| Shorty's- to think it all started with a smaller, lighter and stronger bolt. 1991 was the year that Shorty's introduced it's first product to the world of skateboarding, the Shorty's Original 1" hardware. This "new" product partnered with the trend of having a lower center of gravity, screwed its way into hundreds and soon thousands of skateboards all over the United States. Shorty's is a skater owned and operated company that innovates and creates some of the best skateboard products out there. Most importantly, having the most fun doing it.