Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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