Monthly Archives: July 2020

Chris Farmer – Purple Rain V1 (https://www.wheelscene.co.uk)

Chris Farmer – Purple Rain V1
from https://www.wheelscene.co.uk on 31 Jul 2020

Red Eye Wheel Co have released a promo for the Chris Farmer Purple Rain wheel and it…raises some questions. What the hell was this video filmed on?!  It looks like all the footage was captured on a phone and not a good one, like an up-to-date iPhone or Google Pixel with motion stabilisation and 4K […]

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Action Figures: Soichiro Kanashima – IKIGAI (butterTV)

butterTVAction Figures: Soichiro Kanashima – IKIGAI
from butterTV on 31 Jul 2020

Japan – Summer, 2019 – I’ve had the pleasure of capturing some great highlights of Soichiro over the past few years from winning best trick at 2018’s Winterclash, taking first at the Boschi Pope Skate Off that same year, 2nd at 2019’s Blading Cup, and then taking a last minute trip to Japan where we stayed mostly in Tokyo to film street and wrapping up in his hometown of Okayama.

While in the U.S. we don’t normally view the cicada as anything more than a bug however in Japan they are very symbolic. Aside from hearing them sing in anime and and even throughout this video, they represent the beginning of summer, play a significant role in several children’s lives, and most importantly, they represent personal transformation.

As Soichiro states, Japan is an island which requires a plane to go anywhere outside of the country – “and because we only speak Japanese there’s a huge hurdle for us to go anywhere” – yet through his dedicated years invested into skating he was able to overcome that social hurdle and go beyond not only for himself but for the next generation of young skaters.

From his most recent winning, (one of the biggest – if not the biggest – pay days in blading history) at the Chimera A-Side Final, to a plethora of memorable street skating sections in videos and online, to running his own “Yamada Green” skate park in Okayama guiding some of the already most talented kids— one can easily say that he has truly discovered his passion in life or found his “ikigai” as he continuously evolves and transforms as a skater and mentor.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this episode possible.

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Ikigai (pronounced ee-key-guy) is a wonderful Japanese concept that essentially means “a reason for being.” It’s made from two Japanese words: iki, meaning “life” and kai, meaning “effect, result, worth or benefit.” Combined: “a reason for living.”

Examples of ikigai are often related to aspects of social identity — including work and family life — but it’s often explained as something more than that. It’s the idea of seeking a purpose in everything you do in life. Hobbies, friendships, community and travel all add to your ikigai.
-Elaine Mead, Darling Magazine, Jan. 2018

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Day1639/July31/2020 (Kazu)

KazuDay1639/July31/2020
from Kazu on 30 Jul 2020

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LEON HUMPHRIES GO PROJECT WHEEL (https://www.wheelscene.co.uk)

LEON HUMPHRIES GO PROJECT WHEEL
from https://www.wheelscene.co.uk on 30 Jul 2020

Leon Humphries has not been riding BHC Wheels for a while and the release of his new pro wheel from Go Project clears up the mystery. We noticed he has been riding the famous grey wheels for a while through his various online sections and Instagram videos – because we are that geeky – and […]

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Mizzica (https://www.wheelscene.co.uk)

Mizzica
from https://www.wheelscene.co.uk on 30 Jul 2020

Roces keep the quality content coming with Mizzica, their latest video, which shows the team skating various spots in Catania, Italy. The video comes in at almost 11 minutes and is broken into a bunch of smaller parts, with lifestyle shots from around the region. There is some great blading from Bobi Spassov, Nils Jansons […]

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