Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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.