Daewon Song Is the Best Skateboarder on Instagram: Reda for the World


Wow day let me see the board what’s the deal with the with the front truck so wait so what do you do you that’s just two washers and I’m gonna bushing in there anymore no more front pushing you used to like file the front bushing down now there’s no front pushing somebody step work somebody stole that board so don’t have that anymore took so long to file that down so you just put two washers in here all right cool yeah let’s get some of that I want to see what this clips look like on that thing it smells move over this yeah dude right here right where tool I could do a dual rocket in right here oh you like it a bear right there yeah come on a pro what happened to Daniel dude I got him off of work and was he doing just smoking cigarettes in the parking lot how there he is I just feel like when I see his Instagram and the stuff that he’s doing I feel like people are doing tricks that he’s already done right and now he’s like oh yeah now why don’t I dare you to do this I’m gonna take off my leave he’s not gonna take my wheel off I’m gonna kick a wheel up in here he did that twice by the way yeah that’s crazy good what did you do when you kick the wheel off and put it back in there’s two different angles of it yeah did you do it twice or did you bail the first one my to build the first one look we have a ladder here for they wanted to do some stuff on the ladder they have real Etta look how about Danny this isn’t for you to sit what are you talking about how about we have this like this we have Danielson on it you do have one fakie on it if you actually blunt fakie that I have to shoot a photo that I can shoot a photo that my camera shut up so you think what you’re doing with all this stuff and like on your Instagram yeah I think that I’m just excited I think for me it’s just more fun like I’m not trying to prove anything I’m just trying to have fun day you’re gonna do the blunt and after he does the blunt you’re gonna stale fish over it get over there I can’t still ya did it I hate you to me and to a lot of people like you’re one of those skaters that will forever have a place in skateboarding as somebody who like progressed skateboarding and pushed it to another level do you like do you do you ever do you ever think about that like you’re one of those people to me thanks reddit I mean I never thinking like that though I just think more just I’m just trying to skate as long as I can all this stuff it’s like cuz I know you enough to know like oh you’re just Dorking around but it’s not like people can’t it’s not even that if they can do it or not do it they their mindset isn’t there like I think kids can do kids now can do everything but day one I got one good thing to always like you said to is it’s more just trying to figure out something with it you haven’t seen really for yourself so like this weird hippie blunt thing to me hippie jumps all that stuff’s been around for years I’m gonna turn on you’re putting your putting fifties trying for like exactly I’m just taking like everything that’s been done already and then sometimes trying to piece it together like this and who knows there might be some kid out there did this way before like a hippie jump blunt but with social media I guess you do because back then 90s you’d have to wait a year and a half two years for anything new to come out now it’s the next 10 minutes if you refresh your Instagram you’ll see some crazy new stuff yeah I mean I know you put all this on your Instagram for everybody to see it but this is like you could just like fun this Amane mainly for fun and then to give kids out there like the ones that aren’t doing it be like you know what you got a ladder and you got new tranny just go and give it a little test people are back to skating curbs and doing this one you’re taking that to like another level where people are back to skating curbs to enjoy that themselves but then skating is huge too like they’re going bigger than ever I’m not you know that’s one thing I don’t I don’t go super big which is great for me because it’s like I’ve stuck to such low impact more like having fun technical I guess why skating and it’s been able to give me a little longer career what’s the toughest part about being a pro skater toughest part I mean it’s changed its wits went through its ups and downs like first off the commitment you have to do when you when you do get on a project you’re stuck filming sacrifice a lot like from 2004 to 2006 just work and work and travel and work and work and work and he goes much time with my kid you know I mean but that stuff happens this is life another one is there are expectations you can’t just be a skateboarder if it’s going to be a career and all the companies that you do endorse and are sponsored by they’re fine with you having fun that’s good cuz it’s always about fun the thing too is that you have to progress and then you have to you know you have to come through with video parts and stuff like that and then you kind of have to try to stand out as much as you can it changes it’s like TV series they only last for so long and then they have to they cancel them so what you have to do is keep establishing a new type of TV series to I guess keep interest skateboarding though I can’t just frontside flip like a three flat three for the rest of my career else there’s no progression there right you know what I mean yep so you know sometimes I can I don’t go that route I pick other things and then I end up doing you know some random things that are kind of like what you know what’s going on here what you’re putting up on your Instagram do you think that’s progressing your career yeah because I’ve been in this industry for I mean so long how long have you been a professional bull I think 23 plus years my career if you watch from the videos since 91 you’ve seen my skating it’s changed here and there’s so much where at the same time people might not like that the fact that it changes up so much they’re like you know I don’t I don’t keep consistent or they’re like okay who is this guy he’s just skating ledges and tables and all this and like who’s this guy now you know doing going through ladders and all this random stuff so but you think people really have that attitude towards you I don’t really know but the thing is I got to stop worrying about that stuff and just you know when it comes down to it I just got to enjoy myself right it’s been I’ve been in it way too long to start and worry about but at the same time though Here I am still like kind of like ah you know it’s always been normal for me to feel uncomfortable around too many people or to not want to enter contests cuz I get shaky and I can’t do a kickflip in front of like a big crowd or even in front of a camera I feel awkward and except you know when you’re filming like if I’m on wheels I feel no more comfortable which is just yeah it’s my comfort zone

100 thoughts on “Daewon Song Is the Best Skateboarder on Instagram: Reda for the World”

  1. How in the hell does he skate when it's front truck only has one bushing? How is that possible? All I can say is wow!

  2. people hating on giovanni reda? what the fuck. hes a legend. a fucking icon shut the fuck up complaining

  3. another level another level another level another level another level. Homey can film and has the right idea, but holy shit get a thesaurus Daewon pushes himself to improve skateboarding it would be worth it to have a videographer who is willing to push his verbal communication skills to enhance the experience for those watching the video. Maybe hire Del tha Funkee Homosapien to help DESCRIBE what is being done.

  4. FlipNasty!!!! Damn I’ve been following your technique since world Industries !#rolemodel. You and Rodney both flip in flip out , combo tricks .

  5. This guy looks really cool but the only thing I didn't like is it looks like he's not having fun and skateboarding is ALL about having fun with friends

  6. There is no "best skateboarder" on anywhere. Daewon is awesome, but when anyone rides anyone can be the best skateboarder at that moment. This is a solo sport and it isn't about being the best, it's about enjoying the ride.
    Props to Daewon for continuing to shred.

  7. Man, reda has been breaking balls since you guys were in kindergarten doing spelling bees. He's been behind the lens from the 90s through the Good ol 2000's and up to now doing more video stuff. Go break out some old transworlds, watch Chomp on this and for you under 20 noobs, watch some Original Berrics. C'mon Yo!

  8. "best skater on instagram" yeah you guys have clearly never seen almost round 2 or 3 or cheese and crackers :/ also 0:15 WoOoOoOw

  9. Cool. All i need to do is remove a bushing and replace with 2 washers and i'll become awesome*

    *dies attempting an olly

  10. Funny that, I have just had chat with daewon as I just bought his new deck, Head In the clouds deck I spoke to him over Instagram if you don't believe me I can give you my ig and we'll dm.

  11. He needs to do more tournaments or x games. I still have Grind Session and it has Daewon Song. Gotta meet these people one day.

  12. He must have hit his head a lot in the 23 years of his pro skating.. dude bliked like 163 times in 1 minute while getting interviewed in the car

  13. I can see how Reda would annoy some people. But I think he's awesome and hilarious. Keep doing you Reda !!

  14. sorry but not even close he is one creative skater
    but man insta is on another level they knock him out of the water in terms of competition

  15. He stays relevant because hes the only one who can hang with Mullen or at least give him a run for his money. My favorite skater is Shane oniell and yes he is a tech god but dae won is creative on top of massive skill there will probably never be a skater like him he is a god

  16. I love Deawons skateboarding but you can't say he is the BEST on Instagram. There are so many pros on Instagram and they all are good in different directions.

  17. If you guys think Daewon song is the best skater on instagram wait til you discover Matt Tomasello. Go check it out and come back to upvote this comment if that shit blows your mind. Thank me later.

  18. I still remember some old ass sk8 vid with Daewon and Daniel Castillo wearin' huge ass pants and I was like "ohhhh yea!" That was like 1995 it was like a BLIND or ELEMENT video glad they're still at it.

  19. Those who can't do teach. Those who can't do or teach wear Supreme shirts and make Instagram posts.

  20. I remember back when deawon used to wear the jerseys and the big baggies.. hahaha skinny jean take over

  21. there is no "best" in skateboarding especially on insta. You would think vice would know that shit. Yes he is God of manuals but this title is whack

  22. Daewon Song = Innovator of the highest caliber for decades of the sport. Thanks for the great footage/interview. Daewon, thank you for your skating!!

  23. The title of this video is so inaccurate. The best Skateboarder on Instagram. WTF. He is one of the top 2 in the world. Dae or Mullen. Pick one. Both bad ass. He has been tearing shit up since like 94. That I can remember. He is on a God level. Skating was never ready for Dae. Not even till this day.

  24. I watch this and honestly I think "who gives a fuck about this dumb ass shit". I fail to see how skateboarding is at all impressive. I simply to do not get you people. While I build real things you all are impressed that someone rolled down an incline and hopped up and down on a fucking piece of would with wheels. I simply do not get the hype and never will. There's nothing impressive here to me. Sure I can't do this but nor do I give a flying fuck to.

  25. Everybody hates VICE propaganda they're just a parasite like the country that funds them trying to reach tentacles into everything we know who you are and what you're doing…

  26. that hand thing Reda did while saying "cmon im pro" is a shot at all the filmers ive seen do that. waving your hand in front of the camera

  27. The good legendary skateboarding ninja Daewon Song. Don't get sickness. Get skateness. Assalamu alaikum 🙂

  28. I met Daewon and Mikey Taylor at the Matix tour in Chicago and got both their autographs on a shirt i think in 2003 maybe 2004. in 2005 my house caught on fire and the shirt burned. Insurance credited me $50 for the shirt $25 each signature. I got ripped off.

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