Nothing lasts forever, not even demo tours. It is with joyous remembrance that we pour some 40oz for the the week of good times we shared through the midwest and to all the skateshops and kids we had the pleasure of skating/hanging with. Your support is what fuels skateboarding and it is not taken for granted. Hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did.
Our last stop on Saturday was at One Love Skateshop in Dayton and then the Rob Dyrdek Plaza in Kettering, Ohio. Aside from being the boyhood home of Dyrdek, that area has always served as the base of operations for Alien Workshop. Nearly every kid rode Alien decks and they came out in droves to meet Anthony Van Engelen and Alien's newest pro, Gilbert Crockett. Just as the Northwest is producing tons of tranny rippers thanks to all the cement parks in that territory the skaters in the Kettering area have street skills unparalleled to any stop on this trip thanks to that Dyrdek Plaza. The youngest of kids were frontblunting on everything in sight and the slightly older kids were flipping out of or into everything. It was really great to see that level of skating in such a remote part of the country. It's quite reassuring knowing as the number of skate plazas and quality parks grows in America so shall the talent level.
As the sun started to dip the crew and the kids hugged it out one last time before we we waved goodbye and rode off into the sunset.