SPECIAL UPDATE! DUE TO VARIOUS UNFORESEEN ISSUES, INCLUDING THE CORONA VIRUS AND INCOMPETENCE AT CERTAIN UN-NAMED MFG’S, FURTHER DELAYS IN THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MARTY GRIMES DEATHBOX MODEL ARE IN EFFECT. HOWEVER, LEGEND SKATES HAS COME TO THE RESCUE WITH THEIR DIGITALLY PRINTED EPOXY EVERSLICK VERSION OF THE MARTY GRIMES SPECIAL EDITION DECK. YOU CAN ORDER THIS NOW AND WE WILL DELIVER THIS SHORTLY. IF YOU HAVE A CURRENT ORDER AND LIKE TO SWITCH, JUST EMAIL US AT INTEL@H-STREET.COM. THANK YOU FOR PATIENCE, SUPPORT AND UNDERSTANDING AND THERE’S NO ONE THAT DESERVES ALL OUR RESPECT AND DEFERENCE MORE THAN THE LEGENDARY HALL OF FAMER MARTY GRIMES.
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, him 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, 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 long by 10 wide with a 5.9 / 6.75 Nose, 16.1 / 17 Wheelbase, and 7 Tail. It’s handmade in California by Legend Skates and features original art, custom made by fellow DogTown artist Wes Humpston. This deck comes with an extra set of truck holes so the Wheelbase is adjustable.
In 2020, Marty Grimes was nominated to be inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame, which was way overdue and so deserved!