Part 4 of 8: Sponsor Me | Carving down memory lane with Michael Brooke

Over the course of a week, longboardism will have Michael Brooke as guest to share with you part of his history. Come back everyday for a new snippet of his life.

This “speedy memo” tells the whole story. Before youtube and sponsor me tapes, you sent a letter to the companies just listing the tricks you could do. The response was usually a brochure-maybe a sticker.  But it was G&S FibreFlex who took the time to send more than just a brochure – they sent 3 FibreFlex stickers too. I have kept this for more than 34 years. I pull it out every few years and read it. It keeps me focused. It reminds me of what I was like at 13 1/2. It reminds me of just how important it is to help bring the stoke to kids today. It remains one of the greatest parts of my skateboard collection.

 


Michael Brooke is an author, skater, publisher and one of the biggest advocates of longboarding. Born in 1964 in Leeds, England he moved to Canada in 1972 and has made it his home.

He is the author of Best Selling book ‘The Concrete Wave: The History of Skateboarding‘ and the founder/publisher/editor of Concrete Wave, the magazine.

He can be quoted saying ‘longboarding is changing the face of skateboarding’

Part 1: EARLY YEARS

Part 2 : EARLY BERT

Part 3: GRILLA GRIP

Part 4: SPONSOR ME!

Part 5: CONTEST WINNER

Part 6: FREESTYLE INTERNATIONAL

Part 7: QUIVER AND SKATERS

Part 8: ILB

Thursday May 3rd, 2012
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