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Birdhouse, Tony Hawk's skateboard company, with a famous pro team, trick tips, decks and more. Birdhouse Skateboards originally Birdhouse Projects is a skateboard company formed by ex-Powell Peralta pros Tony Hawk and Per Welinder in 1992. After the skateboard boom of the late 1980s had died former Powell Peralta Pro Freestyle skateboarder Per Welinder wanted to stay involved with skateboarding by starting a company. Welinder had originally asked Powell Peralta Pro Skateboarder Lance Mountain to be his equal partner in the venture. Mountain declined as he only wanted to start a skateboard company if he had 100% ownership. Mountain later founded The Firm Skateboards. Welinder later asked another Powell Peralta Pro Skateboarder Tony Hawk to by 50-50 partners in this new skateboard company. Hawk gladly accepted as he felt his time in skateboarding was nearly over due to the lack of interest in Vert Skating caused by the popularity of Street Skating. Welinder and Hawk decided to name their new skateboard company Birdhouse Projects. Birdhouse being a reference to Hawk's last name. Birdhouse is part of the Blitz Distribution family who also distributes Baker Skateboards, Flip Skateboards, Fury Trucks, Hook-Ups Skateboards and Sk8 Mafia Skateboards.

Birdhouse makes decks and wheels, as well as clothing and accessories. Birdhouse also makes Videos (Films) showing the talent and skill of the teams skaters (See Video list below).

VideosEdit

Feasters (1992)Edit

  • First Birdhouse Projects / Birdhouse Skateboards Video
  • VHS
  • Approximately 20 minutes
  • This Video could only be purchased directly from Birdhouse Projects at a cost of $5.00.

Untitled (1992)Edit

  • Second Video
  • VHS
  • Approximately 20 Minutes

Ravers (1993)Edit

  • Third Video
  • VHS
  • Approximately 29 Minutes

The End (1998)Edit

  • Fourth Video - being also re-released as a Special Edition in 2001 on both DVD and VHS
  • VHS
  • Approximately 41 Minutes

The End (soundtrack)

Rick McCrank - Propellerheads - Bang on! Willy Santos - Warren G - Regulate (feat. Nate Dogg) Andrew Reynolds #1 - Spazz - La Revancha Andrew Reynolds #2 - Portishead - Undenied Andrew Reynolds #3 - Har-You Percussion Group - Undenied Brian Sumner, Jeff Lenoce, Ali Cairns - Misfits - Night of the Living Dead Steve Berra - Charlie Gaspodarek - Pins & N Van destruction - Rob Zombie - Superbeast Heath Kirchart & Jeremy Klein - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Don't Come Around Here No More Tony Hawk intro - Beastie Boys - The Move Tony Hawk - Propellerheads - On Her Majesty's Secret Service

The Beginning (2007)Edit

  • Fifth Video
  • DVD
  • Approximately 45 Minutes

The Beginning (soundtrack)

vert into - Nine Inch Nails - The Beginning Of The End

street intro - Hopewell - Birds of Appetite

Justin Figueroa - Roky Erickson - Bloody Hammer Shaun Gregoire - The Rosebuds - Leaves Do Fall Brian Sumner - Tegan and Sarah - Living Room Randy Ploesser - Kelley Stoltz - Ever Thought Of Coming Back Willy Santos - The Upstarts - Got What It Takes Jean Postec & Tony Hawk - Cold War Kids - We Used To Vacation David Loy - The Starlite Desperation - Born To Be Dizzy Nathan Lacoste, Riley Hawk, Jon Dickson - Frank Stahl - Leaving Austin

Derek Burdette - Shocking Blue - Eve And The Apple Jeremy Klein - Adult - Skinlike Sean Eaton - Roky Erickson - Cold Night For Alligators Matt Ball - The Black Lips - Hippie, Hippie, Hoorah Steve Nesser - Ebony Rhythm Band - Drugs Ain't Cool outro - Hopewell - Synthetic Symphony

TeamEdit

The following are the members of the professional and amateur teams:[1]

Pros

Amateurs

  • Jon Dickson
  • Derrek Burdette
  • Sean Gregoire
  • Randy Ploesser
  • Nate LaCoste
  • David Loy
  • Jean Postec
  • Riley Hawk
  • Aaron "Jaws" Homoki

Brand appearancesEdit

Birdhouse is prominently featured in the Tony Hawk's video game series, and is one of five skate teams which the player can join in Tony Hawk's Underground.

ReferencesEdit

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