Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Donation Recipient - Robert Johnson

Donate and Skate received an email a few months back from a young blader by the name of Robert Johnson. After reading Roberts story and responding to him through email, we decided he was in desperate need of skates and something to do to get his mind off of the hard times he was going through.
Little did we know Robert would enjoy the skates so much that he would email us back with a little bio of himself and an edit of him killing some skateparks in his blades!

Robert said:
"Heres some info about me:
How old are you? 18 will be 19 December 8th

Where are you from? Omaha, NEBRASKA!

Why do you skate? It just comes naturally to me and I do it for the rush. Also a great workout.

Who taught you to skate? Myself and Youtube videos.

Favorite skater? Joey McGarry!!!!

Do you plan on making a career out of this? No, but that would be nice though. I'm leaving for bootcamp for the Marines next April.

How long have you been skating for? 10 years just skating and jumps, 3 years aggressive skating.
Best trick? 180 to toe roll or 540 mute"

Thanks for the update Robert! We're so glad you're enjoying your skates!

Donation Recipient - Tobi Fuchs

Once again, my good buddy Dillon Millsap brought to my attention someone in his crew that wanted to start skating again. Tobi had skated in the past, but it had been awhile since he had skated and wasn't able to purchase brand new skates to start blading again. Usually Donate and Skate does not give out parts, but when we were ready to donate skates to Tobi, someone had already gave him some Deshi Carbons, so we ended up giving him the Xsjado frames and Face wheels he would have gotten on his skates from us.

Tobi lacing up his Deshis.

 Checking out what the set up will look like.

Tobi's new setup.

Seeing if his Face wheels will roll in the frames.

Dillon drove Tobi around the parking lot a few times so that the 60mm Face wheels would wear down and roll in his new setup. Thankfully they did, and Tobi was digging his new skates.