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Christian Hosoi and Switchboard Inc. Announce Exclusive Licensing Arrangement For Hosoi Skateboards.
Santa Ana, CA (September 13, 2011) – Legend skateboarder Christian Hosoi and Switchboard Inc. today announced an exclusive long term licensing arrangement under which Switchboard will manufacture and distribute skateboard decks and a full line of hard goods under the Hosoi Skateboards name.
Previously, Hosoi Skateboards has had a number of short term or one-off deals with product being sporadically available. Switchboard and Hosoi will offer a consistent flow of both heritage and new product and designs that will allow distributors, retailers and skateboarders to build a solid long-term relationship with the brand.
“This is a partnership I am really excited about.” says Christian. “With Switchboard's long history and experience I am confident that together we will give the Hosoi brand a consistent level of quality and value driven product that the industry can rely on and that retail can build a long term relationship with."
"We at Switchboard are proud to partner with Christian Hosoi, a legendary skateboarder, to build the Hosoi brand together." says George Abuhamad Managing Director of Switchboard Inc.
Expect to see and hear a lot more about Hosoi as he is set to release an autobiography written in conjunction with Chris Ahrens early next year through book publishing giant Harper Collins.
Established in 2003, Switchboard Inc. manufactures and distributes premium skateboard brands. The brands include Dogtown Skateboards, Hosoi Skates, Layback Longboards, Dick Brewer Hawaii Skateboards, Given Skateboards, Grind King Trucks, Triad Truck Company, and Cargo Trucks and accessories. The company has developed exponentially since its beginning eight years ago and remains standing strong with exceptional customer service, expedited shipping methods, and competitive pricing.
While he is a true legend of skateboarding Hosoi is far from retired. Two time back-to-back gold medalist in X Games Skateboard Park Masters, Christian remains very active in the skateboarding community making appearances at numerous events worldwide as both athlete and personality. His ongoing sponsor relationships with leading brands Quiksilver, Vans, Independent, SkullCandy, Nixon Pro-Tec, Diamond, Type S and Fresh Park speak to his continued relevance and work ethic.
Whether appearing as an athlete, judge, host or personality Hosoi always draws a crowd. Hosoi is as a preacher and activist in pastoral matters at The Sanctuary church in Westminster, CA. Whether working in his local community or speaking in front of thousands of people his dedication to a value driven lifestyle are key elements in his enduring success. Today those values underpin the Hosoi brand as much as does Christian's success riding his skateboard. Follow Christian Hosoi on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/ChristianHosoiPage.
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