SS20 was opened in December 1988 on the Cowley Road in Oxford by Mon Barbour and Dave Furneau. Our aim was, and always will be, to provide the best possible equipment and advice in order to support the UK's skate and snowboard scenes.
We have been the original skate sponsors for Tom Penny (now the legendary Flip pro), Danny Wainwright (partner in 50:50 skateshop and Guinness World record holder for the highest Ollie), Alex Moul (the youngest ever UK pro at 15, and UK skate legend) and Tom Watts (ex-pro on Unabomber). Within the snowboard scene SS20 has supported countless instructors, seasonaires and competitors from the likes of Pat Meurier (now boss for K2 sales in the UK), Budd Gallimore (repeated top 5 Brits competitor) and now the up and coming Knox clan (see footage).
Dave Furneau was involved in running the original British Snowboard association, and was also one of the first snowboard instructors, first British Snowboard Champion in the UK and taught many of the high profile snowboarders seen in the magazines over the years. In his youth (and to this day) Dave is a keen downhill and slalom skater.
Mon Barbour (founder of SS20) is also a keen snowboarder and skater. He set up the Oxford Wheels Project Charity, Built Botley Bowl and helped with the legendary Cowley Road ramps. Back in the mid 80’s Mons Ramp (located at his parents farm near Banbury) was the scene for some of the best known B.M.X. and Skateboard jams of that decade. In addition he organised the first British Skateboard Championships at Radlands in 1995.
SS20 has gone from strength to strength, providing customers with top quality service, sound advice and one of the fastest internet/mail order services in the UK. Our reputation within the skateboard and snowboard industry is second to none and that’s the way we’d like to keep it. Thank you for your support, and please remember to buy from independent skater/rider owned shops where possible.