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In this issue
  • CCS Catalog - December 2015
  • Interview with Greyson Fletcher
  • Tampa Am Recap
  • Gear Check with Ben Raybourn
  • CCS Questionnaire with Alex Midler
  • Pro Skaters' Christmas Wishlists
  • Back Light

Questionnaire with Alex Midler

Who are you? I am Alex Midler.

How long have you been skateboarding? About 11 years.

What companies do you ride for?Volcom, GoPro, Red Bull, Nike SB, SOVRN Skateboards, Spitfire wheels, Thunder Trucks, Bones bearings, Val Surf, and Skatelab.

How often do you go skateboarding?Most of the time, I try to skate every day after school.

What was the first trick you learned? The Ollie.

What was the last trick you learned? Backside 180 switch front krooks

What is your favorite trick you have ever done? Backside 360's are super fun!

How old do you think you will be when you can't kickflip anymore? Haha that's hard to say... 55-60?

What's the scariest thing that's ever happened to you on your skateboard? Breaking my arm sucked... Every time I get hurt its scary...

Which skateboarder has influenced you the most? Mikey Taylor. I've been skating with him for a couple years now and he has taught me a lot of new tricks.

What's your all time favorite board graphic? I don't really have a favorite but I really like wood grain graphics.

What's one thing you don't like about skateboarding?I don't really dislike the way I skate, but if I could skate tranny better that would be sick.

Do you think skateboarding should be in The Olympics?Yeah. It would introduce skateboarding to a lot of kids who wouldn't skate in the first place.

What pisses you off when you're out skateboarding? Nothing really. Skateboarding is really fun and you can't really be mad while doing it. But then there are times when you can't land a trick for a while...

What up-and-coming skateboarders get you stoked?CJ Collins is gnarly .. It will be cool to see how good he gets over the years.

If you were told you could only skate one spot for the rest of your life, what would it be? I have no idea ... That would be super hard to do.

If you were trapped on a desert island and could bring three skate videos, which would they be? Alien Workshop Mind Field, Vans Propeller, and Girl/Chocolate Pretty Sweet.

How do you feel about heel flips? They are really fun . I don't have the best ones but it's a cool trick.

Is it weird that there's a question about heel flips? Not really.

If you could heel flip anything in the world, what would it be? El Toro... hahaha I don't know... something big.