What is baker?
Baker Skateboards is a skateboarding company founded by professional skateboarder Andrew Reynolds and creative founder Jay Strickland in 2000. Its main products are skateboard decks and wheels.
Andrew Reynolds was a professional skateboarder for Birdhouse Skateboards. In 2000 he left Birdhouse feeling he didn't fit in with their image and started Baker with Jay Strickland, along with Blitz Distribution as an investment partner (Blitz is a company formed by Birdhouse founders Tony Hawk and Per Welinder to distribute their own products). In February 2002, with pressure from Strickland to make good on Reynolds' promise of 50% ownership, Reynolds purchased the shares of Baker owned by Blitz to become the sole owner. Baker still remains a member of the Blitz Distribution family. Reynolds' promise to Strickland went unfulfilled, and Strickland left Baker to concentrate on his own company, Bootleg Skateboards (with the name taken from Strickland's first video, Baker-Bootleg released 2 years before Baker skateboards started) under NHS Inc, which has since folded
Deathwish Skateboards is a sister company to Baker Skateboards (i.e. Chocolate to Girl, Habitat to Alien Workshop, Mystery and $lave to Zero). The Skate Team will be chosen by Baker Skateboard Pro's Jim Greco and Erik Ellington. Mike "Lizard King" Plumb is comfirmed to be a Pro Rider for the team. Brian "Slash" Hansen, Antwuan Dixon and Ramiro “Furby” Salcedo are all reported to be on the team.
Kevin "Spanky" Long
Ramiro "Furby" Salcedo
Summer Tour 2001
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