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Discussion in 'Oakley Frogskins Discussion' started by FrogTastic, 9/9/11.

  1. FrogTastic


    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 Staff Member Premium Member

    from the Jupiter Frog?

  3. FrogTastic


    Nope. The "Frog" was named jupiter later.

  4. Oakleynerd

    Oakleynerd Staff Member Premium Member

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

  5. FrogTastic


    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 Staff Member Premium Member

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

  7. FrogTastic


    Some useless info for the Frog Catchers

  8. wrist


    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

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

  10. FrogTastic


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

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