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    Default Why do Palace sell the cheapest Pro skateboards in the UK?

    What do you think?

    Is Palace trying to be a budget skate brand and a high fashion skate company?

    Are they just doing this to be cool and kind and keep boards cheap for skaters?

    Is it a tactic so the skate shops they shat on still feel obliged to stock their decks thereby keeping them relevant as a skateboard brand?

    Is it just because their pros get paid in other ways so don't need royalties?

    Is it just because they are having a laff by making decks like they are having a laff making coked-up raping costumes with Ralph Lauren?

    What do you think?

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    Default Re: Why do Palace sell the cheapest Pro skateboards in the UK?

    All of the above

    Also they use cheap shit Dwindle wood whereas a lot of other cool current brands use far superior Generator, PS Stix etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haven_Hamilton View Post
    All of the above

    Also they use cheap shit Dwindle wood whereas a lot of other cool current brands use far superior Generator, PS Stix etc.
    Just out of interest (I honestly have no idea) what ‘types’ of wood are considered to be the best and how do you find out which companies use what type? I’ve never really figured it out. Ta!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samz View Post
    Just out of interest (I honestly have no idea) what ‘types’ of wood are considered to be the best and how do you find out which companies use what type? I’ve never really figured it out. Ta!
    Most companies boards will have a little sticker on the top saying the woodshop. As for what is considered 'good' obviously there is some slight personal preference but you get to know what you like through your own and other peoples experience. From my experience Dwindle wood feels good for a few skates then deteriorates rapdily whereas a Generator board has much more longevity/ more hard wearing

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    Default Re: Why do Palace sell the cheapest Pro skateboards in the UK?

    My guess is that they're hardware offering strategy is that it is accessible to all. It means that skaters in general are more likely have a Palace board (rather than Flip/Primitive or whatever) and maintain their street 'visibility'. Or whatever, I don't fucking know.

    I really like the Palace wood. Horses for courses tho.
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    Chapman used to be my favourite and Deluxe always used to keep their pop but I didn't like the shapes.

    Death used to use a few different places but my fav were always the chapman ones.
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    Default Re: Why do Palace sell the cheapest Pro skateboards in the UK?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky View Post
    I really like the Palace wood. Horses for courses tho.
    Horses for Corsas more like, eh?!



    Don't know if that's a Corsa. Is it? Hope so. Are Corsas newer?

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    That's a VW Golf

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    Would it actually matter if Palace stopped selling decks? Do you think they 'should' stop?

    Maybe when the inevitable catwalk show at Milan or Paris happens they will just jack in the kids stuff and go full fashion.

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    they will never stop and should never stop. they are a skateboard company first and foremost, they just make more money from the clothes.
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    Default Re: Why do Palace sell the cheapest Pro skateboards in the UK?

    Also, what a stupid question, come on man.
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    Default Re: Why do Palace sell the cheapest Pro skateboards in the UK?

    They’re skaters first and foremost. No matter what people say about the other stuff.

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    Dunno man weird things happen in business. It will get sold soon and then anything could happen.

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    Yeah exactly, they are just capitalising on being very much 'in' right now. Imagine if Skate Cafe or The National suddenly became hugely popular in streetwear circles? They'd do exactly the same thing

    The skating aspect gives them legitimacy in the eyes of (a lot of) skaters simply because they are one of the most productive board brands out there right now in terms of putting out 10minute+ length clips and also gives them cool points to non-skaters and a bit of an edge they wouldn't have being simply a streetwear brand.

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    Default Re: Why do Palace sell the cheapest Pro skateboards in the UK?

    Watsons laminates! Expensive and not the strongest but the best! *irrelevent to conversation*

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