About 5 years ago, I met Yumi at Horie beach in Ehime-Prefecture, Japan. From that day we rode and shred time all day. The secound year, Yumi said he wants to make a crew and thats the beginning of HORIEGUMI. When I saw his riding I had a big impact on me and got images and ideas for filming. So I bought a used TRV900 immediately and started filming at the beach side and the city of Ehime. And I had been making a lot of HORIVIDEOS. Now I moved to Tokyo with Yumi, and I made lots of videos as a video production for Alive, Fit, Merritt and Monster with Yumi, Pegy and OSO. Unfortunately Yumi has decided to leave HORIEGUMI. Because he wants to forcous riding as a professional rider and to do what best for himself. So we have decided to break up. I will going to start a new video project with Pegy and with our friend in all over the world.
I think it goes without saying, Yumi Tsukuda is one of the most influential riders of our time and it humbles me to welcome him to TheHourglassTheory. Working on “Sunshine” with Yumi was such a pleasure, from his amazing personality to all the style he brings into every part of his life. It leaves me at a loss of words. So as it goes, I’ll let Yumi’s unique sense of being speak for it’s self.
Yumi Tsukuda’s unique approach to modern-day street riding first caught our eye via Instagram, earning the then 19-year-old a spot on our International Flow Team in March of 2017. In January of this year, he booked himself a ticket from Tokyo to Long Beach to meet the team and ride for a month. Yumi instantly vibed with the crew, and his style, creativity and motivation paired with his awesome attitude, led the team to a unanimous decision to put him on PRO before he went home to Japan.
Yumi came aboard a few months ago and we are hyped to release his very first Fit edit. Yumi's style and stance are totally his own. He is constantly riding and never fails to impress us all on the gram. Thanks to his crew HORIEGUMI for this video.