Ricky Oyola has been synonymous with East Coast US street skating for a whole lotta time – from a brief section in the Spitfire video way back in ’93, (the Oyola footage starts at 11:11, but watch the whole thing for a John Cardiel opener, Ed Templeton, Jamie Thomas, Max Schaaf, Julien Stranger and Tim Upson’s saltine hustle…), he carried on to lay down a blueprint of stomped flip tricks, flowing lines, skating through traffic and hitting spots that were on the whole, a lot more weather beaten and crusty than those found on the West Coast.
With a new Traffic video incoming at some point this year, we got hyped on the quality output that the Mayor of Philly has dropped over the years. We can also highly recommend his Epicly Later’d for more of an insight.
Sub Zero – Real Life (1994)
Watch the opening car park line, then watch it again – the mach ten mob flip, a few rabid pushes, a quick manual and then straight into an ollie from kickflip to exit barrier – pure fucking street poetry which doesn’t let up as Ricky lets the undercurrent of the city’s streets and alleys pull him along for the ride. Ricky Oyola and Dan Wolfe’s relationship was a fruitful one and this was just the beginning…