Team / Max Erwin
Max has been known for years in the west as being one of the most naturally gifted downhillers. His victory at the first ever Paskapoo has become at story of mythical proportions. When Max first got a glimpse of his graphics last year he was kind of bummed it wasn’t based on a dog. He apparently has a nickname related to dogs because of an incident of dog dodging at race one year in British Columbia. This is actually not true though, he got this nickname for having a genetic disposition to turning into a dog whenever there are vampires nearby. He and his pack will try to prevent Edward from turning Bella into a vampire for as long as possible.
20 questions to Max erwin
1- What’s your full name?
Maxwell Bernard Erwin
2- What are your buddies calling you?
Mad Max, Dog Dodger
3- Where and when were you born?
Vernon, BC. Feb 4th, 1989
4- When did you start riding skateboards?
5- When was your first time on a longboard and what setup were you riding?
First time on a longboard was back in 2004. My best friend picked up a used sector 9 with a kicktail and some janky old gullwing trucks. I was hooked and soon bought my own sector 9 setup; A used island hopper with randal 150s.
6- Who were your early downhill influences if any?
Starting up my influences came from guys like Jimz, Jody Wilcox and the rest of the landyachtz crew from back in the early 2000s. Mischo Erban of course had a huge impact on my riding and I have to give him credit for getting me into the downhill scene and pushing me to start racing.
7- Best spot you skated?
It'd have to be a tie between Tuna Canyon in Malibu California and Giants Head in Summerland BC. I've left more urethane and skin between these two places than everywhere else combined.
8- What is your ideal session like?
My ideal session would be shredding a day of fast runs on a tech hill, endless hairpins and a few good buddies. Throw in a cold pack of beer at the end and I'm all smiles.
9- Who’s your favorite rider to watch on video?
My favorite skater to watch right now is Kevin Reimer. Kevin oozes style in every slide he pulls and makes everything look too easy. Respect.
10- Do you have a blog or website?, shoot the url:
I have a blog, www.maxerwin.com. I'm terrible for updating it though so don't expect too much...
11- What percentage your Facebook friends you have never met?
12- Favorite meal?
Lots and lots of sushi.
13- Favorite beer?
Howe Sound Brew Pub in Squamish makes a wicked winter ale that tops my list right now.
14- What music makes you want to go skate?
Ratatat and Beastie Boys get me stoked to skate.
15- Any musical guilty pleasure you are ashamed of?
Bass Hunter. Yeah I feel ashamed...
16- Can you drop in a vert ramp?
Yes, and sometimes even switch.
17- What is your favorite setup right now and why?
Max Erwin Flushcut with 50 degree Randall 180s and Orangatang Stimulus wheels. Makes stand-up slides second nature.
18- What’s that little thing you do to your setups that makes them feel way better?
Putting some new grip tape on makes all the difference after you've had a few dirty rain sessions. It's no fun when your feet are sliding off the board...
19- What's the best race you've attended and why?
The best race I've performed in has been the Paskapoo Rodeo in Calgary where I've placed 1st and 2nd. The course has tons of corners which helps when you're a lighter guy. The annual Giants Head event has to be my favorite though. Two days of free-riding one of the most tech roads, followed by head to head races make this the funnest event of the season.
20- Anyone you want to thank?
I have to give my parents a huge thanks for not thinking I was too crazy when I first picked up a longboard. They've been a huge help, from shuttling me up silver star run after run to volunteering at the Annual Vernon DH. I have to thank Mischo Erban for giving me the push to get into racing and always being a top notch dude. Patrick Switzer, Zen Shikzaze and Ivan Nguyen for always keeping it real and making every sesh fun, thats what skateboarding is all about. Of course Ian and Kebbek for taking my ideas and transforming them into a wicked free-ride machine.