Thursday, April 14, 2016
Hazardous Skater & Mark Heintzman.
"Your buddy likes weird stuff. Everybody else just buys Powell Peralta reissues."
I've ordered a few reissue boards over the last couple years. I was a little skeptical of owning skateboards that weren't going to be ridden, but then I saw some Schmitt Stix remakes right after Christmas at a reasonable price so I took the plunge into the world of decks as wall art. Of course everybody remembers the Powell, Santa Cruz, and Vision stuff vividly because those were the big three and many of their graphics border on legend status. From doing this website, I've rediscovered the slightly more obscure stuff I missed out on back in the late 1980s. That's what interests me for collecting. For whatever reason I never had a Schmitt Stix board so it was an opportunity to pick up something I always thought was cool. The Mark Heintzman is by Assault and is relatively faithful to his original pro model on G & S. I always was a fan of Mark and thought the ketchup graphic was neat. However, I think my collecting is about at its conclusion as I don't have much wall space left in my apartment.
The quote is from my friend Paul. I've been ordering from his friend's shop when I do order stuff for the wall and he was relaying what the owner said.