Real Skate is going
to be down for a while making a move out of state. Our PO Box is
no longer accepting mail. Feel free to continue to sign our petition
which is having a dramatic effect in keeping Skateboarding out of
the Olympics and enjoy our older articles.
See you soon!
& Whatnot" for
Real Skate is in its
eleventh year of operation and has evolved to what it is todaya
supportive site for skateboarders, pros, ams, beginners, fans, and
supporters of skateboarding. I hope that through the experiences
of our contributors you will gather a positive insight into skateboarding
and its lifestyle. Our focus is positivity and keepin it real!
While we have slowed down on articles
and some of our features lately, I have started an almost-daily
blog with current things of interest and opinion commentary. Click
on "News and Whatnot" in the menu. Doing it the way we've
been doing it was pretty labor intense and required a lot of travel.
But I have left everything up in the menu as they still attract
tons of hits. We are continuing advocacy work for skateparks, keeping
skateboarding out of the O-Games and taking political action due
to the problems both skaters and cities have faced caused by the
crazy California helmet and pad laws. Something's gotta be done
and I hope all California skaters will join us, be your own voice
and stick up for your rights, freedoms and respect.
Skateboarding has gone berserk, no thanks
to some people inside the industry. Real Skate started out with
the goal of presenting skateboarding in a positive light in hopes
of educating, gaining public understanding and acceptance. Maybe
we did too good a job, as the mainstreaming by corporations, television
infiltrated to capitalize and abused the wonderful inside nature
of what we hang onto dearly and call skate culture. But we feel
there is hope of maintaining that underground feel skateboarding
is so accustomed to if skaters demand it and start calling the shots.
Real Skate promises to continue to play an active role in advocating
for the right causes, and exposing the wrong. I truely believe things
are going to revert back.
Thanks to all our readers and contributors for
your show of support since day one. I hope you continue to get something
from Real Skate and make good use of it. A
special thanks to all my young(ish) friends, pros, and skaters all
around the world for keeping a part of my life, my heart, and spirit
involved in the world of skateboarding. Because of you, Real Skate
came about it's about you.
Take good care and always
keep it real.
Elected officials control most
issues skateboarders have. You are the boss. Register, vote and
they will listen. It's their job.