There’s been a great reception to Issey Yumiba’s part in 5 Incher, what’s he like to skate with? How do you find having him on the team?
Issey is a really good guy and is humble and a hard worker in every sense, he kills it on and off the board and I’m really happy to have him part of Almost.
Do you pick your own music for your video parts? What are you listening to at the minute?
I do most of the time but usually let the editor feel it out and see what they think! I’ve been listening to a lot of old Souls of Mischief and De La Soul – and I like Little Hurricanes
In your recent Transworld interview you said as well as seeing your generation of skaters still killing it, seeing the new generation of insane skaters helps you progress. Who currently stands out in particular to you and why?
There’s so many guys! But Grant Taylor is an all-terrain killer and makes you wanna go hard! Shane O’ Neill really thinks about new tricks and Youness Amarani is just a machine and such a great person!
What’s the longest amount of time you have spent on one trick? You don’t seem to be the kind of guy to freak out and have a temper, are we wrong about that?
I’ve tried a trick for three hourrs to three days! Haha- I usually don’t freak out but once every blue moon I might get a little frustrated!
What occupies your time when you aren’t skating?
I skate so much that the days I don’t, I love hanging with my son and just doing things to relax! Fish every once in a while, editing is fun and just hanging with your homies and having a nice cold one! Shoot the the shit about this world and the industry haha!
What do you think you would have done if you hadn’t ever become a professional skateboarder?
When I was in elementary I won these dream house drawing contest three years in a row and was asked to do more drawings for a Frederick realty company , but that was short lived . Art was one of the things I thought was in store for my future as well as fixing up cars to race! Haha typical.
Can you tell us something about yourself that we will never hear from anywhere else?
Actually yes! I haven’t eaten meat or chicken in three years , thats pretty crazy for me! My diet used to consist of a T-bone steak and eggs every morning – and a dozen donuts through out the day!! I still eat fish but just chose to cut that out for the moment!
What does the future hold for Daewon Song?
I’m always gonna look for what excites me when I step on my skateboard and not worry about what people are gonna say! I’m working on a Thrasher part at the moment and have been back into concrete parks and backyard minis! Just gonna roll till my bearings explode and my wheels are squared out and the size of a quarter! Haha – skateboarding is my air .
Images via Almost Skateboards and Transworld Skateboarding
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