The title of this video by filmmaker Kyota Kamei is Konton, which very roughly translated means “chaos,” but it should probably be called “Sugoku Sutairisshum,” which very roughly translated means “fucking stylish,” which seems a bit more fitting.
Though Konton does have a couple of bangers (particularly from HUF wonderboy Daiki Hoshino), it’s more a showcase of calculated speed, flow, style, and consistency we’ve come to love from Japanese skating. From Shin Sanbongi’s effortless fluidity, to Kelly Ishihara’s precision and tech, to Yuma Takei’s joyful force, the vid is totemo kakkoi shi sutairisshu.
DOES SIZE MATTER?
I hit up physical therapist Dr. Kyle Brown for some insight on whether or not our height plays a noticeable role in how we skate.
A FIRST LOOK AT OPERA AND SKATEBOARDING’S NEWEST GROUP OF BRANDS
Bill Weiss and a few of his close friends are picking up the pieces from the Dwindle rubble and starting fresh with a new slew of brands.
PREMIERE: VIVIEN FEIL AND SOY PANDAY IN MAGENTA’S “JUST CRUISE II”
We hope to skate half as good as these dudes when we are in our 40s.
HOW CHAD CARUSO SKATED ACROSS AMERICA
Chad did it the way most skateboarders would: independently and without much of a plan.
SECRET HOBBIES WITH ELI REED
Enjoy episode 2 of our new series that finds out what things skaters secretly fan out on (besides kickflips and pants).
February 17, 2023 3:06 am
damn! that was good