Carhartt WIP: SEOUL PAST & NEO

05/10/2016

Nettiin ilmestyi pari viikkoa sitten uusi CARHARTT WIP -touripätkä.
Ensimmäisenä klipissä ällistytti siinä skeittaava joukko joka oli tuttu John Wilsonin klipeistä. Tämä New Yorkissa skeittaava crewi on nimittäin pistänyt skeittiestetiikan uusiksi parin viime vuoden aikana ja joukon skedeejiä on alettu kiinnittämään kilpaa eri lafkoille. Esimerkiksi joka ukolla taitaa tätä nykyä olla NIKE SB:n sponsoroimat tennarit jalassa. Puolella näköjään Carharttiä päällä.
Ja hyvä näin!

Skeittaajien lisäksi pätkän koostumus on myös melko kiinnostava. Ensin skeitataan vanhaa Koreaa Soulissa ja sitten uudempaa Koreaa Songdossa. Jälkimmäisen pätkän eli Songdossa kuvatun osuuden jälkeen ruudulle nousee teksti joka nosti vähän kylmiä väreitä pintaan:Screen Shot 2016-10-05 at 15.10.50Eli iso-veli-valvoo-tyyppisiä kaupunkeja aletaan kohta valmistaa meille asuttavaksi liukuhihalta?
Wow...

CARHARTT WIP:n tiimimanageri Joseph Biais joka skeittaa myös videolla on vanhoja tuttujamme eli otimme suoran yhteyden päämajaan ja kyselimme pari kysymystä ylläolevista asioista.

IN ENGLISH:
CARHARTT WIP came up with a rad new clip some weeks ago. The crew on the video is was heads often seen on those John Wilson clips and the trip was to Korea. They skated in Seoul and in Songdo - old and new Korea. Songdo is a new hi-tech city with a big-brother-is-watching-you-feel (see pic above) so we felt like asking a few questions from our old friend Joseph Biais who's the new team manager at Carhartt WIP Skateboarding Department.

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How did you come up with the idea for this trip?

I saw a documentary like 2 years ago about those new model of cities, how cities could be build in a more efficient way from a environmental and social point of view. And there was whole big part about this city in South Korea, Songdo which seems pretty crazy. Then, Pep Kim, Korean and NYC based skate photographer came up with his photo show about Aaron Herrington, the first stop of the show was Seoul, and we decided to send Aaron there to attend the show. And around that we decided it would worth it to send more guys there and skate both Seoul and Songdo and come up with some kind of double side edit, comparing the 2 cities.

The Songdo city is apparently highly under surveillance, how's the vibe in there?

It’s definitely under surveillance, like a lot of security guards and stuff, but not like way more than Seoul. I think the surveillance is also criminality, illegal parking, and energy consumption.

Did you get kicked out a lot?

We got kicked out a lot, but even generally in Seoul, we got kick out a lot too.

How did the police like skating? Is skating big thing over there?

I’d say it’s like everywhere in the world, police wasn’t too much into skating. People called the police few times, they were not aggressive though. As far as I know, skateboarding is growing pretty fast there, they have an amazing street plaza, cool websites, quite a lot of guys skating. Definitely a good blooming skateboard scene in Seoul.

You had a pretty amazing crew on this trip and it's mostly guys from the US - Carhartt WIP team got updated a lot recently?

Yeah, indeed, there was 4 US guys on the trip plus Jerome Campbell, Deshi from Japan and myself. And yeah, we have 6 Americans on the team now, 2 Australians, 2 Japanese…the team got this like 1 year ago.

What's up next for the Carhartt WIP Skateboard department?

Quite a lot of stuff for 2017!

Thank you Joseph!
Keep it radical!

Skaters:
Aaron Herrington
Chris Milic
Andrew Wilson
Joseph Biais
Jerome Campbell
Yoshihiro “Deshi” Omoto
Max Palmer

Filmed and edited by:
Joaquim Bayle

Narrative :
Jin Yob Kim

Music :
Permanent vacation – Hendiadyoin
Phoneheads - Montonana

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