The H-Street Skateboard Company was formed in 1986 by professional skateboarder Tony Mag and his bro Mike Ternasky. The two sought out industry leader George Hamad to form the first skateboard company that was run by skateboarders. Inspired by Powell's success in making skateboard video's but without a large film budget available, Tony and Mike theorized that one might be able to make skateboard video's with cheap VHS cameras and edit them at home, on VCR's. This was the first basic home video equipment available early in the 80′s. The two friends also sought some of the most innovative skateboarders of the
time, like Ron Allen, Danny Way and Matt Hensley. Together with T-Mag, the four became a part of a legendary team, which also consisted of a host of other great skaters at the time.