No Compliance


I love that this Facebook ad spotlighting a retro skateboarding trick starts with footage of Ray Barbee from the Powell Peralta skate video Ban This (Bones Brigade 5). My mom and I used to love watching Barbee’s part in that video because his style was so smooth. He went from trick to trick like he was connecting the dots.

The no comply lost its popularity shortly after I started skateboarding, so I could only do the standard 180 and not any of the cool variations that people have developed over the years. It wasn’t until years later that I realized older tricks, like no complies, and boneless tricks were actually really fun. In my earlier days, almost anything where you would step off of your board was pretty much verboten.

Robert Rackley @frostedechoes