The E/O: Mike Osterman (Freestyle Skateboarding)
The E/O: Mike Osterman (Freestyle Skateboarding)

I’m a freestyle skateboarder from the
middle of Illinois and just like to dance on my skateboard. I don’t I try to
take myself too super seriously, I really like just pursuing my skating trying to
get better and better at what I do and make it look as fun as it is me freestyle skateboarding is kind of like
dancing on your skateboard. A lot of people compare a freestyle contest
to a figure skating routine where you have nothing but open flat grounds and
you can do whatever you want with it freestyle is equal parts athleticism
kind of problem-solving and also the creative side of it which is doing
tricks that no one’s done before and in ways that no one’s done before. Those
three aspects sort of make it both really creative and really technically
different. I found skateboarding through like video games pretty much my friends
and I sit in their basements just playing the Tony Hawk games and one day
we decided we would pick up boards and try it ourselves –
totally fell in love with the sport I think meeting people through
skateboarding and learning the sport itself was really motivating, but then
also finding the freestyle community sort of opened my eyes to how much more
there was outside of Plainfield I don’t know – he’s an incredible
skateboarder and has been since we were younger. By the time I met Mike he was already slaying it on a skateboard. And when I got
into my junior year of college I kind of thought well I can either
continue school or try to prolong the skateboarding thing for a while. It’s
been a lot of time spent figuring out how to take my passion and make it into
a career. There’s a lot of social pressure to like get a real job and
study medicine and do my thing and then to turn around and say I just want to
skateboard there’s definitely some pushback from my family. On the other
hand I had just won the world championship in freestyle, I had some
things going for me and I had some sort of support saying that you know maybe
there is a career in this maybe I’m good enough to make a living doing what I do.
I just want to see freestyle grow, we’ve been through like the dark ages of the
sport, we’ve seen no one participating in it making boards ourselves and like
shaving down street boards to make them freestyle shapes. Nowadays we have so
much more and we have such an easier time communicating and getting
in touch with other freestylers around the world it’s just a matter of sharing
it and getting more people involved and that’s what Waltz is really about my
company you should follow what you’re passionate about. We’re all gonna go
through rocky times and kind of some turbulent moments, but if you’re
following something that you’re really passionate about makes it a lot easier
to get through those low points. A lot of people are scared of failure, I still am
but remembering that that’s part of the learning process. I love freestyle because it’s so many things but the end of the day it’s just going out
and dorking around on a skateboard and I love that

100 thoughts on “The E/O: Mike Osterman (Freestyle Skateboarding)”

  1. naim says:

    Today bday

  2. legan poul says:


  3. Misho Simeonov says:

    1 first

  4. Jameel Dookhan says:


  5. JP Underly says:


  6. Mohamed Nafis says:


  7. Wali Farooq Jutt says:

    Your biggest fan please reply

  8. Paul Wagner says:


  9. DEMONS GAMING says:


  10. rez1seK GG says:

    I'm french

  11. Colette Lipton says:


  12. Deepak k says:

    Hey bro you awesome too who shows us this awesome video;-)

  13. Patricia Medenilla says:

    Now that’s awesome

  14. Noe Jassel Ibarra Rodriguez says:

    you are awesome

  15. Ilyes Chekhoum says:

    صلوا على النبي

  16. TSM _Jimmy says:

    Nice vid

  17. The Real Dorise says:

    I really wish that there was more freestyle skateboarding going on like Rodney Mullen back in the day. Street skating in my opinion has become so similar with every person who does it that there isn't much uniqueness to it. In freestyle, you can see the personality of the skater as they perform tricks.

  18. Jam Jest says:

    Thanks 🙂

  19. Raymon Hollaar says:


  20. Rc Channel says:

    Its beatiful!!!!!!☺☺👍👍👍☺.

  21. Tierrin :v/ says:

    First Comment.

  22. STS TV says:

    I m the king

  23. dani freestyl says:

    kannst du ein trampolin video machen . Do you can make a trampolin video

  24. Sudipta Padhan says:


  25. حيدر عامر Hayder Amer says:

    ممكن تشتركون بقناتي واكتبوا تم حتى اشترك بقناتكم

  26. francisco jose9281 says:

    Suscribe te a mi canal

  27. chrltt_linnea says:

    very nice video

  28. Ace Troubleshooter says:

    This kind of videos, makes me feel so useless and how stupid I am.

  29. Necrolicious says:

    I don't feel like the only freestyle skater anymore, Rodney Mullen is my skateboarding idol and I followed in his footsteps

  30. Adorable Deplorable says:

    Sweet! 💙

  31. Arthur Onselen says:

    He is so good

  32. Schnoesel Derp says:

    what is the outro song ?

  33. Furious Fox says:

    THIS guy is awesome

  34. Calder Biondi says:


  35. Alicia Karim says:

    When you wanna be like him but you know you can't even stand straight without fallin

  36. Abo Hamad says:

    Copying GREAT STORY channel

    Out of ideas

  37. LeighTakeTwo says:

    get him on Braille.

  38. Mihael Baričević says:

    Story with bboy or freeruner

  39. Pasha Erlangga says:

    Hy I'm from indonesia skill you amazing and perfeck

  40. Cuspoca Films says:

    Viva el deporte Freestyle , lo amo

  41. Cooper YT says:

    rodney mullen is back

  42. thesidewayzone says:

    2:15 Brazzers on blackboard, lul

  43. Yovainer- from Dance says:

    Melo 😎😎

  44. name says:

    young version of Rodney Mullen

  45. John Sawyer says:

    Yes Mike!!

  46. DSMCR says:

    He's good but he's just doing everything rodney mullen did 40 years ago.

  47. antjuan payne says:

    SKATE 4!!

  48. Dathu Yadav says:


  49. idEk what this is 1235 says:

    Scroll fast


    Did you see purple 💜💜💜 ?

  50. Buck McAntlerson says:

    Rodney Mullen did it better than everyone. They should pretty much just end the sport bc he was it.

  51. Did you know ? معلومة says:


  52. Did you know ? معلومة says:


    PEOPLE ARE INSANE 2018 ✿ Amazing Skills and Talented here

  53. Opinion says:

    I wanna go skate now, it's been way too long. To any kids out there watching this, NEVER stop skating just because of your friends' lose interest and become interested in staying inside and getting high or drinking. That shit is lame and gets old really fast, 7 ply or die!

  54. the LBpianist says:

  55. Kyle 89 says:


  56. Joe Saunders says:

    Yes Mike! Share the love, spread the creativity!!!

  57. Gabriel Wigny says:

    Brazzers on the bord at 2.14🤣

  58. Dylan Green says:

    Mike osterma is not new to me, he is a huge inspiration and you can do these things too if you spend 10000 hours doing jt

  59. FCK GRTLR says:

    Next Rodney Mullen

  60. Dylan Green says:

    Anyone here who likes this stuff check out Matt Tomasello, the next mullen, or hans wouters, a longboard dancer, Ive always loved Mike osterman aswell, there are many more to see once you start digging around a bit bit those are must watches start with Matt Tomasello – Fancy Lad video

  61. Sumukh says:

    How the hell do you do that ?

  62. rusrad74 says:

    Mullen Did this years ago.

  63. Skylar’s Wørld says:

    Can u do a backflip then land on a skateboard

  64. Ak 47Pk says:

  65. SHAHIDA KHAN says:

    HOW how how How

  66. RMA says:


  67. Joshua Bj Chaves says:

    I did not hear rodney mullen

  68. Kevin Hernborg says:

    First song? 😃

  69. xMqqv says:

    Mike Osterman probably had the biggest influence in my skateboarding life, even over Rodney Mullen. For me, he has the cleanest style. His spacewalks, monsterwalks, coconut wheelies, he looks like a real dancer, like hes surfin the ground, getting to a point above gravity. He brought me into the world of Freestyle with his great YouTube channel and i love skatin freestyle and already proceeded a lot as well, because of Mike showing tricks, combos, givin inspiration. Thanks Mike.

  70. Lukas Huss says:

    This channel is dead

  71. Mike Osterman says:

    Thanks PaA! Such a fun day filming. Stoked to see the next story!

  72. lana happy says:

    abonnez vous dans ma chaine 🙂 🙂

  73. VaughnJPhoto says:

    Fake tricks all day baby 😉

  74. Max McDaris says:

    Fake Tricks

  75. Josh Rietze says:

    Very technical, great work keep doing what you're doing

  76. Brett Sanders says:

    Freestyle makes sense in Midwest

  77. Nunkima Ralte ! says:

    Mike is pretty much is the one guy bringing freestyle back to life

  78. Luke says:

    Intro song?????

  79. YA YA says:


  80. Nicolas Petroni says:

    Rodney Mullen invented almost all of those tricks

  81. Jared Genesis says:

    its great to see kids still doing this. i'm 32 and freestyled alot growing up on my board. i shaved my boards down too so i could do more flips and spins as well as other tricks. You can tell who is creative by the way they skating. freestyle forever baby

  82. Hector Bradshaw says:

    scenario freshman trip administrator including version brown slice.

  83. ViRuSTriNiTy says:

    No word about rodney? Wtf. Anyway, sick skills.

  84. Girls can scooter Too! says:

    Mike what do you think about trick scootering??

  85. STILLFIN says:

    These videos are inspiring and incredible!

  86. stanntwicee_dice viadnes says:

    Pls make video of Anna Mcnulty she's very flexible

  87. MAdrian Putrap says:


  88. Rrenison Boyan says:

    that intro songs off the hook! love watching musical skate vids. whats the name of that song?

  89. Jersey Devil says:

    You got to do both; school and skate,.

  90. Drawing with Anaya says:


  91. Jonny Golf says:

    Do you know who is Rodney Mullen?

  92. Metalix says:

    My inspiration in Freestyle Skating 😍

  93. Rashid 2k19 says:

    You are the best

  94. Tomás Morgado says:

    Like, ver y good video. Done, you have a new supporter

  95. DonPritchard1850 says:

    My man, what you do is absolutely beautiful.

  96. Puhi Snowden says:

    Whats the backround music

  97. супер снайпер says:


  98. manuel morales says:

    Rodney mullens

  99. joe-switch engage says:

    Super stoked to see someone carrying on the amazingly awesome sport of freestyle skating! Back in the early 90's when I first started skating I was always watching skate videos and amazed by freestylers! I've tried it and learned a couple tricks but could never get as technical as he pros I've watched and just stuck with ramp skating and a little bit of street. Watching this dude brings back so many awesome memories and I would absolutely LOVE IT if freestyle made a comeback and the new generation of younger skaters carried it on. The potential freestyle has is immeasurable and if skaters take it to the next level then having it added to the X-Games would be sooooo rad! Think about it…hop on your boards, kids…Anything is possible!! m/

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