BAKER SKATEBOARDS: 14 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT BAKER (2020)

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Skateboarding, partying, and all the Hijinx that comes along with it. It all started with Reynolds and Strickland, wanting to use all the bits and pieces left over from the iconic Birdhouse video The End; mashing together all the chaotic b-roll, and skate clips which didn't make the cut. Deciding together to call the video Baker Bootleg, a new and influential skate brand was born. Parting from Birdhouse, Andrew began working on the new company with some help from Tony Hawk.

Baker Bootleg went out on its own, creating the video Baker 2G. Soon, Andrew Reynolds and Jay Strickland weren't seeing eye to eye, and decided to part ways as companies; Jay, keeping Bootleg, and Andrew taking Baker. Jay would later mention that he still holds resentment for Reynolds continuing to use Strickland's artwork for the now infamous Baker logo, without even paying a dime in royalties to Jay.

Baker is now considered one of the most influential players in the game, with videos like Baker 3, Bake and Destroy, and the now infamous Baker 4 being noted as videos which inspired a whole generation of skateboarders.

Additionally, they've had a firing team from the start, and Andrew seems to have a knack for picking Ams who had the potential to have long and impact careers. With a team consisting of skaters like Jim Greco, Dustin Dollin, Erik Ellington, Antwuan Dixon, Terry Kennedy, Kevin Spanky Long, Figgy, Beagle, and with new up and comers like Kader Sylla or Ty Peterson.

That said, the team has also had some bright stars who faded before their time, like Knox Godoy or Evan Hernandez; talented kids who seemed to fade away to personal issues and struggles.

That said, the team has also had some bright stars who faded before their time, like Knox Godoy or Evan Hernandez; talented kids who seemed to fade away to personal issues and struggles.

Now, with Baker 4 showcasing new talent, it's safe to say that Baker has a bright future ahead.

 


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