R E S P E C T Hyper Mike

Full Name: Hyper Mike
Age: 29
Representing: ME, Spanish Harlem and the street inline skaters of New York City
Years Skating: 19+ years
Sponsors: Me

           Hyper Mike is not a newcomer to the NYC blading scene. He has been here from the early years and paid his dues in full while representing the Spanish Harlem bladers. Mike took a short break to take care of some personal aspects of his life a short while ago but he has since returned full throttle with a new vigor for blading as well as his own website www.hypermikenyc.com . Mike is an important part of the NYC blading revival and this is a little insight of who he is… 

           On the 21st day of March in the year of 1982 in New York City, Hyper Mike was born. He grew up in Spanish Harlem, NYC where many legendary skaters were born. Rollers such as Rawlinson Rivera, Ryan Jacklone, Ron Hunter, Ray Mendez, Calvin Sayles, Danny Ortiz, and his good friend Joel Hinds lived and rolled to their fame. These professional skaters ain’t nothing to mess with in our aggressive skating history…sort of like the rap game back then so he definitely had a lot to live up to if he wanted to make an impact in the NYC blading world.

           Mike started out as a little grom in our sport by learning the basics of street skating at the age of 9 in the mean streets of Spanish Harlem. Skating came naturally to him since he pretty much taught himself how to skate street by jumping off of 2 steps to then learning how to go down the huge park slides in the Jefferson Projects.

          While Mike was coming up he met other skaters from the same area one by one and they formed a crew calling themselves T.W.S. which stood for The Wicked Skaters. They were a tight-knit crew and even to this day Mike still has a Black & White group shot in his room! They did what they did and that is roll with steez, all throughout the hood areas from around East 94th Street to East 125th Street rolling deep. Everybody in the crew lived within a 5-6 block radius of each other so there are plenty of great stories to share…and Hyper Mike will do that in our full-length interview coming soon! To be in T.W.S. you had to be tough no matter what, but there was no beating anybody up, tagging, selling drugs or anything like that. Learn or do a soul or a frontside and you were in! It was more than about just being tough though, it was about being free and having fun with no limits.

          As time went on people grew up, moved on and began to fade away in the midst of the industry downfall…2005 maybe? Mike ended up handling his priorities with school and came to the realization that he has a job to do in order to help bring blading back its high point resembling the 90’s scene explosion but of course with his own twist on it. Enter www.hypermikenyc.com. Mike created this website as a homebase for bladers from all over the world. HyperMikeNYC is a skaters portal experience on the web, providing top skate news, events, weather forecasts, sports and of course quick and easy access to local inline skate information of new York City for you and the outsider coming in for a visit or 2.

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One Response to “R E S P E C T Hyper Mike”

  1. […] “On the 21st day of March in the year of 1982 in New York City, Hyper Mike was born. He grew up in Spanish Harlem, NYC where many legendary skaters were born. Rollers such as Rawlinson Rivera, Ryan Jacklone, Ron Hunter, Ray Mendez, Calvin Sayles, Danny Ortiz, and his good friend Joel Hinds lived and rolled to their fame. These professional skaters ain’t nothing to mess with in our aggressive skating history…sort of like the rap game back then so he definitely had a lot to live up to if he wanted to make an impact in the NYC blading world. Mike started out as a little grom in our sport by learning the basics of street skating at the age of 9 in the mean streets of Spanish Harlem. Skating came naturally to him since he pretty much taught himself how to skate street by jumping off of 2 steps to then learning how to go down the huge park slides in the Jefferson Projects” – SUAS. Read the full interview on https://shutupandsk8.wordpress.com. […]

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