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Posted: October 15th, 2008

Thrasher x Felem: Japan Skate Rock Beer Tour 2008

By: Convertito   |   Skate Photos: Tsuyoshi   |   Video: P-Stone


Tsuyoshi had it all lined up: Demos, bands, beer, video premieres, and all the octopus you could eat. Motivated by Phelper’s hype and P-Stone’s video camera, John Cardiel summed it up proper: “Those Japanese niggas don’t play.”

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Not Tokyo…

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Felem compound, first night

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Going to work

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Rising sun over the Felem countryclub

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Break of dawn spell check..."His name is really Shootsuck?"

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Phelper approved: “Zap me some credits Jeff”

THRASHER x FELEM Day One
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Day 2: Black Sheep Demo Daze
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Preston flappin’ frontside before 8:00am

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Ramp Plans anyone?

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Black Sheep crew fly their flag

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Purgatory

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Phelper Panda!

THRASHER x FELEM Day Two

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Day 3: Top Secret Shit


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This little piggy said stop

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“Pete the Ox eggplant extension”

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Sakai: “That’s my city!” Nishiyama: “That’s my name!”

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Resentment rocked the night

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Today we run to the hills

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Even 17 will get you 20 in Japan...

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Tsuyoshi’s newest secret spot

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It’s an ancient rollerskate rink

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Fish or cut bait

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Eikichi goes Stinkbug! Photo: Tsuyoshi

THRASHER x FELEM Day Three in Komatsu
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More splinter-filled ramps on the Sea of Japan

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Burn it all down

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BBQ noodles...so good

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Catch the Z’s where you can

THRASHER x FELEM Day Four: Skin Loss
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Day 5: Eight Hours In Tokyo
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Ants

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There is a method to the madness

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Masterpiece = Noise

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Angel OD! Noise = masterpiece

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Sapporo sunrise

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Finally, Mikasa...only 30 hours or so from SF...

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Heaven will have to wait. "Good times, cold beer" indeed...

THRASHER x FELEM Day Five: Dusk At Mikasa
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Day 6: Far From Home

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Fuel for the fire first

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Suge ain’t scared to eat the stomach

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Street course!

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Suge warms it up

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1,000 yen for first scratch

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P-Stone collects! Photo:Tsuyoshi

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Wataru tailblocks—so perfect. Photo: Tsuyoshi

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“I could live there!”

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Sushi damage

THRASHER x FELEM Day Six: Mikasa Crumbles
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Day 7: SKATE ROCK BEER PARTY!!!
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Rough start

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Suge stands tall. Photo: Tsuyoshi

THRASHER x FELEM Day Seven: Mini Madness
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Didn’t rain ’til the last day

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Nothin’ a giant blowtorch can’t handle

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Shootsuck: Eight ball, corner pocket. Photo: Tsuyoshi

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Best trick off the roof! Photo: Preston

THRASHER x FELEM Day Eight: Skate Rock Beer!
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Jap Pride

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The Mask!

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It was a rager. I Don't Care killed it


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Thanks again for everything Tsuyoshi…

THRASHER x FELEM Skate Rock Beer Tour Recap
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