If you've been skateboarding for any great length of time (over 30 years or so), 2020's Skateboarding Hall of Fame inductee Rick Blackhart hardly needs an introduction. However, this Nor Cal badass is one of those lifelong skateboarders that kept pushing himself on all terrain in front of him and garnered a quite bit of media coverage and attention over the years.
His namesake wheel designed, marketed, and sold through NHS, Inc. was highly popular and successful towards the end of 1979. But the skateboarding industry hit an abrupt speed bump at the close of the decade and Rick's short lived pro model with Tunnel Skateboards never got into a production larger than 200 which were produced by his close friend and mechanic Kevin Thatcher. Additionally, Blackie's pig sized pro model never made it into production and the marketplace due to this untimely industry collapse.
This keepsake Blackhart OG Stripes skate deck is recreated in exactly the pig sized shape that Rick rode back in 1979. Minus the weighty solid alder construction and wedge kicktail, it stands as a true commemorative piece behind Rick Blackhart's relatively short pro skateboarding career and his many groundbreaking moments that shaped it.
So roll on in and get down with this badass deck with its vivid graphics and the original Blackhart logo. No unnecessary or additional pinstripes around it needed!
Specifications: Manufactured by PS Stix, Inc. with 7-ply maple construction with black stained veneer on top and middle layers. Full bleed screen printed graphics by Screamin' Squeegees on the bottom and one color (white) screen printing on the top. Limited numbered editions of 65 and personally signed by Rick Blackhart with a white paint pen the top of the deck.
Measurements: 29.5" long, 10.875" wide, 6.625" tail, 2.875, nose and a 15.75" wheelbase. Truck holes are drilled in the modern size (2.125" apart) to allow for retro trucks and keep choices unlimited when setting up this deck.