The skate world lost a true pioneer this week, Eric Swenson (left, wearing the Indy shirt). One of the founders of Independent, Deluxe, High Speed Productions (Thrasher, SLAP, Juxtapoz) and others passed away. He may not have impacted your session today but there is a good chance one of the products you are currently skating has his finger prints on it in one form or another. Known as a workhorse who didn't go in for outward acknowledgment he was happy to just work. Thanks for everything and everyone you helped.