Birth of runAway
When British model and talent coordinator Dean Newcombe invited me out to Shizuoka to perform a stunt and shoot footy with him and the runAway crew, I literately jumped at the opportunity. Hours later I was on the Shinkansen because I love this kind of adventure. Because the shows creators were in closed door discussions with NHK, I had an idea, but no confirmation when the segment in which I am in would be aired.
I’d rather not ruin the surprise but let’s just say I’m very excited to see Episode 1 released just yesterday. I don’t know how Dean did it, but it will be aired on National TV on NHK as well as on YouTube.
For this shoot I was riding a Kebbek Ben Dub Pro Model, Dual Tone Modified Paris Truck Co. with Bones Hardcore Bushings and Powell Peralta DH Byron Essert Pro-model Wheels. I also made sure I was protected with a TSG helmet and Darkspeed Slide Gloves incase things got overly gnarly. Additionally, I brought my Loaded Icarus since it was unclear when I left exactly what I would be doing for this shoot.
Keep checking back since I will be posting the Episode in which I am in when it goes live on YouTube (or aired all over Japan on NHK). If we’re lucky, Dean Newcombe will also provide me with the behind the scenes footage to show how it all went down.
Big thanks to runAway for their relentless efforts in pursuing this production resulting in it coming to fruition here in Japan. Take it from me, that is no easy task and it deserves a standing ovation.
These guys too! They are all planting seeds and growing roots in Japan which I applaud them for. It’s not only difficult, but it takes a whole lot of mental stamina to sustain a healthy and positive lifestyle here in Japan. When more doors are closed then opened its important for dudes like the runAway crew to get kudos when it’s well deserved.
(seen in the picture below - follow these dudes on Instagram)