Marc Frank dispenses free street knowledge.
Dr. Marco graduated from the Schoola’ Hard Knocks with honors in Pimpology. He’s a player well versed at shutting down haters and setting homeys straight on all types of shit … forildo!
Yo MFM, I think you’re an overrated rider, with an image much larger than your bag of tricks. I’m not saying you’re not an excellent rider, because your tricks had to get you noticed at one point-but you probably didn’t sound like a dorky white kid trying to fit into a crowd of wannabe thugs back then. In my local snowboard series (CMS), I’ve noticed that the better riders aren’t always the ones with the sponsors. It’s the more marketable kids like you-and myself. The more skill a kid has, the more marketable he should be-so why isn’t this true?
Ryan From Dirty Jersey
Ha ha! Listen to the jealous little hater punk bitch who pr’y doesn’t have any sponsors, and wonders why, ’cause he does all the tricks and they all look like shit! I love when you little fools hate on me-it cracks me up!
It sounds to me like your CMS actually has some good judging over there. They recognize style and fluidity, not just the double-backflip crowd-pleaser wack tricks. I didn’t start snowboarding so I could be the best-I was never really that much of a jock. I’m on all the dope companies that recognize originality and flavor and genuinely love snowboarding for its uniqueness. If I wanted to be the jock-type dude who does every ugly trick in the book to win, I’d ride for K2 or Rossignol, or another ski company.
Your definition of skill is different than mine. I ride how I wanna ride and do the tricks that I wanna do on film-hopefully they look a li’l different from the rest. I’m just here to make snowboarding look like a good time! Yo, and for the record, I can do all those wack tricks-they’re easy. But I wouldn’t do any of them on film ’cause they look straight-up goofy!-MFM
What up, Marco? First thing first, those nurses you do the photo shoots with are damn fine, homey-much props. The question I have for you, man, is, G-Unit or Murder Inc.? (G-Unit for life).
Yo, thanks, homey. I’m lucky, huh! Yeah, they’re ahhhight. He heh! I don’t know, I might like G-Unit a little better … I ain’t pickin’ sides, though, ’cause as soon as I do, the other one is gonna come up and make some doper shit. They both can come up with some bangin’ shit, but sometimes Murder Inc. songs get a little sappy. For me, whoever got the harder beats wins.-MFM
I have a big problem: I’m really scared of snowboarding, but I really want to do it because all my friends do it and it’s really cool. I mean, what should I do? I want to fit in and all, but I’m scared. I think this one needs some advice from a pro.
Oliver From Arkansas
What, foo? Ay, foo, there ain’t nothin’ to be scared of, man. It’s just snow. It ain’t like you’re bustin’ a 100-foot air on your first day or anything. You should just go try that shit-you’ll love it. Unless you wanna sit in Mom’s house the rest of your life and be scared of everything! It’s easy, doot, just have somebody give you some pointers at first. Ain’t nothin’ gonna happen to you, man-quit bein’ a puss.-MFM
Yo Marco, what’s crackin’? It’s your main man, Danny Peez. This isn’t a question, just wanna let you know that my girlie-girl’s pregnant, and if we have a boy, I’ma name him after you. You’s a muthaf-kin’ inspiration to me, and I appreciate you reppin’ Latinos to the fullest.
Holy shit, homey, that’s crazy dog! Are you sure you wanna do that? I ain’t sure I’m that special! But I’m honored like a mothaf-ker if you do homey! Whoa yo, I’m trippin’.-MFM
Hey Marc Frank, can you do switch backside spins? If so, please explain how, ’cause I can’t do ‘em. Do you listen to music while you’re shredding? What music? And what size rims are on your car? I got some double dubs on mine …
Yeah dog, you just start out doin’ switch everything real small-then work your way up. Start with switch backside 180s and 360s on all the little jumps. You just gotta get used to the awkwardness, so ride switch all the time and do switch tricks on every little bump you see. After a while, it’ll come natural without you even having to think about it. If I’m just ridin’ around the resorts, playin’ around, I mos def got some headphones on. I love ridin’ with music-and it’s all hip-hop. This whole mp3 era is off the hook! Check out Napster, foo! Yo, right now I got black and chrome 24s on the silver Range Rover dun. It’s stooopid!-MFM
Hey Marco, your style’s a big influence on me. Here’s my question: I snowboard in Illinois at the single towrope snowboard park of Raging Buffalo. We have a small group of around 25 good boarders, and it’s cool, but all I ever hear is, “You’ll never make it” and “It’s not like we’ll get anywhere with it,” from kids I know and others I don’t. We don’t have much to work with, but we can try. I’m stuck here until high school’s over, so what’s the call? I’ve been to contests out west, and I make videos-what else can I do? Do sponsors help that much? And what’s the Marco way to deal with all this disrespect? Midwest represent-shout back if you’re backin’ us up.
Yo, the guys who say that really aren’t gonna get anywhere. But guys like you who try and prove them wrong will make it places. I heard that all the time, too, man, and it messed with my confidence-but I just didn’t listen to any of that negative shit. I stayed positive. You just gotta keep goin’ after what you love. Even if you don’t make it, you’ll have way more fun experiences just even tryin’! What are you gonna do, just sit there and kick rocks for the rest of your life? Wondering if you coulda made it? Sponsors do help a little, too. I mean, first, you get free shit, but also, if you do get some free product, you get way more stoked to go out and get even better. It’s a good-ass feeling to have companies just give you shit ’cause you’re good! And about that disrespect thing and what I would do … well, you know what I would do-buss ‘em in their head. Don’t let anybody ever disrespect you.-MFM
Hey Marc, I was wondering if you liked G-Unit, 50 Cent, Tony Yayo, and the whole crew? And if so, why?
Yeah, I like dat shit. They have some good-ass beats and all that … I don’t like how mainstream it is, but what can you do? Sometimes it makes me laugh how they’re all still talkin’ about thuggin’, even though they don’t have to do that shit no more. But that’s jus’ gangsta shit, that’s why it’s good. It’s that “f-k the world” shit, heard!-MFM