Posted by:on December 8th, 2006
From Transworld Business: A momentous IASC meeting leads to a more united front among skate hardgoods manufacturers… …a who’s who meeting of skateboard hardgoods manufacturers met to discuss why blank skateboard decks have become so popular, what that is doing to the heart of the industry, and how the manufacturers could band together to effect change.
Check out this quote from Dwindle’s Bod Boyle:
If we have a generation of skateboarders who grow accustomed to what a blank-product costs and if they think a blank product is as good as branded product, then we really will open the doors to these huge retailers
So we’re calling out Dwindle on being hypocrits. If they are so worried about the commodification of skateboards, why are they cranking out cheap decks in China? This deck graphic below is a pretty funny creation from Conscience Skateboards out of Milwaukee Wisconsin. This deck is long sold out but it’s still a good editorial comment.
Remember when World Industries was cool? Yeah we barely do either. Here’s an interview with Rocco and Mullen from 2000, when they were already past the point of no return. It’s a good one though, because it talks about the early days of infamy.
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