There is almost always a message in every southernscum edit. Sometimes it is based on the current attitude behind it all. Sometimes it is directed specifically at a group of people. Sometimes it is specifically chose as a message, and sometimes it is just great advice. This one goes out to the age old hex, the ego. Though it can be inspiring, and at times seem as a path to success, it will only allow evil into your existence. But no matter what, true love will never end.
This past weekend, we tripped to Michigan, to participate in the first annual Motor Town Classic. The contest is structured around a classic type of contest, from a different time in our history. Though it will lead to the success of our future contest, it will offer a lot of challenges along the way. It will help determine, the fine line between professional and non-professional. Which is what a structured industry requires.
It was an honor to see so many talented rollerbladers doing the dang thing. The course flowed well, everything slid great, the love from the spectators was invigorating. The trade show went smooth. Not because of the shoulder to shoulder customers, but because of the small amounts of people that participated. It clearly stated, blatantly as to where our industry brands stand.
When we slack, slumber or sleep, darkness comes. When we prey on weakness, or taunt efforts, darkness will come. But, we as people have an option to choose a path. Just as the first time around, blading will once again become filled with Ego. You must be aware of this, you must be prepared. Especially to those who are extra talented and brave. Be aware of false idols. Never forget your roots, and whatever you do, support the supporters.
Scott Hatton, you filled a void this weekend. You proved a lot to all of us. Same to you, Kevin Lapierre. To all you blood brothers, the ride till you die doods! We are only just beginning. Cheers to many conversations and memories built upon Coffee and Rollerblades. May we always continue to spread the love of our sport, through leadership and excellent taste. God bless pure efforts and true opinions.
May we never stray from our true paths. May a bright light, help lead the way. If you are not doing it for fun, you’re doing it for the wrong reasons.
@freeblucheese ty for bringing the heat, it would have bitterly cold in that building with your crazy ass. Keep ripping bud!
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