In one of the more surprising moves of 2019, Blondey McCoy announced today that he no longer rides for Palace. The adidas pro took to Instagram to write a personalized note that explains the significance that his former sponsor had on his career. McCoy was picked up by Palace in 2012 when he was just 14, and it was only three years old. He became the face of the brand in the years that followed, and utilized the platform to launch his Thames project, and more recently Blondey. No word on where he will end up; but you can view the announcement below.
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I no longer represent Palace Skateboards. I have always considered myself very fortunate to have been dealt the cards I have in life, and have always recognised that my being welcomed into the Palace family in 2012 (when I was 14 and the brand was 3 years old) as one card dealt that bore immeasurable significance. In a sense, the company and I have grown up together, with the stories of our formative years intertwined and dependent upon each other. But now the time has come for us to part and pursue our separate futures. Needless to say, I will be forever appreciative of the upbringing and opportunities with which Palace has provided me. Above all, I will always be proud to have been a part of the Palace skate team – who I love and support to the fullest degree.