9.07.2010

chrome ball incident #526: moment by moment











starting off the week with some positive vibes courtesy of mr. ray barbee.

always good to see ray out there doing his thing, on and off the board.

forgot all about that banana rip-grip joint... had one of those on my Natas mini Blacktop series back in the day. Loved that board.

that 180 ollie blast kills it.

12 comments:

Jeff said...

Influenced by his non compliance still til this day! Respect.

some poser said...

the master of the step hop, heel over the trash can is classic

welch said...

way stoked on this.

met ray in tampa a few years back. super nice. super appreciative.

thank you for doing this.

Anonymous said...

It looks like on that ollie blast the photographer didn't expect Ray to blast off, and he nearly lost the top half of Ray out of the frame. For some reason this makes the picture better, when you think about what's going into it. That little launch looks so nuts.
Thanks again Chops, again and again!

Anonymous said...

Classic. Skating needs more Ray Barbee's. Style and a good attitude.

Anonymous said...

Is that curb chipping away in that nosegrind picture.
Ray's best song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wyLxOFnRtQ&feature=player_embedded

Alwyn said...

Ray has always been one of the most stylish skaters out there, even since his early days - awesome to see he's still going at it!

Keith said...

So smooth and stylish. To me, definitely one of the top guys in those Public Domain and Ban This years!

Skateboarding needs more Ray Barbee like skaters.

iSapien 1956672 said...

Rad, how old is that 2nd picture of him doing a blunt, rocking the Rat Bones?

Jahk said...

when I saw Ray skating in Public Domain for the first time in my life, I knew I would be skateboarding for life.
Thank you Ray...and Chops.

damian said...

Met Ray back in 89 at a demo in Denver in the Bones Brigade era. He had a broken wrist at the time so spent most of the time just chatting to everyone. Both him and lance are super nice people.. glad to see lance finally getting some props... but do miss the early firm era. What ever happened to the grubers...

PS Thanks for doing this blog, so good... especially the lotti interview the other week!

chops said...

thanks guys. appreciate it.

anonymous 3, yes it is. so damn good.

isapien, '88... i think