Re: The Early Axcelspring Skateboards 50's-70's
the hooker boards looked awesome for the time. i think that is the first skateboard I ever saw in a magazine, aside from Christmas catalogs. and it was in superstock or Hotrod or some other car magazine. I swear, every one I see on the internet looks a little bit different. Also, not all of the hookers had the traction/tension system. I read somewhere on line years ago that Steve and Micke Alba's dad either worked for hooker Headers or a supplier that had access to the Hooker Boards.
I would love to have one. They appear on ebay time to time, but are usually trashed beyond desire to restore, missing the parts, or very expensive.
My comments represent a selfishly one sided 1970's skateboarder mindset, and do not reflect the current fashion-skate-lifestyle industry's views.