Wednesday, August 29, 2012 12:59pm
Ray Barbee is an American skateboarder from San Jose, California and along with Ron Allen and Steve Steadham one of the first famous African-American skaters. He started skateboarding in 1984, when he was in seventh grade. Barbee was on the cutting edge of skateboarding in the late '80s, being a leading pioneer of applying freestyle/flatland tricks to street, technical ollie combinations and numerous no comply variations.
He had memorable video parts in the Powell Peralta videos "Public Domain" and "Ban This". In 1991, he left Powell Peralta for The Firm, headed by another Powell veteran, Lance Mountain.