Part 2 of my discussion with Daewon Song and Torey Pudwill of Thank You Skate Co at Inkgenda Sticker Company / Powerflex Wheels Headquarters and Museum Mancave Daewon has a movie about him simply named “Daewon”, Torey started Grizzly Griptape at 11, Jim has done just about everything you can do in skateboarding. Put us … Continued
Daewon Song and Torey Pudwill of Thank You Skate Co share experiences and laughs with host Jim Gray at Inkgenda Sticker Company / Powerflex Wheels Headquarters and Museum Mancave Daewon has a movie about him simply named “Daewon”, Torey started Grizzly Griptape at 11, Jim has done just about everything you can do in skateboarding. … Continued
Who is Jim Gray? Why am I doing a podcast, and what can you expect? How did I meet the amazing people who are going to come chat with me, and who are They? Well, this episode will tell you what kind of people you can expect to see on this show. I’ve got some … Continued
Jim Gray is the luckiest man in skateboarding. Jim started skateboarding about 45 years ago, got sponsored at 14, turned pro at 18, competed against the legends and pioneers of skateboarding and has skated with every generation since and never stopped.
Jim sold ads for Transworld Skateboarding Magazine for a few years before starting Acme Skateboards in 1991. Jim’s Acme/Abc Board Supply company made several million skateboards for themselves and other major and small brands in his US based factory. Jim also has made and sold millions of wheels, trucks, clothing, and just about everything else associated with skateboarding. Jim has sponsored and paid hundreds of athletes and did some of the most unique and creative advertising in skateboarding.
Jim has always called bullshit and always will, and skateboarding and his connection with skateboarders have been flowing through his blood for 40 plus year now.
Today, Jim operates Powerflex Wheels(a relaunch of an icon and sponsor from his youth), Inkgenda Sticker Printing(printing stickers for Volcom, O’Neill, VonZipper, Fucking Awesome, NikeSB, Black Label, Jokers Skate Shop and hundreds of iconic brands), TEiM Brands (a licensing/branding company focused on apparel printables), and Tremont (a clothing brand for big guys) and now BLEAV in Skateboarding! Luckily they all involve skateboarding and give him an excuse to skate!