|Photo by Glenn Sakamoto|
It's all about spreading the mat stoke. All of it.
And this is why Pranaglider, Pranaspouse and I manned a booth at the Deus Ex Machina surf swap this afternoon. We weren't trying to sell mats, especially since the mats we brought were our own. It would perhaps be best to insinuate that we were trying to bring people over to the
It just hit me that matting is different from surfing in so many ways. Those of us who ride boards regularly find solace in the sticker that encourages people not to become surfers ("Surfing sucks. Don't try it."). The matting community is the antithesis of this, isn't it? We want people to try it. We want them to experience this thing that none of us has been able to eloquently describe. So, we were more than happy to go to the surf swap to spread the mat stoke.
We showed up with mats, a slideshow of mat riding shots and a couple of pairs of fins (which I ended up giving away, much to the disbelief of the folks who went home with them).
You know, we really must get Pranaspouse to do the PR for our community. She got people talking about mats even when they were only looking at paipos. Seriously, we need to hire her. Or at least buy her a lunch or two.
Spread the stoke, friends. It doesn't cost anything and it's the right thing to do.