A couple of weeks ago Asics hit us up (cats out the bag, we’re working with them) letting us know that two of their Japanese riders, brothers Takuya and Yuta Ishizuka, would be visiting New York City. Seeing that these two have never been to the city we figured who better to show them around than us.
Follow along through the city with this eclectic crew as we gawk at the Statue of Liberty, learn the ins and outs of Google Translate, visit Gino Iannucci at his pastry shop, and see what these guys who are built for the overseas marble mecca could do with the dilapidated streets of the city.
WHAT DOES THE END OF SCUMCO & SONS MEAN FOR INDEPENDENT BRANDS?
The East Coast underground mainstay talks about the struggles of running a skateboard brand post-Covid.
BETTER OFF DEAD: BRANDS THAT SKATEBOARDING DIDN’T NEED TO COME BACK
"Just because you can doesn't mean you should."
AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE SKATE PARK OF TAMPA
"It was a young person's dream. Nonstop fucking chaos."
RAW TAPES: NOT ANOTHER SWAMPFEST EDIT
Somewhere in between Woodstock 99 and a redneck civil war re-enactment.
A CHAT WITH LUDVIG HAKANSSON, THE OLDEST SOUL IN SKATEBOARDING
The man loves to read Nietzche, skates in some expensive vintage gear, and paints in his own neoclassical-meets-abstract-expressionist style.