Back in 2018, we were humbled with the opportunity to sponsor Jack Smith during his solo cross-country trek on his electric skateboard.
Two years later, our tried-and-true compression knee sleeves are featured in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History as part of the gear that helped keep Jack “Ruling” during his awesome adventure.
Here's the link to view on the Smithsonian:
Jack’s obsession with that little wooden board with four wheels started in 1974 where he immediately inherited the ‘stoke’. That next year he entered his first skate contest and hasn’t looked back.
Jack did his first “Skateboarding Across America” trip with some friends in 1976.
In 1984, he again took the trip. This time to raise awareness for Multiple Sclerosis.
Each trip since then, he’s dedicated his ride to a cause.
In 2003, he made his trip to bring awareness to a rare genetic disorder known as Lowe Syndrome, which Jack’s son, Jack Marshall Smith, had lost his battle with the disease at the age of 14.
In 2013 his ride was dedicated to Alzheimer’s awareness, which had claimed his father’s life.
Since then, he’s ridden in 2016 and again in 2018.
During Jack's 2018 trip he sent us the following message:
"This morning I thought I would try skating without the knee braces. Well that lasted all of one run... I just didn't feel comfortable without them. I love 'em!"
Jack is no stranger to museums, as he was the founder of the acclaimed “Morro Bay Skateboard Museum”, which opened in 2012 in the Central Coast town of Morro Bay, California. In 2020, after 8 unforgettable years, the museum had closed its doors.
Jack is a living legend and epic example of “Old Bones” that “Keep Ruling”.