Birth of runAway Full Series Online
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 a Shinkansen bound for Shizuoka. Why?…..because I love that kind of adventure. The shows creators were in closed door discussions with NHK. I had an idea, but no confirmation when the segment in which I was would be aired.
The series wasn’t schedule yet so I did not want ruin the surprise. I am not privy to how don’t Dean did it, but it was aired on National TV on NHK, as well as on YouTube. I’ve posted every episode below but the one I am bias to is when I “raced” Newcombe on Mount Kuno (Episode 2 Part 3).
For the ride down the mountain, I was on a Kebbek Ben Dub Pro Model (now stored in Miyagi Japan), Custom Modified Paris Truck Co. with Bones Hardcore Bushings (Downhill 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. For me, they didn’t, but its always nice and safe to be extra prepared. Additionally, I brought my Loaded Icarus since it was unclear when I left exactly what I would be doing for this shoot. That was part of the fun.
Today I am posting the Episode which I am in on my Facebook Page (Click The Video where I changed the Thumbnail Image). It went live while I was travelling. We were lucky too, Dean Newcombe provided this short Behind the Scenes video.
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! (below) 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 open, 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)