From the man (Bill Rice) himself:
“Everything in Korea is skate-able. The roads and the city. Gong to S.Korea was similar to getting off the plane and arriving in the future. Everyone has nice cars, clean streets, and neon lights everywhere. Illegal drugs are super illegal there but they love their legal drugs. Everyone smokes and drinks… BUT, if you’re Korean and you smoke cannabis in California, then fly home and they find out, you go to jail.
Everyone I met was super friendly and easy to talk to and there didn’t seem to be any sort of homeless problem. I can’t wait to go back for Koreas first IDF race in April – the road looks amazing.
The 1 Love Skate Shop in Seoul was one of the best shops I have ever visited. They had longboards and skateboards, giant TVs playing rad videos, and a really good vibe. We set up a rail out front one day while I was there and had a good session. The shop is also right down town and close to all the action!
Thanks and shout-out to Young for all the hospitality and love!”