BIRTHDAY: January 31
HOMETOWN: Santa Ana, California
RESIDE: Dana Point, California
| Mandy Esch Interview (2008)
Birthday: Jan 31st
Hometown: Santa Ana, CA
Currently Reside: Dana Point, CA
Years skating: 7ish
Sponsors: Madrid Skateboards, Fly Paper Grip, and Triple 8 Helmets
How were you introduced to skateboarding? What got you started?
I watched my older cousin ollie 9 skateboards lengthwise when I was a kid. He flew so gracefully. It always stuck with me.
What was your first set up?
A Blind deck, Web trucks, Pig wheels, and Bones Reds bearings.
What is the best and worst thing about your hometown?
The Ocean is by far the best. We've got great surf spots, beautiful views, and amazing sunsets. But we don't have many places to skate.
Besides skateboarding, what do you like to do in your spare time?
wwww.360SkateSchool.com and surf.
Top 5 skateboarders of all time?
Danny Way, Jeff Grosso, Tony Trujillo, Jimmy the Greek, and Apryl Woodcock
Top 5 skate videos of all time?
Fully Flared, Fully Flared, Fully Flared, Fully Flared, and Fully Flared
Favorite new trick or trick you want to learn?
Do you prefer to skate with guys or girls?
Makes no difference to me.
Describe your dream session.
BamBam made it a reality with the Wicked Wahine event in Baja. Lots of friends, empty pool, empty surf, and nothing to do but party.
What kind of music have you been listening to lately?
Random stuff like Tool, Ben Harper, the Faint and Stone Temple Pilots.
What is something most people don't know about you?
I've been to every state in the US except Hawaii and Florida.
What do you have planned for this year?
Take a year off competing to focus on my business. I'd like to have a really killer skate camp come Summer.
Shout outs and thanks?
The Madrid's for all their love and help and Triple 8 for the best helmets I've ever worn.
Damn is that the most boring interview or what?! Lets skate!