686 is the brainchild of Michael Akira West who first stepped on a skateboard in the early eighties. As part of the early Venice Beach skate scene, Mike was introduced to snowboarding in 1985 – and 7 years later he started to build 686 from the ground up.
Now over twenty years old 686 has always been independently owned and stands for unique progression. Rider run, 686 sponsors a solid team of up and coming riders.
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