I’ve been kicked off every casino property and many others in AC for being a skateboarder in the wrong city. i got so used to hearing you can’t skate here when they tore our DIY down i knew I wouldn’t take no for an answer.
We never had anywhere consistent to skate. I always felt it was unfair that we did not have a good safe place to skate on the island. When I got older and moved back to AC I felt the same way. I didn’t have permission to build here at first or to raise money we just stood up for what we wanted and we made it happen. Sometimes you have to ask for forgiveness not for permission, especially when you know your hearts in the right place. A lot more is possible right now because of technology and you should all believe in your own power to manifest some amazing things into your future especially if your bringing value to other people’s lives. I don’t live in AC anymore, This was always a dream to provide a space for kids going thru what we went thru growing up around that area being deemed criminals and outcasts for being skaters and having no where to practice. I can’t wait to see all the good Skaters who will be coming out of south jersey now. Shout outs to the universe for using me to help create this and for attracting the energy of everyone who inspired me and helped make the new park be what it is today! With out Zack And 5thpocket it wouldn’t be what it is! I can’t wait to come home and see it yo! Come thru JUNE 21st #skateac#backsov#believeinYourself#IbelieveinYOU#giveback#loveyourcity#nonprofit#givingback#loveismyreligion
@daewon1song new documentary is so epic! His skating is timeless. He always inspired me to think outside of the box with the obstacles I skated. I got the preview deca video (yellow VHS) when I jus started skating and I studied it for years. I didn’t understand what was happening when I first saw it. His new documentary is on @transworldskate right now and it was fucking incredible! True inspiration. #Masters#daewon#skateboarding
I can’t believe how dope this park turned out! @5thpocketskateparks and all the amazing artists just added so much beauty to Atlantic City. The long lasting effects of this place will not be measurable. Dreams really do come true. As I get older it becomes more and more important to me to give back im so happy to be the president of @skateac as an official non profit with an amazing partner like @zev_1 from @48blocksac he made so much of this happen at the end of the battle. It’s been a long long road but today we finally have a finished park and an amazing future to look forward to in Atlantic City. I’ll be back In June to visit for a week. I’m having bad back issues and have been told by two doctors now to never skateboard again but my brain really doesn’t register that. I will be working non stop to give back to AC all the things that we never had as kids. Thanks again everyone I can’t say enough how much this means to me for everyone’s help making this dream come true #SkateAC#GiveBack#LoveYourHood#NeverForgetWhereYouCameFROM#AtlanticCity#RespectAtlanticCity#clearlyfaded#NonProfit 💛❤️💚
After years of planning and persistence @5thpocketskateparks has finally broke ground on our skatepark project for Atlantic City. Thanks to everyone who donated and helped make this happen!!🙏❤️🙏@skateac is an official non profit now and we will be doing a lot more in the city for the community stay tuned. Big happy birthday to @j_r_clayton thanks for working on your birthday dog!! I wish I was there but I’ll be home in June!#SkateAC#GiveBack#LoveYourHood