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Yuto Horigome Has Sights Set on Olympics & New Street Part in 2020

Over the past couple of years, Yuto Horigome has gone from international outlier to household name. His Nike SB coverage, going pro for April, and winning numerous high-profile contests aided the transition. Now, at just 21, he’s on the forefront of skateboarding’s current generation. If you’re wondering what’s next, Horigome breaks it down in a new interview with VHS Mag. His goals for 2020 and 2021 include: getting an American drivers license, skating in the Olympics, and completing a new street part that he’s going to put in motion after contest season.

V: Did you get your driver’s license?

H: Well, I failed the test three times… (laughs). I failed the first time because I didn’t practice at all. That’s understandable but the second time I practiced so much. I checked the car and when I was about to start, battery ran out. So I couldn’t take the test and had to wait for two months to take the third one. I prepared for the test but… I didn’t pass (laughs).

V: Okay, anything you want to achieve through skating?

H: This is a goal but the Olympics… Well, at first I wasn’t really interested but there’s a chance that I can skate in it. I also have sponsors that support me so now I really want to skate in the Olympics and do my best. And the fact that it will be held in my hometown Tokyo is a big thing. I’m looking forward to it. Plus I want to have an awesome video part filmed in the street. It’d be hard this year but definitely hoping to get it out next year.

Head over to VHS to read the entire piece.

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‘Good Work’ Episode 2 Now Playing on Redbull Skateboarding Channel

Alphonzo talks about how his past time of photoshopping images of celebrities skateboarding and sharing them on social media turned into a full-fledged business in this episode of “Good Work”.

Good Work episode 2 features Alphonzo Rawls and his #EVERYBODYSKATES and Savalé Footwear brands.

Alphonzo talks about how his past time of photoshopping images of celebrities skateboarding and sharing them on social media turned into a full-fledged business.

#EVERYBODYSKATES brand sells shirts, hoodies, hats, boards, and accessories.

He also had been involved in designing shoes for international footwear brands.

After 25 years of working with other companies, he decided to launch his own luxury footwear brand, Savalé.

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Alf was also a pro-skater back in the day.

He started skating when he was 10 and turned pro when he was just 16 years old.

He thinks that skateboarding has somehow helped him be successful in business.

“Skateboarding, it’s for the most part, a really inconsistent sport, which means you definitely have to have some patience and some perseverance…It’s allowed me to think outside the box and apply that ‘out of the box’ thinking to run my business”

Redbull’s Good Work Series features skater-owned and skater-operated businesses.

You can watch the first episode here or on the Red Bull Skateboarding YouTube Channel.

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‘My War: Gabriel Summers’ Now Playing at Thrasher Magazine

Watch “Gabbers” Gabriel Summers as he narrates how the story behind the “Damn It All” part where he got a broken collarbone while trying to conquer a massive kink handrail.

I will think about that forever because that’s something that’s like, took me so hard, and it’s so hard to accomplish and that I actually did it.

The gnarly goofy-footed Australian Skater has been a member of the Zero team since 2019.

Watch the “Damn It All” Zero part below.

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Skate Tales Season 2 is Coming

Skate Tales Season 2 is coming on Red Bull TV starting April 20.

Madars Apse’s documentary series takes us through skateboarding underground to share life experiences and ask more skateboarding mavericks to find out what skateboarding means to them.

You can also watch the series on Red Bull Skateboarding YouTube Channel on these dates:

  • Ep 1 – April 20th
  • Ep 2 – May 5th
  • Ep 3 – May 19th
  • Ep 4 – June 2nd
  • Ep 5 – June 16th
  • Ep 6 – June 30th

You can watch all the season 1 episodes here.

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