In honor of our 12th birthday, let's take a look to see where it all started. A ride down memory lane, or #ThrowbackThursday as kids say these day, that includes: long hair, lots of stink bugs and longboard gear that doesn't even exist anymore.
We weren't known as Stoked Ride Shop (or Scoot Ride Shop for those who have seen our April Fools joke) 12 years ago. Back in the 'Stoked Skateboards' days our line up, physical location and hair all looked very different. Check out that sweet Loaded Vanguard design in the back!
You'd see this majestical creature way more often back in the day. Would you admit to stink bugging?
Side note: this was before people started kick flipping the Landyachtz Evo.
That's right, we've been around for so long that we even got to skate with legendary Adam C. Not to be confused with the other legend Adam S. If you don't know who he is, search his name on YouTube and get your best (longboard) dancing shoes out. Can you find him in this photo?
Weird Time For Downhill Skateboarding
We would sesh the fish on a Loaded Dervish. 'Nuff said.
It was very hard to tell if people were racing or break dancing.
Fedora's were the ultimate aero lids! Wind tunnel tested and approved.
It's good to stop and look back sometimes. We've made a lot of great memories over the years and are excited for the future!
To celebrate Stoked turning 12 we've teamed up with our friends at Fireball Supply, Landyachtz, Paris Truck Co, G-Form & Sector 9 to bring you the ultimate birthday prize pack, worth over $400! Click here to enter!