Jim Greco

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Jim Greco
Born (1977-12-25) December 25, 1977 (age 36)
Connecticut, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Professional skateboarder; co-owner of Bakerboys Distribution; co-owner of Deathwish; owner of Hammers

Jim Greco (born December 25, 1977[citation needed]) is a professional skateboarder. Greco has appeared in videos such as Zero's "Misled Youth", "Baker Bootleg, "Baker 2G", "Baker 3", "Baker Has A Deathwish" and "The Deathwish Video.

Early life[edit]

Greco was born in Connecticut, United States (U.S.).[1]

Skateboarding[edit]

In 2005, Greco became part of a new footwear company called "Supra," along with Erik Ellington, Tom Penny, Antwuan Dixon, Chad Muska, and KR3W owner Angel Cabada. Some of his pro model shoes were the "Thunder" and the "Hammer" for Supra footwear.[2]

Entrepreneur[edit]

Greco co-founded a new eyewear company called Brigada with Ellington, Andrew Reynolds, and Terry Kennedy in 2007. The company was financed solely by their own savings.[3] The Bakerboys Distribution company was established in the same year, in partnership with Reynolds and Ellington.

Greco left Baker Skateboards in 2008, along with Ellington and Dixon, to start Deathwish Skateboards, which is distributed by Bakerboys Distribution. As of October 2014, Bakerboys Distribution consists of the following brands: Deathwish Skateboards, Baker Skateboards, Heroin Skateboards, Shake Junt, Brigada, Vol. 4, Palace, and Hammers.[4]

Greco's skateboard and clothing brand "Hammers" was launched in October 2014 as part of Bakerboys Distribution. Greco explained in August 2014 that the brand is "based on individuality, the pure moment of creation ... It's just based on creating."[1] In the first Hammers catalog, Greco explains that the company's products are made in the U.S. "which in turn creates American jobs and manufactures better products."[5]

Personal life[edit]

As of August 2014, Greco resides in Los Angeles, California, U.S., and practices meditation daily. Greco is also interested in music and plays the acoustic guitar while at home.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hunter Charlton (20 August 2014). "SKATEBOARDING IS JIM GRECO'S FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH". Vice. Vice Media Inc. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Supra Footwear ‘Thunder’ – New Jim Greco Pro Model". sneakerobsession.com. 6 February 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Ellington, Erik (2010). "brigada eyewear". brigadaeyewear.com. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "About BAKERBOYS DIST". bakerboysdist.com. 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Jim Greco (October 2014). "Holiday 2014 catalog". Bakerboys Distribution. Bakerboys Distribution. p. 40. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 

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