Ask Mike Carroll YOUR Questions!

UPDATE 9/15- Carroll Answers YOUR Questions here

Ask Mike Carroll

Mike Carroll is the next skater to answer YOUR questions about whatever you’d like to get answered. If you’re lucky, he’ll pick your question and answer it for you on camera right here on You have until June 30th to get your questions in and we will post the video of Carroll’s answers soon thereafter.

Mike will also pick his favorite question and that person will win a package from all of his sponsors. Good luck!

**Make sure you submit your correct email address, as to be notified if you are the winner**

Check out Erik Ellington, Jamie Thomas, Braydon Szafranski’s, and Mike Vallely’s Answers!

I find skateboarding to be a meditative state. A period of time when the body and spirit are parallel in direction. The more years I skate the less it becomes about flipping the board and doing a trick. It becomes more about controlling the body and extending that control to your board. Do you think that it is important to also extend the elegance that one feels while on ones board to the actual board itself if it compromises ones meditative state? In other words, would you find it acceptable to change the way you skate so that your style is improved at the cost of the “trick” not feelings as great. This is in light of the trends in skateboarding styles that seems to conform many skaters to skating a certain way. eg, the popular ninja flip catch for tre flips that everyone is adopting nowadays.

hey mike (^_^) i’ve got 2 or rather 3 questions: first off, What do you think of skateboarding now with all these new kids getting in the game?
Second, since the company is called GIRL skateboards do you think any girl skaters could get on or is it not enough girls skate for that to happen?
Third, If girls did skate for GIRL skateboards, what would you expect from them as far as working to become pro?
well thanks and give a shout out to Malto for me!

how do you manage to create unique products when we’re living in a world full of mark ass biters and fake ass tricks. and do you ever do any biting of your own?

hey mike caroll are u the team leader for lakia im jus wondering because in final falered i jus saw only u take the most of the time

What are the best tips on becoming a professional skater. Coming from your past experiences. My English teacher is actually standing over my shoulder right now . So give my some tips PLEASE, why not check out my video on youtube “DG skating” second video in the column. If you could i would appreciate an email to [email protected] Thank You !

How do you picture skateboarding being like in about 5 years since the skateboarding industry is having a lot of ups and downs lately?

Yo man how do you feel towards Eric Koston now that he left Lakai and went to Nike? Do you think he left because of Nike’s mainstream business or did you guys like irritate him a bit?

How did it feel to skate for Rocco back in the day and did u have any crazy times back in the skatepark/warehouse that all u guys stayed in?

How do you and Alex Olson get along being that u guys are alot alike? Also how do u feel about him always wearing Vans when he skates for Lakai?

how would you describe your hair cut? {laugh} kidding!
what motivated you to go skate before you were pro, am, or even sponsored?

Hey Mike, you’re one of my biggest inspirations in the world of skateboarding, you’re the bee’s knees. My question is: Why hasn’t Jeff Lenoce had a pair of pro-shoes on LAKAI?

do you ever look pick up a skateboard magazine….flip through and realize how gay the skate industry has gotten?

how did you meet that chick back in the day that like stayed at your place and i think she gave you the clap, im not sure, just wondering

Hey Mike, just wondering how you can manage being a professional skater with the struggles everyone else goes through each day in life?

WAZ SUPPZ MiKe I WaNtEd 2 AsK ThaT “When U WErE YouNG aNd BarelY StArTed SkAtIng thAT If U LeaRnEd TrIcKz QuIcKly Because I HAvE A FriEnd ThaT LeArNz Tricks QuIcKly But 4 Me It TakEs me Sum TimE nD I HavE BEen sKATiN LonGeR DaN HIM? DO U ThInK I CaN StIll BeCome a Good SkatEr EvEn tho It Takez me long 2 learn a trick?

Hey mike I was just wondering how Beeing pro has affected u is it hard to balance out life with tours family and skating. Oh and I was wondering if u could help me out on something when u were a kid getting into skateboarding did u practice one trick everyday until u got it or did u do like a bunch together cuz I’m having troubled balncing out tricks I’m worried I might forget one if I learn another one