Our History

MISSION: We are here to make friends

First and foremost we hope to praise and glorify God in everything we do. Our lives are short and brief. All things comes and go, but only One thing is eternal . God’s love for us, and his everlasting promise that he is preparing a new home for us. The end of this great conflict between good and evil. His true intent for mankind, is (and always has been) that we will live with Him, at our new home where there is no longer pain and suffering. He Is all powerful and glorious.

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Enjoy the ease of shopping at BANNED. We do our best to carry and represent California brands, but there are exceptions.Browse the huge assortment, great selection of products. Skateboards, shoes, apparel, Longboards, Skateboard components such as Trucks, Wheels, Bearings, Grip Tape, Tools, Helmets. Also a growing modality and service we offer: Skateboard Lessons. Founded in 1993 by Carlos Reis, and shortly after a center focus of controversy over graffiti on the wall of the store. What the haters had intended as an attempt to create negative publicity for BANNED SKATE SHOP, worked adversely – It put us on the map overnight. The great majority approved and supported our murals.

SECRET: BANNED is like a local bar, but without liquor

Banned Skate Shop was founded at a time when the rave scene was big, and so were the pants. Our first website and online store also went on air in 1993. For those who are too young to know what this means is: People did not know what web sites were for yet. There were NO emails. “what is a web site?”, or “what is it for? “ was a common question. Well that explains the rarity of having a one word domain BANNED.COM, it was acquired very early.

When in Southern California, come in and see us. There aren’t many 25 year + old skate shops around like us – we guarantee you will like it! We would like to meet you in person and show you around, send you to some good skating spots in Redlands. We have many additional brands in our brick-n-mortar stores then we have online. We offer SKATEBOARD LESSONS, and our promise that after a select number of classes you will be skating well. Banned is a Full Service Skate Shop. A company created for skateboarders with the aim of providing fun in skateboarding with the best equipment, latest technology, and lower prices.

PROMISE: Authenticity Guarantee, Premium Service

Our staff, that we call family is very diverse, many realms and cultural backgrounds and How we like it! We have a location in Redlands, California. Our scope of coverage includes the USA, and skateboarders from places as far as Brazil, Europe, Australia, New Zeeland, Russian Federation.” BANNED is like a local bar, but without liquor” someone once sad, where every one stops by to skate, to chat, hangout, and to get new deck, t-shirt or shoes. Someone also said, “we are here to make friends not money”. Well, you know what we mean, it is not literal. In a nutshell: We have a passion for skateboarding, love and want to serve God above all else.

We are home to many famous skaters, and many who lived in Redlands at one point or another. Adelmo Jr, my fellow countryman, and regular faces like Marc Johnson, Eddie Elguera, Kenny Anderson, who lived in town and often stopped by. Yes, See us on FaceBook, Instagram or any other social media you are into.

See you at BANNED

Carlos Reis


2 thoughts on “Our History”

  1. Jobeth Marks says:

    Hi it’s been 9years since I have had a skateboard and I want to be active again and I think having a new deck will be a great way for me to be active again, but here is my question if I were to buy the deck, bearings, wheels,etc would you guys be willing to help put that all on? I know it’s not hard, but it’s been a long time since i have put all that on.

    1. Savannah Giron says:

      Hi Jobeth,

      We can absolutely help you set up your board at no extra cost to you. You can come into the shop to get it set up or if you order it online just leave a comment in the NOTES section that you want it shipped to you already assembled. ]

      Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns.

      Savannah @ BANNED

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