Ray Barbee Skater Profile
Sponsors: Element, Vans, Independent, WESC, Fender
Hometown: San Jose California, Stance: Goofy, Age: 44, Status: Pro
Last Update: Friday, January 08, 2016 Submit an Update
Ray Barbee on Instagram (@r.barbee)
i'll never forget the first time i saw #markgonzales and #jeffkendall skate in person . it was in the mid 80s . they showed up towards the end of an amateur street contest in san jose . up untill that point we had only seen these guys in the mags . it was like seeing movie stars , and the tricks they were doing just blew us away . jump ramps were really happening at that time and they had just started doing 360 airs . we freaked out . mark and jeff did them so high and so far . we couldn't rap our heads around it . of coarse after that all we did was try and learn 360 airs .here i am putting my best up trying to be like my Heroes .
@nelscline is that dude that can do whatever he wants on the guitar . From ripping with les Paul's jazz trio , to taking off into space with thurston and sonic youth , while covering everything in between . He's a member of wilco along with recording and performing with the likes of Marc ribot , bill frisell , Jim hall , willie Nelson and the list goes on and on . Probably the best example of experimentation , creativity and technical abilities all rapped up in one . Big happy 60th nels you're the man --- my guitar hero , much respect . Keep working that 6 string strong .
Powell Peralta demo 89 . The year I turned pro . It was common for there to be a vert ramp and a street course set up in some parking lot for the demos . At some point I would hop up on the vert ramp to skate with @lancemountain @tonyhawk @saiz5412 @steviecab . Probably shouldn't of with my little backside airs but I just wanted to skate . Thnx for the post @frontsideaaron . Big time blast from the past
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