Set yourself free from the tyranny of corporate greed and gluttony. Shop at your local skateboard shop where they know the industry, it's products and they want you to be a happy customer. Discount stores don't give a damn about you. They just want your money. A dedicated skateboard shop will treat you right and hook you up with high quality equipment at a fair price.
Even sporting goods stores are wretched. They only want your money too! Local skate shops will hold contests and demos and promote the skate scene in your area. Do you think Wal-Mart will do that? Hell no!
Help the unwitting and downloading these SYLSS "Crappy Skateboard" WARNING LABELS (4-up PDF files) and stick 'em on those crappy products you encounter.
Only independent skateboard shops sell quality products that won't break or fall apart in the first 10 minutes of use. Boards purchased from crappy department stores and gluttonous box-stores are unsafe and will usually result in unnecessary injuries.
Clue-in and buy from your local skate shop. They are the only ones who care about you and ensuring you get high quality equipment. Department stores and sporting goods stores only want your money. Independent skate shops want to keep you as a customer by helping you get the best products available.
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