Skateboarding was created, made popular, and refined by innovators. From Jay Adams to Rodney Mullen to Danny Way, the sport has transformed from the streets of California into a mass market empire. Along with the innovations on pavement and at parks, manufacturing has changed just as much and has left the country. Early boards made with crate wood and metal wheels have evolved into plywood decks with machined trucks and polyurethane wheels.
We created District Skates to have our say in the evolution. Using environmentally friendly materials, reclaimed wood, and American ingenuity, we make each deck by hand. All planing, laminating, gluing, and pressing is done at our shop in downtown Los Angeles. We wanted to have a part in the craft and culture that originated in America, by doing it ourselves once more.