Monday, June 18, 2012
The theme for the week is companies that were around in 2003 that are no longer in existence today. I'm not doing this to pick on anybody by reminding them of past business failures, but I realized I had a couple of scans of departed skateboard companies and decided to make a week of it. Things don't always work out how you plan them sometimes. And that's OK.
Up first, is the short lived Vallely Skateboards. Mike was riding for Black Label prior to starting this up in 2002. It was backed by Giant Distribution and did not last too long. Mike would end up on Element after Valley Skateboards folded. The team included Steffan Attardo, Jesse Fritsch, Alysson Castro, and Bobby Stewart.
Steffan was sponsored by Santa Cruz before switching to Vallely Skateboards. I'm not exactly sure what happened to him after that. I thought this noseblunt slide photo looked neat when I was flipping through Transworld, which is why I picked the ad.
Transworld - June 2003 Volume 21 Number 6