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Ask ScooterDad: Do any major skate shoe companies sponsor pro scooter riders?

Submitter's Name: 
Jeff
Submitter's Location: 
Virginia Beach
Answer: 

I'm not aware of any shoe companies, other than Elyts (scooter brand shoe), that sponsor pro scooter riders.

Scooter Sponsorship and Success - A Chicken and Egg Problem

Scooter Sponsorship and Success - A Chicken and Egg Problem

Don't measure your success in terms of your sponsorship status and don't think that lack of sponsorship is what is holding you back.

Scooter kids are frequently asking me about sponsorship: "will you sponsor me?1", "how can I get sponsored?", "do you know if [some brand] is sponsoring?", "can you get me on a team?", and so on. I wish I had good news for everyone, but the sad fact is that it's really difficult to get sponsored and it's becoming more challenging for a number of reasons. Many kids end up frustrated because they make the act of trying to get sponsored the primary focus of their riding. Think back to why you started riding scooters in the first place. Was it because you wanted get sponsored? Or was it because you loved riding and how it made you feel? Sponsorship as an end-goal is not a healthy mentality to have in this sport or any other and here's why:

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Lucky Scooter Parts Presents: Summer Blow Out NW Tour

Lucky Scooter Parts Presents: Summer Blow Out NW Tour

Come ride with the Lucky pro team, win prizes, and show off your skills for a chance to get sponsored by Lucky Scooter Parts!

If you live in the Pacific Northwest and you'd like to be part of a ride day with the Lucky Scooter Parts pro team, put these dates on your calendar:

Saturday, August 13th from 12:00PM to 4:00PM at Woodinville Skatepark in Woodinville, WA

Friday, August 19th from 12:00PM to 4:00PM at Sammamish Skatepark in Sammamish, WA

Saturday, August 20th from 12:00PM to 4:00PM at Beaverton ("Tron") Skatepark in Beaverton, OR

You'll even have a chance to win prizes and show off your skills to the Lucky team for a chance to become a sponsored rider. They are also looking for potential young talent for the Lil' Lucky team as well.

Here's the official statement from Lucky:

The time is here for Lucky Scooter Parts to reclaim the NorthWest. This August the Lucky Scooter Parts Pro Team will be all coming to Washington for a series of ride days.

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