July 15th, 2010 by bryansoderlind

What up Hooker, what are you up to?

What up Bear just driving home from working.

Where you working at these days?

Actually it was my last day today but I’ve been working out at this ski center that is inside of Disney World. Basically I just pull tourists tubing, skiing, kneeboarding, whatever they want to do.

Ever try to get them to wakeskate?

Yeah all the time, I think I’ve convinced two of about 150 total people I’ve pulled. One person got hurt that did it and then the other just wasn’t very good at all.

Can you even do any tricks behind the boat?

(laughs) A heelside 180 wake to wake is a sure thing but other than that not much else really.

Been going on any winch trips lately?

Yeah a couple of us went to Alabama recently and did some winching. I’m going up to New York to see my family here in a few days too and will definitely be doing some riding up there. I’ll probably go up to Andrew’s house in Ohio too when I get back and hit his backyard setup for a few days.

I heard you might have a new board under your feet these days…

Yeah that might be true

When are we going to find out, press releases are for the birds, give us a hint!

I don’t know if I’m supposed to say yet, but I’ll be on a small team of guys that I ride with pretty much all the time.  I don’t want to start off on the wrong foot and blow a press release bear! I’m pretty pumped though.



You should be, sorry if I get you in trouble, anyways what is going on with Teva weren’t you wearing their shoes?

Yeah I’ve been helping them figure out what they want to do as far as making a wakeskate shoe.  I think if they do things right they could have a cool shoe we’ll have to see what it looks like in 2011. I’ve been getting a bunch of product and stuff in the meantime.

Nice, if you got some extra pairs of those sandals with straps on them my Dad would probably be stoked if you could hook him up!

(laughs) Oh I got an extra pairs of those sandals, I’m keeping them around in case I go on a rock climb or something (laughs)

I’ve seen your facebook relationship status fluctuate a little lately, can we go right there right now, which is it, “single” or in a “relationship”?

(laughs) I’d rather we not go there right now, can I have another question?

How did you get the nickname “Hooksteez”? You may have been asked before somewhere but I wasn’t paying attention

Mike Grasso started calling me that about two years ago and it has just kind of stuck.

Speaking of Mike Grasso(co owner of Oak Wakeskates), he might not be calling you anything anymore huh?

(laughs) Good one bear, no I was just over there at his place in Daytona Beach riding.  I told him about my decision to ride for someone else and he was cool about it, he understands the situation and we’ll keep being good friends.

Is your winch still broken? When are we going to shoot?

Yeah it’s still broken but we can always use Andy’s or Stu’s, I have new favorite spot up in Jacksonville we need to shoot on.

Sounds good let’s do it soon, good talking to you man, anything else you want to throw out there, something on winching, whatever,  I know my questions were kind of bad.

Hmmmmmmm something about winching. Well I’m still trying to figure out the excitement of wakeboarders hitting wakeskate winch spots and throwing things like Indy shifty’s.  I must be missing something, but what do I know.  I’m also growing out my hair, both on my face and on my head, just really letting loose. That’s about all I can think of.

Awesome.

5 Responses to “Phone Call to Matt Hooker”

  1. James Says:

    yaaaa congrats Matt!!

     
  2. Jeremy Says:

    where’s this new favorite spot in jacksonville at?

    I’m up here in jax, if you need someone to help drive the winch or push the stoke level let me know.

     
  3. Kyle Hyams Says:

    I also heard a couple friends of Hooker’s were repairing his winch while he was out of town… hopefully they can make it happen and get Ol’ Yeller back up and running.

     
  4. shredvolution4Lyfe Says:

    Pole jam shot is dope! Should’ve made that thing like 20 feet longer though!

     
  5. dave Says:

    Hooker is dangerous!!! Hide your cats!!

     

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