Founder and Creative Genius
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Darren Powell, the extraordinary mind behind FreeJac Nation, is a visionary and creative genius hailing from the vibrant streets of East Oakland. With a passion for DIY innovation and a deep connection to his community, Darren embodies the spirit of a true trailblazer.
Professionally, Darren's background in architectural design has nurtured his innate talent for turning everyday objects into extraordinary works of art. Inspired by his older brother Quincy, who instilled in him the spirit of invention, Darren has always had a knack for transforming the ordinary into something extraordinary. Drawing inspiration from the 1992 movie Freejack, Darren coined the term "Freejacking," representing his unique approach of taking existing concepts and elevating them to the next level.
Through FreeJac Nation, Darren's pioneering spirit shines through in each meticulously crafted skateboard. Using a combination of PVC, plastic, and his patented mold, Darren has redefined the skateboarding experience. From Bluetooth-enabled boards to stunning car-shaped designs, his creations merge technology and artistry in a way that pushes the boundaries of what's possible.
About FreeJac Nation
Welcome to FreeJac Nation, where innovation meets individuality in the world of skateboarding. Our mission is to redefine what it means to ride a skateboard by seamlessly blending technology, artistry, and urban culture.
At FreeJac Nation, we believe that skateboarding is more than just a sport; it's a form of self-expression and a platform for individuality. Inspired by the vibrant city of Oakland, we celebrate the rich history of innovation and creativity deeply ingrained in its streets. From the whistle tips on car exhaust pipes to the shiny wheels of scraper bikes, Oakland has always had a knack for reinventing the wheel.
Each skateboard that leaves our showroom represents a harmonious fusion of craftsmanship and personal style. Whether you choose one of our lower-end DIY boards or indulge in a fully custom-made high-end model, you become part of a community that values quality, uniqueness, and pushing the boundaries of what's possible.
Join us on this exhilarating journey as we break barriers, defy expectations, and empower riders to unleash their true potential. At FreeJac Nation, we believe that skateboarding is not just a mode of transportation—it's a lifestyle and a testament to the limitless power of imagination.