Monday, March 4, 2013
Welcome to Deathwish Week.
Erik Ellington and Jim Greco started Deathwish in 2008. Part of the motivation was that the team on Baker had grown larger and another board company would allow more exposure for some of the new faces. They also started their own distribution company as well, which now handles both Baker and Deathwish, along with Shake Junt and Heroin.
Jon was an am for Birdhouse and then joined up with the crew at Deathwish. He's still an amateur for them, but I'm thinking he will probably be turning pro sometime after the new video drops. It's interesting how many guys have ridden for Birdhouse before switching to either Baker or Deathwish. Such a sponsor change might seem a little unusual, but up until the fall of 2011, both companies were under the Blitz Distribution umbrella.
Thrasher - August 2008 Volume 28 Number 8