A Few Things About Carlos Mendoza
You Should Know
Who is Carlos Mendoza?
Carlos Mendoza is an up and coming skateboarder from South Florida who has been making his rounds in the skateboarding realm lately by landing himself coverage in an underground magazine from the North East called Skate Jawn, and local skate films Moving Forward and Twoché.
Whether he’s in Florida, California or NYC, you can catch Carlos unleashing a Herculean style that has a magnitude of high speed tricks with direct delivery to any skate spot you put in front of him.
At only 18 years old, the experience he has skating big handrails has put him among only a few that can comfortably attack the infeasible terrain especially when those spots call for softer wheels and tighter trucks. Despite his exciting style, Carlos’ polite attitude to others translates from the way he skates into this cool dude who will kindly show you the best spots around town.
We caught up with Carlos to talk about some of his favorites and not so distant future plans.
Companies Carlos Can’t Skate Without
- Habitat skateboards
- Independent trucks
- Size 159, 54 mm Spitfire Formula Four Conical Wheels
- Converse Shoes
- Island Water Sports.
Carlos’s Favorite Skate Spot
- Cobra is a famous hand rail in Miami and one of South Florida’s only handrails that can put a you on the map. A lot has been done on it, but don’t let that hinder you. If you muster up the courage, get there and step up! (The school’s called South Miami Senior High School.)
- Triangle is another spot in Miami that’s seen its share of destruction. From crazy feats like Nyjah Houston’s half cab manual to Devin Abreu’s Front side Flip, there is no other spot in Miami that reaches Triangle’s caliber of fame. If you’ve never been there check it out. We recommend you take a selfie!
Favorite Skate Video
Yeah Right! A 2003 skateboard video from Girl Skateboards by Ty Evans
Mott’s Apple Juice
Future Skating Plans?
I’m moving to New York City next Tuesday
Next Contest: Damn Am Select Series NYC Sep. 15-16, 2016
Catch Carlos Mendoza skating the Damn Am Select Series contest September 15-16 at L.E.S Skate Park in New York City. The top 2 skaters get to skip the qualifying round at Tampa Am, November 2016. Tampa Am is a high-profile contest drawing industry leaders from all over the country to watch the up and coming skaters compete for bragging rights and Instagram followers.