Friday, May 15, 2015
Christian Hosoi and Ron Chatman both left Milk after not being on the team for very long. Christian rode for Focus and Ron teamed up with Mark Gonzales for ATM Click. Milk kept on going for a few more years. I believe the company changed distributers because of a slight name change to go with a new address. I was trying to figure out who was backing them, but couldn't match up the address with anybody else. The second round of team riders included Anthony Carney, Ian Hatley, Yoski Obayashi, Dave Griffin, Melvin Reynolds, and Danny Highfill. They even kept a board in circulation for Todd Congelliere.
Yoshi was sponsored by Milk. He also rode for Z-Products. He did a lot of unusual one foot and late flip type tricks. When the A-Team had their riders do a trick for a contest, Gershon Mosley picked a move done by Yoshi. The contest featured sequence ads of A-Team riders doing a difficult trick and it was up to people to send in video footage of themselves doing the same trick. Nobody successfully duplicated the move Gershon picked, which was a weird half casper type of thing.
Note: I neglected to mention that Ethan Fowler and Travis Kolt rode for the initial version of Milk.
Transworld - November 1993 Volume 11 Number 11