Yeah, this is the kind of cop that I'd be glad to be arrested by. She could haul me away and keep me. But I'll never be busted for buying crappy skateboards at discount stores. Nobody should ever buy a skateboard from a store that also sells sandwiches, shuttlecocks, tennis racquets or golf clubs. Skate shops are dedicated to skateboarding (and sometimes other board sports) and you can be sure they know their products inside and out. Don't take advice from a kid with a name tag who's restocking Abba CDs at Target!
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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