Cliff Chi fused his passion for skating and experience as an Air Force engineer to build Sonic. His mission–to make skating better with innovative and smartly designed products–has yielded numerous awards and inclusion in the Museum of Modern Art’s design collection. When you choose Sonic, you trust a brand that delivers unmatched performance and you stand behind a company that is dedicated to skaters.


company-momaA Work of Art

  • If you own our Gripz Inline Skate Tool, you also own a work of art
  • In addition to skate shops, you can find our Gripz Inline Skate Tool in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City
  • Sonic’s Gripz Inline Skate Tool was selected as part of the Permanent Collection in MoMA’s Design and Architecture Department

Flight Worthy


    • NASA tested our Hop Up Kit and approved it to fly on the Space Shuttle
    • NASA engineers found our Hop Up Kit to be super smooth & quiet so they’ll use it as treadmill wheel axles
    • Allows astronauts to exercise in space

Hard Ware for Carve Ware

You’ll find Sonic’s Extender bolts and bearing spacers on Freebord Manufacturing products. Freebord chose Sonic hardware based on its outstanding design and durability. Freebord helps snowboarders get their carving fix year-round.

Innovative Design

Sonic Sports and its team of designers/inventors have been awarded patents/patents pending for the following products:

  • Gripz Skate Tool
  • Pro Tool
  • Speed Tool
  • Turbo Wash
  • Skate Repair Stand
  • Super Gel Twist Tip Syringe

Innovation spawns imitation so buy Sonic if you want the original.

Rave Reviews

Magazine Covers

  • Pack N Roll – Top 10 New Product, Sporting Goods Dealer magazine
    Featured in GQ, Fitness, and Shape magazines
  • Wheel Rax – Featured in Skate magazine (Germany)
  • Gripz Skate Tool – Recreational Product of the Year, Inline magazineRated 9.95 of 10, Inline Information newsletter – Featured in California Active, Inline, Inline Skater magazines
  • Speed Kit – Featured in GQ magazine
  • Sonic Puck – Featured in Men’s Health magazine
  • Grip Juice – Featured in Inline, Inline Hockey News, and Inline Skater magazines