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« Reply #30 on: August 08, 2011, 11:20:09 PM »

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« Reply #31 on: August 08, 2011, 11:36:59 PM »

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« Reply #32 on: August 08, 2011, 11:38:50 PM »


Hey, you gotta respect him for at least dropping in and putting in the effort to skate.
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« Reply #33 on: August 09, 2011, 12:46:28 AM »

STOP WITH ALL THIS BULLSHIT ABOUT SKATEBOARDING DYING, ITS FUCKING RETARDED.

ITS A HOBBY WE DO FOR FUN, WHAT OTHER PEOPLE DO OR EVEN THE COMPANIES DO DOES NOT AFFECT US OF THE FUN WE HAVE DOING IT. SKATEBOARDING IS NOT DYING AND IT NEVER WILL BECAUSE WE ARE SKATEBOARDING, NOT THE BRANDS
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« Reply #34 on: August 09, 2011, 12:58:13 AM »

you guys still don't get it. i'll give you a real world situation: skaters get organized (to build a skatepark), get funds from the municipality (not enough), they reach out to shops/distributers and get shit.

then these same shops/distributers happly organize events at the said skatepark, because their investment will be minimal. and skaters have go with it, because they're just happy to get anything.

also - the economy might have gone to shit, but i've yet to see a skateshop close - on the contrary, there are more popping up. also, publicly-verifiable financial information give you exact figures of their profits - a staggering amount.
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« Reply #35 on: August 09, 2011, 12:45:16 PM »

if non skaters buying skate clothing can kill skateboarding, skateboarding never deserved to last anyway.
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« Reply #36 on: August 09, 2011, 04:06:29 PM »

As iffy as skateboarders get for seeing non skateboarders wearing brands from skate companies, the money travels quite a bit.
Considering companies do not make very much off of decks, they rely on apparel for an extra boost. This is a selling point because apparel can appeal to more people than just skateboarders.
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« Reply #37 on: August 09, 2011, 09:53:33 PM »

I don't think non skaters wearing skate company clothes is really killing it, i mean if companies sell to those stores they wanted/needed the money right? It's kind off odd i've seen and bought product from random places not skateshops but i know i would have never seen it anywhere else, i remember seeing a throwback DGK new era, and Krew Hoody in this store and it was pretty cheap i guess the store owners didn't think it would sell cause they probably never heard of it....I think companies do a good job of keeping new stuff in skateshops and getting rid of old dead stock in random places too....
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« Reply #38 on: August 10, 2011, 12:22:08 AM »

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STOP WITH ALL THIS BULLSHIT ABOUT SKATEBOARDING DYING, ITS FUCKING RETARDED.

ITS A HOBBY WE DO FOR FUN, WHAT OTHER PEOPLE DO OR EVEN THE COMPANIES DO DOES NOT AFFECT US OF THE FUN WE HAVE DOING IT. SKATEBOARDING IS NOT DYING AND IT NEVER WILL BECAUSE WE ARE SKATEBOARDING, NOT THE BRANDS

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« Reply #39 on: August 10, 2011, 07:15:40 AM »

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without those people your local skateshop would be out of business in a minute.

True. I know for a fact that without non-skaters, my local shop would have closed years ago. The owner as told me several times that the actual skate product barely generates any income at all.

Still, I can't say it matters that much in the end. When I started skating there were probably 5 pros on the planet who were actually making a living at it. Contests were held in parking lots with a couple hundred people and prize money was a hundred bucks and some cheesy trophy. There weren't a zillion choices as far as product, accessories, etc. There were 2 magazines and like 3 videos out. No skateparks and no TV coverage.

And guess what? Skateboarding was still fun. If the industry shrinks back down to the size it was in 1985, and nobody's making money off it anymore, I couldn't give less of a shit.

real shit right here. skateboarding is what YOU make. so if YOU get bothered by the fact that we are some fashion forward ass niggas that get our style swagger jacked by hipsters then thats your problem. as much as the industry's changed since i first started, i still have the same amount of fun skateboarding now as i did back then.

besides, that poser count will help when asking your city to build public skateparks. trust me.
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« Reply #40 on: August 10, 2011, 07:28:51 AM »

tight thread
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« Reply #41 on: August 10, 2011, 07:54:16 AM »

ya'll niggas needa wisen up, get off that special ed shit
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« Reply #42 on: August 10, 2011, 08:01:31 AM »

ya'll niggas needa wisen up, get off that special ed shit


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« Reply #43 on: August 10, 2011, 09:47:22 AM »

I kno skating is what you make it. But don't you guys want your favorite skaters to not have to work full time jobs outside of skating and be able to skate more/see more of them in video or print?
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« Reply #44 on: August 10, 2011, 09:51:45 AM »

I kno skating is what you make it. But don't you guys want your favorite skaters to not have to work full time jobs outside of skating and be able to skate more/see more of them in video or print?

I love my favorite skaters so much I want them to die.
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« Reply #45 on: August 10, 2011, 10:03:12 AM »

Hey, if any of you guys set up a "Gonna Save Skateboarding" committee, I'd really like to at least be the cat that writes minutes.
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« Reply #46 on: August 10, 2011, 10:13:57 AM »

once again, skateboarding is in trouble, and the only ones who can save it are the hardcore lifers who have been here for 3 years or more!!!!
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« Reply #47 on: August 10, 2011, 10:46:14 AM »

who.gives.a.shit. this is the most tired thread, it could have been started years ago and it would be the exact same comments
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« Reply #48 on: August 10, 2011, 12:32:14 PM »

non skateboarding people looting skateshops do kill skateboarding for sure.
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« Reply #49 on: August 10, 2011, 02:19:48 PM »

non skateboarding people looting skateshops do kill skateboarding for sure.


Anybody looting a skateshop needs to die.
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« Reply #50 on: August 10, 2011, 02:25:48 PM »

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« Reply #51 on: August 10, 2011, 02:34:28 PM »

non skateboarding people looting skateshops do kill skateboarding for sure.


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