Dr Marco spits knowledge pro bono publico.
Dr. Marco, I met and rode with you this past summer down at Las Le§as, Argentina, and I must say your riding style blew my mind-you made everything look way too easy. It probably gets old hearin’ this, but you got mad steez. My question is when you’re hitting stuff with powder landings, do you find it easier to land a bigger, faster rotation or a slower, smaller one?
Colter from Massachusetts
Yo, whatup, doot. Yeah, Las Le§as was fun. I just wish we woulda got better weather, but whateverz. Yo, a slower rotation is always better lookin’ and most def’ easier to land in powder, no question.-MFM
Yo, Marco, what up, bruh? I’m looking into getting more ink, and I have an idea of what I want (stole the idea from some dude in a TW SNOW mag back in like ’98). It’s a sequence of somebody hitting a kicker-not crazy detail, just basic outline of the guy. So, seeing as your style is ruthless, I figured on getting a sequence of you. I bet you’re getting a li’l creeped out right now, but don’t sweat it man-it could be anyone. I just want it done right. Like, I don’t want one of the sequence shots to look like buddy’s arm is all bent crazy or any sort of window rollin’ going on. I want pure style.
Anyway, I can’t find many sequences of you and was hoping you could hook me up. You gotta have tons layin’ around. And another question I got for ya’ is what’re your top five CDs right now?
Be easy, son,
Yeah dog, that’s a good idea for a tattoo. I wish I could help you with that, but I don’t have any sequences of myself like that. I only have all the old mags packed up in boxes or whatever. That’s what you should do, though, is just ask friends for all their old mags and go huntin’ through those to find somethin’ ill. Here are my five faves right now.-MFM
Danger Doom/The Mouse And the Mask
Black Rob/The Black Rob Report
Jeru The Damaja/Wrath Of The Math
Yo, wut up, MFM? First, dude, I gotta give you mad props. I used to hear all this talk about you, but neva realized that there was talk for a reason. Ever since I watched the section of you in Big Bear’s movie No Big Deal, I started givin’ mad respect, man. It’s pretty sick because I neva knew what type of tricks I could pop on those little hops, but now you gave me some ideas, foo’! Damn, you’re my biggest inspiration now, for sho’! The Rail Jam at Big Bear sucked ’cause I’m too freakin’ young to go to the afta party and meet you. But seriously, my problem is being too cautious-I’m always tellin’ myself I can hit that beat-up Beetle up at The Park At Bear Mountain, but at the last second I bail out … any advice? And how do kids like Johnny Miller who got the first part in No Big Deal get noticed?
Ay, dog, thanks for them props. Yo, you just have to hit that Beetle without even thinkin’ about it-just do it. Just go straight at it with enough speed and crack an ollie onto it. After you slide straight over it, then you can start doin’ other sideways slides and stuff. It’s not that long of an obstacle, so if you end up wrecking you’ll pr’y just fall on the other side of it into the snow! Just watch someone else and do what they do-it won’t be hard, I promise.
As far as gettin’ noticed, that just comes automatically when you’re up there a lot, getting good, and practicing. Pretty soon you start meeting different people and ridin’ with them, and then people start talkin’. If you work at somethin’, things just start happening naturally, and then everything magically falls into place. Pretty soon you got a video part, and there ain’t no lookin’ back!-MFM
Yo, Marco, I have a lotta problems with weekend warriors comin’ up and invading my local hill and causin’ a lot of general mayhem. So my question for you is how can you snowboard with a piece on you and not have it get in the way all the time. I want it to be easily accessible in case I gotta show these little punks what’s up, but I don’t want it to be hindering my on-snow experience or have it visible to any ski patrollers.
You’re jokin’, right? You don’t know how to fight? You best take some kick-boxing lessons or some shit. What a ridiculous question, man. And anyway, ain’t you supposed to be the one causin’ general mayhem?-MFM
Doctor Marco, first of all I wanna say that you are one of the baddest riders out there, and you are a big inspiration to me. Now here’s my problem: I found out I have cancer eight months ago, and because of the surgery and treatments, there’s a huge-ass chance that I will never be able to ride again. Now that I’m recovering, do you think I should still have hope that I’ll ever hit the slopes again?
Thanks, man, I appreciate it.
Ay, David, I’m real sorry you had to go through all that. I had a friend who went through probably the same thing. I most def think that you’ll be riding again-so yeah, keep the hopes high as hell. Use that hope to work hard at recovering, and then see how you feel. And if you feel at least halfway good, do it, and ride hard! I mean, if it came down to it, I know I would want to die snowboarding. What better way could you go if you had to?-MFM
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