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. 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 continue this evolution. Using environmentally friendly materials, reclaimed wood, American ingenuity, and true craftsmen, we make each deck by hand. All planing, laminating, gluing, and pressing is done at our shop in downtown Los Angeles. We are taking back control of a legacy that originated in America, by doing it ourselves once more.