Eddie “Mighty” Moreno – Juice Magazine State of Skate Interview

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Name: Eddie “Mighty” Moreno
Hometown: Guerrero, Mexico/San Fernando Valley, California
Age: 23
Sponsors: Powell Peralta, Bones Wheels and Bearings, Val Surf, Vans, Remind Insoles, Diamond Supply Co., Grizzly Grip Tape, Ace Trucks, OCB Papers, Silika. 

What set-up are you riding right now?
My set up is a custom Powell deck size 8.25 with Ace trucks size 44, Bones wheels STF’s size 54, Bones Swiss Bearings, Grizzly Grip Tape and Diamond Supply Co. hardware.

What’s the most fun DIY, skater-built or renegade spot that you’ve skated lately?
Best skater built spots I’ve skated are probably Channel St. and Washington St. Both of those parks are really fun to skate.

Have you ever built something to skate?
Yes. I have built a spot with a few friends. We just poured a little concrete on some jersey barriers. We only got to skate them for a few weeks until they got taken out.

Who do you like to skate with the most these days?
I really like skating with Peter Hewitt, Chris Russell, Peacock, Roman Cedric and Robbie Russo.

Best skate graphic you have seen lately?
I’ve always liked Grosso’s graphics. They’re pretty funny.

Best thing you’ve skated in a skatepark?
The best thing I’ve skated at a park is a quarter pipe with parking block coping at Potrero skate park in SF.

Favorite skateboarders of all time?
My favorite skaters are Cj Collins, Willy Lara, Patrick Ryan, Chris Russell, Alex Perelson, Brad McClain, Grant Taylor, Raney Beres, Chris Cope, Ronnie Sandoval, Tom Remillard, Pat Ngoho, Caballero, Hosoi, Rune, Grosso, Hewitt, Steve Bailey, Trujillo, Mark Gonzales, Jay Adams, Dan Drehobl, Max Schaff and Torey Pudwill.

Is there anything that hasn’t been built to skate yet that you’d like to see built?
I think everything I’d like to skate has been built.

Best road trip you ever took?
One of the best road trips I’ve been on was probably a Colorado trip I went on with the Powell team. We had lots of fun out there.

Any skate-related charities you support?
Yes. There are three skate-related charities that I support. The first one is the Tony Hawk Foundation. The second one is Johnny Kicks Cancer and the last one is Sheckler’s Foundation. I respect what they’re doing for the community.

What music have you been listening to?
Lately, I’ve been listening to Future, Lil Reese, Gino Marley, Juice Da Savage, Ball Out, Chief Keef, Tadoe, and my bro, Fredo Santana. Check him out!

What do you consider the responsibilities of a professional skateboarder?
I think your responsibilities as a skateboarder should be to skate as much as possible, learn new tricks, put out a few parts every year and to give back to the kids.

Which skate shops do you support most?
My favorite skate shop is Val Surf. It’s in the SFV and it’s been skater owned since ‘66. They kill it. If you’re around the valley, don’t forget to stop by and check it out.

Favorite skate photo of all time?
One of my all time favorite photos is one of Lance Mountain doing a sad plant at Pink Motel. Everything about that photos is sick!

What is your take on girls skateboarding?
I’m stoked that more girls are skating now. It’s sick to see them shred with us. I hope they keep it up!

What skateboarding memorabilia do you have that means the most to you?
I have a few pool plates that my lil brother that passed away and I found in random abandoned houses that we were skating. I’m gonna keep them for the rest of my life.

Who contributes the most to your local skate scene?
I think Torey Pudwill and Shane O’Neill contribute the most to the skateboard scene where I’m from. Everyone is rocking Grizzly grip tape and skating like them.

Top three favorite skate tricks?
My top three favorite tricks are. nose grinds, switch ollies and back tails.

Do you think skateboarding should be in the Olympics?
I’m not sure if I’d like to see skateboarding in the Olympics.

What is your proudest moment in skateboarding so far?
My proudest moment in skateboarding has to be when I won the Chili Bowl in S.F. a few years back. It felt amazing to be able to bring the trophy home. Everyone was killing it that year!!!!

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ABOUT THE JUICE MAGAZINE STATE OF SKATE:

When we started Juice Magazine 22 years ago, you could count the number of skateparks on one hand and grindable pool coping was mostly a distant memory. Now there are thousands of skateparks all over the world, along with a vast quantity of DIY spots built to skate. In 1993, the majority of skateboarders listened to punk rock or hip hop exclusively. Now skateboarders listen to almost every kind of sound created. Two decades ago, skateboarding related charities were non-existent. Today, there are numerous non-profits giving back to skateboarding in many ways. One of the most important differences between now and then is that, 22 years ago, there was a clear division between old school and new school skateboarding. Now that wall of separation has followed the same path as the Berlin Wall, allowing for an unprecedented unification of skateboarders all over the globe. Great strides have been made for girls that skate as well as the acceptance of skate history and long overdue recognition for skateboarding’s pioneers and its artifacts. At the same time, the current generation of skateboarders is taking skateboarding to new heights, previously unimaginable. As the landscape of the skateboarding industry changes on a daily basis, and the topic of skateboarding in the Olympics rears its head once again, along with the disturbing subject of who controls skateboarding being tossed about by corporate entities, we decided it was time to take a good look at the State of Skate. We asked 20 questions to 100 skateboarders, ages 8 to 58, and found that skateboarding is as diverse as the skateboarders that are addicted to it, no one controls skateboarding except skateboarders, and the State of Skate is savage and strong. Now get out there and skate tough!

JUICE MAGAZINE STATE OF SKATE features interviews with 100 skateboarders including: Tony Alva, Dave Hackett, Chris Strople, Duane Peters, Steve Olson, Dave Duncan, Steve Alba, Tony Magnusson, Pat Black, Jesse Martinez, Bill Danforth, Jim Murphy, Ric Widenor, Lester Kasai, Glen Charnoski, Bryan Pennington, Peter Furnee, Jeremiah Risk, Ryan Smith, Jason Jessee, Omar Hassan, Cam Dowse, Jen O’Brien, Depth Leviathan Dweller, Brett Roper, Travis Beattie, Chris Gentry, CW Dunn, Chris Albright, Charlie Wilkins, Cairo Foster, Pierre-Luc Gagnon, BJ Morrill, Dr. Lenore L.A. Sparks, Sid Melvin, Jesse Irish, Packy Fancher, Greg Lutzka, Jimmy Larsen, Adam Dyet, Luis Tolentino, Greg Harbour, Frank Faria, Ryan DeCenzo, Dave Bachinsky, Johnny Turgesen, Casey Meyer, Edward Sanchez, David Gravette, Ben Hatchell, Brian Geib, Felipe Gouveia, Eric Santos, Kyle Smith, Cameron Revier, Josh Stafford, Justin Grubbs, Etienne Eden Archila, Sanzio Piacentini, Josh Elder, Eddie “Mighty” Moreno, Kevin Kowalski, Otto Pflanz, Jeremy Smith, Adam Wiggins, Jimmy Wilkins, Danny Gordon, Jake Hilbish, Corey Blanchette, Adam Legassie, Nick Santos, Trey Rounds, Curren Caples, Justyce Tabor, Andy Anderson, Sarah Thompson, Coral Guerrero, Collin Graham, Derek Scott, Ace Pelka, Sonny Rodriguez, Jarren Duke, Mikayla Sheppard, CJ Titus, Noah Schott, Emily Earring, Julian Torres, Wyatt Wisenbaker, Josh Forsberg, Nathan Midgette, Roman Pabich, Yago Dominguez, Jack Winburn, Jonas Carlsson, Kiko Francisco, Bryce Ava Wettstein, Desmond Shepherd, Matty Jessee and Luke Kahler.

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