Legendary skaters and friends Matt Hensley and Mike Vallely got together for a colab deck company project called M&M Skates by Mike’s company Street Plant. Here’s how Mike describes the project;
“With the blessing of our sponsors, Matt Hensley and I met in Huntington Beach, California, sometime in 1990 to discuss what collaborating on a company might look like. The idea was that this would be a joint venture of sorts between World Industries and H-Street. How that would work, no one knew, but we were excited about taking some control of the branding that surrounded our careers.
Matt and I shared a feeling of kinship, a bond that went beyond admiration for each other’s Skating. At the time, we were both feeling isolated in the situations we were in and believed there was a better way. We didn’t know what that was but thought it could be worthwhile to set out together and try to figure it out.
We came up with the name M&M Skates; it seemed kinda’ silly at first, but as we kept talking, it grew on us, and we shook hands on it. The rest would be up to our sponsors to sort out. But in the end, the logistics of such an arrangement proved difficult and gave way to a larger conversation that would become Plan B Skateboards. So, as Matt went on to his Plan B, and I found a New Deal, Skateboarding’s march forward buried M&M Skates in the churning soil, that is, until now!
Hand Crafted By Master Skateboard Craftsman Paul Schmitt at PS Stix, the M&M Skates Model from Street Plant, features Art by Greg Higgins, and for Fun, imagines what might have been. The Shape blends Matt’s H-Street King Size Board (1990) and my World Industries Snake Board (1990) but features Modern Dimensions on a Modern Mold.“
Top Graphic: M&M Skate Logo / Matt Hensley x Mike Vallely
32.3 X 9.25 / NOSE 7.1 / TAIL 6.6 / WHEELBASE 14.25