3.03.2010

chrome ball incident #435: london dungeon










"I'm not a little bitch and won't skate because someone isn't shooting it. I skate for me."

the East Coast Powerhouse, Mike Maldonado.

Skateboarding misses this dude...

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Skateboarding is dying for this dude. Seriously.
I had that first division ad on my wall growing up, and the welcome to hell part to go with it was one of the best parts ever put down. I can watch that part anytime. I put this guy in top 10 of all time with out a doubt. I feel like I can't say enough good things about this guy, the style, the power, the cruising with arms down w/khakis, and to top it all off the puffed cheeks just to let you know he's fucking throwing it down.
Respect.

Royce said...

I was seriously taken back how small he is.

John said...

sleep on Maldonado? Never you mind.

Ishmal said...

whats the date on the bump to bar ollie? because i remember that one really well.

gandzha said...

MALDONADO!!!

K said...

HHQ: Where did he go? I know y'all remember watching his part in Welcome to Hell and getting all kinds of hyped to go skate!

His parts in Welcome to Hell and Jump off a Building were timeless. Great song choices, great skating.

Remember when dude had cornrows???

Oakland Pete said...

That First Division ollie in UNREAL. I remember hitting Philly and finding that spot after Welcome to Hell came out and being in utter disbelief at the size of that wall. Some spots you finally see in person and think "oh, this isn't so big (EMB 7)", but this wall, and it's distance from a short bench, is just monstrous.

Keith said...

Those are some burly ass photos.

That 360 flip is caught really early. Sick.

That First Division wall ollie really does look massive.

I find it really weird he was on World when they were just starting to blow it... around the same time as Dan Pageau and Chad Fernandez!?!?

supdudelater said...

he was at my local park in new jersey about a month ago

dedleg said...

Wow, forgot about this dude for a while! It's been years.

That First Division ad is so fucking sick. Unfortunately skateboarding as a whole doesn't seem to miss him... not with all the yo flips and other sketchiness going on these days. But I miss him anyway.

someguy said...

I wish this guy still got coverage.

chops said...

thanks fellas.

ishmal, that was early 98, i think.

and honestly, i saw mike skate last summer with kevin taylor and kerry getz... he's still got it. without a doubt.

Anonymous said...

mangatanga...

Anonymous said...

saw he's on axion now!
maldonado is fucking raw!
-rino