As the site continues to grow (thanks to awesome readers such as yourself), and our first birthday looms near I’ve felt that it’s finally time to bring another writer into the fold. As I look forward into Skate The East’s second year I see bigger and bigger things on the horizon and know this will be the first of several announcements like it.
I’m super excited to announce that my good friend and renowned New England shredder, Lauren Suchocki, will be joining Skate The East as a Contributing Author. For those of you who don’t know her, Lauren is a Massachusetts native who has made a name for herself up and down the East Coast pretty fast, having only been longboarding for about two years and downhill skateboarding for half the time. She currently spends most of her time skating both freeride/slopestyle and downhill, although she admitted to me that she actually started off doing freestyle tricks on a Dervish before discovering her love for hills. If you’ve been to any major event or session in the Northeast last year or so there’s a high chance you’ve seen Lauren around, spreading the stoke and constantly putting smiles on peoples faces.
In addition to the usual content you’ve come to expect to see, Lauren will be able to interject her perspective as a woman in the sport as well as her thoughts on gear. She’s currently riding a newly revamped setup consisting of a Comet Greasehammer on Caliber 44s with Sector 9 Biothane wheels. Expect Lauren to start posting in the next week or so and give her a warm welcome when she does, you’ll be able to tell posts by her as they’ll be signed ” -L” or “-Lauren” at the bottom until we can turn authors names on.
Welcome aboard Lauren!