1. What’s your full name and where do you reside? Ryan Raymond Boblits, I currently reside in Red Lion, PA but I was born and lived in Baltimore for 21 years. So I still claim Baltimore!
3. What’s it like living on the East Coast? Pros and cons?
The East is crazy. I love it here!
Pros: It's home, spots aren't super blown out or school yards, the
seasons, Maryland crabs.
Cons: Only about 6-8 months of decent weather, spots are rough/barely
4. I know you just had a baby girl, how has life changed? Yeah man, Abigail, she is the sickest! I went from basically being able to skate any day I wanted to only 2 days a week and the weekends, cause I have to get her from daycare. I'm sure a lot of people would be bummed having skate time cut in half but it's helped me more then anything. When I could skate everyday I hardly got anything done cause I would just say things like "I can just come back tomorrow" or I would go to spots and just do nothing just sit around and hang out. Now that I have a schedule I work harder for my tricks and make better use of the time I can do it.
5. Are you currently working on any video projects, interviews, etc? I have a few things going on right now. Hoodlum is working on our first full length video, no hard deadline yet but it should be amazing we have a good group of dudes on the team. We're doing a shop video due out in 2012 with a Mayan calender theme, we have a huge shop team with all terrains covered so this should be a good one also. I have some Hoodlum trips this winter. And in January I'll be heading out to the Bay Area again, we're trying to make it a yearly thing to escape the harsh winter in the East for a week or so. So maybe one of those trips could create some kind of other coverage. Who knows?
6. What or who influences you to skate now a days? This is a good one. For like the first 2-3 years I skated I didn't really look at mags or watch videos. I just skated cause my friends did, then once I found out mags and video existed I got some influences. One of the first videos I had seen was Sight Unseen and got super hyped on Kirchart and Cardiel. Nate Jones in Reel To Real was another early influence. Some other influences are just being outside pushing around. Sometimes I'll just go and skate and not even call a filmer or anything, and just have blast without any of the stress that comes with filming. It takes me back to when I started and none of that stuff mattered keeps it refreshing.
7. If you could go on an Osiris trip who do you think would be your favorite team rider to chill with? A few of the team dudes came through York, PA on a little East Coast tour and I met up with them and showed them around. They were all tight, Paul Sewell and I clicked pretty well. Shuriken and Taylor were awesome. Everyone was cool I think I would just chill with everyone.
8. What’s the one trick that gives you a letter in a game of S.K.A.T.E. every time? Almost every trick. I'm not very good at doing tricks on command. But if I had to pick the one I hat the most it would have to be switch pop shuv-it. I hate that one, it always ends in a shinner.
9. What’s your favorite Osiris shoe to skate and why? I have always been a fan of the Chino Low, just repetition that's what I have been getting mostly since I started getting shoes I just got so used to them I didn't want to ask for anything else and not like them. I also liked the first Caswell shoe and the Decay is a good one too.
10. You have a bunch of tattoo’s, any meaning behind them? Just one of them. I understand that a lot of people get tattoo's with meanings behind them. I have the Leo and a Virgo zodiac signs put in one symbol, for my wife and I. The rest of them I just thought they were awesome and went and got them. I need some money cause I have a bunch more ideas for tattoo's I want to get that I'll probably regret one day, but whatever.
11. It’s your time to shine . Any comments, last words or shout outs? Thanks to everyone that has and continues to support me. My wife sacrifices a lot so that I can skate as much as possible, I owe her big time, Abigail for making me grow up. Thanks to William at Osiris, Gary at Vu, John at Hoodlum, Toebee Parkhurst, Stuck, Brad Burt, Ellis, Pop, My Family, all the homies I skate with on the regular, anyone that's ever helped me, I appreciate it.