We’ve seen other glimmers from him here and there, but now he’s been fully introduced to the world following his part in ASICS’ inaugural video. We’d argue that his career is just getting started, so we wanted to link with him to find out what he gets up to in his downtime and in between video projects.
He was recently on a trip to New York, so we decided to show him around a few funky spots that were up his alley and talk a bit about his creative side too. As you might know, Akwasí makes all different types of visual art, from jewelry, to candles, and sculptures crafted from various materials, so we pushed through Manhattan skating odd spots and ended up at the Met for some ancient inspiration.
WILL TIKTOK BE THE NEW HOME FOR SKATEBOARDING ON THE INTERNET?
We called up some "skate TikTokers" to find out what they've learned and seen so far.
PLOTTING THE LIFECYCLE OF A TRENDY TRICK
"Pressure flips are cool again. Actually, their second act has lasted longer than their first did."
CHECKING OUT A HIDDEN DIY FINGERBOARD PARK IN QUEENS
When we heard about a mysterious concrete fingerboard park hiding in Brooklyn, we knew we had to go find it.
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH ILLEGAL CIV?
The Illegal Civ stuff feels like an ongoing soap opera, so to air out any confusion we talked to a few key characters.
WE TALKED TO A SNEAKER BOTTER ABOUT THE STATE OF RESELLING
We tried to understand one of the most obnoxious new hustles.