Last month’s all-Tokyo Yuto part (already platinum!) put a bright light on one of the most hidden-in-plain-sight skateboard secrets: that skating in one of the world’s greatest skate cities is profoundly hard. (It’s kinda like when your crew does its first-ever L.A. trip and realizes the place isn’t one perfect schoolyard after another, like the videos had lead you to believe.)
Despite the odds stacked against street skating in Japan’s capital, the place continues to produce incredible skaters and videos. And today, we’re happy to present Kenta Okamoto‘s Peace N Love4, the latest in a series of largely nocturnal Tokyo videos that him and his crew have been putting out since 2020.
“Ok, We’re Leaving” is a sick Chicago scene edit by Harald Reynolds that casts a wide net beyond the expected batch of Chase footage, and has a lot of sick clips from Vince Guzaldo, winner of top honors in Boil the Ocean’s “Best of 2022” accolades. Those cut-out ledge tricks at the end are wild.
“I will never take the $17 Panda Bus again.” Heckride interviewed Salomon Cardenas.
Ayoub Tabri dropped a sick new D.C. edit for Skate Jawn featuring Rahzel, Kevin Augustine, and other Pulaski locals.
Jenkem got 2023 predictions and more from a bunch of familiar faces in their latest “Shop Talk” installment from the F.A. store with Father Bop, Efron, and more.
It’s wild that this thing reached a level of being skated-enough to where the city actually went out of their way to knob the ledge. This photo certainly does the spot the most justice out of all the coverage you’ve seen on it • 📸 Mike Heikkila on the photo, Thomas Dritsas on the board.
Enjoyed “Whistle” a lot — a Washington D.C. video by Eddie Gutierrez that at once feels nostalgic while firmly of the moment. A lot of unfamiliar faces to those outside the D.C. scene, though it’s hard not to wish you knew who some of them were (to the chagrin of the position that homie videos should have titles.) Skate Jawn has an interview with Eddie about the video’s creation as well.
Village Psychic has a part-by-part deep-dive of what it would take to make a sustainable skateboard.
9 hugs, 41 blunts, and 54 slams — 4Ply Mag went ahead and crunched the numbers on Shake Junt’s new video, Shrimp Blunt.
A half hour of Tyshawn loosies!
Photo by Tobin Yelland
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“Every interview cemented that yeah, he accomplished a lot but it was about skateboarding and that actually meant something that he fostered: growing a community by supporting people you believe in.” Anthony Pappalardo the Writer wrote a bit about Huf’s impact on him as an east coaster with teen eyes on San Francisco in the nineties.
Village Psychic re: “Huf & Friends” from Interface.
TWS rounded up the words and tributes from fellow pro skaters about the influence Keith Hufnagel had on their lives ♥
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