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A World Without Pros...

Jan 30 2007 / Tuesday

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Consider this before buying your next blank or shop board. Then maybe visit here too and read stuff like this. Then you can read this, and if you aren't sick of it all by then, read this too. Once you're all done, when you go to spend money on a new skateboard, do it wisely...


12 Comments A World Without Pros...

  1. A world without Muska,Reynolds,Rowley? how would the world be no role models means no skating,No skating means no skate vids,no vids mean no kickass part,no part no money, never mind i got carried away Tim Tims Popwar boards are the shit they lasted my friends and me a good while I really Recommend them

    Listen to Interpol!!!

    Farmerjohn
    Posted: 7 years ago,
  2. There's a lot of information to absorb, and I suspect that it is too boring for most kids, even most skaters. The bottom line is this: if you want to support skateboarding, do it by putting your money where your mouth is--back into companies that support skateboarding. Who supports skateboarding? Brands who support pros, contests, magazines, tours, demos, and perhaps most importantly, videos. If you simply want to skate for the lowest price possible, hey, that's your right to choose, but remember, if price is all that matters, you may not have a choice in the future to buy your board anywhere but WalMart or Target, because skateboard shops cannot compete against those stores, and will go out of business. Skateboarding has soul, and to protect that soul, we must keep it alive and growing. Buying SKATEBOARDING products does that. Buying PROFIT products does not.

    John Cares
    Posted: 7 years ago,
  3. Those are some deep words man.What if I Buy WORLD Industries At academy?

    Farmerjohn
    Posted: 7 years ago,
  4. But the whole deal is not about walmart or target it's about skate companies saying NOT to buy buying blanks and shop boards. the thing is that skating hit a boom with a lot of money starting to come in during the late 90's and then hitting a all time high in 2000 till a few years ago. Pros could live a great life with a number or nice cars big houses and what ever else there heart wanted..now i know some pros where good with their money and used it and kept it in the right places...but the times are changing and putting the blam on shop boards and blanks is bull shit...Skate Shops are the HEART of the skate world in your local area and do alot for your local towns with contest and getting shit built..and big named brands in MALL's and fucking with that...so the companys have to get out of the MALLS and into the shops where they belong...Its one thing to say support your favorite skater when the price of a pro board is too damn high and people dont have the money to buy a new board every few weeks or everytime they break one...if a blank is 25 bucks and a pro board is 50 and i need to eat...what is the choice...i was around the last time skating died and i will be around when it dies again...Im sorry to the pros and companies who are going to suffer but that is the world we live in...i love skating i really do but dont dare put all the blame of blanks or shops....Everyone is at fault!

    truth in my mind
    Posted: 7 years ago,
  5. I cant believe you take the time to write that. skateboarding is what you make it, and it doesnt really matter if you back a company or not. I personally dont back companies like Krew. Theyre too greedy with their 70 dollar tight ass jeans that are 30 extra dollars just cause there Grecos, what the fuck is wrong with skateboarding. Pro everything, pro jeans, pro sweaters, even pro wife beaters what the hell.

    i dont care
    Posted: 7 years ago,
  6. i kinda agree with 'i dont care' with the skating is what you make it but pros have spent most if not all of there life skating because its what they made it and if that means adding $25 to a board or whatever(im in scotland so i dont know about $) so that they can continue making it what they want it to be good on them.

    ben
    Posted: 7 years ago,
  7. Ok so you dont back some companies and you back others....that is fine there is no problem with that...i also back some companies and stay away from others...but i Do have a problem when big name companies are telling kids what to support and what not to...i really dont care about pro skaters...really i dont...i enjoy seeing a new vid while i am at the shop or befor a skate session but saying not to support shop decks (that are Blanks) is kind of a scapegoat for the real problems in skating today...i have never met a shop owner that was super rich off his or her shop, they get by selling what they can and do a lot for skating...i am not telling you WHO to buy from i am just giving another point. I buy pro boards a lot of the time and have a few blanks laying around if i need a board quick...skating it ment to be a free choice of what you do on a board and what you ride...and for the comment "i cant belive you took the time to write that" i put myself through university and had to learn to type...so i got pretty quick at it...no worries mate.

    truth in my mind
    Posted: 7 years ago,
  8. skateboarding is a huge market. companies just wanna make profit. what is skateboard?

    K-LEEP
    Posted: 7 years ago,
  9. fuck off.. like im going to buy people like arto another motorbike..
    everyone should support there local scene

    blanks
    Posted: 7 years ago,
  10. OMG!!! let people do what they want! jesus christ, i'm sick of hear this same old shit thats going on in every goddamn forum! 4 words: Shut The Fuck Up!!

    sk8rchik777
    Posted: 7 years ago,
  11. You know what you guys are right its a doudle edge sword where we are at a situation were the companies are exaggerating with pants and sweaters but boards are another thing pro wheels and trucks are the same as the pants and sweaters you just need a good pair and your settled but boards chip,break,and are expensive but i love it so much id rather buy a blank to keep skating than buying a 55 dollar POPWAR board even though they are pretty good but ive got to save some green

    Farmerjohn
    Posted: 7 years ago,
  12. hay i like the sound of sk8rchick777i hope shes fit
    but yeh i luv skateboarding i think its wicked but skateboarding is what you make it out to be its your choice how you skate some skatecompanies are greedy some are way to expensive but what can we do about it NOTHING !!!!! the skating clothes are to expensive what or how much do you have to pay to some cloths over you body nxt they will be making you pay for the air you skate on.

    ajboi
    Posted: 7 years ago,

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