So Tanaka

Fukuoka, Japan

Age: 25

favorite board

Cheese Grater V2


What got you into skating?
Seeing someone riding a cruiser board at my university campus.

First LY Board?
Landyachtz Dinghy Turbo.

What type of skating do you enjoy the most?
I love Downhill and Freeride skating.

What makes the perfect skate session?
When there's a lot going on and everyone gets competitive - it brings out the best in everyone.

Favorite Board?
Cheese Grater V2.

Stranded in a skateboard paradise. What 3 boards are you bringing?
- Drop Cat 33
Cheese Grater V2
- Obsidian

Dream location to go skate?
Sierra Nevada.

Top 3 skate trip essentials?
- Main board
Protective Gear
- Phone

What skate videos influenced you the most?
An old Landyachtz YouTube video.

Any hobbies outside of skateboarding?
I love to travel.

Any hidden talents?
I'm a certified barista.

What’s a typical day in So’s life look like?
I wake up, check the weather, and go for a couple hours of skating before work. I try and fit in as much skate time as possible.

Favorite food?
A good hamburger and chips are the best.

Any favorite music to shout out?
All kinds of emotional songs.

Pet peeves?
When people are angry.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Honestly, I don't know! I hope that I'll continue to skate as I go through the different stages of life.

If you could be any animal what would it be?
A penguin!