On July 9th, 2019, some of Canada’s most talented flat ground skaters converged at KNOWSHOW to duke it out in the Original éS Game of S.K.A.T.E.
A while ago, a friend I’ve known over the years in this industry offered up a stark introspection of his own business (a multi-faceted retail space) that was refreshing to me. He said (paraphrasing)
“We have always been able to position ourselves as a great retailer, based solely on selection. We have been the access point for people to find brands, and now that advantage is gone”.
“Learn to snowboard first. Film second.”
I found this simple advice while reading up on KNOWHOW speaker Spencer Whiting (AKA @Gimbalgod) and it has stuck with me since reading it. The answer was for aspiring follow-cam videographers, but the ethos behind the statement is one as old as time.
Here’s another way of saying it: a house is only as strong as its foundation.