First of all, thank you for visiting my site and clicking the about link. So here’s the part where I need to talk about myself, which I hate. In short; I’m a nearing my 40’s, Confused if I should call myself a millenial or generation X person, work as a lead designer in the tech industry and graduated as an art student (in media and technology). Blessed with a lovely family and survived a burn-out, I think.
Still Here? Alright, Time to Confess
I started this site to share the one thing that eases my mind. Skateboarding! My brain stops thinking about all the what if’s when I drop in (except what if I hurt myself). Skateboarding is a way of life, some say it’s an art, others say it’s for kids. All I know is that I feel great and full of energy when I come back from shredding.
Another reason I’m so passionate about this website is the utter trash and bad guides that come up on Google. I try to provide honest unbiased content and write the best possible answers to frequently asked questions. It’s a mix of personal experience and proper research without trying to sell anything.
Never ever google ‘the best (insert product) because the search results are bad! None of these people ever touched a skateboard.
How I Ended up Skateboarding
I’ve been skateboarding for a while now, started in 1996 and took a long break back in 2004. I started inline skating in 1995 but after watching the local skateboarders quickly convinced me to buy a skateboard. I did both for a few years but dedicated myself to skateboarding eventually.
I didn’t completely stop skateboarding. I did some cruising now and then and some park skating. In 1996 we got permission from our local government to build our own mini ramp/vert made out of wood, it was amazing. Biggest mini/vert combo in my country at that time.
We maintained it ourselves as best as we could with our limited budgets. The local government subsidized the build but didn’t pay for maintenance. It was great and made so many friends which I still see and hold dear to this day. Plans changed and it was decided that the vert had to move (hence destroyed) to make room for something else.
The local officials promised we would get a new place and a new mini ramp vert. Nothing ever happened. The ramp/vert was demolished and it took 10 years before they actually gave us a new skate park. 10 freaking years! We all grew up, skateboarding died over here because there was just no one to inspire a new generation.
I moved out of my local town went to art school (studied art and technology) and the new town had no facilities for skateboarders. No skate parks, horrible streets and I just cruised once every while. I could ignore not skating for a few years, but the need and itch came back.
Getting Back into Skateboarding
Fast forward to 2015. My wife and I decided to move back to our roots. The houses were cheaper and the town is really small and safe, perfect for our son. So we did it. Funny thing is that when I moved back, they finally decided to bring back the ‘skatepark’.
I love to skate mini ramp and we got the best mini ramp ever. It’s close to my home and I decided to pick up where I left. It’s full of scooter kids, and I rarely see a skateboarder there. Only when my friends visit, we relive the old days. I love that. Feel free to contact me if you have questions or feedback! Oh if you really need to, contact me on LinkedIn but I will probably ignore you because I only add people who I actually talked to in person. Your best chance is to drop a pm on Reddit.