Is Vision Skateboards still in business?

Founded in 1976 by Mark Gonzales, Vision was one of the biggest names in the industry during the 1980s. Gonzales is known as the pioneer of street skateboarding. The company is currently operated under Select Distribution, which owns other well known brands such as Elephant, Palisades, Magic, and Sims.

What happened to Vision streetwear?

The ‘Vision’ trademark was sold in 2004 to Collective Brands, Inc, a subsidiary of Payless Shoe Source. In 2009, the company attempted to relaunch the Vision Brand with an exclusive deal through Finish Line. In 2017, it was reported that Authentic Brands Group LLC had acquired the licensing rights to Vision.

Who owns Vision skateboards?

Brad Dorfman
Thirteen years ago, Brad Dorfman sold skateboards out of his car. Today he owns Vision, a skateboard and fashion company with more than 700 employees and an annual gross of more than $60 million.

What year did the vision psycho stick come out?

Released in 1985, the Mark Gonzales graphic was one of a distinct handful, including the first Mark “Gator” Rogowski, Psycho Stick, and Guardian models, that artistically defined Vision as a company throughout the ’80s, and it was kept in production all the way up through 1989.

Does Vision Street Wear still exist?

Pioneering skate brand Vision Street Wear is back with a new collection of tees and hoodies for Summer 2020. After some time away building a cult-like following in Asia, Vision’s founder has returned to help revive the influential brand in the United States.

Are Vision decks good?

Vision is among the most affordable skateboard decks, made to offer you the optimum performance and durability that can last in the long run. This compact yet sleek looking board is made in the USA with the top quality materials and boasts some cool graphics.

Who created Vision Street?

Started in 1976 by Brad Dorfman, Vision initially began as a skateboard brand, sponsoring the likes of Mark Gonzales, Mark ‘Gator’ Rogowski and Tom Groholski.

Is Gator the skater still in jail?

As of June 2019, Rogowski is incarcerated at Donovan State Prison. On December 10, 2019, multiple media reports indicate Rogowski’s parole board recommended parole. The California Board of Parole Hearings will finalize the decision within 120 days.

Who invented McTwist?

Mike McGill
Mike McGill does a McTwist, a 540 flipping, spinning aerial at the the Del Mark Skateranch. McGill invented the trick that revolutionalized skateboarding.

Who started Vision Street?

It’s a brand I grew up wearing and loving through my adolescence and now I am in this position to be a part of maintaining and growing the brand on all different verticals.” Vision was founded 40 years ago by Brad Dorfman, who started out producing skateboards before introducing Vision Street Wear.

Are Girl decks any good?

Girl brand boards are fine, as good as any other – what you want to avoid is a “cheap” pre-built board, and by that I mean something like you’d find in the toy store or Wal-Mart.