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Do you know any skate shops that are not Zumiez?

Despite their popularity and relatively good services, Zumiez shops are often known as bad places to buy your skateboard. We are sure that many of you are still uncertain about this claim, so let’s find out about Zumiez and their products.

In additions, if you don’t want to buy skateboard gears at Zumiez, whether it’s a personal preference or you think that their products aren’t worth, we’ll be giving you a few good alternatives.

Read more: Best Skateboarders In The World – List Of Most Popular Skaters

That being said, let’s find out all about this matter following our discussions.

About Zumiez

If you want to look for a large and reliable retail company that sells everything about skateboards, then it’s Zumiez where you should be heading to. Many people usually compare them to Walmart, however, as the company only sells skateboard products, you’ll be getting a wider range of choice when shopping at Zumiez.

In additions, you’ll also receive better customer supports as the employees are quite friendly and have better skateboard-related knowledge. Although not all of them are professional skateboarders, they would still be able to answer most of the beginner’s questions. On the other hand, since Walmart is a retail brand that sells mostly anything, it would be difficult for you to have the same level of satisfaction as buying at Zumiez.

That being said, if you’re looking to purchase that average skateboard to start getting into skateboarding, then Zumiez is not entirely a bad place. With all kinds of different gears and accessories, you’ll mostly find what you’re looking for when shopping here.

Why people don’t like Zumiez?

the reason people don’t like Zumiez
the reason people don’t like Zumiez

However, there are still many skaters who don’t like buying products from Zumiez. Although there are many reasons for this, in most cases, skaters don’t like going here because of the way they sell their products.

Although it’s a well-known skateboarding chain store and they do sell most anything related to skateboarding, the company tends to shift more into soft goods. These could be referred to as skateboarding shoes, clothes, protective gears, and the likes. If they do sell boards, then these would probably pre-assembled boards with little customizations.

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Best Skateboarders In The World – List Of Most Popular Skaters

Best Skateboarders In The World – List Of Most Popular Skaters

Today let’s have an overview of the best skateboarders for us to learn from. These are the top skateboarders who push beyond their limits and create new styles/tricks.

I believe we should pay our respect and learn more from what these skateboarders have accomplished.

This list based on the popularity, skills, both genders, and all age range.

Let’s dive into it!

1. Tony Hawk

To many people, this is obvious that the legendary, Tony Hawk, deserves the first rank!
To many people, this is obvious that the legendary, Tony Hawk, deserves the first rank!

Tony Hawk was born on May 12, 1968, in San Diego, California. He started skateboarding very young when he was nine years old. At the time, he received his first skateboard as a gift from his older brother.

From that point, he became super passionate and spend most of this time on the skateboard. It does not take long for him to both develop his skill and got his first sponsor by the age of twelve.

What is so famous about him?

Everyone in the skateboarding community knows him as the first skateboarders who landed a 900. This is a skateboarding technique on a ramp where Tony rotates 900 degree – which is a two and a half turn in mid-air!

Besides his remarkable career, he is also the owner of the Birdhouse skateboard. This brand is considered one of the best skateboard brands to date. He also signed a deal with Activision, a game publisher, to have this own video game developed on multiple platforms.

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