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  1. FrogTastic

    FrogTastic Friend of the Frog

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    With Frogskins having gotten out of control in the past few years, I wondered if any of you Frog-Freaks actually know where the name comes from?

    I'd be very surprised if anyone gets it right!


    The Origin Of Frogskins... - Oldschool.jpg
     
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  2. jonoyong

    jonoyong Inside Outlaw. Staff Member Premium Member

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    from the Jupiter Frog?
     
  3. FrogTastic

    FrogTastic Friend of the Frog

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    Nope. The "Frog" was named jupiter later.
     
  4. Oakleynerd

    Oakleynerd Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    hmm not after the frog?!?
    then it makes no sense for me!
     
  5. FrogTastic

    FrogTastic Friend of the Frog

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    To clarify:

    After the success of both the grips and the EyeShade, Oakley needed to come up with a product that wasnt only sport specific and had mass appeal - A money maker. The slag/"hip" term for money back then was "Green Backs" and that how they came up with Frogskins/Greenbacks.

    Well thats the story I was told...

    When the POS was created to advertise the Frogskins, the character "Jupiter" the frog was born.
     
  6. jonoyong

    jonoyong Inside Outlaw. Staff Member Premium Member

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    damn! something new to enhance my knowledge of the brand! =) nice piece of info dude!
     
  7. FrogTastic

    FrogTastic Friend of the Frog

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    Some useless info for the Frog Catchers
     
  8. wrist

    wrist Oakley Collector

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    From my understanding it goes deeper than that.

    Jim was going to a tradeshow back in the day to see all the latest and greatest, and an associate of his went with him, carrying a prototype pair of glasses. He showed them to Jim and Jims initial reaction was something along the lines of, "What the **** are these things? These are stupid. How are we supposed to make any Frogskins off of these?"

    Little did he know the future success of that prototype. So, in essence, Frogskins literally translate to money.

    To this day, Jim, and most top level corporate guys hate Frogskins. But they knows its a cash cow so they leave them be.

    The more you know. I'm not even a Frog Freak lol. I wish Holbrooks name origin was cooler :/
     
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  9. Dirty Jersey

    Dirty Jersey Oakley Beginner

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    cool thread.. very interesting on how it came to be
     
  10. FrogTastic

    FrogTastic Friend of the Frog

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    Holbrooks are ok. Still got to get a pair. Maybe someday