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Thursday, December 4, 2008
Carroll Brothers

As a kid, I was always perplexed by the Carroll brothers (Check part one here). Sitting in my skateboarding vacuum in Madison, Wisconsin, I would see Greg Carroll here and there in a Think video or watch Mike's part over and over again in Questionable. I wondered where they stood collectively in skateboarding. Obviously, I knew that Mike Carroll ripped, but, I used to ask myself, "So, did Greg used to be a pro, too?" Sometimes, I would read stories in Thrasher and Transworld about how stern and reactionary Greg Carroll was and I would wonder if Greg and Mike still talked to one another. These weren't issues consuming my life, but I thought about them as a kid. So, it's nice to be enlightened after all these years. I never knew how harsh they had it growing up.—Joshua Brooks