Shop now for Krooked skateboard decks, cruisers, wheels, t-shirts and sweaters. Krooked is a uniquely refreshing and innovative board company that combines an extremely eclectic team with a good times vibe, playful and loud artwork and the occasional collectable guest board – all under the leadership of the most influential man in street skating history, Mark Gonzales (otherwise known as the Gonz).
The Gonz launched Krooked Skateboards in 2002 in partnership with Deluxe Distribution, after having rode for their flagship brand Real Skateboards for many years. He quickly recruited the unique talents of a young, pre-tattoos Bobby Worrest – who’s incredible natural talent was evident from the get go – the one of a kind Van Wastell (who sadly passed away in 2008) and the skateboarding community’s most adamant chain smoker, transition killer Dan Drehobl – for the team.
Krooked released their first video, The Krooked Kronicles, in 2006, featuring the talents of the original team along guest appearances from a wide selection of skateboarding greats, who no doubt jumped at the chance to be part of what the Gonz was doing. This was follew up in 2007 with a slightly shorter but highly enjoyable video entitled Gnar Gnar. By the time they dropped their VHS-only release Naugty in 2008, the Gonz had seen fit to recruit a few more notable shredders to his original line up.
These new members included the likes of all-terrain-vehicle Mike Anderson, smooth operator David Clark and the thinking man’s thinking man Brad Cromer, who has gone from strength to strength gradually gaining the recognition he deserves for his always interesting and captivating output.In 2010 the crew released Krook3d, a skate video with genuinely 3d segments requiring the use of tacky paper 3d glasses ( free with the release). After his stirling performance in this video and subsequently, Gonz saw fit to turn Brad Cromer pro in 2013.