Bill Weiss took to Instagram yesterday to announce that Yuto Horigome is no longer on the Blind team. Horigome won three out of four SLS contests in 2018, and will undoubtedly skate on Japan’s Olympic team when the country hosts the 2020 Games next year. He boasts a repertoire that includes extremely tech ledge tricks, 30-stair handrails, and casual padless 540s on vert. In short, Horigome is one of the hottest commodities in skateboarding currently, and has likely been fielding offers left and right. Your guess is as good as ours on where he will go next. We’re looking squarely in the direction of Shane O’Neills soon-to-be-unveiled brand. We’re sure that more information will come to light soon. For now, view Weiss’s announcement below.
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After an incredible few years @yutohorigome is off to his next adventure. It has been amazing to see what he has achieved although I’m not surprised. From the first day we went skating together I knew he had a special talent like I’d never seen. Yuto skated his ass off in the streets and contests to get where he is and the rest is history. It’s been a pleasure to have worked with this young man and I’m excited to see what’s next for Yuto and can’t wait to see him represent his home country of Japan in the 2020 Olympics. Bill Weiss ❤️