Dan MacFarlane is a pro skateboarder and instructor. After climbing through the ranks of the skateboard industry, doing well in contests, and his sponsors turning him pro, he eventually set off on his own to create Mentality Skateboards in 2003, and the bestselling instructional video "Skateboarding Explained".
1990 - First sponsored by Skatepark of Houston
1993 - Took 4th place in Shut Up and Skate, Street Division, and shown in 411 #3
1995 - Began instructing in skateboarding at the Encinitas YMCA (Instructed Shaun White there. He was 8)
1996 - First major sponsor, Formula One Skateboards (Omar Hassan's company)
2000 - 8th place Vans Am World Championships http://skateboarding.transworld.net/1000013022/features/day-1-of-the-vans-amateur-championships/
2001 - 1st Place Damn Am
2002 - Turned pro for Vision http://www.wcsk8.com/2002/events/oceanside/street.html
2003 - 17th Overall by Vans Triple Crown as a Pro http://www.wcsk8.com/2003/3crown_streetOA.html?-database=skaters2000.fp3&-layout=RiderDetail03&-response=vertoverall.lasso&-op=bw&NA_Vert_Rank_03=%3e0&-skiprecords=0&-maxRecords=20&-sortField=NA_Vert_Rank_03&-sortOrder=ascend&-logicalop=and&-search
2003 - started Mentality Skateboards
2006 - made Skateboarding Explained, the instructional video
- The Skateboarding Explained App is Now Available in the App Store on iTunes! Search “GoLearn Skateboarding Explained” or follow this link to get yours!
- New Mentality “EEG” signature deck is Now Available! Follow this link to get yours http://www.amazon.com/Mentality-Skateboards-MacFarlane-Skateboard-Deck/dp/B006LRPTPC
- Now teaching skateboarding for Leisure Learning, who has been providing amazing classes of all sorts to Houston since 1979. These are their first skateboarding classes!
They printed over 100,000 schedules, which you can get from 800 Houston locations including Kroger stores, and libraries.
The classes start in January 2012. Learn more, and how to sign up here:
- Complete Mentality Skateboards are now available on Amazon.com. They ship for FREE with Amazon’s Super Saver Shipping, and for a limited time they are being offered for 20% off, so pick one up for you and/or to give as a gift this holiday season!
- "SKATEBOARD Tecnica e Tricks" the Italian language version of "Skateboarding Explained: The Instructional DVD" is now available across Italy & Italian speaking Switzerland. You can also buy it from this link http://www.cinehollywood.com/index.php?pagina=16&id=3278
- You can now Rent "Skateboarding Explained" from Youtube.com/SkateboardExplained and Instantly begin to Learn and Improve Quickly.
- A new mobile "Skateboarding Explained" Instructional App. will soon be available from in the App Store on Itunes! It will have amazing features beyond just instruction. "Like" GoLearn Skateboarding Explained on Facebook for the latest updates on it. Plus there will be giveaways where you can Win the App, skateboards, and more!
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"Skate with your mentality."
"Learn To Skateboard and Improve Quickly!"
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Inquiries contact info@MentalitySkateboards.com