BBC Skateboard history

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BBC Skateboard history

Postby makkayak » Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:16 pm

Anybody have any knowledge of the BBC Board Division skateboards?
Would like to know as most as possible, and whether they were any good?
Do they still exist?
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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby andy turner » Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:43 pm

bad boy club, don't remember them being any good though..... still about, also make Lifes a Beach clothing. infact think they were more of a clothing company and just stuck their name on a few not much better than market boards...
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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby Woody » Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:08 pm

There board were ok after the early years ..
Rides like Jeff Philips, Monty Nolder, Bill Danforth, Reese Simpson, Bryan Pennington, Jason Lee all had pro decks out on them.
The company ran from about 87 - 92, Still have a Bryan Pennington stashed away from about 89 and more sad the T shirt to go with.
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BBC Skateboard history

Postby Baldy » Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:30 pm

I had a BBC hoody.

Lived in the thing
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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby makkayak » Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:09 pm

Blimey guys, Quick and concise replies. Cheers. I've just bought an old BBC tho yet to see it. Only cost a tenner so can't ask for too much. Hopefully it'll be ok on my new double 1/4 pipe/ halfpipe set-up.
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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby baldyben » Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:53 pm

i had this on a t-shirt.
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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby hotrod » Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:13 pm

according to my 'shite files'.........
BBC existed as two entities: Bad Bay Club (a division of Life's a Beach surfwear) until 1989, then as Better Board Company between 1989 and late 1990 (or thereabouts).

The first BBC decks started popping up around 86 and 87 and were still considered BAD BOY CLUB...not BETTER BOARD COMPANY.

They went out of business on the 4th of July 1991 or 92

They had
Jason Parkes
Monty Nolder
Jeff Phillips
Bill Danforth
Reese Simpson
Bryan Pennington
Jamie Mosberg
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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby Woody » Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:37 pm

Oh and MONTY NOLDER was/is god when it comes to Christ Air ... loved watching him skate so so powerful.
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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby greywolf » Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:41 pm


This Monty ?
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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby Woody » Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:42 pm

greywolf wrote:
This Monty ?

Yep ... :)
He was the only guy I knew that did them front side as well, finger flipping them at times
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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby engmofo » Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:55 pm

& you could call him whatever you wanted to . Deaf as a post :lol:
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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby DINO » Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:11 pm

had one of these back around 89/90...

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truly eye blistering graphic :@~ - a fantastic board though,tough as old boots,great shape/concave/tail-pretty much perfect for the time.
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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby Woody » Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:26 pm

engmofo wrote:& you could call him whatever you wanted to . Deaf as a post :lol:

Once heard a great story about him not sure if it was true but always makes me smile ..
He was at some comp and his dog eat his hearing aid .. he did a whole run in the wrong slot and could not hear them telling him to stop ... when he finished he said he thought all the people jumping and waving around the bowl and stuff was becuase it was good run .. not to tell him to stop :)
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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby DINO » Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:37 pm

Woody wrote:
engmofo wrote:& you could call him whatever you wanted to . Deaf as a post :lol:

Once heard a great story about him not sure if it was true but always makes me smile ..
He was at some comp and his dog eat his hearing aid .. he did a whole run in the wrong slot and could not hear them telling him to stop ... when he finished he said he thought all the people jumping and waving around the bowl and stuff was becuase it was good run .. not to tell him to stop :)


sounds like a typical mas session :lol:
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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby hotrod » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:58 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby Ryu » Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:24 pm

My bro had a BBC Monty Nolder ride with the 'fist smashing thru the ghetto blaster' graphic. I remember it being ok but always had a funny feeling it was slightly iffy. Seem to remember it being heavy.
I shaved the Bad Boy Club logo into the back of his head for his birthday once, it looked pretty rad. I got a pic somewhere.
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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby engmofo » Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:29 pm

Rumor was that right before they went tits up Craig J,& Johnny Gibson were to defect over as well
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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby SNAKEBITE » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:59 pm

DINO wrote:
Woody wrote:
engmofo wrote:& you could call him whatever you wanted to . Deaf as a post :lol:

Once heard a great story about him not sure if it was true but always makes me smile ..
He was at some comp and his dog eat his hearing aid .. he did a whole run in the wrong slot and could not hear them telling him to stop ... when he finished he said he thought all the people jumping and waving around the bowl and stuff was becuase it was good run .. not to tell him to stop :)


sounds like a typical mas session :lol:


He said hearing aid not colostomy bag.
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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby mad-dog @ hairybobs » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:02 pm

i had a bbc monty nolder bulldog, loved it , real nice deep concave and kick, major rock solid maple and dare i say it a nice pop, saw a couple in a shop in lacanau france 3 years ago and to this day i regret not buying them, just cant find a concave i really like these daze.....
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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby BOOMERDOG » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:37 pm

i always thought the licence fee was a ripoff.. :lol:
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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby SNAKEBITE » Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:45 am

greywolf wrote:This Monty ?


No no, this is the only Monty I could find on BBC..............

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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby Ghoulie » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:14 pm

Bad Boy Club do still exist but as far as I know they aren't involved skateboarding anymore.

They got themselves involved in mixed martial arts (MMA or cage fighting to laymen) a few years back.

I've always seen them as a band wagon jumping company as who want to cash in on the new hotness. Just check out the company mission blurb http://www.badboybrands.com/the_company.php :@~ .

Not that anyone cares, but I have also always thought that whilst trying to portray a macho hard image they have a very camp name. Ooh your such a bad boy.

Sorry for my little rant. On the plus side people on this thread seem mostly pleased with the boards they did produce.
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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby southcoastshredder » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:09 am

Woody wrote:Oh and MONTY NOLDER was/is god when it comes to Christ Air ... loved watching him skate so so powerful.


Was that after Slade split up?
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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby Dave the Bass » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:16 am

southcoastshredder wrote:
Woody wrote:Oh and MONTY NOLDER was/is god when it comes to Christ Air ... loved watching him skate so so powerful.


Was that after Slade split up?


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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby TonyB » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:11 pm

I have this one in my collection. The concave is HUGE!

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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby Hagwag » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:35 pm

Love that graphic /\ /\

Purple stain looks great too
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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby Bog town boyz » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:39 pm

hotrod wrote:according to my 'shite files'.........
BBC existed as two entities: Bad Bay Club (a division of Life's a Beach surfwear) until 1989, then as Better Board Company between 1989 and late 1990 (or thereabouts).

The first BBC decks started popping up around 86 and 87 and were still considered BAD BOY CLUB...not BETTER BOARD COMPANY.

They went out of business on the 4th of July 1991 or 92

They had
Jason Parkes
Monty Nolder
Jeff Phillips
Bill Danforth
Reese Simpson
Bryan Pennington
Jamie Mosberg



I skate with Jason Parkes when im in Dusseldorf and was with him in Malmo a couple of weeks ago, the guy is still absolutely killing it. Real AGGRO style!!
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i skated for the life's a beach/bbc amateur team

Postby mike » Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:03 pm

does anyone have a copy of the video they released...the one after "skater's from uranus?" i am in the video for 3 or 4 tricks...also on the team was clint deaton and rodney mead...we skated on the AM team....i spoke with jamie mouseberg on the phone...he set up to come video tape us in orlando at RAMPAGE....in the video i do an egg plant, a sweeper and an ollie up to b-side 5050 on the extension...every month they sent me a package...with 2 decks, many many stickers, shirts and shorts.....they also sent me some really really nice knee pads...loved the caps on them and the comfort....my fav deck to get was the phillips or the reese simpson...also, when i first got on the team it was transitioning from "bad boy club" to "better board co."....whenever i called to put in an order for a box, bill danforth would take the order cus he was team captain(?)...having had skated with im at stone edge skateboard park in daytona and party at his place in daytona,it was really cool to have him to order from..i remember him being WAAYYY coool....also, i was in the transworld skateboarding mag sept 1990 issue in the still life section doing a mehtod air...shortly after that pic was taken i got on BBC/Lifes's a Beach am team....
ps- i have tried to uplaoda pic of me skating and a video..wearing the bad boy club pants, but the better board company shirt, also skating with the BBC knee pads...and of course a simpson deck
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Re: i skated for the life's a beach/bbc amateur team

Postby Baldy » Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:23 pm

mike wrote:ps- i have tried to uplaoda pic of me skating and a video..wearing the bad boy club pants, but the better board company shirt, also skating with the BBC knee pads...and of course a simpson deck


if you edit your post mike you will see the 'upload attachment' section below the 'submit' button. you can upload your pics with that.
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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby Nut » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:45 pm

Just got round to uploading this:



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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby Baldy » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:54 am

Thanks for uploading, great memories of that place :)
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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby m5surfer » Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:01 pm

Used to go there every Sat/Sun 89-91 ish, was prob at that demo too, loved the "mini" was terrified of the vert, altho I do remember tryin rock n rolls on it, no droppin in either lol
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Re: BBC Skateboard history

Postby Nut » Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:17 pm

Only went the once, we from Nottm at the time - I remember the mini being quite slippery, great coping though.
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