Friday, May 24, 2013
I like this photo.
Damian did a bunch of big ollies and impossible variations in Not The New H-Street video.
The H-Street timeline is simultaneously useful and a little hard to read.
This wraps up a look back at T. Mag and M.T.'s skateboard culture influencing beast from the late 1980s and very early 1990s. The team got too big, there were financial issues, and skateboarding went through a rebellious teenage phase where everything sucked so H-Street started to lose the coolness that it once had. The company stuck around for a few more years, but after the big names left for Plan B, things were never the same.
It will be a week of Cream starting on Tuesday. I got a couple of their ads and I'll figure something out to fill in the other day or two.
Have a good weekend.
Thrasher - January 1991 Volume 11 Number 1
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Achilles Last Stand.
Chris is from Phoenix, Arizona. He had been on H-Street since the Shackle Me Not days. He was part of their next batch of pros after the company became established. He did a lot of technical vert tricks. Chris has made a couple of comebacks over the years and has been sidelined with injuries from time to time.
It does look like H-Street is making boards again. The current team includes Tony Magnusson, Ron Allen, Eddie Elguera, Dave Hacket, and Art Godoy. It looks like you can pick up the classic Shackle Me Not and Hokus Pokus videos on DVD, too.
Sin Egelja was the photographer.
Transworld - August 1991 Volume 9 Number 8
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Devious as it may seem.
Brennand rode for H-Street. He turned pro for them and made the in house move to Life when that company was started. He was also on A-1 Meats. Brennand possibly enjoyed riding scooters with Matt Hensley.
Daniel Sturt took a lot of photos for H-Street.
Thrasher - September 1990 Volume 10 Number 9
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Sal rode for a few different smaller companies before landing on H-Street. He turned pro for them and was part of the original group that started Plan B. After leaving Plan B, he had his two of his own companies, Twenty Three and Aesthetics. He also had a couple of popular shoe models on éS. I really liked his part in Hokus Pokus and probably watched it every day over one summer.
It's a photo by Mark Waters.
Transworld - July 1990 Volume 8 Number 7
Monday, May 20, 2013
It's another week of H-Street classics.
Jason was pro for H-Street. He was one of the well rounded skaters on the team and could skate both vert and street. Jason started Arcade Skateboards at the end of the 1990s. The team included Tyrone Olson, Daniel Haney, Jay "SAD" Stephens, Steve Hernandez, Malcolm Watson, and Pontus Alv. After a hiatus, Arcade has been back in business for the last couple years.
Next week will be a short one with the holiday, but I will have some ads for Cream scanned. It was looking like that was going to be a request that went unfilled until I found a couple of things.
The photo is by Mark Waters.
Thrasher - July 1990 Volume 10 Number 7