Birdhouse Skateboards

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Birdhouse Skateboards
Private
Founded 1992; 25 years ago (1992) (as Birdhouse Projects)
Founder Tony Hawk
Per Welinder
Headquarters Vista, California, U.S.
Key people
Tony Hawk and Per Welinder
Products Skateboard equipment, apparel, accessories, videos
Owner Tony Hawk
Website www.birdhouseskateboards.com

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).[1] 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 nickname Birdman.[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.[2]

Videos[edit]

Feasters (1992)[edit]

Untitled (1992)[edit]

Ravers (1993)[edit]

The End (1998)[edit]

The Beginning (2007)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Firm Skateboards < Skately Library". skately.com. Retrieved 2017-02-13. 
  2. ^ theblasphemousbear (2009-06-17), Tony Hawk's Underground - BirdHouse Sponsor Video, retrieved 2017-02-13 
  3. ^ Burdette, Derek; Dickson, Jon; Eaton, Sean; Figueroa, Justin (2007-11-06), The Beginning: A Skateboarding Film by Birdhouse, retrieved 2017-02-13 

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