Ecko provided a foundation and culture for the United Skateboard Association to develop and grow. After a successful launch of the amateur skateboard program, Ecko offered the U.S.A. free office space and business support, and in exchange the U.S.A. would make Ecko their presenting sponsor and also connected Ecko to all the major skateboard amateur leagues in North America.
So, a little over a year after Shred for Life 2, I launched the United Skateboarding Association (U.S.A.), an amateur skateboard contest series, initially just in the Northeastern United States. The first year was a starting point. I started with the contact list and a homemade event flyer that told the message of what I was trying to create.