Return of the Hammerhead
I remember being super hyped on this Return of the Hammerhead article when Thrasher ran it back in their August 1999 issue. The Christian Hosoi Hammerhead was one of the most popular boards of the mid 1980s and was unlike anything else in the marketplace. I bought a used one off a friend for $8, and was the first “real” deck I ever owned. I recall staring at the graphics and thinking the fish tail with hammerhead nose was the coolest shape ever. But as the times and skating have changed, so have deck shapes. And although the need for money bumps is gone, it was rad to see guys doing modern day tricks on such a classic and iconic shape.