What’s something new I’d like to try? Skateboarding! I want to
skateboard through the city of Detroit. Well, while were on
the subject of skateboarding, I’d like to mention someone
in the skateboarding business. Traci Johnson, a black
woman is known as a skateboarder. She and her husband
Jay have a mission to support those young skateboarders in the New
York City. Johnson taught her nephew to skate, but she was so
surprised to hear that the fame and fortune was some people’s
reason for skateboarding.
Her skateboard company Culture skateboards
now sells its own skateboard decks.This team travels to skate on
new terrain and at skate parks. Last fall, Culture Skateboards
opened the 1st phase of a skate park at Brower Park in a Brooklyn
neighborhood. Johnson got the money from New York State
Senator Eric Adams. This prompted 100 skaters
to head to his office to prove he needed a skate park.Her plan
is to create more multi-phase skate spots at New York City parks.
Johnson is currently working to get grants to fund video and
graphic arts programs for skateboarders who want to
learn how to shoot and edit skateboarding footage, design
apparel and decks.
There are about 8 millions active skateboarders
in the United States and they spend 7.8 billion per year
on skateboard equipment, apparel and accessories.
Well, on the last note, skateboarding is something that
looks appealing to the eyes. I wish I could do tricks with a
skateboard. It’s so powerful. It’s so fun. If I could join a
skateboard league, I’d join like pronto. Skateboarding would
be so brand new to me. I want to get really good at it and
teach others about that.