Since starting Eastern Skateboard Supply in 1985, Reggie Barnes has watched the development of the skateboard industry from a front row seat. He’s dealt with pretty much every company out there and understood the real health of the market like few people ever will.
Eastern’s business has expanded beyond skateboarding to include surfing. As the company’s vast skate-deck filled warehouse in Wilmington, North Carolina shows, however, it’s been an empire built with seven-ply maple.
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