Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kingdom Skateboards.

Kingdom week might be asking a bit much, but I'm OK with posting one of their ads.

Chris Gentry and his wife Ricca started Kingdom in 1996. Chris had been pro for Vision and a few other assorted post-Vision companies during the rough years for vert skaters in the early 1990s. I'm making an educated guess that since Chris competed in the early X-Games, he earned enough from that to begin Kingdom. The brand was famous for their outer space themed ads that featured Chris and Ricca floating free from the bonds of gravity. Ricca was often wearing an outfit straight out of Barbarella. The team also included George Nagai, Jason Womack, and Wayne Patrick.

The photos are by Chris Ortiz.

Transworld - October 1996 Volume 14 Number 10


Bill said...

You got to post the Kingdom ad with Chris and Ricca in a car grinding the rail or them floating in space.

Anonymous said...

Jason Womack and Wayne Patrick's profile from 411vm issue 16 is so good. Try to find it online. Pretty sure they were on Kingdom during that time.