Cortina made it their business to produce high quality skateboard bearings and to set standards in design and functionality. The label was founded by Andy Netkin and Nathaniel Jones, who is responsible for the creative designs of the young brand. Cortina address the different needs of skateboarders in their products as well as they possibly can. With their Presto Bearings, they have the perfect bearings for beginners in their range, which offer excellent quality despite their low price. At the same time, the bearings are particularly light and durable, and well lubricated. The shields can be removed quickly and easily from all Cortina Bearings. Those who like it a little more exclusive, can treat themselves to the Gran Turismo Bearings or can choose between the numerous Pro Model Bearings. Each Pro Model comes in an elaborately designed package including Shield Popper, interchangeable Shields and colored axle nuts. Pros like T Funk, Kevin Bradley or Kyle Walker swear by the quality of Cortina.