Reviving the Lubbock Skateboarding Scene: Interview w/ Proletariat Skate Shop Owner, Mitch Tibbet
Here at Shred Social, we love to introduce you to local skate shops around Texas and beyond. This week, I caught up with 23 year old Texas skater and shop owner, Mitch Tibbet out of Lubbock, Texas. His shop is called Proletariat Skateboarding Company and it serves a community of boarders who lost their original, core shop some years ago. As you’ll soon learn in my interview below, Mitch is now reviving Lubbock-skateboarding scene and he’s fueling that fire with a committee and his own skate shop.
Tell me a little bit about yourself and how you originally got into skating.
What made you decide to open up a skate shop? I noticed the shop had an interesting name as well. Where did that come from?
Do you guys have a skate team and if so, who's all on it?
What were/are some of the biggest obstacles you ran/run into while opening and maintaining the shop?
What are your future goals for the shop and do you have any upcoming events?
I admire Mitch and his mission. It’s not often you see a 23 year old with their own business, a committee, and the will to make their community, (and the environment) a better place. I love the idea of park clean ups and I can’t wait to see the skateboarding scene grow out in Lubbock, Texas. Also, their shop deck designs are some of the best I’ve seen!
If you’d like to support Mitch and his shop, products can be purchased in person at the store located at 3312 Flint Avenue Lubbock, Texas or online at their website below. I’ll leave some social links as well so you can follow their journey.
As a side note, be sure to check out their amazing artists on Instagram: @harrisonbucy @doomtripper @dirkfowler and @toshiahumphrey1111
Mitch also wanted to give a shout out to Marwan Humphrey for filming awesome clips, Dustin Wells at @carmeltones for the support and @tonymaples for taking stellar skate photos.