Monday, October 10, 2011
BUT.... I work at Bad Boards which, contrary to popular belief, (and the name) isn't that bad. There is, given, new ownership and we are forming up an entirely new staff. Basically I'm a manager in "training" and the store is going to be entirely different, from name to aesthetic to products. I'm really excited about it. I 've always wanted to work at a skateshop, and now I get to run one in the mall! I'll take it.
I'm gonna start blogging about the store and what is changing and what stuff we're going to get in real soon. I probably need like a smart phone or something so it might take a minute before I really start this, bear with me here. More updates coming in the next year or so... Probably just a few weeks though.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
... Been getting a lot of feedback on the boards we've been leaking out there this week. Laminate quality is absolutely killer.
This one guy put a sick paintjob on his. He texted it to us just now.
All you with the Fickleboards, hit us up with how you dress them up.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
what's not to love?? come on, the kid rules!! hands down, one of my favorites to watch. he's more than your token punk rock skateboarder, he's an artist and a family man. talk about holding it down, he's been among the professional ranks longer than i have even been skateboarding. Jason Adams is rad.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
I was recently in a skate shop earlier this week and the conversation that I walked into was about what kids at a local were doing. What they seemingly were doing was apparently "bumming" the older skaters out by doing certain tricks. Now how on Earth could something as simple as "fly-outs" bother someone so much that they wouldn't even set foot on said skatepark after the local school let out??? I can understand not wanting to be bothered by kids when you are trying to enjoy yourself at the park, by why should it matter what those kids are doing? Especially within the realm of skateboarding, where there are no rules.... or so it's been said. This troubled me, that the owner of an influential skateshop would strongly discourage kids from having fun on their skateboards...
On the other hand fly-outs can be rather disruptive to the flow of a skatepark, you have all these kids launching out of a quarterpipe where the course starts and stops, jamming everything up and can be quite dangerous with kids and boards flying everywhere. But, they are still skateboarding and enjoying themselves, which is the most important part.
How could you tell kids that they are"blowing it" when they are being kids and having fun skateboarding?? If you are an influential shop owner and you treat kids and potential customers like so, then YOU sir, are "blowing it". Now I still greatly admire and am close friends with said person, but this whole ordeal is part of what I'm talking about.. Skateboarding can't be a list of "should and should nots" it's just not the nature of this limitless and free activity.