Birdhouse Skateboards is an iconic brand founded by the legendary Tony Hawk and Per Welinder. The brand is known for their colourful and fun complete skateboards and decks made of durable 7-ply maple. They also have a cool range of apparel and accessories to complete the skateboarding lifestyle. Shop for Birdhouse completes and other products here at Yakwax and enjoy our FREE UK delivery!
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In 1992, the time when the skateboarding industry was looking bleak, Birdhouse Skateboards was founded. Formerly named Birdhouse Projects, the company was the brainchild of two former Powell Peralta pro skaters Tony Hawk and Per Welinder. The name Birdhouse is said to be a reference to Hawk’s last name.
Initially, Welinder approached another pro skater, Lance Mountain, to be his business partner. They’ll both have fifty percent of shares of this proposed skate company, but Mountain declined because he would only start a company if he’s 100% owner. Later, Welinder asked Tony Hawk who gladly accepted the offer since he felt his retirement is already nearing.
If you also love video games, for sure you are familiar with Tony Hawk’s video game series. Birdhouse is quite prominent in these games as it is one of the five skateboarding teams which you can join as a player.
Currently, the company is headquartered in Vista, California. Their team members include Tony Hawk, Aaron “Jaws” Homoki, Ben Raybourn, Clint Walker, David Loy, Lizzie Armanto, Clive Dixon, Shawn Hale and Elliot Sloan.
The brand is mostly known for their complete skateboards and decks which feature super cool graphics ranging from cartoon-style images of people, animals and other objects. If you’re a fan of professional skaters, you will definitely love the Birdhouse deck and completes collection with names honouring many of the bran’s professional team members.
If you’re thinking of getting new skateboards, Birdhouse completes are highly recommended. They are made of durable 7-ply maple wood deck and completed with trucks, bearing, grip tape and wheels. Whether you’re a beginner or an aspiring professional, these boards are ideal for any riding style and skill level. They are also made for trying out new tricks and cruising on your local skate parks and streets.
Birdhouse also offers apparel and accessories to complement any skater’s lifestyle. Design-wise, their clothing collection are as interesting, fun and wacky as their decks and completes. Usually printed on black and white tees and hoodies, their designs are catchy and colourful as well.
Like most skate brands, Birdhouse produced a number of videos featuring their team members, past and present, and some of their mates in the pro skating world.
Feasters, 1992 – Featured skaters: Tony Hawk, Steve Berra, Jeremy Klein, Eric Koston, Willy Santos, Mark Gonzales and Bucky Lasek
Ravers, 1993 – Featured skaters: Tony Hawk, Andrew Reynolds, Jeremy Klein, Willy Santos and Matt Beach
Untitled, 1993 – Featured skaters: Tony Hawk, Andrew Reynolds, Matt Beach, Jeremy Klein and Willy Santos
The End, 1998 – Featured skaters: Steve Berra, Tony Hawk, Heath Kirchart, Bucky Lasek, Jeff Lenoce, Jeremy Klein, Rick McCrank, Willy Santos, Brian Sumner and Andrew Reynolds
The Beginning, 2007 – Featured skaters: Tony Hawk, Jeremy Klein, Steve Nesser, Willy Santos, Brian Sumner, Shaun White
Saturdays, 2017 – Featured skaters: Tony Hawk, Aaron Homoki, Ben Raybourn, Lizzie Armanto, Clive Dixon, David Loy, Shawn Hale and Clint Walker
Many skaters love the fact that these brands are owned and founded by legendary pros. This makes it easier for them to decide on what skate products to buy, as long as their idol’s names or pro models are there.
If you’re one of the many skaters who collect and appreciate these iconic brands and products, we are sure you will love Birdhouse products as well. You can get them here at Yakwax with our incredible FREE UK delivery!