As of today (April 1, 2014), Intuition Skate Shop has been in business for 14 years. Check out the first time Intuition was featured in print - Daily Bread Magazine/ January 2001.
Of course, none of this would be possible without... My Mom and Dad, Ray Tolentino (original co-founder, and business partner for the first 4.5 years) and his family, original (since 200) and current Intuition team riders Rachard Johnson and Jeff Stockwell, newer Intuition team riders Brandon 'The Bulldog' Campbell, Chris Farmer, Aaron Feinberg, Josh Petty, Derek Henderson, and Chris Haffey. Also, maximum respect to all my friends at the brands Intuition is proud to be a dealer for - Valo, SSM, Razors, Remz, Xsjado, USD, Vibralux, Dead, Street Urethane, Eulogy, Shredweiser, Themgoods, Ground Control, Fester, Gawds, etc. For them, I am eternally grateful.
There's no secret to success. I knew when I was 16 years old, tracing Fiction Clothing ads in my window onto sticker paper to make my own stickers to put on my Roces Majestic 12s, that I wanted to be a rollerblader. Since then, rollerblading has become the greatest part of my life, and I cant see it letting go anytime soon. Actually, sakting is more fun now, than ever before.
I'm 19 forever with my skates on. And remember, as long as you are doing what you love, you can never go wrong.
Here's to many more years on the wheels beneath our feet.
- Matt Mickey