Santa Barbara local Frankie Hill was known for his "go for it" attitude, especially when filming videos. He was featured in Public Domain, but Ban This features his breakout part, one minute and 38 seconds of what many today consider proof of Hill's pioneering stunt work at big rails and huge gaps. After Ban This, Hill received bags of fan mail asking when he's going to turn pro.
The timing was good, too, as a spot opened up with Mike Vallely's departure. Hill started riding Vallely's shape, modified with a bigger nose, and on a vacation with Hastings, he poached a bulldog logo from an Amsterdam coffee shop and made it his first pro graphic.
It was illustrated by Sean Cliver in 1990.
Powell-Peralta™ Re-Issue Construction
Powell-Peralta re-issue decks are close reproductions of their 1980’s counterparts, featuring the original top and bottom graphics, shape and concave. Made with Peralta’s partner in Mexico. Materials include U.S. hard rock maple and glue that meets their specifications, warranted against delamination for their useful life. Shape and graphics created in Santa Barbara, CA.