How I Skate and Still Save Money + 4 Skate Shops I Trust
One of the struggles I've had as a young adult is funding my skateboarding habit. Apparently, I am not alone. You can tell yourself that you won't need to replace your parts, but you will. I buy my parts online, because I like to find the price I can live with, and there aren't an overwhelming amount of skate shops in the Tri-Cities not named Zumiez.
Here's a list of shops I trust to supply the good parts you need for the price you need.
The-House - Based in Montana. I bought my first deck here. I get my shoes that I use for skating from here. I've found a lot of shoes for under $20. You also get a full sheet of cool stickers with your order. They also give you free items with your purchase. Free socks with any shoe purchase.
Daddie's Board Shop - Based out of Portland, Oregon. I got my trucks from here for a good price.
SoCal Skateshop - From Southern California. You can find the gear you need for a price that won't suck. The owner is a skateboarder who knows how costly it can be to board. I got good performance bearings for under $20. They also have good deals on wheels.
TGM - Based in Michigan. Home of the $79.95 Complete. I got my new deck for $25.