All good things must end, but the great things will live on even after “the end” has arrived. Five Mile Skateboards announced today via Facebook that it has closed its doors after a decade of making some of the most radical downhill skateboards our community has ever seen. Five Mile’s wildly bending decks offered some interesting (and quite useful) footing positions for riders of all riding styles, and their crew’s influence on the Pacific Northwest has been a good one, and is sure to be remembered fondly. The crew itself will now be going their separate ways, as noted in the “farewell note” from the brand’s page on Facebook:
Many of us, including our team riders, will be moving on to join other companies and we support every one of our riders in pursuing their skating careers. I myself will be joining Riviera Skateboards, Paris Trucks, and Divine Wheels to continue to bring the world high quality videos and plan on remaining involved in this industry that has given us so much. We here at Five Mile are a huge family and though it breaks our hearts to have to make this announcement, I have to say that we are excited for these new opportunities and we wouldn’t change anything even if we could. This company has helped us grow into the people we are today and I’m very proud of everything we’ve done the past 10 years.
If you’re a fan of the radical shapes put forth by Five Mile, you might be somewhat stoked to know that they’ve asked their retailers to offer the boards at a discounted rate. Nothing quite like making the best of a sad situation!
Though this may be the end of our past, it also marks the beginning of our future, and we’re proud to know our legacy will last forever. – Cody Shea
We wish Cody Shea and the rest of the Five Mile crew the best as they move on to do even bigger and better things! We’ll see y’all on the hill.