Tuesday, August 5, 2008
This is Rickoo's first pro model for Blockhead. The guy is still going strong after roughly 17 years of being pro and Girl Skateboards is one of the most respected companies ever.
Blockhead was a solid company up until 1992 or so when they tried to keep pace with the rip off graphics and fresh trends of skateboarding. That didn't work out so well and their original ideas got lost in the shuffle. Plus their artist, Ron Cameron, left to go to Acme. That definitely hurt their visual image.
Note: Rick Howard's name is Rick Howard. No middle name and Rick isn't short for Richard. I don't know why I think that is neat, but it is.
The photo is by Steve Sherman.
Transworld - June 1991 Volume 9 Number 6