Manolo’s Tapes presents a special mix to celebrate 20 years of Diamond Supply Co, featuring various luminaries who have been involved with or repped the company since its inception. It’s now twenty years since San Francisco skateboarder Nick Tershay started a small brand selling skateboard hardware, named after a lyric from Sade’s 1984 hit ‘Smooth Operator’, which soon branched out in to making T-shirts and other clothing and managed to ride the wave of skateboarding’s rise to it’s current position in popular culture – collaborating with rappers, shoe companies and more to bring the company to where it is today without ever losing touch with its skateboarding roots and recently bringing on to the market its own skateboard shoe brand, Diamond Footwear. In 2014, the company also matched SLS in putting up a wad of money to help get the Diamond Supply Co Skate Plaza built in one of LA’s lower income neighborhoods, putting their money where their mouth is with regards to Nick’s wish to give back to skateboarding.
All of this means that some of the biggest names in street skating from 1998 onwards appear in this Manolo’s remix, from an always welcome couple of Keenan Milton (RIP) clips to Brian Anderson terrorizing transitions, as well as various clips from San Francisco street furniture staples 3rd and Army and Pier 7 blocks.
Featuring Rob Welsh, Stevie Williams, Spencer Fujimoto, Henry Sanchez, Marcus McBride, Paul Rodriguez, Bastien Salabanzi, Mike Carroll, Alex Olson, Brian Anderson, Jesus Fernandez, Rodrigo TX and Keenan Milton.
“When I first started Diamond back in ’98 I would give tees and bolts to all my friends. I would always get hyped whenever I would see them rock stuff in videos. 20 Years later, I still get that same feeling when I see somebody wearing our product.” – Nick Tershay
#20YEARS 1998 – 2018