One Fifty One was a skateboard company that was really in touch with its roots. They knew that throwing money around and following passing fads wasn’t the path of creating a good skate company. They had the DIY, underground ethic that is what skateboardings all about. There aren’t a lot of companies out there that run themselves this way anymore. Except of course some of our local favorites here in Portland like ColdWar, Merde, Rebel, and Bacon. In 2003 One Fifty One was sold by Imperial Distribution. The new owner tried to keep things going, but eventually One Fifty One faded out.
On a somewhat related note Neil Heddings will be released from prison on May 24th. Shirley Bookey is getting a benefit together for Neil. The event will take place March 31st in McMinniville, OR. There will be a huge raffle with stuff from Sacrifice, NHS, and a whole bunch of others. Be on the look out for more info on the Sacrifice Website.
Featured Skaters: Eric Dressen, Matt Dyck, Neil Heddings, Pigpen, Chris Swanson, Ben Beasley, Randy Colvin, Dave Coyne, Sam Hitz, John Jarvis, Wez Lundry, Jimi Moore, Stoney, and Texas Dan
run time: 18 min 43 sec – Check it Out