“The FORFUNZINE.COM is, above all, a dream which
came true. With skateboarding running through my veins since 1987,
always involved with this lifestyle, it was my pleasure to start the
year 2000 with a website that will treat skateboarding with love,
respect and the
which it deserves. We'll pay attention to those who have always
supported skateboard and to those who haven't. We'll always be on
skateboard side, 'cause, how can someone be against such long-lasting
That was my first editorial, back in January 1st 2000, should I
say more? Today, 5 years later, I need to pull that up to remind those
that aren't on skateboard side, those who are trying
to destroy the most important and traditional skateboard industry on
planet Earth, the North American skateboard industry.
It's really important that each country has their own skateboard
industry like we have in Brazil: skaters running skate-companies,
working and living for skateboarding; but when you get a "gringo
deck", that's is priceless, besides being really expensive.
Lots of people worked really hard to build all this, to gain the respect
and change the skateboarding image from "just a kids toy", to a
"lifestyle", to a "real sport" status, and now we see some
unscrupulous skate-companies that have become corporations and are doing
whatever it takes to make a few extra bucks (by the way, millions of
boards become millions of bucks). They closed their factories in the US
and put them on the hands of some Chinese toy factory.
Oh shit! Back to toy status.
Now you just think about it: if you think that your skateboard is just
a toy, you'd better just quit and let those who love and live that
lifestyle in peace. This invasion of crap
is killing the roots of the real
skateboarding, and turning millionaires people who
don't care a damn thing if someday the skateboarding gonna have a
even with such a rich past…
Why not even one big SkateMag is talking about it???
Este site é, acima de tudo, a
realização de um sonho. Com o sk8 correndo nas veias
desde 1987, sempre envolvido e me envolvendo com sk8,
tive o um imenso prazer de ter entrado o ano 2000 com um
site que sempre tratará o skateboard com o amor,
respeito e o FOR FUN que merece.
Estaremos atentos aos que sempre
apoiaram e aos que querem embolar o meio de campo. E
andaremos sempre do lado do esporte. Afinal, como ficar
contra uma paixão de tantos anos?
Skate for fun, a verdadeira razão
Se cuida nego, bobeou
o cachimbo cai...