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Hopefuls and Nopefuls

01.20.20

Winning a contest and doing miles in the van are two different skill sets, and whether you’re out for gold or pulling back cold gold, it’s all just skateboarding with your friends in the end. No mailbox, gas station, park or airport is safe when you put this crew together and hit the road in the lead up to Tokyo. From Texas to Toronto, featuring Yuto Horigome, Grant Taylor, Nyjah Huston, Ishod Wair, Hayley Wilson, Donovon Piscopo and Nicole Hause. Round 2 coming soon.

Best use of sunglasses / who wore them best?

Nicole: Grant
Donovon:
Hiding your eyes. Yuto wore them best.
Hayley: Grant with the speed dealers.
Nyjah:
Helps you feel as fast Grant. Grant wore them best.
Grant:
Yuto looks good in speed shades, he likes to go fast.
Yuto:
Grant Taylor

Canada or Texas?

Nicole: I only went to Canada. 🇨🇦
Donovon:
Texas.
Hayley: Canada
Nyjah:
Texas, more rails.
Grant:
Poutine vs BBQ.
Yuto:
I like Texas BBQ and potatoes with cheese and gravy sauce!

Tour van pro tip?

Nicole: Enjoy the ride and be glad you don’t have to drive.
Donovon:
Sit in the back so you can watch all the chaos happen.
Nyjah:
Be tactical.
Grant:
Pack light, stay ready.
Yuto:
Sleep in the van.

Tour MVP?

Nicole: Yuto, cause he can actually do anything and everything.
Donovon:
Yuto.
Hayley
: Yuto.
Nyjah: Yuto.
Grant: Scuba handling the wheel for sure-fingerless gloves-volume 32.
Yuto: Scuba.

Most memorable moment?

Nicole: Getting denied access to a club after saying we came from Wayne Gretzky’s bar.
Donovon: Watching Yuto skate.
Hayley
: 3 am skate through the airport.
Nyjah: Getting Yuto drunk.
Grant: All the demo stops were rad also, Ishod bought me a jam box from a bet over a year ago, thanks Ishod!!!
Yuto: Lime scooter in the van!!

How many hours of sleep is a good night’s rest? Did you pull it?

Nicole: 9 hours. Definitely not.
Donovon: Any amount is good. No.
Hayley: 8 and no did not pull it.
Nyjah: I need my 8 hours. I wasn’t getting that because of Ishod's damn snoring.
Grant:
I wasn’t counting…STAY ON PULL IT! DTE LOC shout out to all the shops we hit!
Yuto:
10. No.

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