If this is your first time visiting this site or, if you have been skating for twenty years: welcome to skating. Yup, welcome to skateboarding. The changes in skating makes up the evolutionary cycle of skating where things happen daily. Each day is better than before. Somewhere in this world it’s happening right now. Skating is evolving. Skating is changing. Skating is moving forward. Lucky for me I got to witness one of th steps forward this weekend.
Convoy skateboards out of Arlington, Virginia put on a contest this weekend and all was well. I committed to showing up and showing support. I like Convoy. They do a good job of supporting their local skate scene and the entire crew has the D.I.Y. spirit coursing through their veins. You have to show support for those who make it happen and won’t stop. That’s what you get with these guys and it shows in the form of 100% pure skating. Nothing super artsy, no skart shows, none of that…just skating.
Convoy Skateboards Review
The Battle of the Pyramids contests was fun. Plain and simple fun skating. One of the biggest crowds ever turned out at Powhattan Springs Skatepark in Arlington to watch the skaters ollie, grind, and gap their way into the winners circle. But, winning wasn’t the name of the game. Nope, there wasn’t a whole lot of safety tricks and getting something down for the judges. On one hand a X Games champ might chalk that up to inexperience but on the other these young souls gave a 30 minute demo in what being a young skater is all about: trying and trying until that one trick lands all four wheels down and you roll away. No energy drink sponsor, no show sponsor, no big names high fiving you. Just the burning desire to land your trick and roll away clean.
The entire vibe that day was more like a session. You know those days. When you roll up to a spot and everybody is there. Once you can wrap your head around what’s happening and you think it will be bust it just ends up being the kind of session everybody will remember for a long time. That is what Convoy’s Battle of the Pyramid really was. Convoy just did something very good for skating. They hyped up a bunch of skaters to keep pushing skating and themselves a little bit more. Convoy stoked the fires of skating for one afternoon outside of Washington, D.C. Another evolution in skating has occurred. Welcome back to skateboarding.
Check out all of the “Battle of the Pyramid” photos here.