DB Longboards: pushing the limits of board design with zero waste
DB Longboards is a brand that really cares about design, quality and sustainability; three important factors when choosing a board, because each day it is more important to be aware of how much damage the human being has done to the planet. So, where was DB born? What is really DB? Well, let me tell you that DB boards are named after their original birthplace, Dash Point, Washington. Initially, their first boards were affectionately called "Dashboards", the name stuck and has come to represent a legacy of handmade boards in the Northwest.
DB was founded in 2003 by Richard Docter, Bryce Hermansen and Tim Mackey. Originally manufacturing foam longboards and flatland skimboards, the business quickly grew out of the garage and moved into a 2000-square-foot barn. Working nights and weekends, the boys worked their way through college and upon graduation pursued their passion full time. In 2010 the boys grew the barn and moved to their current 6000-square-foot store just south of Seattle, WA.
Inspired by Northwest beaches, concrete and snow, the guys continue to pursue their founding ideal: chasing adventure and riding the best boards possible. You'll find their founders and employees riding their product on hills, waves, beaches and mountains all over the Northwest.
DB Longboards was founded for the pure love of longboarding. In the summer of 2003, Richard Docter, Tim Mackey and Bryce Hermansen started building boards by hand in a garage in Tacoma, WA. Bryce's grandmother's barn was the next stop for the factory and helped the trio hone their craft.
Today, the guys build DB boards in a state-of-the-art factory just a few miles from that original garage. Although the factory has changed, the mission remains the same: create amazing products, do it sustainably and treat customers and employees like family. Satisfaction guaranteed.
The brand wants you to have the best longboard and the best experience possible. If you're not satisfied with your order, it will fix it in short order. It offers free returns for all items in new condition returned within 90 days of purchase.
Some of the features that draw attention to this brand and create a plus that sets them apart from others are:
Top quality materials and components:
One thing that is striking about DB products, is their quality: handmade in Washington State, where the factory is located just south of Seattle, WA in the heart of Puget Sound.
Attention to detail is the trademark of any Longboard or Full DB. They use only the best materials and components when it comes to building a product. Rest assured that every board this great brand builds, from their cruisers to their downhill decks, comes with the same caliber of world-class components, carefully assembled and tested so that the final product is uncompromising.
Their facility allows their team to create one-of-a-kind boards from unique molds and materials. Employing rapid prototyping on CNC machines, 3D printers, and CAD design we can make your wildest ideas a reality. From raw materials to finished parts, their products consistently push the limits of board design and build quality.
It is truly a source of pride that DB Longboards completes all their boards with Atlas Trucks, Cloud Ride Wheels, Abec 7 Bearings and Cloudride EZ-Grip.
Waste reduction and sustainability
This is perhaps the most important and valued point for customers and people in the skateboarding world, that the DB brand has, as 100% of the scrap it produces is reused in downstream products. From their trimmings to their scrap, there is no landfill waste produced by one of their longboard decks. In addition to their reuse program, they strive to use only low VOC and water-based chemicals to keep the earth and employees happy and healthy.
Undoubtedly, this brand, which has been in the industry for nearly 20 years, is an example of how to do things right. You can find DB Longboards and Skateboards on our website. Check them out and live the DB experience from the deepest part of you, you won't regret it!