McGill was also a member of the Bones Brigade, an elite team of skateboarders sponsored by Powell Peralta who dominated much of professional skateboarding (both in contests and in popularity), for much of the 1980s. McGill mainly skated vertical, and when street skating began to dominate the industry, McGill turned to the business side of skating. He started his own skateboard company, "Chapter Seven" (which is now defunct), and opened his own skate park. Today he owns a skateshop in Encinitas, California, as well as marketing a line of beginner's skateboards, safety equipment and portable skate ramps, rails, and Air Speed skate shoes through Wal-Mart In 2006 McGill was featured in a commercial for the Discovery Channel as the inventor of the McTwist. McGill has also teamed up with Powell Peralta and reissued his signature boards from the 1980s. He continues to skateboard.
Area players help Walsh go unbeaten: Cavaliers -- led by Marc Pullen, Mike McGill -- to face Saint Francis.
Nov 03, 2006; Byline: Stephanie Storm Nov. 3--They were roommates last year, two local kids facing different roles while bonding over the sport...