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Mar 6, 2006 by broox
What up yall!? So, I decided to take this site back to it's roots and make it a flat out Soap Shoe site. It's dedicated to everything that's ever been related to the grind shoe scene. I even imported most of the old news from broox.com and even from brooksfsw!
Read on to find out everything that's new - there's a lot.
The biggest difference is that the site has gone back to it's roots - Soap Shoes
That said... it's sort of sad, but all the extreme sports stuff is gone. There are so many other sites out there more dedicated to those sports, I decided the experts should take care of them. (If you think I should build another site dedicated to one of those sports, let me know, I might, heh).
If I had higher quality versions of the photos, I uploaded them. So look again through the pics, there are a lot of nicer ones - plus the site now supports up to 800x600 pics!
The videos work! Haha. Not sure why I never finished that part of the site...
The videos are higher quality! I re-encoded all the videos to 500kbps wmv, so they're much better quality (except for cornell 1).
I added a print media section - There are a few nice articles about Soap Shoes out there, hopefully we can collect them and put them in our DB.
Added Shoe/Grindplate info/photos for every grind shoe ever made.
Associated everything with everything. Shoes to companies, to grindplates, to photos, etc.
You can comment on everything - photos, shoes, grindplates, videos, articles, print media.
Display 3 random photos on every page - instead of 1 feature pic, there are 3. This gives a lot more variety and reminds you to check out some of the cool/older pics.
Ported all the news from all the Soap Sites I've ran - except I lost the DB from brooksfsw. So sad. I managed to save some of the articles from archive.org though. :(
Added info on relevant people/companies in the Grind Shoe scene.
Made the forum nicer
Last but not least - everything should work a lot better and be a lot more solid.
There are still a few things to get done like, mostly content/history, but I couldn't wait any longer - I had to get the site back up. Let me know if there's anything else I can do to make it better. And definitely tell me if anything is broken!
Now let me go find my Soaps, pick up some buddies, and get some new media/have some more fun.