POWELL PERALTA FRANKIE HILL OLD SCHOOL BULLDOG DECK 10″ X 31.5″
Santa Barbara local Frankie Hill was known for his “go for it” attitude, especially when filming videos. He was featured in Public Domain, but Ban This features his breakout part, one minute and 38 seconds of what many today consider proof of Hill’s pioneering stunt work at big rails and huge gaps. After Ban This, Hill received bags of fan mail asking when he’s going to turn pro. The timing was good, too, as a spot opened up with Mike Vallely’s departure. Hill started riding Vallely’s shape, modified with a bigger nose, and on a vacation with Hastings, he poached a bulldog logo from an Amsterdam coffee shop and made it his first pro graphic. It was illustrated by Sean Cliver in 1990.