Matt Hensley Skateboard Hall Of Fame King size Eagle Limited Edition
Matt Hensley started to ride a skateboard in the late 70’s, while all the really great skate parks were still around. His local park was Surf de Earth skate park in Vista CA, where many of the legendary San Diego Pro’s, like Doug “Pineapple” Saladino, Dennis Martinez, Shogo Kubo and Dave Andrecht also skated.
During the 80’s, Matt became a household name in the world of skateboarding through his unique approach, style and progressive street skating, in which he and a few other super talented young street riders would change skateboarding forever.
In 2018, Matt got inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame and to commemorate the occasion, Matt got together with H-Street and created a handmade version of one of his most popular graphic, the Kingsize Eagle Limited Edition.
The graphic to the Kingsize Eagle was originally drawn by Francesco Jekill Albertini, who was inspired by bold, single color printed deck graphics from the 70’s and figured that Matt would really like such a simple and bold concept, and he was right. The graphic is also suitable to Matt’s old school block print technique, where you carve an image out of a block linoleum and ink it up to print very cool and handmade art prints, one at a time.
To create the silk screen art, high quality photographs were shot of the original inked up blockprint plate and then carefully transferred to screen ready artwork.
This Special Hall of Fame Edition board from H-Street is made in San Diego, California at Watson Laminates and individually numbered and classified by series letter and will never to be made with the same series letter and number twice. There are 100 decks in the HF1 Series.
It’s made with all original specs including the Hell Concave and the Old School hole pattern.
32 X 9.75 / NOSE 5.5 & 6.25 / TAIL 6.5 / WHEELBASE 15 & 14.5