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Posted: March 4, 2009

Mike Mo Capaldi
by Schmitty


As most of you should know, Mike Mo Capaldi battled the Berrics game of SKATE for the last few months and came away with the victory over Benny Fairfax, giving him the title and $10,000. I hit him up for a little web exclusive look-back and got a few questions answered.

Top three match ups of the entire battle?
PJ versus Benny, Carroll versus Koston, and MJ versus Chris Roberts and Legion of Doom.

Top three dudes you're glad you didn't have to face.
PJ, Koston, and Joey Brezinski.

Top three things you'd like to do with the 10 grand?
Honestly, I don't know what to do with it. I guess just keep saving for a house.

Do you feel any additional pressure skating in front of your bosses on a regular basis and in comps like Battle at the Berrics?
I use to be really nervous to skate in front of all the Girl dudes, and in front of a crowd. It depends on the obstacle I'm skating, I guess. If it's tranny or a handrail, I'll feel like there’s more pressure because I don't know what I'm doing. It's kind of fun to deal with the pressure, though, in front of a crowd. When I was younger I couldn't even get in front of my class to do a presentation. I guess I just prove to myself it's a sign of maturity to go do something like that.

I see you listed your age as 18 and included beer as one of your interests. What kind of beer do 18 year olds consume these days?
Where does it say that? MyBerrics? I shouldn't have put that; Berra’s probably so bummed on that. I need to take that off. But I like Coors or Bud Light, no Heineken, though. Anything besides that.

You're from Simi Valley. What’s your take on Skatelab going all Walmart on us?
I think it's smart of them. They get to remake the park because of it. Make it way better than it is now. They can sell out all they want; it's just going to give me and my friends a way better place to skate now.

Did you know there was money on the line from the start, and if not, what did it feel like to go from playing for fun to 10 large?
Berra actually told me in the beginning that there was going to be money, I wasn't sure how much, though. I pretty much ignored the money part, because if I came in fourth I still would have gotten like two grand. Just for playing skate you get two G’s? I'll take it.


Mike Mo with a fakie tré excerpted from our November 2008 issue. Photo: Colen

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