Santa Monica and Venice California, known as "DogTown" in the Surfing and skateboard worlds have always been a hotbed of Radical Talent and Hardcore Riders. Original Z-Boy and DogTown Legend, Marty Grimes is one of skateboardings most underrated rippers of the sport and as skateboardings first black professional riders, he and his brother Clyde are also responsible for busting down the racial barriers of the times.
Discovered in 1975 by fellow Legend and DEATHBOX® rider Wentzle Ruml shredding around outside after a surf movie at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, he was put on the EZ-Rider team with Jay Adams and Tony Alva. Soon after that Marty was stylishly shredding the infamous DogTown Pools like Canyon Pool, Rabbit Hole and the Keyhole along with the legendary Z-Flex team of Jay Adams, Shogo Kubo, George Wilson, Polar Bear and Jimmy Plumer.
Soon after joining the Z-Flex team it was clear that Marty was not only "holding his own" on a team of legends, but was named "The Original Rubberman" by the Radical and Wild Speed and Style in which he Destroyed these early Pools. Not long after that, history was made once again when Z-Flex came out with the Marty Grimes Model (The first Black Pro Skater to have his own signature model)
Since these early DogTown Days, much has been written and much has been said and memorialized about DogTown and the Legend of the Z-Boys, but many still don't know the Legend and accomplishments of Marty Grimes - A true DogTown Legend...Now, after over 40 years of Hardcore ripping on a skateboard, we bring you the DEATHBOX® Marty Grimes "POOL BOMB" Limited Edition Guest Model!
The new DEATHBOX® Marty Grimes Guest Model measures in at 34.75 long by 10 wide with a 6.3 / 7.05 Nose, 16.25 / 17 Wheelbase, and 7.25 Tail. It’s made in the USA and features original art, custom made by fellow DogTown artist Wes Humpston. Complete with wheel wells, this deck comes with an extra set of truck holes so the Wheelbase is adjustable.
You can pre-order now and your card will not be charged until we actually ship the deck, expected around Jan-Feb. Pre-ordering will really help us coordinate production and by doing so, you will get the special price of 69.00, which is less than when the deck is actually available in the store. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding this.