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    Quote Originally Posted by gregoryconroy View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by hugo View Post
    Disagree, why would I spend more money on the same thing when I get zero benefit, I don't have a local sos.
    This is pretty weak. When I had a regular job at a skate shop who gave me a 30% discount I still bought full price gear from Division 24 in Wakefield as it was my first ever local and I wanted to keep supporting that shop.

    It seems you've got a decent amount of disposable income, from what you share on here about your lifestyle anyway, so why shop in the bargain bin section of Route One? That's like the snobby family who go all out on a restaurant's menu then order tap water for drinks and don't tip the waiter. [/middle class thread]
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    Quote Originally Posted by hugo View Post
    I managed to get a whole new setup with bones swiss AND 2 pairs of skate shoes HUF/Nike for under £200.

    I shop at Slam and other reputable shops but for a whole top range setup and 2 pairs of skate shoes for under £200 is insane value.
    I think it's a pretty good deal... and you can shop wherever you want really.

    You can't judge someone on where they shop just because they earn a good living, that's got an air of communism about it. "You earn good money so you should be supporting the guys who don't make so much." And what's to say his 'extravagant' lifestyle isn't in part because he shops around for deals like that? Just because you earn good money doesn't mean you have to spend it.

    Of course we'd all love to have and support a local SOS, but the reality is it's 2019, it's just not how the world is anymore. We all need to take off the rose tinted glasses (myself included) and accept the fact that times have changed. It might not be nice but it's reality.

    R1 aren't the ones responsible for smaller shops closing down, it's all the boring jargon like rising business rates, inflation and the whole online movement in general. I'm sure some of you are clued up but you must realise how expensive it is to lease a decent sized shop these days? It's not just SOS's that are closing down, the whole idea of the high street is dying out. It's just human nature to want to put a face on it so you have someone to blame.

    And you can't deny that a lot of SOS's went out of business because they were being run by skaters doing it for the love, but without the business mindset needed to make it last. On the other hand you get the skaters that do have the business mindset and they get it right and kill it; Slam City, 5050, Note, Ideal. Also, I can guarantee that SOS's are taking business away from each other online as well. We live in a capitalist society, you have to keep up or you get left behind.

    But anyway, my point being. Don't jump down someones throat just because what they're doing doesn't line up with what you agree in. If you disagree or are offended by it then that's fine, but you don't need to then attack their choices on the matter.

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    As a skateboarder buying skateboard stuff by brands run by skateboarders, I'd prefer to buy from a skateboarder. Rather than a juggler or a wakeboarder or whatever the fuck. Maybe I'm just old fashioned.

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    Same here, when we've seen the industry constantly go from boom to bust and whats left of the struggling shops constantly picking up the pieces when then bangwagon lot have fucked off, you'd think we'd learn the lessons when it comes to buying skate stuff.
    At the end of the day buy from who you want, many wont know the history of the scene and many won't ever go to a shop especially as the high st is on its way out. It will be a sad day when you can't walk into a skateshop and have to buy a deck blind off the web.

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    Random q – has anyone ever done a fs full cab on transition, apart from maybe Bob?

    Feels like it could be really awkward to do but also, could imagine someone could really tweak one nicely
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    Geddit, son!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearVSshark View Post
    Random q – has anyone ever done a fs full cab on transition, apart from maybe Bob?

    Feels like it could be really awkward to do but also, could imagine someone could really tweak one nicely
    I seen gonz do one on a 7ft ramp in late 90's. Also Bucky Lasek and Alphonso Rawls had them early on

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    Back to the SOS discussion. Whenever I need anything, I always direct my physical or internet self to Decimal.
    I usually go to 5050 for skate vids, but for everything else Decimal seem to have the all the stuff I like in stock all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearVSshark View Post
    Random q – has anyone ever done a fs full cab on transition, apart from maybe Bob?

    Feels like it could be really awkward to do but also, could imagine someone could really tweak one nicely
    Ollie? Fakie frontside 360 olie? Cab is only backside.

    Pretty sure I have seen them done plenty. Doesn't Bucky or Rune do them with Heelflip indy's? Although a vert skater would find it easier than say a skater on miniramp and you have to ollie not fly out and spin.

    Weirdly, past couple of sessions on the miniramp I have tried fakie fronstide rock and roll. So a 360 motion with a rock in the middle. Not sure why I was trying it, it feels horrible and must look even worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustyant View Post

    But anyway, my point being. Don't jump down someones throat just because what they're doing doesn't line up with what you agree in. If you disagree or are offended by it then that's fine, but you don't need to then attack their choices on the matter.
    He asked if it was acceptably to buy from R1 in the first place so knew there would probably be some inevitable backlash and rightly so

    Yes of course there are other factors coming into play that aren't helping SoS stores as you mention and yes the high street is dying but you can't really compare decline of huge faceless chain stores like Debenhams, House of Fraser etc. to more niche specialist independent shops which should be supported at all costs. There is still space for these sort of places: record stores, bike shops etc. providing people are switched on enough and educate younger generations

    Also LOL at the communism comparison, bit of a stretch. As I said in my previous post skateboarding and proper skate shops have provided so, so much good to communities way beyond material purchases. I think as an adult skateboarder with a solid level of disposable income you should think more deeply about your purchasing power.

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    And as someone else pointed out before, the damage R1 did probably started around 10-15+ years ago (pre 'death of the high street') with the knock on effects lasting to this day with many cities lacking an SoS which means many will resort to ordering from R1 or Skate Hut or something

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    You're right though, we can't judge a person on how they buy but it does all go towards our personal opinion about them whether we like it or not.

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    One thing, R1 are at least stocking a bunch of product from smaller skater owned brands, maybe if they didn't then those brands wouldn't be doing so well.

    Are these brands in the wrong doing business with R1?

    Where does the morals start and stop?
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    Am not justifying it in anyway, I saw some cheap stuff and bought it, it's that simple and perhaps I asked the question originally because I felt a bit bad.
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