Deathwish skateboards formed in 2008 when Erik Ellington and Jim Greco departed from Baker skateboards to fire up a sister brand under Baker Boys Distribution. Deathwish created an instant fan base by releasing an elusive joint promo with Baker entitled Baker Has A Deathwish. The name and logo come from the Charles Bronson series of movies of the same name. Along with Ellington and Greco, Brian "Slash" Hansen, Jon Dickson, Mike "Lizard King" Plumb, Neen Williams, Taylor Kirby, Jake Hayes, Jamie Foy, Erick Valdez and Pedro Delfino ride for Deathwish.