An Impossible Dream…
The H-Street Skateboard Company was formed in 1986 by professional skateboarder Tony Mag and his bro Mike Ternasky. The two teamed up with Pro Skateboarder Dave Andrecht to form the first skateboard company that was run by skateboarders. Inspired by Powell’s success in making skateboard videos but without a large film budget available, Tony and Mike theorized that one might be able to make skateboard videos with cheap VHS cameras and edit them at home, on VCR’s. This was the first basic home video equipment available early in the 80’s. The trio of friends also sought some of the most innovative skateboarders of the time, like Ron Allen, Danny Way and Matt Hensley. Together with T-Mag, the four skaters became a part of a legendary team, which also consisted of a motley crew of other great skaters at the time.
One summer later, the video Shackle Me Not was born and would change the way that skateboard videos were made from that point on. A year later, Louisiana swamp rat Sal Barbier was added to the team, along with Alphonzo Rawls and several other top skaters of that time and the video Hokus Pokus was made, which would take the world by storm and together with Shackle Me Not, the videos became some of the most watched skate videos of all time. H-Street would eventually produce five major videos, with such notable skaters as Eric Koston, Mike Carrol, Jason Rogers, Colby Carter, Chad Vogt and many other top pro’s of that era.
The video’s featured music from local bands and became legendary in their own right, artists include, Sub Society, Kirk & The Jerks, Slack Face, The Cry, Ron Allen and many more.
This combo pack includes both DVD’s, Hokus Pokus & Shackle Me Not and the CD Soundtrack