Lodge PRO, Moto Shibata
What is your name ?
Where do you live and where are you from ?
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”.
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!
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 ?
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.
THANK YOU ?
Big thanks to my family, friends, and sponsors for all your support!
Last words ?
Live to Ride, Ride to Live.