i'm a skateboarder from europe, i work in the skateboard business since few years and i push my board since 90.
i really like consolidated brand, it's different from many others for philosophy, have good graphics and I agree 100% to your don't do it camapaign. I think i will never do an ollie in my life with a nikesb shoe or an adidas and i will never buy a deck in a shoppign mall. I know the meaning of support at all stages.
What i'm going to ask you is why you push so hard the "don't do it campaign" and then you work with international distributors that work in the way you fight? i mean, in europe there are some distributors that sells to shopping malls, that sells boards and shoes without supporting any team rider, that sells nike sb with they reps, that do thousand dollars as sponsorshiop to fashion house party and any euros to supoprt skateboarder's project like skatepark, contest or tour. More in general they don't belong to our world.
There are a lot of skateboarders owned and operated distribution over there, they start with few brands and the must be supoprted instead of keep core brands in the end of fashion/house music lovers.....
I don't know if you'll reply to me but no problem,
keep skateboarding a crime...
Thanks for your question!
The Don't do it campaign's main objective is to raise awareness. I am just one person and unfortunately don't have the ability to see first hand the unique skateboard community in every city and country. We are open and thankful for any suggestions or recommendations of good core distributors in European countries, and anywhere else for that matter! The most important thing to me is that skaters become aware of what and where to buy stuff. Any lame shop that carries Consolidated is only empowering that which will lead to their demise.