Happy new year, everybody! It’s 2014 and we’re stoked. Before we get into the sappy stuff let’s touch on the pushy stuff. We want to say thanks for all the support you’ve shown for Skate Warehouse throughout 2013. Keep shopping with us and we’ll keep doing our best to make you happy little skaters. Leave us some thoughts on how we can make 2014 really awesome in the comments below. Now we’ve got some 2014 New Year resolutions of our very own right here.
2014 New Year Resolutions
1. Skate as much as you can. It’s easy to get busy with work and school and friends and family. New hobbies are great and sometimes life just doesn’t make time for all the stuff you love. But in 2014 we want you to keep skating. Even as you get older and busier make time for it. It’s exercise, entertainment, religion, freedom, fun and more all wrapped up in a piece of wood. That’s some meaning of life shit right there. So get out there and push!
2. Find new spots. Maybe this means a car ride with some of the homies into uncharted territory, be it the neighboring town or the neighboring state! Grab a cooler, make some sandwiches and turn up the music while you head out for a weekend of ultimate skate exploration. If you can’t get away, head over to the high school across town and tear it up. Sometimes those spots are right under your nose and all you need is a different perspective. When you hear yourself thinking, “There’s nowhere to skate” just remember that’s total bullshit.
3. Land new tricks. Maybe you’ve been working on your tre flip smiths or back lips. Maybe you’ve just started on your variel heel to boardslide or 50-50 ledges. Keep it up. Get above the coping on the 20 ft vert ramp. Whether you’re putting new tricks into your bag or perfecting the old ones, keep trying new stuff and pushing yourself farther.
4. Stay healthy. We’re no saint. We enjoy the junk food and cold beers as much as the next guy. But we also try to keep in mind that our body is indeed a temple. Skating just isn’t possible if you’re not treating your body right and trying your best to stay in shape. While skating itself can help you get into better gear it can’t do everything. If you’re spending too much time in front of the boob tube or at the local Mickey D’s, knock it off. Breath some fresh air and eat some veggies!
5. Less hate. We can be haters. It’s in our nature. If something pisses you off for all the right reasons then by all means, hate away. But the truth is that throughout 2013 we were sometimes super bummed on the level of hate we saw in the skate industry, from crazy ideas that girls can’t skate to the use of degrading words like “gay” and “fag” on the social media. We’re not saying you have to like everything or everybody. The greatest thing about the world today is that you get to be exactly who you want to be and exactly who you are. But so does everybody else. So maybe try and use those words a little less this year. Maybe try and stand up for something. Be a little more open minded about something you always thought was true. And always, always love skateboarding in whatever form it takes. No hate there.