Eric Koston’s eS Game of SKATE Am

Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 by Rob

Tetsuya Yasuta - kickflip. Check out an alternate angle. This kid had the best flick of the day for sure
Tetsuya Yasuta and his posse - classic
Tetsuya Yasuta - kickflip
Sewa Kroetkov - nollie heel
Jorge Comelli - switch heel
Tetsuya Yasuta and the eS Game of SKATE staff. Everyone was hyped on Tetsuya
Derek Fukuara - nollie half cab flip
Eric Koston’s eS Game of SKATE Am
Words and Photos by Rob Meronek

Everyone in the Am Finals for this Game was flown in by eS from various other Games of SKATE they held around the country, including one here at SPoT. There were 16 ams total and one that was clearly ahead of everyone else there - some Japanese guy named Tetsuya Yasuta. I just call him firecracker foot. He did every trick like he was filming it and had the best style out there that day, which is kind of surprising from what I've seen of a lot of Japanese skaters. Us Asians have this term called FOB which stands for "Fresh Off the Boat," that you call someone who's new to the country and just doesn't kind of "get it" when it comes to the basics of life in the US. A lot of Asian skaters I've seen that didn't grow up in the US seem to have FOB skateboarding skills. Something's just not quite there in their style and tricks. Firecracker foot can't speak any English, so I guess he qualifies as an FOB, but his skateboarding is far from FOB for sure. Check out how nice his kickflips look. I was cheering for Tetsuya to make it to the Pro Game, but he got taken out by Jack Cook from Australia. Check out the tricks thrown down in that match up below. Jack got a spot in the Pro Game, but got taken out in the second round by Jimmy Carlin.


AM Matchup:
Tetsuya vs. Jack Cook
Skater/TrickLetter
Tetsuya Yasuta
Nollie hardflip: Make
Jack Cook
Nollie hardflip: Make
Tetsuya Yasuta
360 flip: Make
Jack Cook
360 flip: Make
Tetsuya Yasuta
Frontside flip: Make
Jack Cook
Frontside flip: Make
Tetsuya Yasuta
Pop shuv: Make
Jack Cook
Pop shuv: Make
Tetsuya Yasuta
Fakie flip: Make
Jack Cook
Fakie flip: Make
Tetsuya Yasuta
Switch 360 flip: Make
Jack Cook
Switch 360 flip: Make
Tetsuya Yasuta
Fakie 360 flip: Make
Jack Cook
Fakie 360 flip: Make
Tetsuya Yasuta
Half cab flip: Make
Jack Cook
Half cab flip: Make
Tetsuya Yasuta
Fakie 540 flip: Make
Jack Cook
Fakie 540 flip: BAIL
Jack Cook
Switch heel: Make
Tetsuya Yasuta
Switch heel: Make
Jack Cook
Cab flip: Make
Tetsuya Yasuta
Cab flip: BAIL
Jack Cook
Switch varial heel: BAIL
Tetsuya Yasuta
Switch varial heel: BAIL
Jack Cook
Switch frontside big spin: Make
Tetsuya Yasuta
Switch frontside big spin: BAIL
Jack Cook
bailed trick
 
Tetsuya Yasuta
Backside big spin: Make
Jack Cook
Backside big spin: BAIL
Tetsuya Yasuta
Switch 360 flip: Make
Jack Cook
Switch 360 flip: Make
Tetsuya Yasuta
Frontside big spin: Make
Jack Cook
Frontside big spin: BAIL
Jack Cook
Backside big flip: Make
Tetsuya Yasuta
Backside big flip: BAIL
AM Matchup:
Sewa Kroetkov vs. Jack Cook
Skater/TrickLetter
Sewa Kroetkov
Kickflip: Make
Jack Cook
Kickflip: Make
Sewa Kroetkov
360 flip: Make
Jack Cook
360 flip: Make
Sewa Kroetkov
Frontside flip: Make
Jack Cook
Frontside flip: Make
Sewa Kroetkov
Backside flip: Make
Jack Cook
Backside flip: Make
Sewa Kroetkov
Pop shuv: Make
Jack Cook
Pop shuv: Make
Sewa Kroetkov
Backside shuv: Make
Jack Cook
Backside shuv: Make
Sewa Kroetkov
Hard flip: Make
Jack Cook
Hard flip: Make
Sewa Kroetkov
Nollie heel: Make
Jack Cook
Nollie heel: Make
Sewa Kroetkov
Nollie backside heel: Make
Jack Cook
Nollie backside heel: Make
Sewa Kroetkov
Switch heel: Make
Jack Cook
Switch heel: Make
Sewa Kroetkov
Switch backside heel: Make
Jack Cook
Switch backside heel: Make
Sewa Kroetkov
Nollie flip: Make
Jack Cook
Nollie flip: Make
Sewa Kroetkov
Nollie backside flip: Make
Jack Cook
Nollie backside flip: Make
Sewa Kroetkov
Nollie half hab flip: Make
Jack Cook
Nollie half hab flip: Make
Sewa Kroetkov
Nollie flip: Make
Jack Cook
Nollie flip: BAIL
Sewa Kroetkov
Fakie 360 flip: Make
Jack Cook
Fakie 360 flip: Make
Sewa Kroetkov
bailed trick
 
Jack Cook
Half cab flip: Make
Sewa Kroetkov
Half cab flip: BAIL
Jack Cook
Body varial: Make
Sewa Kroetkov
Body varial: BAIL
Jack Cook
Fakie 540 flip: Make
Sewa Kroetkov
Fakie 540 flip: BAIL
Jack Cook
Switch 360: Make
Sewa Kroetkov
Switch 360: Make
Jack Cook
Switch flip: Make
Sewa Kroetkov
Switch flip: Make
Jack Cook
bailed trick
 
Sewa Kroetkov
Switch frontside flip: Make
Jack Cook
Switch frontside flip: Make
Sewa Kroetkov
bailed trick
 
Jack Cook
Switch heel body varial: Make
Sewa Kroetkov
Switch heel body varial: Make
Jack Cook
Switch flip body varial: Make
Sewa Kroetkov
Switch flip body varial: BAIL
Jack Cook
Big flip: Make
Sewa Kroetkov
Big flip: BAIL

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