Photo by Armando Colunga.
Post on The Conference.
Quoting Dave Lang on Facebook:
I’m clearing up this Montre thing once and for all. I’m starting to feel sick over all of the hate being projected onto someone that I truly have respect for, Brian Shima.
After Blading Cup, Montre decided to change his flight back to North Carolina and spend some time out at Woodward with me. Funny enough, we ended up doing this twice and turned into one of the best times I’ve had in a while. During his stay here, I first heard of this whole rumor that Montre was switching companies. I don’t find my two cents on the Internet because quite frankly, nothing stated on any forum or message board is true. Especially when someone hides behind an alias and, (the ever so popular, “Anonymous”.
I’m stating this outright, I heard the entire conversation that Montre had with Shima. Yes, they spoke on the phone, nothing was taken care of through a text message .
Do you really think in all of the years Brian has been skating, that he would handle this situation in such an unprofessional matter?
Shima has infinite respect for everyone on his team.
Very few people ever become known by a singular name, but when you say “Montre” in any rollerblading circle people immediately know who you’re talking about.
I’m honored to be able to call Montre Livingston a very good friend of mine. Even if you’ve never met him, you know he oozes positivity and fun 24/7, and is one of the most naturally gifted and stylish rollerbladers our community has ever been blessed with.
Montre deserves everything he’s gotten and so, so much more. He’s a one of a kind personality, and should be treated like one. – Stefan Brandow.
Montre proves to be one of the most talented skaters of his time over and over ; however, it is now time for Montre to embark on a new adventure and seek out new challenges to achieve the things he wants and needs to achieve separately from SSM.
We love and respect Montre and hope he is able to gain all the things he deserves.
We know he will continue to kick ass and accomplish the unexpected just as he always has.
Thanks for the good times and all the hard work. – SSM.
Previously: Montre Livingston & Friends, Rad Crew Edit.