THE KOTA STORY
We get it. For years longboarding was for people who bomb down hills with reckless abandon. Boards were built for downhilling and sliding. The skate culture promoted it – so the ridership followed suit.
But a new ridership has emerged – older, experienced, more discriminating yet full of youthful enthusiasm and hungry for new, fun and invigorating activities.
KOTA has re-engineered the longboard with that rider in mind. One who appreciates quality and performance, and who desires a street-skiing or land-surfing experience. Young, old, male, female – the demographic that KOTA reaches is broad and diverse. We all have a common connection to all that the KOTA brand stands for, a love for adventure and a desire to be unique!
How many times has someone asked you “do you want to do something fun” and you said no? At KOTA we specialize in fun. Whether it be riding our traditional longboards or our electric longboards, when we get people to ride KOTA they just don’t want to get off. Their joy takes flight and the fear of skating melts away because our boards are easy to learn to ride and specifically engineered for rider comfort and control. No matter what you’re on the road to do – commuting, recreating or just cruising around the hood – it’s all about having fun!
KOTA Longboards began in our garage in 2012. We felt that given the right product, longboarding would be appealing to anyone living an active lifestyle.
Today, KOTA is much more than a longboard company. We established the brand to elevate the qualities of honor, integrity, service and courage in our societal dialogue. At KOTA, we’re committed to holding ourselves to a higher standard in all that we do – every day.
Please join us in the KOTA family. Experience the feeling of gliding on a spectacular work of art. Smooth, controlled, physically invigorating but mentally relaxing, carving on a KOTA longboard is like powder skiing in the summer or surfing on land.
KOTA (KNIGHTS OF THE AIR)
In 1903 the Wright brothers flew the first powered flight on a beach near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. When the world went to war in 1914, powered flight was still a relative novelty – romantic and daring. First coined in France, the title ‘Knights of the Air’ was given to the daring pilots who flew these early airplanes into combat.
Knights of the Air was more than a moniker as it embodied the chivalric code from medieval times. This code of courage, honor and esprit de corps often defined the conduct of pilots even amid the desperation of aerial combat.
KOTA Longboards embraces the concept of chivalry forged in the air by these brave warriors. We strive to bring you handcrafted longboards of the highest quality and sophisticated styling. We’re honored that you have an interest in our product. Enjoy the ride!
It’s your life, CARVE IT!