There are times when skateboarding may be considered as a hobby, and sometimes spending a little more for a skateboard from people who are skateboarders themselves would be well worth the money spent. Today’s economy would find a lot of people searching for cheaper bargains that may cause a certain impact that would cause the skateboarding community to disappear altogether.
Skateboard purists wouldn’t let a price tag get to them, or their way when it comes to buying what is best for them. Since skateboards today can be tailor made according to the specifics, or even preference of the skater, there have been hundreds of companies that offer quality parts from decks, trucks, gear and accessories to make sure that the skateboarding would won’t die.
When it comes down to it, parents who want to buy a skateboard for their kids would find themselves in a pickle. It’s not like buying a first bike, or a tricycle, since some people may have more than one bike per household. A skateboard has the same dimensions, parts, and function that can be used by people of any age. When picking up a skateboard to practice on, it would be good to buy a skateboard may by skateboarders themselves.
Quality may set the difference between being the skateboarder for twenty years than 20 minutes. Indifference may play a part when it comes to buying a cheap skateboard just because they want to get it over with as stores like Wal-Mart and the like would sell them for a fraction of the price. What more, globalization has taken to the point where they seek out cheap labor to start mass producing skateboards that may or may not be tested. A skateboard can and will break when its time comes, but it shouldn’t be the way that most veteran skateboarders would know about.
The impact when it comes to cheap versus expensive skateboards would definitely affect the skateboarding community as well. There can be several examples when a mass production on in-line skates from countries like China and India have flooded the market that would result to inferior construction.
It was shocking at first when the X Games removed aggressive in-line off their competition list, but hopefully the skateboarding world wouldn’t follow suit. It would be better for a skateboarder to buy a skateboard from a skateboard shop in India rather than the ones mass-produced in the same country. At least that shop knows and lives for the passion of skateboarding.
Money may be scarce in a way, but there is no substitute for quality over cheap quantity.