Deathwish Skateboards company draws its inspiration from 70s and 80s cult movies and kitsch magazine cover artwork. Deathwish Skateboards brand name is inspired by Vigilante justice cult film series Death Wish starring Charles Bronson.
Former Deathwish professional Antwuan Dixon was imprisoned in mid-2013 and stated in a July 2014 Thrasher magazine interview — conducted by Reynolds and Ellington — that he was scheduled to be released on August 23, 2014. Dixon also explained that he may be released earlier – “They say the 23rd, but I’ve been in this high-school-diploma program so I can get my high school diploma and you get milestone credits. And with these milestone credits you can earn six weeks, which means 42 days off.” So if that goes through I should be getting out the beginning of July.
Deathwish released a tribute skateboard deck in June 2014 to provide Dixon with a financial base to rebuild his life after his release from prison. The deck was sold with a letter from Ellington explaining Dixon’s situation and his relationship to Deathwish/Bakerboys (“Antwuan is one of the reasons we started Deathwish. He’s been here since day one and he’ll be here as long as we are.”), in addition to a pre-addressed envelope for owners of the decks to be able to send Dixon a letter while he remained in prison.
Fast forward to 2021… Deathwish just dropped their team full length “UNCROSSED” and it might be the video of the year. Includes the greatness of Pedro Delfino, Jon Dickson, Neen Williams, Julian Davidson, Jake Hayes, Victoria Ruesga, Taylor Kirby and Jamie Foy!
Sweaty palms and jaw ajar throughout most of the film, this one had me wanting more. Great soundtrack and bangers all day. Super stacked team and every part is a hammer. Long kink rails, huge gaps, gnarly bails and funny clips, this video has it all!!
Great job guys!! Looking forward to seeing more!