Local kids come in and out all day. They hang out, exchange stories, check out our equipment and try maneuvers outside.

It's been a dream of ours for probably at least 10 years to open a skateboarding store. When I got laid off (from my job) recently, I couldn't find a job that really interested me, and my buddies said, 'let's open the store,' so we did.

It's how we keep our ears to the street so we know what's going on, and what they want us to carry in the store. We really try to accommodate them.