And at 17 years old i met him at the Fise contest in Montpellier, and you can not imagine how big it was for me,we went both in final, and it was unreal to ride with my idol in the same skatepark, his run was amazing. And after the contest my Mom, without a word in english, ask Mike for a picture and surprised me, I could not even say a single word, we took the picture and he told me ” Alex your run was really good”, i answered with a shame thanks but in my head it was like “OH MY GOD!!!! MIKE JUST TOLD ME MY RUN WAS REALLY GOOD”.
And When i heard of his crash years after i was devastated, waiting for every news. And at first it was impossible for me to watch the video of him at the hospital.
This is why, today, this video of him means a lot for me.
Mike Best rider of all the time.