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Pro Vert Skater – Takeshi Yasutoko

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Pro Vert Skater – Takeshi Yasutoko

Takeshi Yasutoko

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Takeshi Yasutoko Gets Results at Asian X Games:

Takeshi took the Vert Gold in 2010, 2008, 2007 and 2004. He also placed in 2006.

He Medals at World Championships:

2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2001

X Games Gold Medalist in 2002 and 2003:

Takeshi was an X Games Vert Gold Medalist in 2002 and 2003, and also placed in 2001.

Takeshi Places at LG World Tour Events Games:

Takeshi Loves to Float in the Air:

Takeshi Yasutoko loves the feeling he gets while floating in the air – which is one of the things that drew him into vert inline skating. He was born in 1986 – the son of pro roller skaters – and began skating before the age of three and skated on inlnines at the age of six. Takeshi turned pro in 1995 at the age of nine, like his older brother Eito Yasutoko. He was the youngest competitor to skate in an X Games competition, when he competed in the 1998 Summer X Games at the age of eleven.

Takeshi is of the most exciting skaters in vert events today and the number one ranked vert skater on the circuit. He skating likes to try anything that defies physics. His signature tricks are the inverted 1080 and big Viking flips. Takeshi is already a veteran of the sport.

  • 2010 Asian X Games, Shanghai, China - Vert: Gold
  • 2008 Asian X Games, Shanghai - Vert: 1st
  • 2007 LG Action Sports World Championships, Dallas, TX - Vert: Gold Medalist
  • 2007 Action Sports World Tour, San Diego, CA - Vert: 1st
  • 2007 Nokia Fise, Montpellier, France - Vert: 1st
  • 2007 Asian X Games, Shanghai - Vert: 1st
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Championships, Dallas, TX - Vert: 1st
  • 2006 Action Sports US Vert Championship, San Diego, CA - Vert: 1st
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Tour, Paris, France - Vert: 1st
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Tour, Berlin, Germany - Vert: 3rd
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Tour, Birmingham, England - Vert: 2nd
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands - Vert: 1st
  • 2006 Action Sports World Tour, Richmond, VA - Vert: 1st
  • 2006 Asian X Games, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Vert: 2nd
  • 2005 LG Action Sports World Championship, Manchester, England - Vert: 2nd
  • 2005 LG Action Sports US Championship, Pomona, CA - Vert: 1st
  • 2005 LG Action Sports Tour, Moscow, Russia - Vert: 10th
  • 2005 LG Action Sports Tour, Munich, Germany - Vert: 1st
  • 2005 Mobile Skatepark Series, Cincinnati, OH: 1st
  • 2004 Pro Tour Year-End Ranking (Vert): 1st
  • 2004 LG Action Sports Asian Tour, Shanghai & Seoul: 1st, Beijing, China: 2nd
  • 2004 LG Action Sports Championships - World Championships - Vert: 1st
  • 2004 X Games - Vert: Gold Medalist
  • 2004 Asian X Games - Vert: Gold Medalist
  • 2003 Pro Tour Year-End Ranking (Vert): 3rd
  • 2003 X Games - Vert: Silver Medalist
  • 2002 Pro Tour Year-End Ranking (Vert): 1st
  • 2002 X Games - Vert: Gold Medalist
  • 2001 ASA World Championships - Vert: Silver Medalist
  • 2001 Gravity Games - Vert: Silver Medalist
  • 2001 X Games - Vert: Silver Medalist
  • 2000 Pro Tour Year-End Ranking (Vert): 2nd

Yasutoko hopes to take over his father's business, Good Skates, and working with his brother, Eito, to train a new generation of inline skaters.

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