Thursday, December 17, 2009
Chocolate skateboards have either circled the runway for an indeterminable amount of time or appeared as the newest am on another company after years of waiting for Chocolate to put them on, the chance to make it to the pot of gold and become a new am on the company, gives it a whole new sense of prestige (and difficulty). For those of us who are fans of the brand, we appreciate Chocolate's ability to find someone who fits, because that person clicks with the crew as well as skates (no flash-in-the-pans with them). But, if there's anyone who can do it, it's someone like Lem, who lived in a rural town in Thailand, full of rice patties and a meager 500 people until he was 7, only to completely flip the script to cold, busy, bustling and urban Stuttgart, Germany—learning new languages along the way. Fitting in appears to be something he does well, even if it might seem hard at first. And, well, when you see his part in Adidas' "Diagonal" up above, it's clear his skill speaks for itself. But, really, what do I know?