Rick Howard help start Girl Skateboards somewhere around 1993. According to World Industries owner, Steve Rocco, Howard stole a bunch of riders from World to start Girl. In retaliation, Steve’s brother Sal started Bitch Skateboards – which didn’t seem to last too long (but might still be big in Japan).
Rick also started Lakai footwear. You’ve probably noticed some of the similarities between both the Girl and Lakai team and the whole Torrance (more like “Borrance”) thing.
Rick Howard Video Parts
You’ll notice that a lot of tricks from these early 1990s parts lack “pop”. That’s was because of the boards back then. They just didn’t have much pop. Mellow concave and maybe shitty glue. If you look at this Fully Flared part, his skating looks eons more advanced and the style is great. And that was like 17 years after his prime. It had to be the boards back then.
Rick Howard – Goldfish
Rick Howard – Virtual Reality
Rick Howard – Questionable
Rick Howard – Yeah Right
Rick Howard – Return of the Flare
Rick Howard Skateboards From The Past
Dick Howard Skateboard Deck
Girl Googlies Howard
Girl Howard Head Skateboard
Girl Smeared Howard
Girl Some Howard
Girl Howard Attack
Girl Howard Tones
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