Robotic skateboarding is frowned upon in the core skateboarding community and industry, in which KFD Skateboards pro skater Jeff Dechesare reveals he battled with a mental health issue that affected him a lot.
Despite all the hate he received, the 32-year-old remained focused on his dreams of becoming a pro and went to California to be involved in the industry.
While Switch God Paul Rodriguez voiced his opinion about the rise of exaggerated flip-ins and flip-outs, Dechesare acknowledged that P-Rod was the first pro to hook him up and secure his sponsorship.
That's why Stevie Williams, now known as Lord Williams' childhood friend Rasul Sharif Childs, advocated the importance of positivity in the community instead of negativity and hate. Sul said, "If you got nothing good to say, don't say nothing at all."
With all the negative comments pulling him down, Dechesare kept pushing himself to keep skating contests, posting skate clips, and just kept working hard.
As a result, he was featured in Thrasher Magazine's Halloween Hell Bomb.