Author Topic: Best/worst skate brand names  (Read 3402 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

ok boomer

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 4655
  • Rep: 976
  • Gnar Kook
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #60 on: January 24, 2023, 01:17:42 PM »
also..
best: Alien Workshop

Cool Ceith

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 2904
  • Rep: 516
  • Did someone say sassy?
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #61 on: January 24, 2023, 01:18:35 PM »
Worst: Heroin

Best: Passport, Fancy Lad

Loved Fancy Lad even more when I learned about the origin  ;D ...But I would put Heroin in the "best" column just because it's so provocative and helped to steer skateboarding back into more of a counter-culture image at a time when SLs was blandifying everything.

I appreciate 'World Industries' as a brand name more and more each year. So generic; so perfect.

Brand names that are a response to other brands deserve to be near the top of the 'best' column, like bLind (responding to Gonz leaving Vision), Sour (Sweet), and Plan B (everybody).

Worst: Hubba. Treefort.

Spaced Cadet

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 919
  • Rep: 86
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #62 on: January 24, 2023, 01:24:15 PM »
Expand Quote
I feel like if baker came out now they would be clowned for having that name, but since they've been good for over 2 decades now it's actually hella sick.

Dirty ghetto kids was great for the time.

Passport is a cool name too. I don't know if there is any meaning behind it but I like the idea that a passport allows you to go places and so does a skateboard.

Expand Quote
I don't get the "the heated wheel" as a name for a deck company. Love Neil and I know he's used that name before for other projects of his but I don't get it.

Free Dome might take the cake for worst name for me.
[close]

If you skate real fast your wheels heat up. Maybe that was obvious and you already knew that but just thought I'd say it, I think it's a cool name.
[close]

I think The Heated Wheel is just particularly odd since it references a specific skateboard part and how it reacts to speed/concrete despite them marketing a totally different part. It's like naming a clothing company The Rusted Bearing or naming your wheel company, Ground to the Axle wheels etc. It is creative but a little confusing too. I don't know I'm a fucking idiot.

Yeah thats kinda what I was getting at. I get that your wheels get hot skating but calling a board brand the heated wheel is weird to me. Also why is wheel singular? Does only one of Neil's wheels get hot. Name just seems weird.

emotional_degloving

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 5
  • Rep: 0
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #63 on: January 24, 2023, 01:47:04 PM »
Best: Toy Machine, Alien Workshop, Darkroom, Enjoi, Glue, Cash Only

Worst: Fucking Awesome, Deathwish, Skate Mental, Sk8mafia, Doom Sayers- basically edgy cornball shit. Also Anti-Hero in the context of seeing it with that screaming eagle logo.

Repeating shit that everyone else already said

CrumblingInfrastructure

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1019
  • Rep: 240
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #64 on: January 24, 2023, 02:32:57 PM »
Mother and Paisley have been my personal favorites in recent memory. Of course they both had to rebrand due to cease & desist orders.

Acid Drop

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 32
  • Rep: 2
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #65 on: January 24, 2023, 02:49:38 PM »
Expand Quote
Worst: Heroin

Best: Passport, Fancy Lad
[close]

Loved Fancy Lad even more when I learned about the origin  ;D ...But I would put Heroin in the "best" column just because it's so provocative and helped to steer skateboarding back into more of a counter-culture image at a time when SLs was blandifying everything.

I appreciate 'World Industries' as a brand name more and more each year. So generic; so perfect.

Brand names that are a response to other brands deserve to be near the top of the 'best' column, like bLind (responding to Gonz leaving Vision), Sour (Sweet), and Plan B (everybody).

Worst: Hubba. Treefort.

Brand names that are a rip off of others. Made me think of Loser Machine as a reference to Toy Machine.

Sizzle

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 495
  • Rep: -71
  • User posts join approval queueModerated
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #66 on: January 24, 2023, 03:13:01 PM »
Worst name of all time is RVCA. If you wanted your company to be pronounced “ROOKA” MAYBE CALL IT FUCKING ROOKA. WHAT FUCKING SOUND DOES V MAKE? Genuinely makes me mad all these years later. R-v-c-a sounds way better than fucking rooka too

Gray Imp Sausage Metal

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 13974
  • Rep: -555
  • We're just 2 lo(b)s(t)ers sitting behind a screen
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #67 on: January 24, 2023, 03:19:59 PM »
Expand Quote
Expand Quote
Hockey is a fucking stupid name for a skate brand
[close]
that's what makes it so good

would you rather it was called Skateboard Skateboards?
[close]

Imagine if there was a company called BASKETBALL skateboards

FOOTBALL skateboards

TENNIS skateboards

lmao Hockey gets away with it because they are sick, like baker, but it's an awful name
there was an old company that used to advertise in all the 411s called BIKE skateboards and at the time I thought it was really cool. kinda par for the course back then though... MILK skateboards is another one that springs to mind.

"This is untrue, my client has not been attacked in every country" #endlesstoecapsforthepuffyfooter

ziggy

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 2425
  • Rep: -240
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #68 on: January 24, 2023, 04:21:47 PM »
Expand Quote
Hockey is a fucking stupid name for a skate brand
[close]
that's what makes it so good

would you rather it was called Skateboard Skateboards?

do they like hockey or anything about it? no

It’s hipster irony. I’m surprised they didn’t call it SPORTSBALL

greenbeans

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 185
  • Rep: -26
  • whatever
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #69 on: January 24, 2023, 04:25:19 PM »
Best-  the killing floor, blood wizard, hockey,  heroin ,chocolate


Worst- Thank you,  cariuma, Fortune, Real

Why would thank you or real be on the worst
skater’s only website

CanadianBacon

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 284
  • Rep: -69
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #70 on: January 24, 2023, 05:13:45 PM »
Expand Quote
Best-  the killing floor, blood wizard, hockey,  heroin ,chocolate


Worst- Thank you,  cariuma, Fortune, Real
[close]

Why would thank you or real be on the worst

They're lame.

KGB

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1028
  • Rep: -188
  • User is on moderator watch listWatched
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #71 on: January 24, 2023, 06:31:09 PM »
Cariuma is easily worst.
Killing Floor. Pretty Pretty Goood.
Like 303 also, but that’s probably because I’m into acid


"Armed with seven rounds of space doo-doo pistols"

cucktard

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 2673
  • Rep: 316
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #72 on: January 25, 2023, 12:30:53 AM »
I always thought Baker was terrible, but most people that like it were probably 12 when it came out, so there’s that.

There are a ton of bland names like Thank You, Welcome, Hockey, Pizza, Frog, Real, etc.

Fucking Awesome is a bit too over the top and funny to be in that category for me.

But for terrible…

Fishlips

« Last Edit: January 25, 2023, 03:38:53 AM by cucktard »
I’m trying to be every mom’s favorite skater’-&&

&& is no stranger to the female species. Hes always got some travel pussy with him in his slambulance. -Hateboard


warmonke

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 456
  • Rep: 47
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #73 on: January 25, 2023, 02:36:53 AM »
Expand Quote
Expand Quote
Hockey is a fucking stupid name for a skate brand
[close]
that's what makes it so good

would you rather it was called Skateboard Skateboards?
[close]

do they like hockey or anything about it? no

It’s hipster irony. I’m surprised they didn’t call it SPORTSBALL
lmao SPORTSBALL would be even better

implying 90% of skating isn't "hipster irony"

scab

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 211
  • Rep: 53
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #74 on: January 25, 2023, 07:04:12 AM »
Expand Quote
Expand Quote
Best-  the killing floor, blood wizard, hockey,  heroin ,chocolate


Worst- Thank you,  cariuma, Fortune, Real
[close]

Why would thank you or real be on the worst
[close]

They're lame.

https://www.realskateboards.com/team/

Look at that first row of team riders and say that again, please. I'm genuinely curious to hear who's not lame to you if Dennis, Ishod, Nicole and Chima are.

Newphone

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 509
  • Rep: -94
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #75 on: January 25, 2023, 07:09:57 AM »
Best: disorder, i & I

Worst: jart, king, doubt me


Edit: if the three “worst” did a trilogy-like video callled “doubt me, King Jart” I’d be into them.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2023, 07:18:44 AM by Newphone »

warmonke

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 456
  • Rep: 47
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #76 on: January 25, 2023, 07:11:44 AM »
Expand Quote
Expand Quote
Expand Quote
Best-  the killing floor, blood wizard, hockey,  heroin ,chocolate


Worst- Thank you,  cariuma, Fortune, Real
[close]

Why would thank you or real be on the worst
[close]

They're lame.
[close]

https://www.realskateboards.com/team/

Look at that first row of team riders and say that again, please. I'm genuinely curious to hear who's not lame to you if Dennis, Ishod, Nicole and Chima are.
It's worst brand names ya donut, what's the team got to do with anything?

scab

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 211
  • Rep: 53
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #77 on: January 25, 2023, 07:36:53 AM »
Expand Quote
Expand Quote
Expand Quote
Expand Quote
Best-  the killing floor, blood wizard, hockey,  heroin ,chocolate


Worst- Thank you,  cariuma, Fortune, Real
[close]

Why would thank you or real be on the worst
[close]

They're lame.
[close]

https://www.realskateboards.com/team/

Look at that first row of team riders and say that again, please. I'm genuinely curious to hear who's not lame to you if Dennis, Ishod, Nicole and Chima are.
[close]
It's worst brand names ya donut, what's the team got to do with anything?

Donut... Now that's a name I like.

The team personifies the brand and is therefore inextricably connected to the name. It has not just anything, but quite a lot to do with the name. To rephrase my question, what are Dennis et al., if not real skateboarders?

Trilogy

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 383
  • Rep: -122
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #78 on: January 25, 2023, 07:41:15 AM »
Best : Real, Habitat, Alien WorkShop, Chocolate, 101, Vision, Blind, Supra, Enjoi

Worst : Fucking Awesome, Girl, Cariuma, Deathwish, Krew, Almost, Anti-Hero

modern life is war

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 645
  • Rep: -223
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #79 on: January 25, 2023, 07:45:27 AM »
I'm surprised so many people hate the name fucking awesome. From a marketing perspective it's pretty genius

apport

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 528
  • Rep: 160
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #80 on: January 25, 2023, 07:57:10 AM »
didn't expect to have so many people list "flip" as a good name, i always thought it was corny/way too "on the nose" for a skateboard company

wane brady

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 3917
  • Rep: 94
  • Bronze Topic Start Bronze Topic Start : Start a topic with over 1,000 replies.
  • User is on moderator watch listWatched
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #81 on: January 25, 2023, 07:57:49 AM »
Worst name of all time is RVCA. If you wanted your company to be pronounced “ROOKA” MAYBE CALL IT FUCKING ROOKA. WHAT FUCKING SOUND DOES V MAKE? Genuinely makes me mad all these years later. R-v-c-a sounds way better than fucking rooka too

pinche guero doesn’t know what a ruca is
if my rep goes to 0 i will kill myself

I wrote out the Gettysburg Address on the grip of my Powell Peralta Per Welinder deck that almost had a barnyard shape.

WorldsbestWeedsm0ker

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 77
  • Rep: 8
    •  avatar image
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #82 on: January 25, 2023, 08:22:53 AM »
Spicy take - doa a bad name
 More bad names - flippin supply co, doom sayers, 1031, burrito, yezzur, life extension, tired, roger.
pull over before you crash for thinking this was just another mixtape.
RIP fugluk

OneMore

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 30
  • Rep: 0
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #83 on: January 25, 2023, 08:31:23 AM »
I like Consolidate
I don't like WKND.

Tear Up a Trick

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 996
  • Rep: 68
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #84 on: January 25, 2023, 08:35:12 AM »
Best: Fred Gall

Worst: Probably every truck company

roba

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 2218
  • Rep: 458
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #85 on: January 25, 2023, 08:43:19 AM »
pretty good:
Darkroom, Theories, Quasi, The Killing Floor, Toy Machine, Alien Workshop, Hopps, SMA (way better than 'Santa Monica Airlines'), 60/40, Unbelievers, Zorlac,

pretty bad:
Deathwish, Heroin, Jart, Pizza, Fucking Awesome (but just 'FA' is ok), anything with 'Skate' in the name (Sk8mafia, Skate Mental), Blood Wizard

santa monica airlines is a banger of a skateboard brand name
i like brands that are named after other means of transport
Skateboarding isn't a sport because when I'm in these streets I don't play
@grandroba

Spaced Cadet

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 919
  • Rep: 86
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #86 on: January 25, 2023, 09:30:13 AM »

Worst: Probably every truck company


You forget about MONSTER TRUCKS?

roba

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 2218
  • Rep: 458
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #87 on: January 25, 2023, 09:40:10 AM »
Expand Quote

Worst: Probably every truck company

[close]

You forget about MONSTER TRUCKS?

you reminded me of this



i'll skip over the logo because all of you know what it is, but those were somehow related to destructo trucks iirc so they had two brands under the same umbrella with almost identical names

on that note another one for the worst name list is destructo trucks

then there's webb trucks too
Skateboarding isn't a sport because when I'm in these streets I don't play
@grandroba

Mean salto

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 4857
  • Rep: 667
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #88 on: January 25, 2023, 09:45:59 AM »
Expand Quote
Expand Quote

Worst: Probably every truck company

[close]

You forget about MONSTER TRUCKS?
[close]

you reminded me of this



i'll skip over the logo because all of you know what it is, but those were somehow related to destructo trucks iirc so they had two brands under the same umbrella with almost identical names

on that note another one for the worst name list is destructo trucks

then there's webb trucks too
I think Ellington and bam rode for destroyers. I had a brand new set and never even rode them kinda regret that.
Aus once again might have the worst truck names with defiant and Mack

apport

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 528
  • Rep: 160
Re: Best/worst skate brand names
« Reply #89 on: January 25, 2023, 10:30:38 AM »
destructo bad name but this logo was amazing

why did they have the tilted E like dell