Every dollar spent on skateboards, at sporting goods stores, takes money away from your local skate shop. Do you think that mega-box-store full of footballs, golf clubs and croquet mallets has done anything to promote the skate scene in your town? No Way! Your independent skate shop is the only place that cares about you as a customer and a friend of the shop. Large corporate retailers only care about your money.
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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