An integral part of the surfing experience is sliding concrete. From those first roller skate wheels nailed onto a piece of 4 x 1 and a ride down the driveway, Terry Fitz has kept a weather eye on skateboarding.
Through the skate explosion of the ‘70’s and ‘80’s the same lines laid in Dogtown pools were morphed at Velzyland and Alley Rights. The Zephyr Boys, Jay, Alva, Stacey, CR were watching Bertlemen, Liddell and TF and vice versa, all carving very different lip lines.
In the mid ‘80’s, Paul Burnett and his Dad designed, patented and built a vertical pin truck for the first Hot Buttered Skateboards. Through the last five years, Kye Fitz’s Raised by Wolves skate experience combined the art of HB’s rainbow surfboards with Canadian maple and new age technology producing the HB Streetfighter, Shooter and Longboard range of skateboards.
Now the original HB ‘OZE’ skatie featuring the original artwork and re-cast ‘vertical pin’ truck are back in production for summer 2015 / 2016.