Mike Hoppe

2006 Rider of the Year

Age: 30

Location: Oakland, California

Favorite Riding Spot: Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA

How did you get started? Caught the snowboard bug as a teenager and then ordered an alpha 112 off the web. I was lucky to live close by Freebord Mfg and got some support from Tim Seward, Steen, etc.

How long have you been riding? 12 years

Best Freebord memory: I always forget them then someone says, “Hey remember the time…" Probably my trip to Europe.

Board settings: Freebord 85W, trucks tight with back tighter and low rocker with back lower.