Category Archives: Darren Menditto

630: Look what the Hank dragged in? Shipyard Skates: Darren “Moose” Menditto

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The second deck in the moto bike series is for the one and only Darren “MOOSE” Menditto!!! Artwork provided by Barf Callahan (BARF COMICS and BORN UGLY magazine)!!! Moose does it all, skates, rides, all around great guy! deck’s available in 8.5″ width (14.50″wb), 8.25″ width (14.25″wb) and 8.0″ width (14.00″wb)!!

557: YouTubeSkate- Houston SUAS 1991 Vert Contest

512: FDR SKATEPARK: The Movie coming 2012 sneak peak from Franklin Roosevelt with Tag, Moose and Krasauskas skating The Sean Miller Memorial Ramp

I just received this in my inbox a sneak peak of Franklin Roosevelts FDR movie..slated for a 2010 release. Dan Tag, Darren “Moose” Menditto and Derek Krasauskas riding the Sean Miller Memorial Ramp. This place needs a better explaining.

Nice Work!!

Jason Oliva

459: 1991 SUAS Houston TX BBC Footage: Buster Halterman and Darren Menditto Killing it…Oh yeah Chris Miller, Lance Mountain,Omar Hassan,Chris Gentry,Mike Frazier, Bod Boyle, Tony Hawk, Dave Leroux, Remy Stratton, and Eric Nash

This contest footage is amazing and apparently newly released from the BBC.  Look at Buster Halterman and Darren Menditto (1:20 run!)killing it. I think this is some real important footage…Examine the year 1991! Let’s face facts vert skating at this point was in the decline that late 80’s wave that saw people like Groholski all over the mags is over. A lot of folks headed off for college since there was no real industry to earn a living from. Forgetting about that just look at the skating, you can see the trick modernisation that would come in the next year or two creeping in and the influences of people like Groholski and their emphasis on less crowd pleasing lip tricks creeping in (Bod Boyle frontside ollie to grind over the channel for instance, tough trick little point recognition I suppose, Look at Hawks run’s) Not a lot of kick turning on  the invisible vert as Groholski would put it. Great stuff here it would not be soon after that a handful of skaters would start adding some mind blowing tricks to all this and the modernisation would be complete.  It is great to see Team Steam’s contribution to this transition, re-vert skating, lip tricks galore…and shades of whats to come.  You can write about this footage all day I guess…

Enjoy watching all this, I know I did.

Jason Oliva Artist

PS : Dave Leroux! and  look at Miller just travelling on the ramp…crazy.

You can see the results at the end of the last video…and check out the princely sums they were killing their bodies to obtain. Well done gentlemen, well done!

Thanks to Pete Furnee and his eagle eye!

450: Dan Tags 1st annual Vertical Skateboarding contest at Finn’s Ramp PA

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443: UmmmmMooose? Darren Menditto…Sickest run you ever did see? CheapSkates PA