To kick off Profile’s 55th anniversary (1968 – 2023), we wanted to begin the celebration by highlighting those riders who’ve been with our brand for over 15 years.
Over the course of January, we’ll feature each of those 11 riders in a comprehensive retrospective – looking back, ruminating on today, and looking forward.
This is our family.
Thanks to each of these riders for years of support.
Second up, Mark Mulville.
Matt Coplon (TM): What year did you start riding for Profile?
Mark Mulville: I can’t even remember, but I know it’s been well over 20 years!
MC: I like your style, Ha! I believe is was 2000. Harrington flowed you some stuff before that extended trip to NY. Back when you were winning every single one of those Central Skatepark contests.
Speaking of, that was kind of your home for a while. You tended to ride there, quite literally, daily, right?
MM: Yep. Rode there daily, worked there with you after a while, saw a lot of good bands play there! It was like my second home. Probably like my first home actually, with how much I was there. That place really shaped me as a rider and person. Having you, Sean Albright, Forest Roberts, Luis Pinzon and the rest of the guys around really matured me quick. Also, having Vic Bettencourt there for a while was awesome as well. Vic took me to punk rock shows and would punch Chunk and I in the kidneys. It was awesome! LOL. Im so stoked to call all of you my friends, still to this day.
MC: Within those 20+ years, what’s been your Favorite Profile Component?
MM: Definitely my signature Push stem. Besides that, it’s a hard call because I LOVE the Column cranks and Elite hubs!
MC: Mine too. Was just telling Degroot, actually. It was a treat seeing that go into production almost 15 years ago.
With that in mind, what is/was the single Profile component you rode the longest?
MM: I’d have to say the Push stem and Column cranks. I have a pair of Columns that I’ve ran for a few years now and they are still in great condition.
MC: What’s been your favorite Profile related Roadtrip?
MM: This is a tough one to answer…There have been so many amazing trips over the years that make it so hard to choose one! I love the themed trips we’ve done though, like Weird Florida. That was interesting and super fun.
Another I guess would be a PRE trip I did with Phil Aller and Louis Smith to Alicante Spain. It was such a beautiful place and we rode super cool spots. Plus it was my first time having paella.
MC: Yea, that Weird Florida trip was a wild one…maybe not the best idea to take a group that big, with that much driving, BUT, it made for some good memories.
And some bad: All of us getting sea sick taking that Ferry out to the Dry Tortugas. That was a rough one.
What was your Best memory from a Profile Roadtrip?
MM: First one that pops into my head is being on a freezing winter trip in Minnesota and being at a park in the middle of nowhere. I remember walking outside for something in the frigid temperatures and seeing a bit of aurora borealis. I have so many amazing memories from so many of our trips though!
MC: How did I miss that? That was the park where you tire slid that giant vert quarter?
Speaking of, of all the parks you’ve traveled to, which has been your favorite?
MM: I went to the van to grab something and it was sooooo cold, but I stared up at the lights for a bit before realizing I’m literally freezing. By time we were all done there a few hours later, the lights had faded it seemed.
But yes, that place with the massive very wall. I loved that setup. Scary but so fun! Favorite park is a super tough one to answer…Central was to date probably my all time favorite park, but travelled to park? I think certain places had certain setups that I loved. Like the park in VA we went to on a Maiden America tour trip with the big rail pole jam into a transition. That was so fun. First and last time doing a pole jam Superman!
MC: And as for trails, what location was the most memorable?
MM: Trails are my absolute favorite. Posh, Catty and Boondocks come to mind first as being some of my absolute favorites! The Dover trails that we went to on a Profile trip, Vic’s old Cumby spot, all the Pittsburgh spots, especially H-wood. Sooo many good spots with good people and lots of work. I can’t forget the amazing places throughout the UK! I’ve always had a blast riding there, and the south of France. Most recently, I’d say my favorite was the Shotgun Trails that I hit up with, Dave Long. We had to put in a lot of work, but damn was it such a good time with some awesome people!
MC: Of the Profile Team rider’s, who’s been the most enjoyable to travel with?
MM: I’d have to say Matt Coplon & Chad Degroot first and foremost. I also love being around Jared Eberwein. He’s always so positive and fun!
MC: Jared has been mentioned several times by several riders…I need to hear a classic Jared Story?
MM: I can’t even think of a classic story, but just being around him always makes for good times! Whether sitting outside Trader Joe’s eating on the curb together and listening to stories, or driving around in the van, riding, etc…He’s a treat to be around.
MC: Appreciate you, Mark! To many more years!