S2 / EP24: MIMI KNOOP

Mimi Knoop’s skateboard career started in Cuba and her career path is a lot different than your traditional skateboarder. She was a collegiate soccer player, did a few post grad years in the wine business, and then migrated west to California where she found skateboarding again. In a few short years, Mimi was a "sponsored " woman in a world of men and became an advocate for change.. We talk about it all on the podcast.

Mimi Knoop Show Notes

2:00:  X-Games Norway

4:00:  Growing up a military brat, skateboarding and high school

10:30:  Radford University, college soccer and post grad years

15:30:  9/11 ruins her plans for wine career in London and she moves to California

20:20:  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout)

RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

The 10 Barrel Brewery

23:00:  Working nights, getting into the skate scene in CA, and going to Australia with her parents support

27:35:  Turning pro, girls contests and how they are treated at them, starting the WSA, and boycotting the X-Games

36:00: Getting invited to the X-Games, how she handles competition,  and medals

39:00:  Money in women’s skateboarding

43:00:  Hoopla Skateboards

47:30:  The Dew Tour

49:00:  Inappropriate Questions