Good Stuff? Stacy Lowery’s been doing “good stuff” for a long time, but for the most part it’s gone unrecognized by the cliquish and trendy skate industry. Me, I’ve known what this guy can do and what he’s all about for over five years now, but it seems no one really wants to hear what I have to say¿they’re just afraid to tell me to shut up. So Stacy has had to make a name for himself on his own. You say that’s the way it should be, right? Well, that’s not always how it is; I guess I’m just not the right guy to clique up with. Sorry, Stacy.
Still, the skaters know. And when I say skaters, I mean the kids who are out there every day making it happen, the guys who actually buy their boards and skate them to splinters. Stacy has come to their hometowns and skated with and for them. In their circles, his skating has been appreciated for years, as Stacy is easily one of the best demo skaters in the business. He understands the importance of skating hard and imprinting a skate scene with passion and commitment. Such things last longer and mean more than just tricks. I’d gladly get in a van with Stacy any day¿he’s someone I truly enjoy touring with and trust can get the job done.
On top of being one of the best up-and-coming, well-rounded pros, Stacy is also the graphic artist for Accel. wheels. He does all the wheel and T-shirt graphics, as well as the ads. He’s also done his own board graphics and has freelanced for several other companies. He’s one of the most talented people I know. Skaters like Stacy are few and far between, but they’re the guys who truly make skateboarding what it is.
Now that Stacy is getting some limelight¿skating for Santa Cruz, Independent, Accel., and Etnies¿I’m glad I get to throw my two cents in once again and say I told you so. Now maybe ya’ll will trust me when I say this kid will be responsible for “good stuff” for many years to come.¿Mike Vallely