We would like to welcome Z Sports Distribution Company to our list of distributors!


Lots of things happening with Poolside to catch everyone up on!  First off, Tom Groholski's new board is finally available and shipping!  It is a killer board and the graphics by Squindo are outstanding! 


 ABC did a great job as always!  We will also be releasing a handcrafted model for Tom using our in-house mold.  Keep your eyes peeled for that.

Next up is War Horse...this section has been static on our site for a while, but it should be up and running with a new board model very soon.  War Horse is going to be our separate division that caters to those who ride the "new school" shaped boards.  Stay tuned for more updates as things progress.

Finally, Chuck Treece is still on tour playing music with G Love and Special Sauce and riding one of our Angel models.  We will hopefully be releasing Chuck's board by sometime in late summer, so keep checking back.

Thanks again to everyone who continues to support our little company and American made skateboards!







Jay Smiledge of Skateshooters fame sent in this rad photo of loyal Poolside patron John Stevenson!

Please visit to view more of Jay's excellent work!


If any of you are in the San Francisco area this weekend, check out what our man Chuck is up to on Sunday, April 23.  Looks to be a killer event!

Super artist Squindo is doing the art work for Tom's board.  It is truly going to be sick!  Check out his myspace and website to see more of his work.


Tom G's deck is still in the works and progressing nicely!  Two recent pics of Tom shredding  to your right!  Photographs courtesy of Wendy Groholski-Squindo


The news keeps getting better.  Another East Coast legend is on board with Poolside!  A hearty welcome to Chuck Treece!  Chuck has continued to skate hard since the '80's while at the same time developing a career as a professional musician.  From forming the seminal skaterock band McRad to touring and recording with some of the music industry's biggest acts, Chuck has developed and impressive resume.  All of this while still skating and being a father to 4 children!

Chuck along with his good friend Tom G. will help continue to push Poolside to a new level.  To find out more about what Chuck is up to check these links:\mcradband


Huge news!  Poolside welcomes Tom Groholski to the family!  An all around ripper and great person.  We are extremely happy to welcome him aboard.



New Canadian retailer added...Riders Village!


New Militia pic courtesy of John Karg, owner of Woody's Halfpipe.


We are sold out of the Jim Gray tribute boards.  Thanks to everyone who purchased one for honoring Jim in such a way.  Stay tuned for more special projects in the near future!


Thanks to everyone for their warm reception for the Jim Gray tribute model.  If you want one, you'd better hurry, because we only have a few left!

Check the Militia page for new pics.


Poolside goes to the land down under!  We would like to welcome aboard Decked Out Skateboards from Sutherland, Australia.  We are very excited to be able to offer our products to all the rippers in the land of the 'roo!

In addition, Woody's Halfpipe out of Norcross, GA is going to be offering our products.  Another fine southern retailer added to the family.


It is with great pleasure we announce our Jim Gray tribute model!

This is a very special joint venture with Jim's ABC Board Supply and Poolside.  As you can see by the above pictures it comes in two versions - Classic shape and Pool shape.  The Classic is modeled after one of Mr. Gray's earlier Blockhead pro shapes and the Pool board is the shape he currently rides.  A very big thanks to Blockhead for letting us use some of their classic graphics.

These boards can be purchased through local shops or from one of our online retailers such as or  They can also be purchased directly from Poolside. A very small number are signed and numbered by Jim himself!  Get yours while the gettin' is good.

01/13/06 did a nice little review of the "Ditch Stick" we produced for Flood Kontrol.  Check it out here.


Happy New Year to all!  Special thanks to all the customers and retailers who continue to support Poolside!  Stay tuned for a very special offering in the next couple of weeks to kick off 2006!



We have added a new page to our site that details our custom board program.  Go there to see our guidelines for producing custom decks.  Yet another reason to choose Poolside over the cookie-cutter corporate companies!


Poolside would like to welcome Mike Hirsch's SoCal Skateshop to our list of retailers.  Thanks Mike for adding us to your site!


We have just added the first photographs to our Militia section.  This part of our website will feature pics of Poolside boards being used and abused by Poolside crew members and brothers-in-arms!

A very hearty welcome to our newest board shop, 360 City Skateboards, hailing from Circleville, OH!


New retailer added to the list:  Nelson's Daily Grind in Klamath Falls, OR!  Welcome to the family!


We want to welcome two new names to our expanding list of retailers:

Flood Kontrol 

Welcome aboard!


Poolside would like to welcome three new retailers to the ranks of shops carrying our products:
Ottawa Sk8park

Thanks guys!


Poolside now offers gift certificates for product (retail or wholesale pricing accepted) through the St.Helens-Scappoose Chamber of Commerce. Buy one or for yourself or a friend. Buy one to purchase product for your shop. Visa and Mastercard gladly accepted. 


Jeff, owner of Poolside and crafter of our old school boards, attended the second leg of the Oregon Trifecta bowl series in West Linn, OR.  While there, he got a chance to chat with Jim Gray and Jon Jon Bryan of ABC Board Supply.  Both Jim and Jon Jon ripped in the Grand Masters division!

Left - right:  Jim Gray, Jon Jon Bryan, and Jeff


New school "Angel" Boards are on sale for $39.95!


The new website is up! We still have a lot to do, so check back frequently for updates!