Independent otherwise known as Indy is a skateboard truck company founded back in 1978 by Richard Novak, Jay Shiurman, Fausto Vitello, and Eric Swenson. The reason behind the creation of Independent was the need for good quality trucks on skateboards. Back then there was no real truck companies and certainly no one making decent quality trucks. At the time there were two companies, one made trucks that broke and the other made them that didn't turn. It was this lack of that led to the birth of Indy.
Today Independent still make some of the very finest trucks available on the market as well as a range of clothing that includes hoodies and t-shirts as well as clothing and skate accessories.
Independent are based in Santa Cruz, California and are right in the middle, surrounded by the scene.