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Anti-Blank Campaign
« on: May 25, 2023, 09:25:27 AM »
Sorry im new here, for educational paper purpose... i was trying to find the first anti-blank deck campaign from dwindle??? Anyone could help me please???

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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2023, 12:58:33 PM »
Sorry im new here, for educational paper purpose... i was trying to find the first anti-blank deck campaign from dwindle??? Anyone could help me please???


I donít know if it was Dwindle but Tod Swank and the IASC had a lot of anti blank campaigns. Try googling International Association of Skateboard Companies. There was always anti blank stuff from them in the old Transworld Business mags. I think Jamie Thomas was pretty involved tooÖ

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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2023, 03:09:45 PM »
The Skateboard Mag was also involved. Blitz did a whole "a world without pros" website. The whole iasc felt very anti-skateshop, anti-local scene, and anti-skateboarder at the time

https://web.archive.org/web/20070221221801/http://www.aworldwithoutceos.com/wholesite.jpg

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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2023, 07:11:18 PM »
The Skateboard Mag was also involved. Blitz did a whole "a world without pros" website. The whole iasc felt very anti-skateshop, anti-local scene, and anti-skateboarder at the time

https://web.archive.org/web/20070221221801/http://www.aworldwithoutceos.com/wholesite.jpg



You should look up the Transworld Business article "Under Fire A Special Report on the Skate Hardgoods Market". In addition to the Blitz and Dwindle campaign, the archived site above was a response by Slap's Grimcity.

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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2023, 06:42:06 AM »
That shit aged like milk
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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2023, 06:47:25 AM »
Man blanks were all i could afford growing up haha. I never even remember this campaign happening but I was definitely a kid skating blank decks or hand-me-downs at the time so it's kinda pissed me off... Fuck dwindle
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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2023, 07:28:43 AM »
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The Skateboard Mag was also involved. Blitz did a whole "a world without pros" website. The whole iasc felt very anti-skateshop, anti-local scene, and anti-skateboarder at the time

https://web.archive.org/web/20070221221801/http://www.aworldwithoutceos.com/wholesite.jpg


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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2023, 07:52:01 AM »
Funny, more than a few distributors carry DSM blanks....

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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2023, 08:08:08 AM »
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The Skateboard Mag was also involved. Blitz did a whole "a world without pros" website. The whole iasc felt very anti-skateshop, anti-local scene, and anti-skateboarder at the time

https://web.archive.org/web/20070221221801/http://www.aworldwithoutceos.com/wholesite.jpg


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Totally unrelated, but I remember being super bummed after reading in a Corey Duffel interview that he hated communists. I thought he totally had to be a hard-hitting leftist (of which I wanted to be one), given how he was such a punk rocker and all that. I must've been 13 or so, around '02/'03. Oh, to be young and innocent again...

I remember feeling vaguely bad about skating blanks too. I was aware of the whole "blanks will kill skateboarding" sentiment, but I definitely wasn't old/educated enough yet to grasp any of it clearly. So I just kept getting blank boards and felt unnecessarily bad about myself.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2023, 08:23:27 AM by scab »

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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2023, 10:20:49 AM »
Totally forgot about this till I saw that shitty ad full of fear mongering, projection and strawmen

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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2023, 10:37:12 AM »
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The Skateboard Mag was also involved. Blitz did a whole "a world without pros" website. The whole iasc felt very anti-skateshop, anti-local scene, and anti-skateboarder at the time

https://web.archive.org/web/20070221221801/http://www.aworldwithoutceos.com/wholesite.jpg


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You should look up the Transworld Business article "Under Fire A Special Report on the Skate Hardgoods Market". In addition to the Blitz and Dwindle campaign, the archived site above was a response by Slap's Grimcity.
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Totally unrelated, but I remember being super bummed after reading in a Corey Duffel interview that he hated communists. I thought he totally had to be a hard-hitting leftist (of which I wanted to be one), given how he was such a punk rocker and all that. I must've been 13 or so, around '02/'03. Oh, to be young and innocent again...

I remember feeling vaguely bad about skating blanks too. I was aware of the whole "blanks will kill skateboarding" sentiment, but I definitely wasn't old/educated enough yet to grasp any of it clearly. So I just kept getting blank boards and felt unnecessarily bad about myself.

Not sure how old Corey was at that point but in this 10 year old ccs interview he says he believes in socialism...

https://youtu.be/emGZ5XQk42I

He's so corny haha
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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2023, 06:43:48 AM »
Never heard of this but skateboarding doesnít need graphics or pros, businesses do.

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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2023, 07:45:26 AM »
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The Skateboard Mag was also involved. Blitz did a whole "a world without pros" website. The whole iasc felt very anti-skateshop, anti-local scene, and anti-skateboarder at the time

https://web.archive.org/web/20070221221801/http://www.aworldwithoutceos.com/wholesite.jpg


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You should look up the Transworld Business article "Under Fire A Special Report on the Skate Hardgoods Market". In addition to the Blitz and Dwindle campaign, the archived site above was a response by Slap's Grimcity.

Like the blitz distribution?

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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2023, 08:06:25 AM »
Awe fuck, I barely remember this.

But you know who made blanks look cool?

FUCKING PROS!

So many older skate videos had pros riding blanks. Or you see and add with a pro on a blank with a sticker and the minimalism of it, looked cool. Also, I remember there was a rumor that pros rode better boards than what was sold in stores, thatís why they didnít have graphics on them.

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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2023, 07:12:51 PM »
Awe fuck, I barely remember this.

But you know who made blanks look cool?

FUCKING PROS!

So many older skate videos had pros riding blanks. Or you see and add with a pro on a blank with a sticker and the minimalism of it, looked cool. Also, I remember there was a rumor that pros rode better boards than what was sold in stores, thatís why they didnít have graphics on them.

It wasnít really a rumor. Some people have custom boards/shapes made for them, and sometimes pros ride boards made specifically for them from a different woodshop. The first few that I personally skated were some boards Blind made Corey Sheppard around 2004. His boards were made for him on BBS/Bareback decks instead of DSM/whatever they were called back then

The best part of that ad was Dwindle insinuating that Chinese made blank boards were inferior while having the absolute worst dogshit Chinese made boards at the time. DSM might hold up now, but they had a hard reputation to shake in regards to quality

@satanmilk yup. Blitz Dist. Per Welinder had to walk that one back pretty hard after just a couples of weeks. The backlash was pretty intense with a lot of it originating on slap. There are some long dead threads on here that you can search for that will give you a pretty clear picture about how out of touch a big part of the skateboard industry was at the time 
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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2023, 07:35:04 PM »
Also this wasnít just anti blank boards, but anti shop board as well.
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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2023, 08:33:10 PM »
blanks are dope. i remember hearing a rumour (i was very young) that kareem would sand his off his graphics because they were too heavy. lol
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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2023, 09:51:40 PM »
Also this wasnít just anti blank boards, but anti shop board as well.
This is where I remember people not giving a shit. At first it made sense because it seemed like it was anti random bundle of boards off eBay which you'd see a lot of at the time but then when it's like hey don't buy that slightly cheaper board from the actual skateshop while most companies themselves had logo boards and even price points that were basically their own blanks anyway the argument fell a part a bit

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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2023, 11:07:29 AM »
Oh boy. Way back. The chief was such a kook about this.

Grim did a great job w that site too.

Now we got people hording $18 element decks lol
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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2023, 11:24:37 AM »
fuck your 80$ decks
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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2023, 10:21:54 AM »
I know this happened a long time ago but this is inspiring... To buy more blanks and shop decks :P

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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2023, 10:38:54 AM »
Whose got the plug on generator blanks or any other good blanks people recommend?

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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2023, 04:17:10 PM »
Couldn't find the original pdf online. Click the link under the image (standard HTML doesn't work here so I couldn't figure out how to embed the link from the image).

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uy-olw7LA_3GPYxZJAOFf7QGzt8KtzlH/view?usp=share_link

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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2023, 05:43:45 PM »
Couldn't find the original pdf online. Click the link under the image (standard HTML doesn't work here so I couldn't figure out how to embed the link from the image).
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uy-olw7LA_3GPYxZJAOFf7QGzt8KtzlH/view?usp=share_link

Great post.

I was on the anti-blank bandwagon, but the anti-shop board irked me to no end. The end of this tries to say that shops could sell a pro board for 55, the shop I worked at in 2002-03 sold pro boards for 40-44 including grip. We made nothing on pro boards. Hell, even today Cowtown sells Zero boards for less than $55.




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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2023, 06:53:31 PM »
Whose got the plug on generator blanks or any other good blanks people recommend?

I think these are BBS blanks.

https://skatesamples.com/products/blank-deck-premium-2-dye
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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2023, 01:54:15 PM »
The Skateboard Mag was also involved. Blitz did a whole "a world without pros" website. The whole iasc felt very anti-skateshop, anti-local scene, and anti-skateboarder at the time

https://web.archive.org/web/20070221221801/http://www.aworldwithoutceos.com/wholesite.jpg


jesus christ that ad is insufferable. I wonder how many people out there started buying blanks just because of that

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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2023, 04:36:50 PM »
only reason to skate blanks are these insane prices

i refuse to spen $80 on a BBS hockey board

i can get the same BBS deck for $25 if i buy a 10 pack in bulk

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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2023, 04:49:07 PM »
only reason to skate blanks are these insane prices

i refuse to spen $80 on a BBS hockey board

i can get the same BBS deck for $25 if i buy a 10 pack in bulk

Where can you get bbs boards in bulk?

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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2023, 05:42:51 PM »
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The Skateboard Mag was also involved. Blitz did a whole "a world without pros" website. The whole iasc felt very anti-skateshop, anti-local scene, and anti-skateboarder at the time

https://web.archive.org/web/20070221221801/http://www.aworldwithoutceos.com/wholesite.jpg


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You should look up the Transworld Business article "Under Fire A Special Report on the Skate Hardgoods Market". In addition to the Blitz and Dwindle campaign, the archived site above was a response by Slap's Grimcity.
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Totally unrelated, but I remember being super bummed after reading in a Corey Duffel interview that he hated communists. I thought he totally had to be a hard-hitting leftist (of which I wanted to be one), given how he was such a punk rocker and all that. I must've been 13 or so, around '02/'03. Oh, to be young and innocent again...

I remember feeling vaguely bad about skating blanks too. I was aware of the whole "blanks will kill skateboarding" sentiment, but I definitely wasn't old/educated enough yet to grasp any of it clearly. So I just kept getting blank boards and felt unnecessarily bad about myself.

I would sincerely love to hear the Duffman explain his conception of what comprises a communist economy.
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Re: Anti-Blank Campaign
« Reply #29 on: June 08, 2023, 10:02:09 AM »
No shame in a good quality blank when money is tight. I usually buy 5-10 to keep on hand for younger skaters in my community. I either sell at cost or give them away.