This is the video from the Valo08 tour Paris stop, session at Ivry. Alex was hurt at the time so mainly Bailey shocked everyone through the whole session. Not to forget "The Julio" with his perfect full torque and soul grind on the wave ledge. Peep me in the video with the full torque. Yeah man! haha

前回のエントリ紹介したエディーの動画の続きで、今年の夏の旅の思い出を。
パリで運良くValoのツアーに便乗できた時の映像がまだネットに残ってました。イエス!
僕もフルトークで登場しています。イエス!ラッキー!
ツアーの写真はこちらこちら

Valoと言えばあのフリオとの対面ですが(ビデオと同じだあああ)、この日はとにかくベイリーがすごかった!

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Don`t we just all love FREE concrete skate parks with bad graffiti.
Paris edit by eddylookback

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Just getting ready for the skate video premiere party next week. Its not our video but its just another excuse to get together and have some fun. Its our second premiere following the one for Clip 4 held in Spring. My job is mainly making the flyers and any design output to go with the event. This time I'm trying out the retro printing machine. Its very cheap and prints on craft paper. The printer is in Osaka. That should say it all. 
Looking to have some fun printing random stuff in the future! 


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Voting begins NOW for the first-ever ONE Skater of the Year award. These ten finalists were determined by YOUR votes (more than 1,500!), and now the power is in your hands again to decide who will earn this prestigious honor. 


はい。クリックしたそこの君〜。君も投票しなしゃい!

VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!

ONEのローラーブレーダー・オブ・ザ・2008を決める投票が今ウェブで行われているようで。
スケーターをクリックして、ページ下のボタンをクリックするだけでとても簡単に投票できちゃいました。みなさんもどうぞ。好きなスケーターにあなたの清き一票を!

選ばれたスケーターはどうなるかって?多分どうにもなりません。

ところで、僕が誰にHRTZ!したかって?
そりゃ、教えられませんよ〜。


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Worship or Wear? "Aggressive" skates are meant to be worn and grinded. 
Somethimes I like to get medieval on my wheels too. Not from a hard skate session, but because these wheels sucked sooooo bad. Soft, square and slow. KILL KILL KILL! Shame on you!

Next time boy, pick a better wheel!

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Check out Sho in this quick YAH edit, filmed and edited by Eddy Lookback. posted here

The concrete skatepark is the new EGP18 they made in Paris and we got to go there on our last day of the trip. Tricky obstacles and unbelievably smooth concrete. It was on the sketchy side of Paris too, some place tourists would never go. Big ups to Lookback for the edit! 
"Everybody hates Lookback" 

Expect some more YAH edits soon? Maybe...


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IMYTAサンフランシスコ、USD Psirus、EnglandClothing、Leap of Faith。
2000年あたりかな、インラインスケートの新時代到来。
MINDGAMEのBRAIN FEAR GONEとUSDのCoup De Tatが出たのもこの頃で一番バブリーだったな。かっこいいアマチュアもたくさんいたし、とりあえずみんなフードかぶってたよね。当時の俺は高校生で学校にスケートを持っていって毎日スケートしてたよ。まるでフミナガ。

まぁまぁ僕の思い出はこれくらいにして、DYNAのファーストビデオ。
長いですが、最高や。フリオ地獄や〜。


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Checkin out Hypebeast and found this. Already!? Consolidated is acting fast this time around and it could get pretty ugly. In my previous entry I mentioned Nike's involvement into snowboarding and wether it was really all that bad. 

It was the same argument with NikeSB and I personally don't know yet if Nike's involvement in skateboarding was a bad idea for the industry or not.

But, it looks like small companies inside the industry are suffering pretty bad and their not afraid to speak up. I read up on the interviews and the "support SNOWBOARD companies" slogan and "Don't Do It" campaigns sounds more like a fight for a man's (mainly Birdo's) freedom and keeping the "American dream". And skaters all over the world are responding and helping out to keep one of their "brother" stay in business... Sounds touching and beautiful but hey, aren't Consolidated's images all anti and hate? Is hate the only way to protect something? 

Support skater-owned? More like support skater-owned owners.


I'm sure there are skaters and riders finally making a living off Nike? I would argue.
  
read about the D.D.I. ARMY and the campaign here and get informed. You decide for yourself.

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CrookedTongues Ad for the Adidas aZX collection

Being a sneaker head myself, I say definitely "Wear". "Worship" is for teenagers. 

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"It ain't nothin to it, but to do it"                            「やってやれい!」






こういうの見るとつくづくVALOってHRTZ!だなって思うんですけど。

サンフランシスコという土地柄もあって彼らの周りにはアーティストからナーズ、クリエイティブで自由な人達が自然と集まるよね。そしていろんな才能を持った仲間達が彼らなりにValoと勝手に共演して新たな作品を生み出していく。だからValoからは彼らのライフスタイルが自然と感じ取れる。

Valoを履くってズバリこういう事でしょ。


Props to Jake Wiens and talented people like him that are gathered around Valo. 
Having skated my pair till putting a whole through both of the soulplates, I can now truly see and believe what Valo represents. And what these guys are doing up in SF. (and Santa Ana)

To me, I see it as a gathering of creative minds. Bringing together their talent and collaborating in their own ways. For us to be part of Valo is about being involved, contributing and most importantly living the movement and the culture right in front of you. Having that said, "We Are Valo" and "Valo For Life" is not just a t-shirt logo anymore.  


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Omocomo is back from a long break and picked up his camera again. This time of course with Shintaro Nakayama. 

Trying to find time to take photos while balancing being a full-time salary-man, a husband and a father is never too easy. Especially when you are skating in Tokyo downtown where security is all over the place. This time omocomo kidnapped Shintaro (and KO) at 4 in the morning while the wife and the baby was still asleep. Snapped a few photos and went home to spend the afternoon with his family.

See the rest of his new photos on his flickr set along with his previous issue from last year.

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これが研究室の大矢さん(仕事募集中!)です。
大矢さんと友達の阿部ちゃんがやってるVJユニットVIDEOROCKが毎回出ているイベント、JOURNEYが2周年を迎え今月28日(TUE)にAIR代官山でイベントをやるそうで。
ゲストにFORCE OF NATUREのDJ KENTが来るようで。遊びに行ってみようと思います。
夜遊び上手な坊主、社会人、大学生のパーティーっぷりをチェックしてきますよ。
なんで水曜日はバイト休ませてくれっ!

写真はJOURNEYのフライヤーを入稿し終わった直後の大矢さん(もち徹夜明け)

大矢さんのサイト dess.jp
JOURNEY JOURNEY -from Earth to Space-
VIDEOROCK www.myspace.com/videorock


My friends from school Oya-san and Abe-chan are together in a VJ unit and they are having a party this month, just so you know. The picture is of Oya-san, a caveman graphic designer that actually lives in school. The picture is of him at school just after he finished designing the flyer. He is the one who showed me what it truly takes to pursue design as a career. A real mad designer. Hopefully he will be doing some work for my projects soon... till then sleep well. 



デザイン事務所で働く友達のコジコジがGoogleMaps APIを利用して作ったライブハウスマップ、LINDA。最近、β版をリニューアルしたようで。さすがの完成度だぜ、HRTZ!

出演するバンドが画像はもちろん、MP3音源、YouTube動画も登録できるからお客さんはライブに行く前にバンドのテイストがわかるって事。全画面にマップが広がり、左右のサイドバーで投稿と検索が全てできるシンプルなレイアウトはわかりやすいよね。まだリリースしたばっかりでこれからどんどんコンテンツが蓄積されていくと思うけど、このままでもライブハウスのタウンページとして使えるよね。ハードコア好きでよくライブハウスに行く人はブックマークせい!

まぁ、こんなの見せられたら当然スケートスポットマップが頭に浮かぶ訳ですよねぇ。

最近東京に来る外人スケーターが多いんだけど、毎回スポットを伝えるのに苦労するんですよ。また新しくスケートを始めた人やひとりぼっちでスケートしている人って意外と新しく近くにできた公共パークの情報って入手する術がないんだよね。あとはやっぱり、雰囲気がわからないから行きずらかったり。

イリーガルなストリートスポットはとりあえず置いといて、公共パーク情報はもっとガンガン公開してみんなで共有していかないといけないよね。パークを作ってもらった後、それを広めるか埋めるかはスケーター次第。

そのなかでもインラインに向いてるパーク、ローカルが居るパークを印付けてデータベースを更新していけば相当貴重な情報/コンテンツになると思う。

これ、こないだのスケートフォトグラファーのサイトと共に是非とも実現させたいプロジェクトです。技術的にはさほど難しくないんだけど、どういった形でリリースすれば継続できるかはよく練らないといけないと思う。

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A lot of the time we get a mix of international heads here in Tokyo. Kenny Owens from Charlotte was out here the whole September on a journey by himself.

Kenny is a skater(dope mistral on rails) and a filmer(say word 3 out now!) skating with Montre and Dre back in Charlotte. He was staying over at his mom's friends house in Roppongi for a month and we got to go there one day. It was straight out luxury and amazing. A place you could never afford to live by yourself. Plus kenny had the freshest kicks and clothes you wouldn't believe. 

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This is the KYM on the spot. Everything and anything that I think is "horetaze" is here.