A Brief History and Philosophy Summary
Longboarding and especially downhillskateboarding used to be very small and unpopular 10 years ago, when the Layback Distribution was founded. Hardly anybody knew about the sport and it's core brands in Germany. The sports story and it's ideas had to be told and there was lots of stoke to spread - hard work and a lot of time on the road for a distributor.
Landyachtz was the first brand to be part of Layback, besides Hackbrett of course, which was founded around the same time as the distribution.
The market started to grow over the years, so did the distribution's first brand and the distribution itself. New brands and new staff were added up to Layback Dist's lineup.
Crail Trucks is one example. Crail comes from Brazil and originates in Street skating. They were some of the first to develope a reversed kingpin longboard truck . After a good 5 years of coorperation the result is a solid name in the European longboard scene. A speciality is that Layback's & Hackbrett's founder even developed a new truck with them and has his factory own signature model as a rider by now...
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