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Reese Forbes



Biography

Born in 1976 in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Reese Forbes honed his passion and developed his talent to pursue skateboarding in Washington, D.C. at the legendary Freedom Plaza. He went pro for Element skateboards in 1995, and travelled the world. He represented Nike SB, Quiksilver clothing, Stacks Skateboards, Spitfire Wheels, Rasa Libre, Jaguar automotive, and others. In 2007, Reese went on to develop Quiksilver's skate team as the director, and his credits include designing the #1 selling Quiksilver "Reese Forbes" Jean and hosting the "Reese Forbes Ollie Challenge" 1999. He also collaborated with skateboard icon/pioneer Natas Kaupas on the legendary "Denim Dunk" shoe for Nike SB. Forbes now lives in Southern California with his wife and two sons (Drake, 5) and (Roman, 8). He re-introduced Stacks Skateboards as the "Stacks Skateboarding School" in 2015, and is active in the skateboarding community.
Reese Forbes