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Ryan Lay discusses changes at Ipath

Rather than weather changes at Ipath, Ryan Lay walked away

Updated: January 24, 2012, 4:29 PM ET
By Chris Nieratko

It is sad and scary times in the world of the skateboard industry. The economy has wrecked havoc on every sort of brand, but it seems that no one has taken as hard of a hit as endemic, core sneaker companies. And the economy is only partly to blame for their downfall. Over the past five short years, mainstream track & field, soccer and basketball footwear manufacturers have gone from fighting for a slice of the skate shoe market to telling core brands there isn't enough pie to go around ...

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