MATT HENSLEY KINGSIZE HORNBLOWER | E SERIES
Matt Hensley Kingsize Hornblower | E Series
The Matt Hensley original Kingsize Hornblower was Matt’s second Pro Model on H-Street and it came out in around the same time as the mini board in the late 80’s. The Hornblower was also made on a different shape, much closer to the Street Swinger but with a bigger nose (thus shorter wheelbase) which we think came out before this shape. Because this shape is what Matt wanted to re-issue and he has as an original from back then, we opted for this more progressive shape.
The Kingsize is made in the Hell Concave with original shape and old school hole pattern and was one of the first boards of that era to be double drilled, as more street skating of that time required a shorter wheelbase and for a few years, the double drill was quite common, in order to provide this additional functionality.
The graphics to the Hornblower were drawn by Jeff Klindt, who himself has a very storied and legendary past with H-Street and as an artist, musician and very accomplished skater at the time. Jeff can be seen skating in the original H-Street video’s and his art and music were an important part of our history.Matt’s boards are handmade at Watson Lam with original silk screen techniques.
31.5 X 10 / NOSE 5 & 5.5 / TAIL 6.5 / WHEELBASE 15 & 14.5