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Zachary
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« on: March 27, 2012, 11:21:38 AM »

http://passionbeforeeverything.blogspot.com/


Skateboarding for love, not competition.

      Everyday, I wake up drink some coffee and eat breakfast, stretch, do my little workout, then go skate all day long.. I don't skate to be the best, because the skateboarding society in my city (Kenosha, WI) isn't as great as we want it to be, but it is good enough for me. I love to skateboard, but I feel as if skateboarding is taking the wrong turn. Competition is always a good thing because it keeps the people interested in the latest upcoming competitor. But, to me and a lot of other people I am hoping, skateboarding isn't about the competition because it is just a way of life! Skateboarding takes me away from everything bad going on in the world. No politics, no nagging parents and girlfriends, just complete and utter freedom. I feel, as if these competitions are taking away that rawness skateboarding had in the past and the rawness it still has now.. Like I said, "Competition is always a good thing." Too much of it, bring hate and jealousy, greed and dishonor, friends become enemies, and enemies become rivals. There is no need for any of these things, we should be able to live, love, skateboard, as much as we feel like and not have to worry about being at the top. Kids these days, including my self, feel pressured and pushed to become "the greatest." We shouldn't feel this way, and I know that a lot of us do.. Skateboarding will always and forever be my passion, my love, my best friend. Please readers, don't put money, fame and endorsements before the passion. Always live, love and skateboard for the enjoyment and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2012, 06:57:25 PM »

Who the fuck do you think we are?! Don't go rehashing your fucking blog post on us!

Every once in a while some kid gets on here and worriers about the "rawness" of skateboarding and collectively as skaters from all generations of our great pastime we give the the ol' GO FUCK YOURSELF!!!

Has skateboarding ever been raw. Notice I did not put a question mark on that sentence, this is not a discussion.



Skateboarding was raw 50 years ago and we have been fine since. Even when all of the businesses are bankrupt and out of money we'll still be here.

RIP LARRY STEVENSON


R.I.P. Larry
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2012, 09:56:29 PM »

Listen to the old guy. And his unicorn fart of a skateboard.
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2012, 06:41:21 AM »

Do waves of purists follow waves of old guys?
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2012, 04:42:34 PM »

i think so. and then the waves of purist old guys comes crashing in. oh wait. is that us?
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2012, 04:07:40 AM »

sshhhh...
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2012, 01:14:04 PM »

ahem. rules one and two.

that said,  OLD PURIST DUDES ARE BORING.
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2012, 05:00:58 PM »

Old Purist Dudes sounds like a good company name. Nothing but Fishtail boards, 60mm+ wheels and a 4 inch seperation gap in the griptape.
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2012, 05:29:22 AM »

I thought it sounded like a band name.
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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2012, 02:37:46 PM »

Waves of Old Guys would be a good band name too.
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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2012, 04:35:32 PM »

^^^ shredding!!!

when is our first facetime jam?
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