Lodge PRO, Moto Shibata

Lien Fast-Plant / Photo: Scott Tayler


What is your name ?

Moto Shibata

Where do you live and where are you from ?

Osaka, Japan.

Why skateboarding ? How did it start for you ?

I think I saw a boy on TV show who riding on skateboard. He did a couple of tricks like, Ollie, board slide on the rail.. He also did a tick tack and when I saw it I was like ” I also can do it! ” I knew there was a board in my house cause my dad had been skating for long times. So I brought it to the street and started to learn tick tack.

What size set up, wheels & trucks do you currently ride ?

Green Issue Skateboards 8.5, Indy’s 149, Alta Wheels 58mm.

Any sponsors ?

Simple City, Green Issue Skateboards, Alta Wheels, Independent Trucks, Protec, 187 Killer Pads and 90 The Original.

School, work, not working or other occupation ?

Skateboarding / work at the skate shop “Simple City”.


Heel flip indy fakie / Photo: Scott Taylor

How is a normal day looking for you ?

Wake up in the morning, drink a coffee, skate vert from around noon until it gets dark, hang out with family, maybe watch my favorite skate videos.

Tell us how a good long weekend is looking for you

All day skating with all the homies at the spot of my hometown or skatepark!


Lien tweak / Photo: Nuno Capela


How was your year 2017 ?

2017 was pretty good! A lot of great memories with all the friends, a lot of skating with good skaters at the events, contests, sessions. Hyped to have my pro model on Green Issue skateboards this October. And especially I am so stoked to take the gold medal at the X Games Minneapolis with the my best run this year!

What are the plans for 2018 ?

Hopefully I could participate in the Vans Pool Party and Vert Attack in the next year.

Any new projects or missions 2018 you got going on you wanna talk about ?

I wanna participate in the contests / events more next year.

Do you read books ? if so, what do you read ?

I don’t read book at all.

Who are you hanging out with at the moment ?

Family and friends.



Who and what is your motivation at the moment ?

Videos / photos of my favorite skaters and all the friends that I skate with every time in Japan or California.

What do you do besides skateboarding ?

Running for a few kilometers, work out in home.

What is your to go to resturant ?

The Chinese restaurant of my hometown “Tenshinhan”.

When you cook food, what do you cook ?

Fried rice or Yakisoba (kind of like chow mein)

Whats your top 3 favorite drinks ?

Japannese tea, water, coffee.

How do you see the future of skateboarding ?

I’m not really sure how it goes. But I am glad to see the skateboarding good so far. I’m excited to see what’s gonna happen in the future.

Do you you have other hobbys besides skateboarding ?

Maybe listening Rock or Punk music. I love 80s music.

Who do we need to interview on the lodge ?

Bucky Lasek.

Lien Method / Photo: David Tau


New year is here, how do you celebrate new years eve ?

Every new year’s eve I always hanging out at with family and friends at a little party at skate shop, Simple city. And skate at local spot with some of them.


Team Green Issue (Bucky Lasek, Me, Paul-Luc Ronchetti, Lincoln Ueda) / Photo: Scott Taylor



Big thanks to my family, friends, and sponsors for all your support!

Last words ?

Live to Ride, Ride to Live.

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Bean plant, photo: Scott Taylor

Bean plant, photo: Scott Taylor

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