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HEY… JERRY!

i don’t think it was that shocking for Jerry Hsu to leave enjoi… the guy has been there forever… i was growing up skateboarding at the same time he was… he is starting to see what i see in skateboarding… i read his recent interview on Jenkem… he talks about many topics i write about on noLove… i have been watching him shred for many years and it is cool to read that he has a similar perspective on skateboarding as i do… he nails down some of the issues i have with the industry and its growth… he speaks on what i recently wrote about on the saturation of the market and people trying to get a piece of the pie (that they don’t deserve because of their ulterior motives in the industry)…

him and i are not even talking about the constant attempted corporate-takeover… we are more focused on people starting small companies to just suck off the skate industry teat… they find a cool logo to sell to the masses with and think it’ll catch on… it won’t… quit trying… go sell a lifestyle brand and get out of our community… these little teat-sucking companies don’t offer anything back to the skateboard scene they exist in… they try to appeal to the masses… they use skateboarding as a selling avenue instead of actually skateboarding… infuriating to think about…

he talks about issues that resonate within me… he even explains things the way i would… i don’t need affirmation on what i believe/see, but it doesn’t hurt to know a highly respected professional skateboarder shares similar thoughts… sometimes when you come out and say the things Jerry has said, you get ousted from the industry… but he has joined one of the purest skateboarding companies out there in Chocolate… he is going to thrive… his skateboarding is gonna continue to progress… his perspective will hopefully change with being a part of a less $$$ motivated company…

shred on, JERRY! you deserve all the good you get…

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