Birdhouse Skateboards

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Birdhouse Skateboards
Type Private
Founded 1992
Founder(s) Tony Hawk & Per Welinder
Headquarters Vista, CA, USA
Key people Tony Hawk and Per Welinder
Products Skateboard equipment, apparel, accessories, videos
Owner(s) Tony Hawk
Website Birdhouse Skateboards website

Birdhouse Skateboards (originally Birdhouse Projects) is a skateboard company formed by ex-Powell Peralta pros Tony Hawk and Per Welinder in 1992.

Birdhouse makes decks and wheels, as well as clothing and accessories.

History[edit]

After the skateboard boom of the late 1980s had died, former Powell Peralta Pro Freestyle skateboarder Per Welinder wanted to stay involved with skateboarding by starting a company. Welinder had originally asked Powell Peralta pro skateboarder Lance Mountain to be his equal partner in the venture. Mountain declined as he only wanted to start a skateboard company if he had 100% ownership. Mountain later founded The Firm Skateboards (now defunct). Welinder later asked another Powell Peralta pro skateboarder Tony Hawk to be 50-50 partners in this new skateboard company. Hawk gladly accepted as he felt his time in skateboarding was nearly over due to the lack of interest in vert skating caused by the popularity of street skating. Welinder and Hawk decided to name their new skateboard company Birdhouse Projects, Birdhouse being a reference to Hawk's last name.[citation needed]

Birdhouse is prominently featured in the Tony Hawk's video game series, and is one of five skate teams which the player can join in Tony Hawk's Underground.[citation needed]

Videos[edit]

Feasters (1992)[edit]

Untitled (1992)[edit]

Ravers (1993)[edit]

The End (1998)[edit]

The Beginning (2007)[edit]

Main article: The Beginning (film)

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