CYB X USP
Founded by Clayton Graul in 2013, the Urban Skate Project is a volunteer group who strive to make the world a better place to skate by building renegade skate spots. These outlaw skate spots are built in places where the skate community can really benefit from. These spots can help keep kids off the streets and on their board.
Clayton has made it his mission to give back to the world of skateboarding... and as skateboarders, we are proud to be doing what we can to help support that cause. We have teamed up with the Urban Skate Project (USP), to make some gear for you to wear on your builds and as well as to support the DIY movement.
Every item purchased from the CYB X USP collection helps the URBAN SKATE PROJECT further expand the skate DIY movement.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF URBAN SKATE PROJECT
Bronson Ditch | 2014
Little Tokyo | 2016
Noodle DIY | 2019
Angel Cisnero's Memorial | 2021
ZANE'S CORNER | 2022
READY TO BUILD?
HERE ARE SOME TIPS!
1. Make sure someone in the crew has good people skills. Assign this person as the point of contact for inquires from both the public and authorities. The last thing you need is a hothead telling officials where they can go. This will end poorly.
2. Be sure to inject phrases such as 'volunteer group', 'community improvement' and 'for the kids'. Having a group name (feel free to use ours) will also help solidify your efforts. Try it out loud... "We are with the Urban Skate Project, it's a volunteer group dedicated to improving the community by offering the local kids a place to skate."
3. If anyone other than a cop asks if you are supposed to be here or if you have a permit, THE ANSWER IS ALWAYS YES!
4. If you need to drive material into a location, it's best to unload and then park elsewhere. (Leave someone at the spot and unload the tools too.)
5. Keep your vices out of view! If you are in a park that has lots of foot traffic, it might be best to send crew members off to a secluded place to enjoy themselves.Removing the orange shirt is a plus!
6. DON'T PANIC! Just because you spotted some form of authority doesn't mean it's time to run. Keep your head down and keep working like you are supposed to be there.
When the going gets tough.. Remember your 'Yes Sir', 'No Sir' and 'Thank you Sir'.
EVEN WHEN THE AX HAS BEEN DROPPED, NO ONE SHOULD LOSE THEIR COOL.
You might be surprised just how far this gets you.