Reason #46,395 To Stop Trying To Go Pro

daewon ig

…a 40-year-old’s IG clips represent a zenith of what is possible on a skateboard.

We’ve all fawned over Lucas Puig’s Instagram videos quite a bit, so let’s shift to a perhaps less fashion-forward side of a similar spectrum. For twenty-plus years now, Daewon has been the barometer by which we judged the degree of intricacy to which a human person could cause a skateboard to move with his set of [presumably?] human feet. Following dude’s Instagram in the IG video age just furthered my understanding of how candidly psychotic his skateboarding is. He more-or-less looks like he’s messing around the entire time — something that doesn’t translate as much among his tech-heavy descendants, who end up looking like they, uh, actually had to try really hard for those tricks in their footage.

Triple kickflips aren’t often the genre of skating nerded-out over on this website, but what’s more fun than watching all your expectations of what can be done on a skateboard get torn to shreds? Here are all of Daewon’s IG clips (save a few #tbt posts featuring footage from old parts) in one convenient video.

Wish there was a way to fundraise American currency to get him to film an all-New York part. Those cameos in DVS trip clips aren’t nearly enough :(

Stay warm out there :(

Previously: A Routine Reminder That Daewon is the Best

12 Comments

  1. I’m calling for a moratorium on new pros ’til somebody half as good as Daewon comes along.

  2. those who knows know. thats all that matters. his stair skating is average though as far as top pros are concerned anyway

  3. that little girl ollieing the stiars was so sick! The way she landed looked like a young jerry hsu. Respect. She is almost as good at skating stairs as Dae!


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