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First skater you got inspired by:
Masafumi Kajitani, chief editor at VHSMAG.
First skate video you ever watched:
Blind, Tim & Henry's Pack of Lies from back in '92.
First time you ran away from home:
I've never ran away from home but have almost got kidnapped once when I was a kid.
First time you got humiliated:
Two girls beat my ass at a skate contest.
First time you got hit on by a girl:
Never have... especially now that I'm married.
First skate tour:
I went to Tokyo to film with Masafumi Kajitani, Venice, Masayuki Irishio and Ryuichi Okumura.
First video camera:
Sony TRV... '94 style.
First time you ever filmed a skater:
I probably filmed a line with Venice at Nakanoshima.
First time you met your wife Kao:
She never drank back then...
First reason you started your wheel company Strush:
Masafumi Kajitani once lived with me in Osaka and I wanted to make something.
First time you felt weird after you started working for Hayashi Trading:
Daisuke Higa's stupid jokes and all the weird things Ken Nagahara said.
First thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word VHS:
I still dig them. They look good when you store them in a shelf.