OSS is back after a lil’ break, today I had one name on my mind for this weeks Old School Sunday post, Ryuji Hora. This kid could shred, peep his awesome run from the 1988 AFA Masters in Carson, California. Thanks Flatland BMX Junkies for the upload!
I believe this is the last time he competed. Virtually disappeared after.
Wow, never knew this was his last event. Thanks for the knowledge Todd.
Funny Rujyi story. We were riding in a friend Wayne’s dark and smokey parking garage right on the outskirts of Westwood, and Chris Day and Pete A. were there. Rujyi was on fire, as per usual, and doing some combo that lasted for about 15 minutes that had him looking like he was floating 3 inches above the ground the whole time. Pete is just sitting and watching, then turns to us and says, “Rujyi is like a ballerina on a bike……but a bad ass Oakland Raiders ballerina!” With the exception of the 30 seconds after he uttered that, I had never before or since had such a burning desire to be compared to a ballerina (no offense to dancers, they are super athletes!).
Great stuff e-ron, thank you for sharing!
Watching the other runs from this contest gives you an idea of just how badass he was. The hardest tricks with so much flow and style. Ridiculous.
Yes Rich, I did think that. His energy throughout the run was awesome too.
Hello , thanks effraim for all your wok on this site that’s really great ..
Someone has an idea about the song of this video ?
thanks for all
Cheers Bernard! Appreciate the comment, the track Ryuji is riding to is Mantronix – who is it.
Ohhhh right ..Thanks a lot you’re as more stronger than shazam 🙂 🙂
Don’t mention it ..I come every day see video ..i love old school flatland …
It’s all my time ..Riding since 1986 …
We have talk sometimes in the world in cologne ..
I have some video but in VHS format since this period (1987 1993)
Some videos were film by pepe from the shop of california style (france) ..
He went in us in this period in vacation in Oklahoma
If you went i can give you ..next year ..
Good continuation and thanks for all
No need for Shazam in this case Christophe, know this track really well from back in the day. Carlo Griggs used to ride to it,
Look forward to the videos, Pepe that’s a name I haven’t heard from for years. Is he still running the California style shop?
Hello, yes his nickname sorry i can’t remenber his name …but he has a shop in limonge while so many years …but the shop has been sell and now i think it’s close …
I’ve see pepe in the begining of 2000 and now his passion it’s old vw beetle car …
he buys , repair and sell …
Effrain, do you remember some french riders as gauthier gondelle and his brother .
On my vhs there a lot of footage, i know it’s late but in cologne this year i will come with them ..
Hello Bernard, yes I remember the name. See you next year in Cologne hopefully…