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Support Your Local Skateboard Shop #sylss

Support Your Local Skate Shop #sylss

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Support Your Local Skateboard Shop #sylss

Sometimes things can look very similar. You might even look at one thing and believe its another. Marketers use this strategy to make a crappy product look like a better quality one. Seeing is believing, right? Not always!

From a distance, most skateboards look the same. Up close inspection usually reveals flaws in shoddy skateboards. However, some people don't know what to look for - it's wooden, has metal trucks and 4 wheels; must be a skateboard.

One clue is your surroundings. If you're in a discount chain store, sporting goods store or toy store; the skateboard you see on the retail shelf is crap and probably costs less than $30 for a complete skate. On the other hand, if you're in an local independent skate shop, most of the products are likely of very high quality. always look for brand names you recognize. Products lacking any branding are likely mass-produced crap that will quickly break.

Uninformed skaters/consumers need your help. You can lend a hand and help support local skate shops by downloading these SYLSS "Crappy Skateboard" WARNING LABELS (4-up PDF files) and stick 'em on those crappy products you encounter in the mall, discount stores, toy stores and sporting goods stores.

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.

Your local skate shop is the only place that cares about you and ensuring you get high quality equipment. Department stores, toy 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.

Check out our Support Your Local Independent Skateboard Shop resource center #sylss.

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