Buy Blind skateboard decks, wheels and skate clothing including t-shirts and hats. Blind skateboards has deeper roots than a mighty oak tree. It was formed by indisputably the most influential skateboarder of all time, Mark Gonzales, in 1989 under Steve Rocco’s World Industries distribution umbrella. The naming of the company was a dig at the Gonz’s former sponsor, Vision Street Wear – from ‘Vision’ to ‘Blind’, Mark wanted to do something the complete opposite to what was happening in the industry at the time.
In 1991 Blind released Video Days, a skate video which is arguably cited more than any other by the pros who shaped modern street skating as one of the most influential skate videos all time. It featured parts from Mark Gonzales, Jordan Richter, Jason Lee, Rudy Johnson and a miniture Guy Mariano. In 1992 it released Tim & Henry’s Pack of Lies, also a much-referenced classic which featured soon-to-be Girl Skateboards founder Tim Gavin getting mad technical on Californian curbs alongside strong-minded Bay Area street prodigy Henry Sanchez.
In 2005 Blind released their ‘What If?’ Dvd which included amongst other things James Craig skating to a personalised hip hop track about himself performed by the rapper Murs, as well as an eye-melting closing part from Ronnie Creager. This was followed by the Blind video in 2009.
In 2010, the company celebrated its 21-year anniversary and returned to using the original logo. The company also began to reissue a series of boards from the early 1990s that were based on original shapes, and have even re-recruited former mid-nineties team member and street skating legend Sean Sheffey to its current pro roster. The company continues today under Dwindle Distribution and benefits from the long time loyalty of long time team rider Ronnie Creager alongside contemporary pros with incredible technical prowess such as Morgan Smith and Kevin Romar. They released the impressive ‘This Is Not A Test’ DVD in 2011.