Andy Macdonald Basic Bio Information:
- Name: Andy Macdonald
- Gender: Male
- Height: 5'8"
- Weight: 165 lbs
- Hometown: San Diego, California
- Date of Birth: July 31, 1973
- Family: wife Rebecca Macdonald, dog Nishi (lab)
- Occupation: Professional Skateboarder
- Started Skating: 1986
- Started Competing: 1994
- Turned Pro: 1996
- Favored Discipline: Vert (all)
- Sponsors: AndyMac Skateboards, SoBe, Airwalk, FlyBar
- Stance: Regular
- Setup: AndyMac skateboard
Andy Macdonald Skateboarding Style and Strengths:
Andy Macdonald has a reputation for being a conservative competitor - his runs are smooth and calculated, and traditionally he doesn't get much air. Andy Macdonald's conservativeness has won him plenty of competitions - he is a strategically minded skater who rarely falls or makes mistakes.
Andy Macdonald Favorite / Signature Skateboarding Tricks:
Andy Macdonald says his favorite trick is the Lien Rodeo 540, because it feels like snowboarding, it's upside down, an d it feels original. Andy is famous for the Benihana - he performs this trick for demonstrations, and the Benihana is the trick being performed in the classic Andy Macdonald silhouette that is used on so many stickers and Sobe promos.
Andy Macdonald Skateboarding Career Highlights:
1996 - won X Games gold (vert)
1997-2002 - won X Games gold each year (vert doubles teamed up with Tony Hawk)
1997 - joined the Bones Brigade 1997 - first pro skater to land a backflip in competition (X Games, Street)
1997 - World Cup Skateboarding overall points champion (and for the next 7 years)
2003 - first in Vans Triple Crown year end ranking, World Cup skate N.A. year end rankings, and in overall points for World Cup Skateboarding
2005 - won his 16th X Games medal (top scoring medalist)
Andy Macdonald Interesting Fact:
Andy Macdonald logs more board-time than any other pro skateboarder - usually 6 hours a day! Plus, Andy Macdonald is a multi-discipline skateboarder (vert, street, park, downhill, mega ramp, etc.)
Andy Macdonald Quote:
"I did all the team sports all through high school but skateboarding came along and all the team sports went out the window." Read the Andy Macdonald interview for more.