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10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« on: June 21, 2022, 07:15:52 AM »
So, first off yes, another discussion about how many board brands there are, but, what if your local shop could only carry 10 board brands?

What do you think those ten board brands would be? Should be? Or you wish would be?

edit: don't take wheels/trucks into consideration, just board brands.



« Last Edit: June 21, 2022, 08:18:37 AM by sfa »
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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2022, 07:19:53 AM »
Donít care which brands, but Iíd break it down like this:

8 core brands
2 local brands

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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2022, 07:25:20 AM »
Real, krooked, anti hero- both because they are good but you'll also want ventures, thunders and Spitfires
Enjoi, almost- dependable plus have lower cost options
Passport, polar, evisen, palace- international flavour
Baker/death wish or toy machine-skater grub shit
10s hard I'd prob also want primative and Santa Cruz too
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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2022, 07:28:29 AM »
Krooked
Anti Hero
Toy Machine/foundation (toy would probably sell better)
Baker
Quasi
Primitive
Sour
Scumco
Coda
Hopps


Something for everyone, some smaller local-ish brands too.

Edit: If we're factoring trucks into this, I'd probably swap toy/foundation for creature in order to get indys at the shop.

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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2022, 07:28:57 AM »
Donít care which brands, but Iíd break it down like this:

8 core brands
2 local brands

we had a similar approach.
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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2022, 07:48:03 AM »
it would be hard to do just 10 , especially in canada, if you want to get all the major truck companies covered.

Supra:
DLX, Hockey, Crail, Venture, Spitfire

Mehrathon:
Bakerboys, Primitive, April, WKND, Ace

NHS:
Indy, OJ, SC/Creature

I feel like I personally would want those in order to ensure success... One major one that I am missing here is ULTIMATE distribution which handles A LOT of the really popular brands like Toy Machine, Bones, Rocco brands, DGK, Magenta. They seem to be the biggest one. I also would have to forego Grand Trading which does Polar, Last Resort, Quasi, GX1000, Pass Port, Frog, Isle - a lot of really cool smaller brands. 

My reasons for choosing this, I feel like those brands have staying power. I also think if you choose ULTIMATE you are competing a lot more against Zumies, and if you are choosing grand trading you are competing more against core shops. I just want to try something a little different. I also think my area maybe not ready for the real core stuff, we need a bridge.
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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2022, 07:52:26 AM »
Sci-Fi
Baker
Polar
Anti-Hero
Krooked
DOA
Frog
Alltimers
Passport
Shop Decks for the last spot maybe.

This is based on my preference not the best strategy.

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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2022, 08:01:04 AM »
based entirely off my preferences

Creature
Real
Zero
AH
Baker
Deathwish
Primitive
April
Toy Machine
Santa Cruz

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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2022, 08:04:05 AM »
just call your shop blanks and only carry blank boards, blank tee shirts and the blankest shoes possible. Soon enough every person skating blank stuff will be seen as representing your shop, free advertising, plus graphics and names belong to the past anyways

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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2022, 08:11:10 AM »
Krooked
Anti Hero
Polar
Scumco
Western Edition
Hopps
Alltimers
Quasi
Passport
Snack

Honorable mention:
Studio
Hockey
Palace
The Killing Floor
Strangelove
Evisen
The exact geographical location of skateboarding's core is directly under the DC logo at the Rob Dyrdek Plaza in Kettering Ohio.

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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2022, 08:15:11 AM »
just call your shop blanks and only carry blank boards, blank tee shirts and the blankest shoes possible. Soon enough every person skating blank stuff will be seen as representing your shop, free advertising, plus graphics and names belong to the past anyways

that would be dope

just make every shirt a random doodle you did on a white t-shirt. every single one is "One of a kind"
every board is a graphic by you  ;D
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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2022, 08:17:32 AM »
some interesting takes so far.

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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2022, 09:10:26 AM »
10 brands, 50 brands, hunnit brands fuck it man, lets just not even discuss it man.
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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2022, 09:28:22 AM »
Quasi
REAL
Krooked
Anti-Hero
5Boro
WKND
Baker
Alltimers
Alien Workshop
Primitive (only Wade, Spenny and Franky decks though. Got to represent Canada and have shaped boards as well)

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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2022, 09:29:53 AM »
What's the ideal number of boards on the wall?(or shoes, wheels, anything) When does too much choice start to get overwhelming?

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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2022, 10:45:40 AM »
real
krooked
anti hero
primitive
april
baker
palace
girl
chocolate
pass~port
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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2022, 10:56:16 AM »
Clear cut winner is antihero so far.

Last few boards i bought were heroin, toy, AH and currently riding a slaveÖso i vote those. Also shop boards, girl/chocolate and polar or one of those type companies.
Iíll throw in creature/santa cruz too but i donít like riding their boards.

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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2022, 11:15:39 AM »
I mean if you want to have a shop that actually sells boards, but also gives you the ability to buy other goods from distributors you'll need to have these brands in your store.

Real
Krooked / Anti Hero (you choose, don't need both. also gives DLX relationship)
Creature / Santa Cruz (you choose, don't need both. also gives NHS relationship)
Baker
Deathwish
Quasi
Primitive
Fucking Awesome
Toy Machine
Enjoi (dwindle relationship)

10 is super hard because you'd want a couple boards that can be for the first board kid to the old school pool guy to the current times trendy guy. Element, Madness, Passport, There, Welcome, Roger, Frog, & Chocolate should fill those categories.

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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2022, 11:30:07 AM »
FA, Krooked, Real, Glue, GX, There, Alien, Polar, Wknd, Welcome.

I'm just going based off shapes, popularity, and just general vibes.

Baker shapes are dog shit imo. Sorry, can't stand em. They might be a bit better these days idk.

I'd carry primitive but zumiez seems to be holding it down.

Might be good to get Santa Cruz for the NHS connect + to sell to normies. Yeahhh... Maybe ditch polar or welcome for SC.
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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2022, 11:32:54 AM »
Just Krooked.

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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2022, 11:33:34 AM »
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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2022, 11:37:50 AM »
10 is a little hard to choose

real or antihero
enjoi
baker
hockey
quasi
habitat
scumco
limosine

i'd maybe swap scumco for creature or santa cruz but that list feels like your bases are covered for any kind of skater that would come to your shop looking for stuff.

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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2022, 12:12:42 PM »
Cool thread. Hereís who Iím going with:

- Anti Hero
- Krooked
- Polar
- Hockey or FA
- Baker
- Quasi
- Alien Workshop
- Alltimers
- Five Boro
- (cycle through a random brand every so often)

This is all based off graphics Iíd have no problem staring at all day
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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2022, 12:31:39 PM »
Skull Skates
Witchcraft Skateboards (revamp)
Scram
Heroin
Fixer
Nonconform Skates
Bacon
Blast
Black Label
Wouldshop Skates


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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2022, 12:40:17 PM »
Revive
Braille
3 Block
The Heart Supply
Bryte
Powell
Sovrn
Cariuma
Frog
Spitfire Trucks

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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2022, 01:38:13 PM »
FA
Hockey
Anti Hero
Alien Workshop
Quasi
Polar
WKND
REAL
Girl
Chocolate

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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2022, 01:38:31 PM »
Revive
Braille
3 Block
The Heart Supply
Bryte
Powell
Sovrn
Cariuma
Frog
Spitfire Trucks

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Popwars a good influence for the kids

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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2022, 01:43:53 PM »
10 brands, 50 brands, hunnit brands fuck it man, lets just not even discuss it man.

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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2022, 02:00:58 PM »
DGK
Birdhouse
Chocolate
Enjoi
There
Polar
BAKER
Primitive
Evisen
Blanks(but cool blanks, split vaneers, Multi dyed. Like madness with the graphic removed)

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Re: 10 brands - a skateboard brand discussion
« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2022, 02:11:14 PM »
Underworld Element
101
Mad Circle
Acme
New Deal
Planet Earth
Think
Channel One
Milk
60/40
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