Skate Photo Feature: Mikey Martinez


A new year presents us with opportunities for new challenges, for fresh takes and do-overs. Mikey Martinez spent the last two years recovering from his first attempt at this rail after breaking his elbow when he was pitched to flat from 16 stairs up. He took some of the hardest slams I’ve seen there. I wouldn’t blame him if he never wanted to see this rail again, but one of the things I admire most about him is his positivity and will to make something amazing happen. After a few minutes of psyching himself up, he rolled away and had conquered an old foe—making it look easy.

Mikey Martinez – Backside 50-50 – SLC, Utah
Mikey Martinez – Backside 50-50 – SLC, Utah. Photo: Niels Jensen