Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Expired Companies.

Here for a good time, not a long time.

After leaving Powell for a second time, Mike Vallely ran Transit Skateboards in 1998. I have a bunch of their stickers and all follow a public transportation style graphic theme. They all look pretty good.

Vita was a footwear company that Natas Kaupas did in the late in 1990s and early 2000s. The team included Jason Dill, Max Schaaf, Kenny Hughes, Reese Forbes, and Gideon Choi.

Speed Metal Bearings were created out of the Element camp in the late 1990s. I think at some point the brand was handled by Destructo Trucks, but eventually faded away within the last three years or so. These are the only bearings I've ridden since the company started. My last Speed Metals finally died this past summer so I upgraded to a set of Bronson Speed Co. bearings.


Ben said...

I have been riding these bearings for five years. Socal Skateshop sometimes has them super cheap but they are out of stock right now. I literally rinse them with hot water while spinning them, dry them off completely, and re-lube them.

rnc said...

I like pretty much everything Mike V does, especially his current company (Street Plant Brand), but I always thought Transit was especially cool. Too bad it wasn't around longer.