It’s not every day that we watch a new edit and think ‘Holy Shit’ but today is one of those days. Keisuke Shimakata is straight up killing it and we cannot get enough. This young Japanese rider takes to the urban playground and serves up four and a half minutes of pure madness for his season 2018-2019 edit.
“Think Marcus Rand meets Eiki Helgason, with a sprinkling of Chris Beresford to top it off”
We’re getting some serious old school Think Thank vibes with these clips, we’ve got some one footers, some no footers and some moves even Scott Stevens would be jealous of. Think Marcus Rand meets Eiki Helgason, with a sprinkling of Chris Beresford to top it off.
Hailing from the land of the rising sun, you might expect Keisuke to be a full-on snow hound, sniffing out powder stashes and riding bowls day in and day out. But he’s part of a wave of fresh Japanese riders who make destroying the streets a priority.
“He’s part of a wave of fresh Japanese riders who make destroying the streets a priority”
Keisuke’s got style that’s insanely smooth, pair this with his endless creativity and explosive power and you’ve got the recipe for an edit you want to watch over and over. He rolls with the Brown Rats crew based out of Japan and for a more regular hit of the good stuff, check out his Instagram here.
See something you like? Keisuke rocks Northwave boots, check out our reviews for the Northwave Edge and Northwave Domain. He rides Drake snowboards; you can see what we had to say about their team favourite here. It might not make you ride like Keisuke, but it can’t hurt, right?
Edited by: Keisuke Shimakata