This is an excellent read from the vantage of a longstanding skateboard pillar in NYC and beyond. Rob Rodrigues is the founder of SURE skateboards, an NYC skateboard school that teaches lessons all over Manhattan and BK. Thanks to Rob for giving me permission to repost this note from his facebook page. His opinion is one that I respect, and while we all have different goals for where we want to push this whole movement, his are most definitely noble and inspired. Here’s the article:
I’m a lifelong skateboarder. I live in Manhattan and recently started a business that teaches and promotes skateboarding. I was a designer in the fashion industry for 17 years, but like many people my position was eliminated about two years ago, the casualty of corporate downsizing.