The idea of a national skateboarding day isn’t all that special. For those of us who have skated every day that our ankles aren’t broken and the streets aren’t flooded, every day is “Go Skateboarding Day.” It’s like having a national breathing day or a national Facebook status update day. These things are all going to happen; we don’t need prompting. While no skateboarders are saving up their best bag of tricks for a nationally declared day to skate, it does give us a chance to highlight some local talent including one skater, Adam Laudun, whose mom taught me Physical Science and a photographer (Larry Blossom) who I had the pleasure of sucking next to on the curb at the old Westbank A&P Future Store. So visit a local shop (Humidity or Ollie), buy something from one of our homegrown brands (Preservation or Heart Throb), hit up a local park (Parisite or BREC), watch a video (I suggest Pretty Sweet, Inhabitants, Color, Fully Flared, New Blood or Yeah Right) and most of all, treat it like any other day and fall down a lot…in the most fulfilling way.
Photos: Go Skateboarding Day
Published  June 2013