Mike // Hoppe
2006 Rider of the Year
Location: San Francisco, California
Favorite Riding Spot: Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA
How did you get started?
Caught the snowboard bug as a teenager and then ordered an alpha 112 off the web. I was lucky to live close by Freebord Mfg. and got some support from Tim Seward, Steen, etc.
How long have you been riding?
Best Freebord Memory:
I always forget them then someone says, “Hey remember the time…” probably my trip to Europe.
Freebord 85, trucks tight with back tighter and low rocker with back lower.
MIKE ON THE BLOG
When it comes to OG’s, Mike Hoppe is the most original one there is. He’s been around the block once or twice if you know what I mean, and has been a part of the…
Unlike ski runs, public streets weren’t originally designed for shredding. This can make finding suitable freebording terrain challenging. Unusually steep, long, winding roads are rare in most areas. Add in our need for low traffic and smooth pavement…
Here’s a couple photos I shot of our dude Mike Hoppe doing his thing down San Francisco’s Lombard St. He has ridden this hill so many times that I swear he could make his way down…
Rules are what bind society together. Without strict codes of conduct, jaywalkers would run rampant in the streets, hoes would come before bros, and people without shirts or shoes would freely buy slurpees. This we…