Posts Tagged mike carroll
  • The Stick

    To commemorate the release of Lakai’s collaboration with FTC honoring Candlestick Park, we took a trip to The City and hit Ft. Miley with Mike, Rick, Vincent, Nakel, Jon and Ronnie to put the shoes to the test.

  • Christmas in Hollywood
    • Last night was the annual Girl Christmas Party at Musso and Franks in Hollywood. Pretty sure I've only missed one in the last 11 years, it's always a blast.

      Last night was the annual Girl Christmas Party at Musso and Franks in Hollywood. Pretty sure I’ve only missed one in the last 11 years, it’s always a blast.

    • Mike was there last night acting as official photographer. With the lens cap on. Shier wasn't impressed.

      Mike was there last night acting as official photographer. With the lens cap on. Shier wasn’t impressed.

    • Sal and Cheeks aka Steven A. Smith and Skip Bayless were hosting the "Skaters who don't know enough about sports but still talk shit Show". Sketchy table to get caught up at.

      Sal and Cheeks aka Steven A. Smith and Skip Bayless were hosting the “Skaters who don’t know enough about sports but still talk shit Show”. Sketchy table to get caught up at.

    • Eric Anthony was dressed to kill last night, Bill Nye science guy styles.

      Eric Anthony was dressed to kill last night, Bill Nye science guy styles.

    • Double Daniels.

      Double Daniels.

    • Then on the other side... These guys have been torturing each other since forever.

      Then on the other side… These guys have been torturing each other since forever.

    • Sam somehow manages to  get up in front of everyone and give an awesome speech every year. Last night was no exception.

      Sam somehow manages to get up in front of everyone and give an awesome speech every year. Last night was no exception.

    • Two Mikes and a Jerry. I think MikeMo looks so hard cause of the Mike's hard lemonade he was double fisting.

      Two Mikes and a Jerry. I think MikeMo looks so hard cause of the Mike’s hard lemonade he was double fisting.

    • Dubbs and Reda. Two class acts.

      Dubbs and Reda. Two class acts.

    • Wheatley and Scooch over by the bar. Scott is tall too, I swear.

      Wheatley and Scooch over by the bar. Scott is tall too, I swear.

    • Chris and Marc were having a Back 40 power lunch.

      Chris and Marc were having a Back 40 power lunch.

    • Rickk, Dubbs, Rudy and Eldy.

      Rickk, Dubbs, Rudy and Eldy.

    • EMB over here. Good to have Lee back in town for one night at least.

      EMB over here. Good to have Lee back in town for one night at least.

    • Cheeks and DL!

      Cheeks and DL!

    • SOTY sandwich with Rickk!

      SOTY sandwich with Rickk!

    • Then as is the tradition it was time to take the shitshow out into the parking lot. I think this was the first time no one ended up in a pile on the ground. We did manage to find a "working" pay phone tho. Merry Xmas Everybody!

      Then as is the tradition it was time to take the shitshow out into the parking lot. I think this was the first time no one ended up in a pile on the ground. We did manage to find a “working” pay phone tho. Merry Xmas Everybody!

  • ESPN’s 20 Years of Girl video

    After 20 years in the biz, see what Carroll thinks about being Cc’d on an email.

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  • Video Hype/Van Life Part 2: A River Runs Through It
    • The Salt Lake Demo ended with the best product give away situation I've seen to date. First up a push up contest, last one going gets the board.

      The Salt Lake Demo ended with the best product give away situation I’ve seen to date. First up a push up contest, last one going gets the board.

    • Even Rickk and Eldy wanted in on the action! Casey would make a very effective cult leader.

      Even Rickk and Eldy wanted in on the action! Casey would make a very effective cult leader.

    • Backwards race up the bank. Pure comedy.

      Backwards race up the bank. Pure comedy.

    • These parents were stoked!

      These parents were stoked!

    • These guys are such demo machines they had to keep it going by the van. Elijah reenacts his greatest hits for the kids.

      These guys are such demo machines they had to keep it going by the van. Elijah reenacts his greatest hits for the kids.

    • Human Hippie Jumps!

      Human Hippie Jumps!

    • You ok big dawg?

      You ok big dawg?

    • Koston ended it with a free swing clinic for all the golf fans in attendance.

      Koston ended it with a free swing clinic for all the golf fans in attendance.

    • Then it was on to the SLC nightlife. It started out mellow.

      Then it was on to the SLC nightlife. It started out mellow.

    • Then Rickk took it up a notch.

      Then Rickk took it up a notch.

    • Koston tried to kick it into high gear.

      Koston tried to kick it into high gear.

    • And before you know it...

      And before you know it…

    • "This happens every time you try to hang with the kids, RIckk."

      “This happens every time you try to hang with the kids, Rickk.”

    • The next morning it was time to drive to Denver. First we had to film a quick "where's my ID rap video".

      The next morning it was time to drive to Denver. First we had to film a quick “where’s my ID rap video”.

    • Then Cory and Elijah tried to get in on Carroll's exercise regimen.

      Then Cory and Elijah tried to get in on Carroll’s exercise regimen.

    • It's a great team building exercise as well.

      It’s a great team building exercise as well.

    • On the way to Denver the Coalatree guys invited us over to their ranch for a BBQ. Paradise.

      On the way to Denver the Coalatree guys invited us over to their ranch for a BBQ. Paradise.

    • MJ was born for this shit.

      MJ was born for this shit.

    • Locals.

      Locals.

    • The mini-ramp session was firing! Serendipitous doubles with Mike and Elijah. The ramp was rad enough to bring Carroll out of retirement!

      The mini-ramp session was firing! Serendipitous doubles with Mike and Elijah. The ramp was rad enough to bring Carroll out of retirement!

    • Raven blasts while Mo eats.

      Raven blasts while Mo eats.

    • "Enough with the surprise photo shoots!"

      “Enough with the surprise photo shoots!”

    • Cory is going to be in the next X-Games vert contest. Watch.

      Cory is going to be in the next X-Games vert contest. Watch.

    • Still got it! MC.

      Still got it! MC.

    • Sick place to stand, Cory.

      Sick place to stand, Cory.

    • Meanwhile Eldy was filling out an application to move in.

      Meanwhile Eldy was filling out an application to move in.

    • Then as the sun went down and it started to get cold, Cory decided it was a perfect time to take on the rapids.

      Then as the sun went down and it started to get cold, Cory decided it was a perfect time to take on the rapids.

    • On ramp.

      On ramp.

    • See you in Denver, Cory.

      See you in Denver, Cory.

    • Ended the day with some solid country living.

      Ended the day with some solid country living.

    • "You sure you know what you're doing Mike?"

      “You sure you know what you’re doing Mike?”

    • Rick and Beebs by the fire.

      Rick and Beebs by the fire.

    • Time to get back in the van. Thanks for an epic day Coalatree! Next stop, Denver....

      Time to get back in the van. Thanks for an epic day Coalatree! Next stop, Denver….

  • Video Hype Van Life Part I
    • Back in June the whole crew went on a good old fashioned demo tour across the US to hype up the Pretty Sweet video. You can read a real article about it in the new Thrasher that's out now, and there's gonna be a bunch of video episodes on their site. Here's a bunch of photos that weren't in the article. This is our posse when we set sail. Not too shabby.

      Back in June the whole crew went on a good old fashioned demo tour across the US to hype up the Pretty Sweet video. You can read a real article about it in the new Thrasher that’s out now, and there’s gonna be a bunch of video episodes on their site. Here’s a bunch of photos that weren’t in the article. This is our posse when we set sail. Not too shabby.

    • Professional survival kit. Ready to go.

      Professional survival kit. Ready to go.

    • Our first stop was at Active out in Rancho Cucamonga. The dudes killed the demo but the best trick was Cory stealing the giant skateable shark head and ripping around with it.

      Our first stop was at Active out in Rancho Cucamonga. The dudes killed the demo but the best trick was Cory stealing the giant skateable shark head and ripping around with it.

    • The kids loved it.

      The kids loved it.

    • After the demo we had our first of many 4 hour signings. Here's Eric with the first Elijah defacing of the tour.

      After the demo we had our first of many 4 hour signings. Here’s Eric with the first Elijah defacing of the tour.

    • Beebs is down for the fans. Shotgun at the signing? Why not!

      Beebs is down for the fans. Shotgun at the signing? Why not!

    • Another satisfied customer.

      Another satisfied customer.

    • When you have a couple hour demo, followed by a four hour signing that ends around midnight, the van ride ends up feeling kind of like this. For full effect stare at this photo for 5 hours and play Chief Keef on repeat as loud as possible. "I can't stay sober."

      When you have a couple hour demo, followed by a four hour signing that ends around midnight, the van ride ends up feeling kind of like this. For full effect stare at this photo for 5 hours and play Chief Keef on repeat as loud as possible. “I can’t stay sober.”

    • Before our signing in Vegas we got a couple hours of street skating in. Human knee bone at the spot? No biggie.

      Before our signing in Vegas we got a couple hours of street skating in. Human knee bone at the spot? No biggie.

    • Malto has a very eclectic fan base.

      Malto has a very eclectic fan base.

    • Seriously.

      Seriously. Everybody loves this guy.

    • The guys aren't scared to fan out on each other. Raven got his baby Carroll shirt signed by middle aged Carroll.

      The guys aren’t scared to fan out on each other. Raven got his baby Carroll shirt signed by middle aged Carroll.

    • Elijah's having a show at New Image gallery this December. Look out Tempster!

      Elijah’s having a show at New Image gallery this December. Look out Tempster!

    • Then it was on to Salt Lake City for more action. Try and figure out who's wearing this Batman mask.

      Then it was on to Salt Lake City for more action. Try and figure out who’s wearing this Batman mask.

    • Cory showing off some pre-signing stretch techniques in Salt Lake. Gotta stay limber for these things.

      Cory showing off some pre-signing stretch techniques in Salt Lake. Gotta stay limber for these things.

    • Pre-signing fishbowl. Mandatory.

      Pre-signing fishbowl. Mandatory.

    • The non-smoking guy pretending to smoke thing never gets old. Meza hitting that shit.

      The non-smoking guy pretending to smoke thing never gets old. Meza hitting that shit.

    • I'll never understand this one.

      I’ll never understand this one.

    • Demo time. Everybody killed it again. The demos on this trip were really good. Raven blasting.

      Demo time. Everybody killed it again. The demos on this trip were really good. Raven blasting.

    • Malto, small kickflip.

      Malto, small kickflip.

    • A real life SLC Punk! This jacket rips. More to come next week...

      A real life SLC Punk! This jacket rips. More to come next week…

  • Girl x Skate Warehouse part 2

    MJ gets into with the big cheeses.

  • 20 Years of Girl, what’s in a name?

    Twenty years ago Mike Carroll and Rick Howard set off to come up with a name for their new skateboard company. This is their story.

  • Instagram Contest Winners!

    Congratulations to @t_od and @prettyxchris for submitting the winning Pic Frames! Their prize, a Mophie iPhone charger and a (PRODUCT)RED deck.

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  • Instagram Contest!

    Post a “Pic Frame” including Kenny, Mike and (PRODUCT) RED and tag #REDcharge @mophie @girlskateboards @chocolateskateboards @red to win a Mophie iPhone charger and one of the decks below! Two winners will be announced Friday.

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  • Badass Meets Nostalgia
    • I figured since we're about to embark on a big time demo tour on Wednesday, I figured I'd throw up a few photos from Badass Meets Dumbass. That trip started off with the smoking van getting pinched by the border patrol on the first day. Hopefully we get off to a better start this time.

      I figured since we’re about to embark on a big time demo tour on Wednesday, I’d throw up a few photos from Badass Meets Dumbass (believe it or not, I think that was the last time we did a trip like this). That trip started off with the smoking van getting pinched by the border patrol on the first day. Hopefully we get off to a better start this time.

    • Roberts had a mean Lebowski thing happening back then.

      Roberts had a mean Lebowski thing happening back then.

    • Our second drive of the trip hit a 28 hour detour thanks to some flooding in Texas.

      Our second drive of the trip hit a 28 hour detour thanks to some flooding in Texas.

    • Mike is mad because Rickk just tore his sleeve off for fun. Sometimes when you're at a spot til 3 in the morning shit just gets weird.

      Mike is mad because Rickk just tore his sleeve off for fun. Sometimes when you’re at a spot til 3 in the morning shit just gets weird.

    • There were a lot of kids with home made t-shirts on that trip. Those are always cool.

      There were a lot of kids with home made t-shirts on that trip. Those are always cool.

    • Malto in Atlanta. I think this was the official dawn of the Malto Age.

      Malto in Atlanta. I think this was the official dawn of the Malto Age.

    • Fall asleep in the van and you usually end up entertainment.

      Fall asleep in the van and you usually end up as entertainment.

    • Kenny back nose blunting in KC. Can't wait to go back there and eat barbecue... I mean skate that spot again.

      Kenny back nose blunting in KC. Can’t wait to go back there and eat barbecue… I mean skate that spot again.

    • Eldridge came up on some solid fan art at the Pitcrew demo.

      Eldridge came up on some solid fan art at the Pitcrew demo.

    • Pitcrew was the half way point. The crew at that demo was pretty epic.

      Pitcrew was the half way point. The crew at that demo was pretty epic.

    • Myrtle Beach. This kid probably got a t-shirt for shotgunning that red bull.

      Myrtle Beach. This kid probably got a t-shirt for shotgunning that red bull.

    • My favorite pic of a spot conference. J Rog and Alex deep in thought.

      My favorite pic of a spot conference. J Rog and Alex deep in thought.

    • You never know what you're going to run into on the road. At a Cracker Barrel in Colorado we met John Foggerty and his family. He gave us autographs and the guys gave autographs to his kids. Can't wait to get back out there.

      You never know what you’re going to run into on the road. At a Cracker Barrel in Colorado we met John Foggerty and his family. He gave us autographs and the guys gave autographs to his kids. Can’t wait to get back out there.

  • Girl & Chocolate (RED) Collection at Active

    Check out the Girl & Chocolate (RED) Tee Series at Active. Purchases equal pills.

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  • New Carroll Angles

    Here’s some new Pretty Sweet angles of Carroll and some new Carroll 5 Pretty Sweet Selects available exclusively at Zumiez.

  • One in a Half Million

    Congrats to Raphael Sanboh from Littleton, Colorado for doing the “Like” thing on Girl’s Facebook page and being just one of the many kind people to get us to 500,00. All the Girl product in the photo below is yours Raph! Mike Carroll and framed photo of silent era film siren not included.

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  • Please Join Us…

    This Saturday at Active, El Segundo to kickoff this year’s (RED) Rush. There will be Girl & Chocolate Special Edition (RED) product, food and drinks, and an appearance from Kenny Anderson, Mike Carroll and Guy Mariano.

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  • (RED) RUSH

    Our partnership with (RED) continues as we kickoff this year’s (RED) Rush at Active in El Segundo on June 1. There’ll be Special Edition (RED) product, Girl and Chocolate team appearances, food and drinks.

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  • Jumbo Moves and a Jumbo Butter

    This Friday night Girl & Chocolate will be doing the demo thing at the Vans Park. In attendance will be Stevie Perez, Elijah Berle, Sean Malto, Eric Koston, Chris Roberts, Daniel Castillo, Justin Eldridge, Mike Carroll, Rick Howard, Jeron Wilson, Mike Mo, and Vincent Alvarez. A lot of guys will be at the 4:35 showing of The Hangover 3 in the mall, if you want to hit that up before hand too.

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  • House Meeting!
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      A couple of weeks ago we had a meeting at Cory and Elijah’s house to talk about a top secret video project. When we got there Cory was already filming. That has to be a good sign.

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      Aside from the Trunks we had a heavy managerial presence on hand. (Making high powered phone deals no doubt.)

    • 3_vince_and_snake

      Vinnie is off the wheeling machine and walking around! He’s gonna be killing it in no time. Snake was there for creative input too.

    • 4_stevie

      Stevie always finds the most comfortable seat in the house.

    • 5_stevie_vince_eli_bear

      Eli thinking deep thoughts while Vinnie, Stevie and a Bear take in the footy.

    • 6_comedy_section

      These guys had some pretty funny shit on tape.

    • 7_mike_insta_portrait

      Before we adjourned Carroll had to handle the social media duties. You’ve probably already seen this on Vine, Instagram and Snapchat.

    • 8_eli_jumpramp1

      You can’t have a skate video meeting without some skating. We broke out the ramps and Elijah and Guy went to work.

    • 9_guy_jumpramp1

      The guys started out mellow.

    • 10_eli_judo

      Then Elijah started pulling out the big guns. Serious Judo.

    • 11_eli_rocket

      This is a make.

    • 12_guy_360_saran

      Guy took it personal and decided to show the kids how they used to do it. 360 Saran Wrap! (that’s probably not even labeled right.)

    • 13_eli_over_rick

      Rick even got involved in the action. Elijah went Evel Kinevil over him.

    • 14_guy_Method

      Then Guy shut it down. If this was a jump ramp video we’d be done already.

  • Q&A

    From: Tim,

    Q: I don’t care what anyone says, Chomp On This is the single greatest skate video ever made. No other video makes me smile, laugh, and generally happier than any random 10-minute segment from Chomp. That being said, where is the love for it? The Chomp On Disc never materialized (rumors of Pac-Man lawsuits have been floating around for years), no anniversary celebrations when it turned ten, no outtakes ever popped up online, nothing. What gives?

    A: Thank you Tom for the love. Chomp on Disc got postponed due to Blu-Ray rights. We are totally bro’s with Pac-Man. Got him some Jager shot’s and he was cool with everything. We want to save the party for our 20th like a fine wine we get better with age. Carroll can we get some shirts please?Atiba

    Send your questions here.

  • Photo of the Day

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    “Just geting a little hyped for Bake And Destroy. Mic, Mike and Beagle. Thrasher Princess Wedding 2011.”—Sam Smyth

  • We Shred It, You Said It, We Read It with Mike Carroll

    Mike Carroll is up next for We Shred It, You Said It, We Read It. Reading your YouTube comments from the following videos: Modus OperandiFully Flared, and his Crail Couches. Topics discussed? Street League after parties, snorkeling, Mikemo, and more.