Mike Mo Capaldi is known for being one of the most influential skateboarders. Capaldi breaks down his Lakai "Fully Flared" part and discusses his influences and how he approached skating in this iconic video on the More Nine Club YouTube channel.
When the 32-year-old pro skater joined the Lakai "Fully Flared" video, he knew it would be special. He had been a part of Lakai since he was a young buck and was one of the most recognizable names on the team.
The "Fully Flared" video was a project that had been in the works for over two years and featured some of the most impressive skateboarding including pro skaters such as Eric Koston, Mike Carrol, Jerron Wilson and more.
Capaldi knew that he needed to step up his game for the skate video and approached his skating differently than he had in the past. He worked on his tricks for months in advance and made sure that he was utterly ready to nail them when the cameras started rolling.
The result was one of the most iconic skateboarding parts of all time. Capaldi's skating was smooth and effortless, and his trick selection was impeccable. He flowed from one trick to the next and made it look easy.
The "Fully Flared" video was pivotal in Capaldi's career and solidified his place as one of the gnarliest skaters. He has since gone on to star in several other skateboarding videos and has continued to innovate and put forth mind-boggling maneuvers.
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