My name is Fos, I own and run Heroin Skateboards.
I grew up going to skate shops. When I was 14, I first went to Split in Manchester, it was the holy grail of shops in Northern England, they had every colour stain of every board you could imagine. They had over 500 boards in stock according to old adverts, and I believe it. Me and my friends would go there every weekend because someone would need new wheels, a new board or new shoes or something and then we'd go and skate Manchester for the whole day then catch the X43 bus back home to Rawtenstall.
Eventually after college I even worked in a couple of stores myself, some that have gone now, as well as Slam City that is still around.
What has this to do with anything? Well launching an online store is a major step for Heroin Skateboards. I want you as a potential customer to understand the importance of skate shops and to make good decisions about who your money supports.