Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Ricky Oyola #5.
I guess this is the time on the internet when I'm supposed to be the grumpy old dude telling all the kids to support Ricky by buying a Traffic board because he's a legend. And that's a message that I can fully endorse, even if I haven't ever ridden a Traffic board myself. I've looked, but they never had my size or I wasn't feeling the graphics on the ones that were in stock or something like that. I do fully intend to ride one of their boards someday.
I am going to step up on the virtual soapbox for a second and say to support Hardtimes Manufacturing. It's a company done by former Anti-Heros Brian Seber and Tim Upson. I just had one of their boards and I really liked it. Everything about it was right. Good shape, good paint, good size. The deck I had did have a deep concave, which might not match up with everyone's personal preferences. I was fine with the concave. I would definitely ride another Hardtimes board and hope to again soon.
I also want to check out the High Five and Roger.
Transworld - March 1999 Volume 17 Number 3