Welcome fellow skater. I'm Billy, and welcome to the Wild Life! I've been dying to be part of the skateboard industry for years but couldn't ever quite beat Tony Hawk or Nyjah Huston in a game of skate (except on the PS4 where I dominate because I'm awesome at button mashing).
I love how individualistic skateboarding is. There is no 'right' or 'wrong'. Just what feels good and looks cool in the moment. I wanted a way to express that on my griptape. At the time, there weren't any cool designs available, so I made my own. Wild Life has expanded, and now we've got lots of designs, and I hope one speaks to you!
Wild Life's inspiration comes from those skate sessions where time stops. The feel of the board beneath your feet and the upcoming grind or turn or trick is the only half formed thought in your brain. Everything except the session fades away. Maybe your friends are there, giving you mad props. Maybe it's a solo session. Doesn't matter, you're just breathing and skating.
I hope you'll take the time to check out our designs and maybe one of them will speak to you. If not, we'd still love to see you on Instagram! @thewildlife_official.