|1988||RL Osborn found Hammer in 1988.
RL Osborn crée Hammer en 1988 avec une ligne de wear et des protections en néoprène.
RL Osborn, BMX Plus! november 1988: Hammer is my company. I didn't just sell my name to somebody. There's another party involved with me, but I make all the decisions for the stuff we're making and things like that. Hammer's a clothing company. If you like our clothes, cool; if not, we don't really care. It's just casual stuff that I like to wear, and if other people happen to like it too, then cool. We didn't start it to make a million bucks or anything like that. We had an idea on a certain style of clothes we wanted to do, so we did it.
Glenn Mehltretter, november 2005: I knew RL back in the day and I taped part of the Bully Slow ride video. In payment for that work, he sent me the first ever prototype Hammer shin pads.
First ever prototype Hammer shin pads.
|1991||Jeff DeVido, www.ridebmx.com, november 2005: I started Custom Cycle in October of 1991. The first items we sold were Hammer shinguards. I was working with RL Osborn back then. I had the exclusive distribution for Hammer at the time. We were selling almost 1,200 shin guards a month. A few years later I bought Hammer and Bully from RL.|