Founded in the early 1970s by Dorsey Truitt, Atlantic Skates was the world’s first skateboard distributor and supplier. In 1981, Atlantic Skates expanded into manufacturing for Kryptonics, establishing the High Energy Skateboards brand. Next, in 1986, Dorsey purchased Brand-X Skateboards from Bernie Tostenson. And, in 1988, Dorsey created Toxic Skates as a spin-off of the demo skate group, ‘Team Toxic‘ created by Norm Hamilton. Under Dorsey’s leadership and with the global manufacturing and distribution power of Atlantic Skates; Toxic, Brand-X and High Energy became major, global brands, and Atlantic Skates remained the largest skateboarding products distributor on the planet, through the 1990s. 30 years later, Dorsey’s son Patrick brought back Toxic, Brand-X, and High Energy under his company, Brand-X-Toxic Skateboards. Together with his partner Amy, they are revitalizing these much-loved global brands, using the only the highest quality, USA-made products, personalized customer service, and a true love for the industry and skateboarders worldwide.