Sunday, August 03, 2008

10 Things You Didn't Know About Mimi Knoop

by, Avra Kouffman for

After winning the Women’s Soul Bowl contest at the S3 Supergirl Jam, Mimi Knoop is setting the ladies skate circuit on fire with displays of powerful skills, fast skating, and talent that are earning her some tidy prize purses. “Mimi looked like she owned it,” said World Cup of Skateboarding head judge Charlie Wilkins. “Run after run, she skated everything fast and powerfully, including all corners of the bowl while incorporating travelling airs.”

But modest Mimi hasn’t let her success go to her head: “I am honored to win,” she commented on her victory. “A lot of girls were skating well. I wasn’t expecting to take first place, but I just happened to stay on and connect some tricks which worked in my favour.”

We get the low-down on the burgeoning skate sensation with 10 facts you never knew…

1. She’s a military brat from Virginia.

2. She first started skating in Cuba in 4th grade.

3. In high school, friends named her Knoop Dogg: “For some reason it stuck . . . I’m not claiming gangsta, though!”

4. She loves art and graduated from college with a B.F.A.

5. After that, she lived on an eco-camp in the Caribbean and worked as a wine steward.

6. She was about to transfer to London when 9-11 shot down the hospitality and travel industries.

7. Instead, she road-tripped across the country “for lack of anything better to do”.

8. When she started skating seriously in California in 2002, she “didn’t even know there were contests for girls.”

9. Croatia, Australia and Iceland are three cool places skating has taken her.

10. She has a winner’s approach to life: “Do the best you can with what you’re given. If you want something, then go out and get it and get it with class.”
Since she has just won this year’s Pro-Tec Pool Party and Soul Bowl, this approach seems to be working!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Stacking the Deck w/ MSNBC

"In the skateboarding world, the guys had all the choices and the girls were pretty much left out in the cold. That is, until Cool Girl Decks came along and heated things up by filling the gap" JJ Ramberg the host of Your Business

Cool Girl Decks was featured on MSNBC's hit business show, Your Business, May 10th, 2008.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

CG Skates on..right into the Daily Pilot!

The Daily Pilot recently interviewed our fearless founder, Frank, about how he came up with the Cool Girls brand. Check out CG Decks' history in the newspaper or click here for the online story.

Keep cranking out those hot boards for us chicks, Frank! Skate on, girls!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Where Art Thou, Girl Decks?

Recognizing the lack of decks made for girls on the market, ASR Talking Heads' blog this week discovered Cool Girl Decks, but at the same time questions why there aren't more out there?

Read their blog for more on this subject...