“The Cat” Eddie Elguera: We skateboarded in empty swimming pools treating them as skateparks like those we have today, which only popped up in the late ’70s in southern California. Pretty soon, I started entering competitions and became world champ in 1979 and 1980. I invented lots of maneuvers. One of them is even called the Elguerial. I just used my imagination. I went from one trick and then I said to myself I can add to that and I can make it better or higher or different. I was known as the most innovative skater at that time.
These super rad decks feature art by the one and only Ivan “Pops” Hosoi. The drawing shows Eddie doing his famous frontside invert, a trick which he invented in the late 70’s/ early 80’s. To this day people still regard frontal inverts as one of the gnarliest, raddest, and hardest tricks to pull off right. Thanks Eddie!
These new limited run pressings sell out quick
and are surely destined to be collector’s items
in the very near future. Made from 7-ply Hard Rock Maple.
HOSOI EL GATO HAND PLANT SERIES:
- Eddie “El Gato” Elguera
- Modern Concave
- Deck Width 9″
- Deck Length 33″
- Wheelbase 15.5″
- Made in USA
The First Annual El Gato Classic went down the weekend of Jan 26, 2015 in Palm Springs,CA. Reuniting the Legends & Pioneers of Skateboarding. El Gato and Hosoi ripping!