Gou Miyagi vs. Rodney Mullen
Tony Hawk once said, “I consider skateboarding… Read More
Tony Hawk once said, “I consider skateboarding an art form, a lifestyle and a sport.”
In this video, Japanese skateboarder, Gou Miyagi (Pronounced Go) shows us a unique free-style skateboarding technique that explores the notion of skateboarding being a form of art. Miyagi was just recently picked up by Heroin Skateboards.
Miyagi’s Subspecies part:
Many criticize that Miyagi is too reminiscent of a young Rodney Mullen. Saying Mullen has done everything Miyagi can do now, plus more. Mullen is a true skateboarding prodigy who started at a very young age, as you can see in this video which ironically takes place in Japan.
Rodney Mullen 1984 Japan
Mullen does have a very different style with a lot more speed. However, I would rather see a collaborative skateboard film featuring Mullen and Miyagi together in some crazy, epic, choreographed, skateboard battle rather than argue about who’s better. Art is so subjective, you can’t definitively say one is better than another.