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
The final day of the team trip started off a little slow, we were all a little sore and tired from partying the night before. We packed up our things and hit this secret freestyle ditch outside of LA. When we got there we realized it was hot as hell…
The 5th day of the team trip was a hot one. We hit a great mix of freestyle street spots and hills scattered across different locations in LA. The sun was public enemy number one – we were feeling it heavy. So heavy in fact that Mike Hoppe thought he…
The 4th day of the US team trip from SF to LA starts us off in Santa Maria and ends the day off in Malibu. This day was one of my favorite days out of the trip because the first hill we hit was seemingly endless. The day had its…
The 3rd day of the US team trip takes the boys south. Starting off in Aptos, then moving down the Pacific Coast Highway to Santa Maria. This day was mostly spent on the road in the rental car and Dethbox but we managed to shred a sick DIY skate spot…