To set the scene, my friend Dennis and I were at SXSW in Austin last month. We were in and out of bars, meeting different people out and about on 6th Street. As I was stumbling down 6th (I'm sure to the dismay of most Austinites), I saw two guys walking toward me with skateboards in hand; even sober me would have felt obliged to talk to my fellow wood-pushing brothers.
Instantly, these dudes were awesome. Both of them were wearing apparel that read, "LOW FLOW", so I asked what it was. Turns out, they were starting a new skateboarding brand down in Austin.
Pedro, one of the two skaters, gave me his board to kickflip with. Needless to say, drunk me was not able to stand, let alone kickflip while on wheels. By the end of me embarrassing myself on something I've done for 13+ years, we discussed collaborating and I told them I'd love to write an article about them, and here we are.
So, where and how did Low Flow get its start?
To the creator of Low Flow, skateboarding is so much more than a mere sport; it is an art form.
I know a lot of skateboarders around the world can share this same passion and these same ideals. You may be wondering, "Why the name 'Low Flow'?" According to Pedro, it's because he was sick and tired of society looking at skateboarders in a low light. He wanted to create a company that would promote skateboarders and artists alike, in a positive way. Together, he wants to create a community of unity and that's something I think we can all respect and get behind.
I asked Pedro if there were any specific stories he wanted to share and he told me:
What are Low Flow's future plans?
It was truly a pleasure to meet Pedro and his friend in Austin. I can't wait to see Low Flow do big things in the future. To see him and his company in L.A. and to keep up with everything 'Low Flow', check out the links below to the website and all of their social media.