Third Generation Z-Boy Yoshi Obayashi has been riding skateboards for 1,000 years, he was trained by the ancient Shaolin Skateboard Master, Animal Chin. While practicing the secret form of Skate Fu, Yoshi suffered severe injuries during his developments of new techniques. A shattered Ankle, and fractured Knee were suffered as a result of stringent training for the Midnight Ice Cream promo video.
Midnight Ice Cream is Yoshi's Clothing and Skateboard brand that has been developed through hundreds of years of consideration. Former Santa Cruz skateboards Pro Ryan Aningalan is the Design manager for Midnight Ice Cream. With devoted fans in the Pacific Northwest, and elsewhere, several people have branded themselves with the trademark Midnight Ice Cream 206 Dominoes tattoos. You can check out and purchase some of the spring line apparel online here at 35th North, and Art Primo . Black Market Skates also carries Midnight Ice Cream Skateboards and apparel, if you're in the Seattle area or just passing through you can check out the shop here . Take a look at secret footage from 35th Norths " Stop Frontin " of Yoshi's unique form of Skateboard martial Arts here , and the Midnight Ice Cream QuickStrike Bean One Mix promo here .
A benefit for Yoshi has been organized in order to help with his very costly rehabilitation, " A Benefit For Yoshi " will take place at the 2 Bit Saloon on Friday August 24th 2012 starting at 6:00 PM PST. In case you missed the address on the flyer above, the 2 Bit Saloon is located at 4818 17th Avenue Northwest Seattle, WA 98107. Live perforamances from several local groups include Loathsome Couple, Asun, Metal Mark, Joint Cheifs, Neon wilderness, Grindline The Band, & special guest Crazy Monk Aka Steve Ingvar Olson.
A $5 donation will be required at the door for entry, sponsors of the benefit include Black Market Skates, Ninkasi Brewing, 35th Ave Skates, Midnight Ice Cream, Dirty Bearings, N-SB.ORG, Seattle Party Bus, 35th North, Big Mario's Pizza, Pabst Blue Ribbon, & More !
The Benifit For Yoshi will feature a debut of the Midnight Ice Cream promo commercial produced by Trash Money Productions, live music, food, beer, and raffles with donated items from the sponsors listed above. If you're a Pacific Northwest resident come out to the benefit and contibute. If you're not from the area, buy a plane ticket, or make a road trip and join in on a good cause.