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Ricky Oyola

Photograph By Ryan Gee

Primarily regarded as a Philadelphia guy, Ricky Oyola was the de facto face of the '90s East Coast skate scene. Oyola championed big boards and fast wheels while the rest of the world were riding toothpicks and bearing covers. Make no mistake, Traffic Skateboards owner and ripper Ricky Oyola is a south Jersey native and, like Vallely, one of the baddest dudes to ever step on a board. Oyola was also known as an outspoken and blunt voice in skating, something that is tragically being lost as skateboarding grows in global popularity.