Essentially running skateboarding with San Francisco’s Embarcadero in the early ’90s, Mike Carroll cemented proper form on ledges, flatground, and mini ramp back Smiths along with cofounding some of skateboarding’s most treasured companies ever. His resumé of video parts from H-Street/Plan B through Girl/Lakai, TWS, and FTC remains one of the most influential collections of footage in existence. Number 16 on our list of The 30 Most Influential Skaters Of All Time.

Interview by Skin Phillips, edited by Cameron Holland