7.30.2009

chrome ball incident #316: adventures close to home









Quick update with Transworld's 95 spotlight on one of the decade's most slept-on... Coolio fan and friend of Chrome Ball: Mr Eric Ricks.

That double-set backside flip is ill.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Used to love Ricks back in the day.

360 late shove-its on lock!

Anonymous said...

That dude was sick, and had a good style. I think riding for Powell might have hurt his career, though.

jason from oz said...

Great style and shirts

tp said...

Love his style. Probably closest to mine among the 90's pros though I still can't rock frontside late shoves down sets.

Always a fan of the front facing cap with the folded brim to this day.

I feel like I see him on here from time to time. Hope he catches this one!

Darrell said...

Ricks is still ripping! Check his youtube channel... www.youtube.com/ericricks

Keith said...

stoked!

the bs flip down the double set really was awesome. I totally had a pair of those vulk Vision shoes with the campus style toe.

I don't think riding for Powell hurt his career. It seems like 90% of the pro's back in the early 90's rode for Powell at some point. Acme, a company with no pro models and only team boards, didn't help. and Think... even to this day, isn't an upper echelon company. jmho.

E.Ricks said...

Hahah.. Thanks chops for posting this.. I havent seen this interview in years..lmao..

Jason thanks.. I think im going to start rocking the stripe shirts again..lol..

tp thanks..Yeah im on here from time to time.. Became a fan not to long ago..Chops has some good stuff on here..I still rock the hats folded to the front..lol..

The b/s flip was just something to do at the time.. Couldnt think of anything so i just b/s fliped it..lol..Those vision were way cool had every color.. Never tied the laces either..lol..

Ive heard from friends in the industry that leaving powell is what hurt my career..They were about to go under at the time and i got word from people at powell that i was going to get cut because they couldnt afford to keep me..lol...I never wanted to leave..

Never wanted to leave think either..Had good times on that company...

I also heard from idustry folk riding for acme is what killed it for me..lol..

Thanks everybody for not ripping me a new one..lmao..

Keep up the good work chops...

Anonymous said...

Yo this dude is a legend.A true b-boy .I followed this guys every move back in the day. Great post.

Does anyone know who he rides for today?

Anonymous said...

^^^
why don't you ask him... he's right above you.

so rad.

Onion said...

It was every kid's dream, were we lived, to skate for powel. We all wanted to search for Animal Chin. Lol. Thanks for the shout out Eric(arso) lol

E.Ricks said...

Man looking at these photos and seeing all the logos represented makes me wish they gave out photo incentives back then..lmfao...

Legend??? Thats hilarious..I cant even find someone to flow me a board to ride let alone find a sponsor..lmao..

Yo what up onion??? One of the Hawthorne greats..lol..

Thanks again for posting this Chops...

LABELS said...

look at me in the background of that tre flip at beryl..lol

even though you spelled my name wrong it the interview it was still a good read...And you know we gotta do a LABELS x RICKS pro model in the future...Hawthorne ALL DAY!!