Life Extension Program is a real, non-pretentious skate company that was founded in 2012 by former Toy Machine
rider Nick Trapasso and Pat “Sinner” Pasquale. The name Life Extension could be a nod to Deathwish Skateboards
, but there’s an alternative explanation too. When Blind rider Jake Duncombe went to ride for Life Extension, they announced the move with an ad saying: ‘LE, where formerly great pros go to die’—which is obviously a joke. Besides Nick, Sinner and Jake, Life Extension’s team consists of talented riders like Tony Tave, Jamie Tancowny and Eric Fletcher. Besides their killer team, LE stands out because of their distinctive graphics. Most graphics are made by skate legend Jay Strickland, who formerly worked at Birdhouse, Bootleg and Baker
, and made the legendary films Baker Bootleg and Baker 2G. For the most part, Nick and Sinner still run the company themselves. They’re in the office wo or three times a week to think of things to make and create. Team rider Tony and designer Jay frequently take part in these sessions as well. The rest of their time they spend on skateboarding. If you want to see the Life Extension riders in action, peep their new video, Theatrix.