Packy’s Products: Arnica Gel

Arnica Gel


This is $5, go buy it now and leave it in your car or your skate bag or whatever. It’s some hippy medicine that I think works. It’s made from a plant and you put it on bruises, sore muscles, swellbows, ankle rolls, and hippers. I looked on their site for a decent explanation for how it works but I’ll just do it: gel goes on skin, gel helps increase blood flow to swollen areas, blood brings oxygen, swollen area gets happy from oxygen, swelling goes down, you skate sooner. The End.


The only downside is their website is completely useless; they don’t explain how it works and it’s just got pictures of flowers and happy people. Whats worse is they don’t even let you buy it there, they make you type all 5 digits of your zip code and make you find it yourself. Just another example of hippies being lazy I guess.


Name: Donald Packard Fancher (seriously...) Born: 1985 Status: Engaged, my chick skates roundwall better than you. Sponsors / Flow: Cockfight Skateboards, WRV (I think...) I was into Star Wars, Legos, the Baltimore Orioles (how ironic..) and baseball until I was 11. That year I moved 3 hours away from anyone I knew. I found a skateboard, some kids to ride with and I crushed neighborhood sewer drains for a good year until we met an older kid with power tools. Developers were expanding our neighborhood so we stole TONS of wood and built launch ramps, rails, boxes, all sorts of shit. Shortly after that we got a local park built after getting some petitions signed and sat through some county meetings. It was rumored some older dudes came there one day that said they had a bowl a few miles into the country that anyone could ride if they found it. Well I fucking found it. I guess I got into roundwall and vert because it took me two years to learn kickflips. Skating transition in 2000 meant I skated with primarily old guys that grew up skating Trashmore and what not. By the time I had a license I was skating Trashmore during the week and all the Outer Banks terrain coming up at the time. I got to skate some pretty fun contests and local vert demos before I got outta High School. I skated World Cup bowl contests before everyone got the roundwall memo, then I went to college and I can't get my knee on the board when I eggplant anymore... I still weasel my way into a contest once a year to keep in touch with friends made over the years. Skateboarding has given me everything, I fundamentally have no idea how other people live. The world fucking sucks, there's nothing you can do about it but there's nothing stopping you from having a good time. My skateboard has showing me the world, introduced me to countless great people, and retaught me how to think about my existence on this blue globe of idiots.

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