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RETAKS (skater backwards) started back in 2005 with Dylan, Troy & David. We just wanted packs we could actually use!

It all started with our drawings on a couple of airline barf bags while on a flight. And now we are doing what we love to do... skate, drift, bmx, snowboard, surf, and other action sports, while making gear that we love. Our gear is designed by and for the action sports nuts!

Retaks - "Express Your Lifestyle"

Retaks is a Proud Partner of:
Tail Gater Monthly
SPONSORS OF OUR RETAKS DRIFT TEAM
Race Sponsors
Retaks is Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad Licensed with Apple.
Retaks Signature Series Bags
coming soon...
Here is a SNEAK PEEK
a first stage concept Retaks shoe.

Retaks Co-Founder Dylan Meikle featured in the 2011 Audiobahn catalog.

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2011 Catalog

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Retaks is featured with OGIO & JanSport
IEG Sponsorship Report
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Retaks is proud to be the Official Lifestyle Backpack sponsor for the following amateur and AM series.
CASL USF Central Valley AmJam
 
CampOut Inc
CampOut Inc is the Official trailers
for Team Retaks

 

Retaks expressions Tour

 

Watch for pics of Ryan Tuerck battling at the next FormulaD race in our FRS in Seattle!!!

Retaks has both our FormulaDrift cars competing again in Wall, NJ!
Ryan Tuerck in our FRS, and Pat Mordaunt in our S13.5LS!

Both make it to the Top 16 and Opening Ceremonies again! Super stoked for them. Ryan battled former Champion Diago Saito in a epic OMT battle to advance to Top 16, and Pat drove the wheels off Chelsea Denofa's car to advance. Ryan was up against Darren McNamara for Great 8 in what many thought should have been a OMT as well, but Darren advanced.

Our guest Umbrella Girl for NJ is Megan from New Hamphsire. :)


Retaks has both our FormulaDrift cars competing again in Miami!
Ryan Tuerck in our FRS, and Pat Mordaunt in our S13.5LS!

Ryan battled his way past the Top 32 into the Top 16 and Opening Ceremonies. Our first battle for great 8 was against his Drift Alliance brother Chris Forsberg. Chris was running extremely well all weekend and advanced to Great 8. Congrats to Chris.

We also enjoyed sharing time with our guest Retaks Umbrella Girl Shaana Ashley - thank you networkA & QT Promos. :) And our Team Mate Matt Coffman - Coffman Racing did extremely well too making it to Top 32!

Pat was running strong all weekend as well and also made it to Top 32 but fell short by just a couple points to get into the Top 16.

The Retaks Scion FRS is one of the newest chassis in FormulaD, and the Retaks S13.5LS that Ryan took to 5th overall for the season is the absolute oldest & longest running chassis in FormulaD with a registration #17!

 
 

 

Road Atlanta

Retaks has both our FormulaDrift cars competing in Atlanta!
Ryan Tuerck in our FRS, and Pat Mordaunt in our S13.5LS!
We wanted them both in the top 16, but as it turned out, they were up against each other for top 16!
And an epic battle it was! But Ryan lost a axle and Pat advanced.

The Retaks Scion FRS is one of the newest chassis in FormulaD, and the Retaks S13.5LS that Ryan took to 5th overall for the season is the absolute oldest & longest running chassis in FormulaD with a registration #17!

 
 

Retaks driver Toshiki Yoshioka takes our 240LS to 8th Place in the
Formula Drift - Motegi Super Drift during the
Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix Apr 9-10!

 

Team Retaks driver Ryan Tuerck takes 12th at FormulaD Long Beach!
And introducing our new race rig partner Cofffman Racing.

 

 

Part 1 - Retaks FormulaD driver Ryan Tuerck's Tuerck'd episodes "Oregon Trail".

Part 2 - Retaks FormulaD driver Ryan Tuerck's Tuerck'd episodes "Oregon Trail".

SEMA 2013 is a huge success for
the Retaks TrucDec!!

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This model of our Retaks TrucDec Bolt-Together version attracked a lot of attention in the New Prodeucts showcase.

Retaks TrucDec models Annika Bellamy & Taylor manned our MegeCab booth at the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas.

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Retaks TrucDec at SEMA!
Booth 61708 Nov 5-8

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Retaks Lifestyle Backpacks - LA XGAMES Aug 1-4, 2013

Had an awesome time, IMG, ESPN & XGames treated us perfectly! (Retaks is the Licensee for XGames branded backpacks for North America) I have to say though, that this trip was just not quite the same without Troy, Dylan, & Annika - we missed you!

Arrived Tues to drop off Retaks/XGames Gear. Where I am parked will be jam packed with people in 2 days!

XGames Licensee Exhibit
Me, Gerti & Brad Picked up credentials.
Watched Mitchie Brusco throw it down on the Mega Ramp from the VIP booth.
The "Voice of Formula Drift" Jarod DeAnda co-hosting the Big Air comp!

Milk & Cookies!
Took care of a little Retaks/XGames Licensee biz over sushi with Malaika from IMG.
Watching RallyCross finals with Retaks FD driver and bud Ryan Tuerck from the VIP booth &The "Voice of Formula Drift" Jarod DeAnda announcing.
Mitchie Brusco killing it on Vert just before he broke his wrist ladding an insane new trick.

Getting ready for the MotoX Step-Up comp.

Really enjoyed hanging with the Brusco's after XGames! Mitchie was laid up in pain from the fall.
Thats a wrap for Summer XGames 2013. The last time it will be in LA!

Retaks Lifestyle Backpacks - Vans US Open of Surf, July 25-28, 2013

Vans Rocks!!!

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Views of the tent early morning
Views from the pier
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Former Retaks Racing FD driver Toshiki Yoshioka came by to sling some bags too lol
Long time Retaks BMXer Ben Snowden stopped by. Watch for a bmx road trip very soon!

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Retaks' Shelby and her sis Sam were here!
Even Gerti's nephew Brad helped.
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Our view from the tent
Our huge marker was constantly put to good use!
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Shelby riding the FIIK while the Open is going on and crowds up on the beach lol.

I ended up with thhe FIIK Sweet!

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Retaks Racing Formula Drift NJ June 21-21, 2013

our pit area

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david levitt - producer with Big Gulp came from nyc to film retaks but liked our new pit bike!

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fifteen52 sent our new wheels
bernard "alas" dilag came out
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Gerti showing me that she can do anything I can! awesome!
but this is what she loves to do - suppport the team from the stands!
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Brian "biddies" & Jason of Tuned by PSI, Gabriella, & Ryan just before top 16 competition
Jeff Love & brother Todd came out, Ryan & Gabriellla in pit area
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Retaks' Ryan Tuerck takes 2nd Place in Europe at the IAMEEDC Lavita!

Formula Drift West Palm Beach, FL

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Retaks Racing Ryan Tuerck 8th Formula Drift after first race in front of 20K fans at Road Atlanta, GA!

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Ryan killing it!
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Ryan Autograph Session
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Gabriella & Justin
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Retaks Racing Ryan Tuerck tied for 6th in Formula Drift after first race in front of 20K fans on the Streets of Long Beach, CA!

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Our spokesmodel Gabriella
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Jason (Retaks Crew Chief) & Brian "Biddies", both of PSI who buildt our insane 2013 FD car.
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Me, my better half Gerti & Gabriella, where is Justin??

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Retaks' Dylan had to come rescue us in the middle of nowhere on the way to Long Beach!
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More badass pics from Larry Chen
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Got to drive our Retaks buggy thru the streets to Famous Dave's after media day.

HERE YOU ARE!
The teaser video everyone has been waiting for!
Our 2013 Formula Drift race car... See you at Long Beach!

 

 

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