Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Armando Barajas.



I always get requests for Armando. His solid footwork and fast, technical skating earned him a lot of fans in the early New Deal days. He rode for Neighborhood with another former New Dealer, Julio De La Cruz, for most of the 1990s. Then Armando kind of disappeared. If I remember correctly, he started going to college and gave up on being pro.

Transworld - August 1996 Volume 14 Number 8

5 comments:

Skately said...

Hell yeah, Armando was sick! I used to see him & Julio at Transitions skate park(first location) in L.A. all the time and would buy used decks off Julio. They were both on Drawls Clothing around that time as well.

Big Johnson said...

Not too long ago he was on a company called Armada I think, doesn't look like it worked out.

I was also a big fan.

Anonymous said...

I grew up as a kid in Bell ca with Armando. Hes got such sick nolies power style all the good stuff that it requires to be the shit on a sk8board... I also rode for Armada Skateboards back in 07... I still have a Armada Armando Barajas combat series deck on my wall... Ill Probably take a pick of the deck and post it up... Much love to Armando and all the past and present sk8ers out their from back in the og sk8 days.... William Delgado

Anonymous said...

Julio,Armando and I used to wall ride down at the river bed next to the 710 Freeway.We all went to Bell HS together.We used to do crazy tricks. Julio used to hook me up with Drawls gear and Armando used to bring his hot GF Irma to watch us sk8.Holla at your boy Joe- Only white boy in that neck of the woods at the time.

Anonymous said...

Hell yeah !!! Glad to see this is still going I just got my hands on a 93 Armando Barajas Neighborhood Sk8board deck !!! Holla back Joe if you still sk8 and are in the LA area .. I'm still sk8boarding loving our roots in what we do .. Vida De Sk8 562 .. William Delgado