Takahiro Morita has come a long way. With almost three decades of skateboarding under his belt, and his skateboarding hub Far East Skateboard Network (FESN) celebrating its 20th anniversary, it’s safe to say the man has seen it all.
He’s stuck with skateboarding through all up’s and downs, and still can’t get enough. Far from it: Great mind on and off the board, Takahiro Morita is one of the guys who are pushing skateboarding into new realms, adding to the wonderful “no rules” nature that makes our favorite pastime one of the best things on earth. His open eye, creative approach and individuality are pleasantly broadening skateboarding’s scope when traditional conceptions are running risk of going stale. Last proof: FESN’s latest video project “Toryanse i.n.g.”
Pics: FESN | Interview: Jan Kliewer
Hey Takahiro! After watching FESN’s latest video Toryanse i.n.g. let me just ask you this: What inspired the choice not to just be searching for bigger stair-sets and more kinks in rails?
I’m not really interested in something that many people are trying to do today. I always want to find something new. I can only try something that I genuinely want to try – and that’s all I can do.
Why so complicated?!
Because I believe the video can be enjoyed for a long time by suggesting as many possibilities as possible. Even if you don’t get it now, I want my video to be something that people can get in 10, even 100 years from now.
I don’t care so much about what people think about my video today. All of the pieces that I respect and got inspired by are something that stays.