I clearly remember the first time I saw this part, I was 21 years old and back then all I cared about was tech skating. That changed when I saw Gou Miyagi skate – he was using obstacles, his skateboard and body in ways I hadn’t seen before. Grinding a rail like he was a kid on a swing, stepping on and off the board, it was all new to my eyes! The next time me and my friends went out skating we tried to copy Gou’s tricks. Tricks didn’t came natural to us, but we had a lot of fun recreating what we saw. Gou Miyagi not only changed the way I skate, he also changed what I skate and the way I think about skateboarding, Thank you Gou!

Written by: Roland Hoogwater