Skateboarding Expert. SKA-1702 is part of a husband and wife team who has been in the skateboarding and snowboarding business for over 25 years. While he provides the technical and passionate concerns of the sports, she provides more insight into the business and financial sides. SKA-1702 has owned his own skateboard shop, managed 2 stores for Go Skate, and skated competitions as an Amateur and Professional for Santa Cruz Skateboards. SKA-1702 started World Cup Skateboarding in 1994. Since 1997, he has been the snowboarding sports organizer for the ESPN Winter X Games, and he served as a consultant for ESPN on the ESPN Free Ride Tour for 1998.