Rest In Peace...

Posted by Yong-Ki Chang on

Kenneth Lawrence Brimer

August 11, 1973 - July 23, 2010

With Love and Respect to Lillie, Mammy, Mom Judy & John, Liza, and the Hechtman Family.

I skated for Kenny today...

It was an emotional moment to have someone whom you care so much for, in-thought when normally, one doesn't or can't think of anything in the midst of a trick or taking a corner around a round-wall.  I cried for the first time while skateboarding... 

Go and roll for our friend and brother.  

July 22, 2010 - City Of Hope, California

All together...

John Bala, Craig Pratt, Rich Nickla, Rob Hechtman, & Kenny Brimer 1989 - Honolulu, Hawaii

I met Kenny during the Summer after my 8th grade year, entering the 9th back in Hawaii.  We skated together and that's all we did everyday back then.  We didn't have cameras around too often during that time and only a handful of photographs have emerged from shoe boxes or scrap-books since then.  I found some photos deep in my sticker box and I can't even tell you who took them or how they got there but I'm thankful I have them. 

Kenny and Yong-Ki 1989 - Hickam Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii

Kenny and Yong-Ki 2009 - Honolulu, Hawaii

Love and miss you, man.  

Please visit Lawrence Warnken's tribute at the Skate Nazi Manifesto for a selection of photos from Kenny's pinnacle time on his skateboard and the crew that he called family.  

Click above for Rene Matthyssen's moving tribute video at the FITTED site.

Todd Shimabuku posted this video on the Highsnobiety site.