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With the downfall of the US economy we are starting to see more and more skate shops close their doors ) : A sad site for many, some of these “mom and pop” shops have been around for 15 plus years. The smaller shops are not the only ones to taking a hit in this economic devastation, but bigger chain stores such as some “unnamed Mall stores” have closed down dozens of Store front locations nation wide.
Is skateboarding Dead you ask? Has it become so mainstream that those of us who have given our blood, sweat, and tears to not only a way of life, but a addictivly acquired phenomenon just SH*T out of luck? Well look for your self…. Parents who had once upon a time givin there kids baseball mitts, and tackle football gear are now instead giving those same kids Skateboards. Our new found youth now has the option (in any economy) to do what they want, when they want to do it by expressing themself in skateboarding. In many cases Skateboarding not only teaches the key to adversity, but in some cultures is considered the new development of individuality.
If you love Skateboarding then do what makes you happy. Purchase gear that helps keep skateboarding alive but doesnt necessarily empty your wallet! We know times are tough, but skateboarding will never die!!!! Support what you beleive in and things will get better. We are in this situation for many reasons. You be the judge and do whats best to make the situation better
Here is an Expample listed below of how we plan to “keep the wheels rolling”
Once looked down upon mainly because its nonspecific appearance, PRODUCTS such as BLANK DECKS, BLANK WHEELS, and BLANK TRUCKS have all played a great roll in keeping our skateboard industry alive. Blank Skateboard Decks not only give skaters the chance to keep the wheels rolling, but they also give Skateboarders the opportunity to purchase quality skateboard products at an affordable price. This does not mean to just throw in the towel and stop buying name brand gear. What is does mean is if your pockets are light and your skate gear is bunk, you can skate products made of the same materials for a much more affordable price. For bulk pricing and discounts on Pro Blank Skateboard Trucks, Decks, and Wheels Please CLICK HERE or go to www.dealerskate.com for 7 ply Canadian Maple Pro Decks Starting at just $14.95 (FREE SHIPPING)
Original Article Posted at : http://www.examiner.com/x-12453-Phoenix-Skateboarding-Examiner~y2009m6d7-Skate-shop-hero
With the economy doing poorly and businesses great and small falling under ever increasing economic pressure, it is no small wonder that skate shops are suffering. Popular names such as Alliance and smaller, local shops like Curbside both falter and then fall in light of monetary difficulties. However, that’s not to say that some places aren’t doing well throughout these trying times.
Skaters all over need a place to purchase boards, hardware, stickers and their favorite colored grip tape, despite these missing shops. Someone has to fill that gap and Ski Pro manages to do so with interesting results. Located on 21st street and Camelback, your first impression is that the place is cool, current and energetic but what does it have to do with skating? Quite a bit, it turns out.
Tucked away in the back corner of the store is a section devoted to skateboarding. The back wall is plastered with a small selection of boards, several of which are local companies like Old Man Army: boards designed for the 35+ skate scene and bearing unique, original designs, or Zombie: boards that are more like your traditional deck layout. Ski Pro keeps their own distributor decks here, too called Homicide and they’ve got a selection of blanks that will make your jaw drop.
The shop may be out of the way but it is well worth the visit. Here’s one reason. Their blanks start at $16.95 and their own Homicides at a mere $29.95. After putting it all together it was possible to make a complete board for $43.28 after tax; this included wheels, trucks, bearings, grip, the deck. Everything. For those who don’t know, that’s less than the price of a standard name brand deck- and nothing else. Furthermore Ski Pro provides modest support for local skate companies and even carries AZ Steez (a regional Skateboarding magazine).
This doesn’t mean that skaters can’t pick up more popular name brands like Creature or Plan B, articles of clothing or backpacks. But shoes were no where in site. With that said, it seems like Ski Pro has a small but worthwhile assortment of skateboarding supplies, a friendly, knowledgeable staff and great deals. So go check them out. You might be surprised at what you find.