Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ricky Oyola #4.

Are we supposed to go skateboarding today or something? I bet Ricky is pushing around somewhere right now.

Destructo was started out of Giant Distribution in the late 1990s. The original truck team included Donny Barley, Rodney Mullen and Kris Markovich. Giant encompassed Element, Mad Circle, New Deal and Speed Metal at the time. Mad Circle would soon be dropped and Black Label would be brought into the fold. I believe that at some point Element became its own entity independent of Giant, but I'm not sure on the specifics. I used to know and then it became forgotten information. Destructo is still going today with a team of Arto Saari, Sammy Winter, Steve Forstner, Jake Johnson and Tony Cervantes.

Transworld - February 1998 Volume 16 Number 2

1 comment:

Brandone said...

Ricky was an east coast powerhouse. Remember the Eastern Exposure vids??? I grew up about an hour north of Philly and we used to go skate in the city in the mid 90's. We ran into him at Love Park once. Really nice dude. And he skated so awesome. Raw.