Shop now for Skate Mental skateboard decks, wheels, t-shirts and hats. Skate Mental comes straight from the warped mind of one of the funniest men in skateboarding, Brad Staba. Brad has assembled a team of unique shredders to represent Skate Mental, who have garnered wide approval for their comical and often risqué board graphics which remind us all not to take skateboarding too seriously.
Staba is a veteran Toy Machine skateboards pro often associated with his good friend Brian Anderson thanks to their history of shared sponsors and their shared part in the Transworld skate video Modus Operandi. Brad is known for his humour and memorable quotations, thanks to his speaking appearances in various skate videos over the years including an extremely entertaining Wheels Of Fortune segment in 411 Video Magazine.
Since founding Skate Mental in 2006, Staba has recruited an enviable team of destroyers including Holland’s laid back gnarly guy Tim Zom, quite possibly the most technically gifted skater alive Australia’s Shane O’Neill, and well-rounded veteran of The Firm Skateboards fame, Portland’s Matt Beach. The team also includes creative ditch spot destroyer John Motta, Atlanta, Georgia resident Dan Plunkett as well as Staba himself.
In 2009 Skate Mental released a highly enjoyable skate video called Am Chowder, intended to shine a light on some of its heavy hitting amateur team riders. This included stand out sections from Daryl Angel, Shane O’Neill and John Motta. More recently in 2013, the brand released an online US tour video in association with Thrasher Magazine entitled ‘Somebody’s Getting Pregnant’. The humour is adult but the spirit remains juvenile: Skate Mental is an authentic skateboarding brand with all ideas coming the team the team themselves.