The term “DEATHBOX” is Heavily associated with Hardcore Skateboarding. “Back in the Day” in Skateboarding refers to a time in the Mid 70’s when Pool Riding was the pinnacle of Hardcore Gnarly Skateboarding. Legend has it that the term “RADICAL” was coined when someone Grinded their back truck for the first time over the DEATHBOX IN A POOL!
Fast forward to the 20th Century- DEATHBOX Skateboards was born from Dave Hackett’s Pool Riding missions and vision for true hardcore skateboarding. Dave grew up in Malibu, skating with the likes of Venice locals Jay Adams, Tony Alva, Wentlz Ruml and the rest of the Dogtown crew. Part of this legendary crew was Steve Olson, who grew up in Seal Beach and skated with the same crew. In the late 90’s many of these Legendary riders joined Forces in launching DEATHBOX Skateboards.
Through it all, Hackett and Olson have been a Legendary Two Man Force to be reckoned with in countless Skate Scenes and their influence on style in the Skate Industry is immeasurable and is the Hallmark of DEATHBOX Skateboards design and manufacturing.