Solomon here. Hey guys! I apologize for not blogging much lately. I’ve been in a little funk lately and had to work my way out of it…Mr. StaySkatin was slacking on his skating and my state of mind reflected it. I sometimes get caught up in this amazing life that I’m living and lose a little direction. Thanks to my friends for dealing with “King”…you know I love you all with all my heart. But guess what……I’m back!!!!!!! Yes, with more focus and vision. “Pinky, Are you thinking what I’m thinking?”.
This summer has been a blast regardless of the lows. I have spent the majority of my time at Bustin HQ here in Brooklyn. I have met countless new and old riders and have been overwhelmed by stoke! Even though I’m here at work, I never wake up in the morning dreading that I have to spend my day at the shop. There is always something interesting happening around our shop. I am blessed to be a part of the heartbeat of PushCulture which means I see more than just the “Push” in this culture. How amazing is it that I can be there from the beginning as a blank piece of wood-to having a new stoked rider skating away-to having those riders return to the shop all summer to skate and chill with the community. I definitely know PushCulture.
This summer has been full of backyard bbqs, block parties and style sessions in the front, group rides all over this city and even further….and lots of longboards being moved out of this shop. Everyday has been different and I’ve gotten to spend it with people who I wouldn’t hesitate to call family. (U2PB). Last year I had dreams of a longboard crew that was open to all of NYC PushCulture. My buddy Cyp helped pen the name Concrete Kings and since then my crew has been tearing up the streets of NYC and worldwide..the official Ambassadors of Stoke. We went from having maybe 10 riders show up for skates to having 30-60 show up regularly. With scores of other riders showing up as news of the Kings spread. Without a core group of these Kings this summer would have been much harder on me. These guys have been here almost every day..like it was their job…to help out around the shop. Thank you guys…really. You are my heroes.
Couldn’t see it coming down my eyes, so I had to let the blog cry. Ha. I’ll leave you with pictures from a typical day in life of King…yeah, that’s me. I STAY SKATIN’!