If your on the east coast and especially the Northeast you gotta get familiar with Passion Skate Decks. These boards are designed and crafted by Stefan Kaiter-Snyder in a basement just outside of Boston by hand, Passion kills it for board quality, design, and art. 100% for skaters by skaters.
When it comes to buying gear, you always gotta support those that are gonna give back. Most of the industry in this sport is out west so when you see locals pumping out products, and especially of this tier, you gotta support. The new lineup of boards looks prime, and deserve to be checked out. Buy one soon cause it looks like they are in limited supply!!!
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