THE HISTORY OF BIRDHOUSE
In 1992, at a time in skateboard historical past when the enterprise of skateboarding was wanting bleak, Tony Hawk did the unthinkable…he began a skateboard firm. Initially named Birdhouse Tasks, it was based on the premise that, in the event you love one thing, you assist it and and nurture it. You set one of the best, most devoted workforce of skate boarders collectively and also you do what you’re keen on…skateboard. And 24 years later, Birdhouse remains to be thriving, with top-of-the-line groups within the sport, constructed on respect, camaraderie, authenticity and a love for what they do.
By way of the years, the workforce has included a number of the most well-known names in skateboarding. Lead by Tony Hawk at first, the workforce featured Jeremy Klein, Steve Berra, and Willy Santos. Later it was Ocean Howell, Matt Seaside, Paul Zitzer, Andrew Reynolds, Brian Sumner, Steve Nesser, Bucky Lasek and Heath Kirchart who made waves. They toured everywhere in the world, have been featured within the wildly profitable Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater video video games, and delivered a number of the most iconic and memorable video elements in skate historical past in Birdhouse’s The Finishand Feasters.
As we speak, the Birdhouse workforce options a number of the most revered and visual names within the sport, plastered on the covers of Thrasher, The Skateboard Magazine and TransWorld Skateboarding magazines, touring the world, successful Thrasher’s King of the Street two years in a row, and racking up video views on The Journey Channel, Thrasher and The Berrics.
In fact the Birdhouse workforce will all the time start and finish with Tony Hawk, arguably essentially the most recognizable motion sports activities athlete within the historical past of the style. As an athlete, his accomplishments are unparalleled: 12-time world champion, 16-time X Video games medalist, first skateboarder to finish the 900 and inventor of practically 100 tips. The listing goes on. As an iconic athlete and a task mannequin, Tony can also be one of the vital wanted product endorsers, public speaker and entrepreneurs on the planet. With a social media following numbering within the tens of millions, Tony is as recognizable because it will get.
However this workforce isn’t constructed on historical past.
The 2016 Birdhouse workforce is constructed on pure, trendy skateboarding with a number of the most distinguished skaters within the sport. Innovators, future legends, and fan favorites make this workforce one of the vital revered and well-liked in skateboarding.
Aaron “Jaws” Homoki, Ben Raybourn, David Loy, Shawn Hale, Clint Walker, Clive Dixon, Mike Davis, Lizzie Armanto and Elliot Sloan.