For the first time in skateboarding history, there is more content than time for one person to take it all in. It seems like there are new parts every day! Even worse, most go straight to the internet without ever seeing the inside of a skate shop. So with everything been thrown at all of us, how does any company offer something different?
While we specialize in offering different options for hardware, we hope to bring you much more than that. We want to bring you back to a time where the local heroes held just as much importance as the top pros in the industry — a time where local skate shops thrived along with the skate communities that depended on them.
While skateboarding means something different to everyone, it should always be a source of fun and joy. Not to be taken so seriously that everyone strives to have a robotic-like style that lacks their own individual flare. We want to be a sign of supporting your local skate culture and a tribute to the way skateboarding used to be.
We want to bring you much more than just hardware; we want to bring you back to a time when the only thing that mattered was skateboarding. Not Race, gender, politics, personal differences, or a thousand other things that never used to matter outside of the one question “Do you skate?” that and that alone is all that should matter.
Meet The Team
We first met Cody during a trip to Mississauga to shoot some photos in 2018. Within 30 seconds we realized Cody brings the word consistency to a whole new level. The next few years he slayed every contest he entered. We are beyond stoked to have Cody on board with us, and can’t wait to closely watch where his skate career takes him.
While chatting with a few friends about people who fit that “Local Legend” category, Vanessa’s name came up pretty quick. Luckily for us Vanessa was as easy to speak to and as overwhelming friendly as people indicated. Vanessa’s style is super unique, and fun to watch. In the short amount of time we have known her we have seen more progression than is realistically expected. We are all very excited to see the next few years for “Nessadarps”.
We have known of Reiley for a little over a decade now. We always admired his quiet demeanor while throwing down some of the most unique tricks we have ever witnessed. Aside from technicality, Reiley brings anything he can to as big a level as he can. Flip tricks down big drops and technical shit on flat/down ledges are just a small amount of what you’ll catch from him on the daily… you just aren’t going to get many words out of him.
We knew Roachy back when he was just a lanky kid named Caleb, other than a name, not much has changed. Roachy is one of the chillest, most positive guys you will ever have the privilege of speaking with. He approaches some of the weirdest handrails we have ever seen with no consideration for his own well being. On a side note he is a pain in the ass to deal with over messenger. When asked a yes or no question, he always responds with a double tap or a ‘like’. Can’t wait to get another heart message when we have an urgent question for him.
We actually heard about Kong through a mutual friend (who was his roommate). Our friend would tell us stories about how nice this dude was and what a solid father he was. Shortly after we found him on Instagram we were stunned that his skating ability wasn’t what our friend started with. We can’t really say whether we’re more impressed with his technical bag of tricks or the shear magnitude of his pop. When we gathered up the courage to call Kong our nerves were quickly met with one of the nicest first time conversations we have ever had with someone. We’re extremely happy Kong’s one time roommate brought him up one day and that he was as friendly as we were led to believe.
Luke had been killing it for awhile but hadn’t earned much of a name nationally for himself until Go Skate day 2019 in Toronto. The session took the crew to the skydome 13 where Luke…. well you knw the rest. Luke has a good grasp on bigger obstacles while still being able to get tech on smaller ones. We are super happy to have Luke on the team and look forward to seeing what bangers are still to come!