Archive addition number 600! thought I would give it to Weep with this cool ‘below the coping’ Jeff Roenning waiting for a go…at Tom Groholski’s.
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I’m not gonna say much about this video except thanks to Mike Vallely for getting this filmed back in the day and giving it to us for the archive and another thanks to Larry Ransom for his editing and THOS support throughout the years. Another big thanks goes to Dennis who after searching the web for this footage decided to go to the source and clinched it all. The still images are of Mikes early Vert days at The Barn and the song is Revolution Mother “Night Ride” (pretty fitting) If you comment with a time and a name I will create a gallery of screen grabs…I will get the ball rolling with an important one: 1:24 Weep on Deck.
Enjoy the show…The time is now!!
This is great. Mike talks about the first video he was in. “Action East” If I remember correctly, they showed up at The Barn with all this high-end video, lights and sound gear. It was right in the middle of a hot session. I was like, “What the hell is this???”
The guy who owned the company was like, “Can we film a video here?” and I said, “What’s in it for me?” (as if I was going to say No). This was way beyond squeezing 10 bucks out of some squid for “the new layer.” So he flowed me a “No Fun Joe” deck, a t-shirt and some other free shit and I said, “Go for it!” Of course, our power situation was a 300 yard extension cord to the house that kept blowing out. The next contest I entered as….sponsored by Action East.
Let’s see if we can get this classic film posted.
Skater by order of appearance:
1st couple stills Mike Vallely
Papo Capillo No Shirt Red Shorts
Dennis Kane Silver helmet after Papo…Big Indy Air later on
Jimmy Kane Yellow helmet white Tee no sleeves
Mike Vallely Yellow helmet layback air
Papo on roller skates?
Matt padulo Red shorts Layback Air/Backside Air
Tom Groholski Black Shirt Inverts/Layback Air
Bernie O’Dowd No Helmet Frontside air/Invert/Layback Air
Who does the big air with the pink helmet?
Loads of peeps on the deck and on the couch too
Photo Deitz Bruthas
Jay Henry Layback air, Ben Cornish(Sportin a Craig Johnson), Chris”Weep” Blank, Steve Mannion(Overkill Sticker! Possible Tommy G hand me down Gator, Rick Holtzman, A Deitz Brutha (Stripey Socks)…Who is watching from the flat?
Drop some love comments all!
Rob Roskopp Sad Plant The Barn circa 1986?
The fish eye lense used in taking this photo makes the Barn look alot more spacious then it was..there was no Tardis effect in reality The Barn looked big from the outside and small on the inside. The Barn defied a lot of things but the physics of spatial relations was not one of them.
There is Weep peaking his head around Jeff’s shoulder on the deck. Anyone know who the third skater was?
Jeff Roenning was a big part of NJ skate, he had 5 or 6 backyard ramps under his belt throughout the 80’s and was responsible for alot of pro visits to the area including Roskopp and Chris Miller. JR has sent me a ton of great pictures a couple of which are categorized under Photos by Jeff Roenning which are worth a look and a lot of long overdue pics I promise to get resized and put into the archive. (I blame my lack of a decent Apple product for their delay)