(upbeat music) ♪ Sidenote ♪ ♪ Everybody in this
town wants to get down ♪ ♪ Love letters ♪ – To us Ray Bones
Rodriguez was everything. Pure and simple. (“Sweatshop Session” by PuppetHaed Vibes) He was the most fluid,
just beautiful skateboarder that I had ever laid my young eyes on. When he rode he just flowed. He barely made any noise. He rode those big Powell cubic wheels and he would just glide effortlessly. And he did the raddest tail taps. He rode with his feet real close together and he’d grab back by his front foot instead of grabbing the nose. We just related to him,
just to the core level. He was just everything to us. He was so stylish and so cool. When his board came out, he bar none had the most
popular board on the market. Ray Bones Rodriguez single-handedly put Powell Peralta on the map. He was the Bodus Brigade. For that time and space when Ray turned pro and got his board, it was well deserved. And that generation of skate boarders came and went so quickly. But yet his impact on skateboarding, overall to this day, is and was just profound.