Zero Skateboards is a skateboard company located in Carlsbad, California. It is distributed by Black Box Distribution and its decks are manufactured in Tijuana, Mexico, by Edieth and Osuna (owned by Jamie Thomas). Team rider, Chris Cole, is also a shareholder of the company.
The Zero brand was originally a clothing company, formed in 1996, and subsequently evolved into a skateboard company, with Thomas leaving Toy Machine to become Zero's first professional team rider.
Zero has won three consecutive Thrasher Magazine's King of the Road competition from 2004 to 2006, beating other teams such as Girl Skateboards, Toy Machine, Darkstar, Element, Flip, Habitat, Real, Almost, and Baker Skateboards. Zero has declined defending their title for King of the Road in order start the "Black and White tour" with the Mystery team in 2007. Zero pro Chris Cole won Thrasher and TransWorld Skateboarding's S.O.T.Y. Award (Skateboarder of the Year) two times.
- Thrill of It All - 1997
- Misled Youth - 1999
- Dying to Live - 2002
- New Blood - 2005
- Strange World - 2009
Notable team members
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