Support your local dealer!
In a world of mass production and money over matter, we shouldn't take independent brands and shops - our local dealers - for granted.
Huge multimillion dollar companies are taking over and cashing in on a rebellious counter cultural industry they never gave a fuck about until it could support a profit. That evolution was based on the perseverance and hard work of independent brands and shops. Yet is this strong corporate presence making these small indie companies, who weren't in it for the money but for the love of the skateboarding culture, go out of business.
We need to be the rebellious; otherwise we'll all be shooting ourselves right in the face. Support your local dealer.