In 1991 some of the best pros at the time wanted to start something new that nobody has seen ever before in the skateboarding industry! They called it Plan B Skateboards! Mike Tenasky was the creator and master mind behind Plan B skateboards. He got some of the best pros at the time including Danny Way, Matt Hensley, Mike Carroll, Sean Scheffey, and Rick Howard.
Plan B Skateboards took over the skating world by storm with their awesome videos, amazing boards, and other products! They also added Pat Duffy, Colin Mckay, Sal Barbier, Ronnie Bertino, and Jeremy Wray through out the early 90′s.
In 1994 tragedy struck Plan B skateboards, when Mike Tenasky was killed in a tragic car accident. Plan B Skateboards was then left in the hands of Danny Way and Colin Mckay. A few years later Plan B Skateboards died out. Until a few years ago!
In 2005 with help from Syndrome Distribution Plan B was reborn! The new Plan B team included Danny Way, Colin Mckay, Paul Rodriguez, Ryan Gallant, PJ Ladd, Brian Wenning, Jereme Rogers, and in January 2007 Ryan Sheckler. Plan B Skateboards is once again one of the best teams in the skateboard industry.
Ryan Sheckler was born in Orange county California. He started skating when he was about 4 years old. He became pro when he was only 12 years old.
Paul Rodriguez jr.(P-Rod) was born on December 31, 1984. He became pro when he was 18. His dad is also named Paul Rodriguez (hence the “jr.”), but he was a famous comedian.
Danny Way was born on April 15, 1974. He became pro when he was 15. He was the first (and only) skater to jump the Great Wall of China. He is one of the co-owners of Plan B Skateboards. Between 1999 and 2002 Danny Way had 7surgeries, he had 5 on his knees and 2 on his shoulders. In 1991 and in 2004 he was named “Skater of the year” by Thrasher Magazines! In 2006 he “dropped in” off the 82 ft tall guitar at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas into a half pipe
Torey Pudwill is the newest member of the Plan B team. He lives in the Valley of California. He is sponsored by Plan B, DVS, Matrix, Venture trucks, Bones bearings, Skatelab, CCS, and Grizzly griptape.
PJ Ladd was born on January 11, 1983 in. His real name is Patrick John Ladd. Before he turned pro he skated for Element’s amateur team. When he turned pro he started skating for flip, before finally switching to Plan B.
Brian Wenning was born on February 2, 1981 in Monmouth Beach New Jersey. He started skating around 1990.
Colin McKay was born on August 29, 1975 in Vancouver (Canada). He became pro when he was 17. He is a co-owner of Plan B. Collin McKay is mostly known for his amazing vert skills.
Pat Duffy was born on January 17, 1975 in Marin California. He is well known for his part in the Plan B video “Questionable” which came out in 1992.