Mike Rusczyk was a longtime am for Foundation, but took the plunge and turned pro in 2006. Because he'd be a man-am for a while, Foundation and Mike sorta made a big deal out of his retirement from am-status. It was funny from an outsider perspective, if you got the joke, but may have overshadowed Mike's real talents on a skateboard. Mike's always been a creative person and it shows in his skating as well as in his everyday life--Mike can skate anything with style whether it be rails, blocks, gaps, or transition. Check his parts out in Cataclysmic Abyss right here:
As you can see above Mike's got a mean no-comply, and Brian Gaberman's got a mean eye behind the lens...
Mike also had a great part in That's Life... if you know skateboarding you know this is the real deal. It's not what the cool kids are doing, maybe, but it's what they'll be doing next: skating what's there, anywhere, anytime.
When Mike isn't shredding on his skateboard he is working on his web site, designing graphics, designing clothes, painting, or just having a beer with friends. He also designed and programmed this entire site you're looking at right now.
If your interested:
- Mike's Flicker
- Mike and the Ofad experience!