Sector 9 Longboards
Longboards has provided longboard products since 1993. Taking the skateboard path
less traveled was what propelled founders Dave Klimkiewicz, Dennis Telfer and
Steve Lake into the entrepreneurial big time. "It was something that was
really different," says Telfer, explaining why he and pals Lake and
Klimkiewicz, who are all skateboarders, decided to start a skateboard
manufacturing company that specialized not in today's downscaled models, but in
the longboards reminiscent of the 1970s.
Although they certainly
now look like visionaries, the founders of San Diego-based Sector 9 freely
admit to humble beginnings - having produced the company's first skateboards in
Telfer's backyard. "It's pretty
crazy," says Telfer, an ardent skateboarder who oversees the design of the
Sector 9 boards, which are sold worldwide. "As stressed as I am, though, I
always love it."