Flatmattersonline - Naoki Watanabe edit + short interview

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Intro/Interview and edit: Takuji Kasahara.


Luckily there are a lot of good riders around me. Some of them are called pros, some are not.
Actually there is not big difference between them. It is just a luck of sponsors or someone isn't interested in contest very much. Here is my friend Naoki Watanabe who stays in the underground and still ride hardcore.
I'm happy to introduce Naoki to you. This guy is about style!
Hope you enjoy this small edit of him we filmed last weekend!




Naoki Watanabe from TAKU on Vimeo.


Name: Naoki Watanabe
Age: 25 years
Years of riding: 11 years
Home riding spot: Koshigaya and Makuhari
Sponsor: none

What was your first flatland bike?
My first flatland bike was YOKEFELLOW "FLOWER CROW" then WETHEPEOPLE "DIV 18.5" , SUELO "SIMPLE2 18.8" now I'm riding  St. Martin "Diamond 18.7".

List your top 5 favorite riders 
Aaron Behnke
Alexis Desolneux
Azuma UFO
Brian Tunney
Dan Rigby
Dane Beardsley
Kerry Gatt
Nathan Penonzek
Sorry, I can't narrow my favorite riders down to 5.

What is your favourite flatland video?
FLATLAND MANIFESTO
STANDARD COUNTRY
SAME THING DAILY
Video name
ON THE LOW
 
Can you describe your riding style?
Back wheel. I'm trying to ride slow and fluid. 

What is your motivation for riding?
Watching videos and changing parts.
It's been really hot in 
Japan now and soon to get tired. So I'm thinking about new tricks when I'm off riding to pump me up.

Last words?
Thank you for featuring me on flatmatters.
FLATMATTER!!!!

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