That was 8 years ago. Do you remember how you first got on the Thunder Team? Crap I think Malto had something to do with that one too ha. How long have you been riding the new Thunder 149II's? What do you think of them? A few months now. I love 'em. They turn good and no wheel bite! What size board do you ride with the new Trucks? 8.38 You've been to China on a few trips recently, anywhere else your planning on going this year your stoked on? I'm going to OZ in a couple weeks. I love it there! We're also planning on going to Nica over summer. That should be a fun one too! Are you working on anything right now? Any upcoming projects? I'm working on a solo part for The Berrics. You and some friends own a Brewery called St. Archer. Tell us little about that and how it came about? P-Rod, Josh Landan, and I started working on it a few years ago. We had this idea to start something and own it with all our friends. Beer and skating is what we all had in common so we went for it. When we raised money to fund it, our friends invested into it and now we all own it together. Is it scary driving with Alex Midler behind the wheel? Have you let him drive your car yet? It's pretty scary ha... He's driven my car before, but I get in dad mode when he does and it's gotta be annoying for him. Who are some of the Thunder Riders that inspire you or you're particularly hyped on right now? I'm a big fan of Ellington. I really like how he skates. Ishod is on another one. And my dawgs... Cole, Malto, Midler, and Davis! How Long do you usually Ride your trucks for? I ride them until they don't ride anymore. What is your go to warm up trick on a ledge spot? Lately I've been trying to do everything regular and then switch. I go through the basics, like grinds, 5-0's, tail slide, etc. How do you ride them? Loose, Tight or in the middle? I'm prob in the middle... Who is in your skate crew that you usually roll with? Midler, Garrett H, Mikemo, and P-Rod have been the crew lately. Who would be there for your dream skate session? Last weekend was a solid crew. Koston, Guy, Gino, Reynolds, Chief, Berra, Heath, and Stevie. These were the guys I looked up to as a kid. Crazy thing is I've skated with each of them! #livinthedream