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Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Vi Kakinho signs with Monster

Vinicius Kakinho Monster Welcome Video

Vinicius Kakinho Monster Welcome Video

You can try hard to tell me that Vinicius Kakinho and Pedro Barros are not half-brothers and I won’t believe you. Vi Kakinho is the son of Leonardo Barbosa, aka Leo Kakinho, one of the Brazilian hardcore skaters that helped fund RTMF and sometimes referred as Brazil’s Dog Town and Pedro Barros’ posse in Florianopolis.

In an interview that istia.tv did with Pedro Barros, he told us that Leo Kakinho “is a legend of the 80’s; he skated with Hosoi and all. His son, Vi Kakinho skated in the Combi and got 4th, not him. Kakinho is kind of our Hosoi in Brazil. He was the first 13 years old kid to become pro back in the day. He got his first Tatoo when he was only 12 years old and his pro model came out when he was 13 years old. He has been my father’s friend for 20 years and he introduced the skate board to me and my dad! So he is the reason for all of this.

Leo Kakinho is probablemente very proud of his son, Vinicius Kakinho, especially now that Vi has been signed by Monster.

After a negotiation that lasted almost one year and finally came to an end! Vinicius Kakinho is one of the new hires at Monster Energy Drink! Thanks to the Internet allows us to negotiate with a person in the United States and one in Sao Paulo at the same time. Globalization! Enjoy the video.

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posted by Xavier Lannes @ Tuesday, June 12, 2012 




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