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Weegee

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Is it wrong to get shop boards? You be the judge....
« on: September 15, 2010, 09:35:22 PM »
So apparently my little bro has been brainwashed by these little 12 year olds down the street that getting shop boards is considered a "really poserish (???)" thing to do. I tell him just to ignore those clowns. I encourage him to get them. Different shop board vary in size and shape. But our local shop is Active since we moved back into our old house like 3 days ago and they are great. But I want to get your opinion. Shop boards - Fuck yeah or fuck that.

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Re: Is it wrong to get shop boards? You be the judge....
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2010, 10:13:21 PM »
It supports the shops, so it's pretty good, I would say. No, it's not exactly supporting the bigger companies, but fuck it, skatin' on a budget!
Fuck those kids. They're 12, they probably ride neon Destructos and Mike Mo decks because "He can TRIPLE KICKFLIP  :o!".
« Last Edit: September 15, 2010, 10:15:20 PM by Skwisgaar Skwigelf »
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Re: Is it wrong to get shop boards? You be the judge....
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2010, 10:27:46 PM »
shops tend to generally make a higher profit off of their own shop decks than the pro shit they sell.  So as long as you care about keeping the lights on at your local shop, it's okay in my book.

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Re: Is it wrong to get shop boards? You be the judge....
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2010, 10:41:16 PM »
stop pretending it's your brother
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Re: Is it wrong to get shop boards? You be the judge....
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2010, 12:59:43 AM »
No shop board for me, I would rather just wait until i had to the cash for something i want.

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Re: Is it wrong to get shop boards? You be the judge....
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2010, 04:02:26 AM »
i tend to buy brand boards over shop boards just because my local shop only has one graphic and ive skated it out sooo many times, however those kids are idiots...

if anything buying a shop board is the best thing you can do, skate shops are meant to be a give and take situation where they support the skate community by holding contests and jams and signings and all that jazz, and in return we help keep the shop alive by buying their products.

it is better for your skate community to buy a shop board than to get a branded board on sale for the same price

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Re: Is it wrong to get shop boards? You be the judge....
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2010, 05:03:21 AM »
I rather support local smaller brands than buy a shop board

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Re: Is it wrong to get shop boards? You be the judge....
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2010, 06:14:03 AM »
kids are idiots...


moral of the story

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Re: Is it wrong to get shop boards? You be the judge....
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2010, 06:17:57 AM »
if youre broke, then get a shop deck from an independant shop... But dude said his local shop was active right?  Fuck that... They dont need the money. 
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Re: Is it wrong to get shop boards? You be the judge....
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2010, 06:27:22 AM »
if youre broke, then get a shop deck from an independant shop... But dude said his local shop was active right?  Fuck that... They dont need the money. 
I was about to say that.
If it is an independent shop, sweet support them!
But active sells more of their decks than most smaller board companies.

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Re: Is it wrong to get shop boards? You be the judge....
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2010, 06:58:01 AM »
stop pretending it's your brother

HAHAHAHA.

i'm down for shop decks....if the shop is rad.

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Re: Is it wrong to get shop boards? You be the judge....
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2010, 07:11:08 AM »
in HK we only have like 2 skateshops and the shop decks are cool as fuck, so yes it is totally okay to buy them as long as they arent like IDK, zumiez shop decks(if they even make them).
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Re: Is it wrong to get shop boards? You be the judge....
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2010, 07:18:51 AM »
I'm riding a shop board right now. The store's owned by some friends, all skaters and they're one of the 2 only "core" skateshops I know around here. I'm glad I can support them, especially if supporting them means me buying 24 boards

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Re: Is it wrong to get shop boards? You be the judge....
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2010, 07:33:27 AM »
Skateboarding is getting too political preachy lately,support who and what you want. It's a board,grip it and rip it.

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Re: Is it wrong to get shop boards? You be the judge....
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2010, 10:16:03 AM »
active gets their shop boards made in china. 
they might charge less for them but thats because you're getting a lesser quality product.

i suggest getting a shop board that you know is made in the US or canada

USA/canada wood > china wood


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Re: Is it wrong to get shop boards? You be the judge....
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2010, 10:23:22 AM »
Skateboarding is getting too political preachy lately,support who and what you want. It's a board,grip it and rip it.


This.

I buy shop boards (Index) cuz they have the best shapes.  It feels good to skate some local wood.

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Re: Is it wrong to get shop boards? You be the judge....
« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2010, 10:30:44 AM »
I buy pro/team decks from companies I want to support, but I won't hate on a kid who is scraping together his money & buying a shop deck just to keep a board under his feet.

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Re: Is it wrong to get shop boards? You be the judge....
« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2010, 12:05:40 PM »
kids are idiots...


moral of the story
if the shop is cool , then why the fuck not .
i think i was,anyways

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Re: Is it wrong to get shop boards? You be the judge....
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2010, 12:27:13 PM »
1. pro model

then

2. logo model

then

3. local company

then

4. shop board

Never blank boards.

I basically cycle between 1 and 2.

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Re: Is it wrong to get shop boards? You be the judge....
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2010, 09:16:13 PM »
I remember skating active boards in 03-05? and their wood was good.  I haven't skated them since my friends got off dey team.
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Re: Is it wrong to get shop boards? You be the judge....
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2010, 12:42:17 AM »
The only shop i buy from is Bill's Wheels and I could be wrong but i think bills decks are made at NHS so i guess its like skating a creature or santa cruz and thats pretty much all I buy..


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Re: Is it wrong to get shop boards? You be the judge....
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2010, 04:57:10 AM »
The difference here is about 40 dollars. 70 vs 110 so shop board

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Re: Is it wrong to get shop boards? You be the judge....
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2010, 06:14:29 AM »
Skateboarding is getting too political preachy lately,support who and what you want. It's a board,grip it and rip it.


This.

I buy shop boards (Index) cuz they have the best shapes.  It feels good to skate some local wood.

I love Index boards. But I only buy them when I am saving money. Plus they help put on things for the community, which is always sick.