If professional skateboarding were an institution of higher learning, Dr. Daewon Song would be our martial artist in residence. The top researcher in his field, Dr. Dae has taken pause from a deadly year of silently assassinating everything set before him—the manny-based video contest 2Up, and the opposite side of the metaphorical coin, the park-and-round-wall-based video contest In Transition—not to mention his skating in Chase Gabor’s Reverie video for REDirect and the daily battle with skateboarding’s preconceptions that he uses to keep his skill set razor sharp. And as part of his residency program, the good doctor hopes to establish a creative and aggressive field of study that will keep students of all skateboarding disciplines following his killer-instincts for semesters to come.
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