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509: Spit and Goo Issue 2 “THE BARN ISSUE” and Mark Gonzales comes to En-Jay by Ken and Steve Deitz 1986

Spit and Goo Issue 2 1986 By Ken and Steve Deitz NJ

BARN article

WestWood Cycle Sponsored contest with Marc Gonzalez

This is well worth a read… classic 80’s skatezine from ken and Steve Deitz. All the usual suspects appear in The Barn section. It really makes me recall what was going on in our lives circa 1986. I must admit to having watched Mark Gonzales instead of the contest.

Great stuff

Thanks to Jeff Roenning for vaulting this gem all these years.

189: The House of Tom: Tom Groholski Frontside shadow 1986, NJ

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Tom Groholski 1986 Girl Ramp NJ Frontside air over channel

Photo Jason Oliva

Ok so I am a little biased having taken this photo and cropped it but I think its the coolest vert shot ever…

Its available to use as wallpaper (click the wallpaper post it button below) and has become the Official House of Steam image.

here is a copy of the full photo:

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Tom Groholski FACE HIGH Frontside Air over the channel Girl Ramp NJ 1986

Ok equally as cool with the exception of Jimmy Kame looking like a conehead on the far wall. The Deck Shadows from left to right are:

2 girls… hence the name girl ramp, always at least 2.

Dan Tag

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Ben Cornish

Rocky Vertone

Bernie O’Dowd (far wall behinf Tom’s Head)

Also check out the sweet Tommy G Robot Smith Grind graphics from none other then Team Steam’s own Raging Lamos Stevie “D” Mannion (never quite sure what the D was for)

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Head over to Steve Mannion’s EBAY store and buy this gem:

Creature from the Black Lagoon and Kay!

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Tom Groholski another FACE HIGH Frontside air over the channel 1986 Girl Ramp NJ

Photo Ben Cornish

Ben managed to snap this killer shot same trick same day.

If Dagnasty ever wants to make a new record then The House of Steam is sitting on the next album cover.

Hmmm… The ramp had a giant Dagnasty written across it and 2 girls would hang out on the deck. What do you call the ramp? The Girl Ramp naturally.

That makes alot of sense really.

jason

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180: The House of Tom!! Tom Groholski at The Girl Ramp NJ 1987

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Tom Groholski Girl Ramp NJ 1987 Rocky Vertone on Deck

The House of Tom!! Tom Groholski at The Girl Ramp NJ 1987

Tom Groholski Mute Air Girl Ramp 1987 Rocky Vertone on the other deck!

So I am pretty sure this is 1987 because I used to drive to The Girl ramp and I know thats Rocky Vertone cause well Ive known him since 5th grade. I also know these where taken by Ben “Corntastic Cornman” Cornish cause they are black n white. I can also confirm all of this cause I was there on this day with everyone. lets see we had Tom, Pappo(NYC), Puppet(NYC), Tag(Dan), Jimmy and Dennis Kane, Rocky Vertone, Me(jason oliva), and Bernie O’Dowd. Great Day!!

If you are wondering it says Dagnasty across the far wall of the ramp…

oh yeah

Jay “Dammit” Henry says hello Tom!

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Yes, this is my vintage photo, taken circa 7:45 pm today(july 25, 2007)…notice how the “camera man” (and I use the term loosely) not only took the front side grind fashionably late, but he somehow manage to get less than half of my body in frame…ah yes, those were the days…

Jay henry Wrecked Face

I also decided to include one I took after my bike wreck the other day, just so everyone can stop wondering if I still smash my face on a daily basis, I do

 

Jay Henry

 

Ouch!!

 

Jay is OK (as Ok as Jay can get ) so dont worry…Where is that ramp? Looks like Woolworths.

 

Nice One!!

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172: THE House of Tom!!: EAST COAST PRIDE by Tom Groholski.

EAST COAST PRIDE

 

Skateboarding was way underground back in the early 80’s

after the parks closed and lots of people bailed. The fire was not

out though, not in our neck of the woods. Ramps were built in

backyards, the woods, and, yes, even barns. If you wanted to

skateboard in the Northeast, you had to work for it — build it yourself —

get out there and help others build theirs, and get it going.

The weather was also a huge obstacle. Rain was always a bummer,

but snow and ice was where it got interesting. Shovel the ramp before

the driveway. When the driveway and sidewalk were done, the ramp would

be dry. Chipping ice and melting it with space heaters was common.

Getting to ride was the payoff.

The one place shovels weren’t needed though, was the Barn. The

Kane brothers, along with Jay “Damn it!” Henry and the future Team Steam,

beat the elements with a 12′ wide, 8′ tranny, and 1′ vert ramp with angle iron

for coping. 12′ Wide was cool, but 16′ was better, and soon the ramp was

widened, layered with masonite and topped with pipe coping on the dark

side and some chunky rock top pool coping on the other.

From my vantage point, I couldn’t see the coping on the next wall

from the deck due to the beams that held the lights and the barn together.

Your hands would sometimes hit the beam if you flailed. Bats would fly,

rats, possums and raccoons dug the place and kept it interesting.

Skating at night was a bonus, but when someone would trip over the

extension cord outside, you’d better hope you weren’t riding.

You never knew who would turn up. The door would open

and “No way!” You were greeted by friends you haven’t seen in a

long time. The locals would session all of the time, but Wednesdays

and Saturdays were when the out-of-towner’s would know there would

be a session. Heavy sessions went down. Total aggression. Punk and

metal blasted, and so did the skaters. It was all happening fast, so you’d

better be paying attention.

Unreal times, great memories, and lifelong friendships, all thanks

to skateboarding. Talk about East Coast pride — mine stems from the

places we built and rode, but most importantly the people I’ve been

fortunate to get to know along the way.

Tom Groholski

For The House of Steam 2007

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Tom Groholski 85 The Barn NJ

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Not gonna say much here, Tom said it all…

I will add though the chunky pool coping was taken off of my folks back yard pool!!

thanks Mom and Dad.

Along with this crazy good essay Tom has sent us 12 seriously vintage photos so lets call it The House of Tom while I get em all posted.

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165: Impact Zone Brick NJ Invert on Chair circa 91/92

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Invert on Chair Impact Zone Brick Township NJ

Dennis Kane on the Chair

circa90/91

Photo Ken Salerno

So this looks to be around 91-92 The Raging Lamos played at the indoor park in Brick Township… Ill let dennis tell it..

jason

I think that that was at the Brick NJ indoor skate park (Impact Zone) contest/Raging Lamos jam (c. ’91-’92). You know the one. Jim sent in a group shot. (However, I may be totally wrong). I am sporting an old skull bucket that one of the Charno Brothers gave me, which I still wear. That might be Tag’s hand hold the seat. If I was to guess, Rocky with his hand up in the back. He often did that. I do not remember Ian by name, but that could be him. Anytime someone asks me to hold a hair for then to do an invert on, I always seem to say “Sure!”

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This was a great day one of the last huge gatherings of Steam members as well…as this Geoff Graham shot shows:

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Geoff Graham foto on the timer, getting in one last stage dive. Rounding out the roll call: Kelly Ryan; Rocky (Vertone), (Jim) Murphy, Dennis (Kane), Charno (Rick Steamboat Charnoski), Moose (Darren Menditto), (Dan)Tag, me (Jimmy Kane) , Barker, Weep (Chris Blank), Jason (Oliva), Al B(aker), Steve D, Dr K and Billy (Collectivelly known as The Raging Lamos).

I cant get enough of this photo!!

great day!!

Who new it would take 15 years before I would meet Ken Salerno and he was there snapping pics the whole time.

Nice one Ken!!

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161: The House of Steam Year One 2007

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The House of Steam Logo Art By Steve Mannion

Hello All

Well by July 20th 2007 The House of Steam will be One Year Old!!

The archive currently has over 170 entries spread across 400 searchable categories.

In order to celebrate our accomplishment I have assembled a Year One Celebration video.

I would like to thank Sophie for all her help and support with the archive.

I would like to thank all the people I have been in contact with (especially via email) who have contributed photos, stories and most importanty time.

To me The House of Steam is an open ended community driven archive. What it does and where it goes is up to you so keep contributing. It is only a matter of time before The House of Steam becomes an important peice of skate history. It is not if it is when. I recall something sprayed on the outside wall of The Barn after it was all closed up, it said…The Time is Now.

so true.

thanks to the following:

Chris “Weep” Blank
Rocky Vertone
Dan Tag
Bernie O’Dowd
Tom Groholski
Steve Herring
Hr & Earl Hudson
Mrs Kane
Darren Menditto
Dave Dalton
Paul Wisniewski
Phil Rouchard
Micke Alba
Rodney Smith
Jeff Roenning
Chris Miller
Steve Mannion
Irving Plaza
Bucky Lasek
Rick “Steamboat” Charnoski
Captain John Ballon
Dan Wilkes
Jim Murphy
Rob Mertz
Ben Cornish
King Diamond
Greg Taylor
Michael Pruskowski
Brian “Kentucky” Boyd
Buster Halterman
Bryan Montez
Kevin McDowall
Jason Parkes
Jimmy Kane
Christian Hosoi
Geoff Graham
Jay Henry
Jeremy Henderson
Puppethead
Sergie Ventura
Dennis Kane
Rob Randolph
Kelly Ryan
Barker Barret
Dr. K
Billy The Kid
The Raging Lamos
Neal Hendrix
Bryan “Bouncing Souls” Kienlen

Hula
Ken Sigafoos
George Draguns
W.H.R.H.S.
Scott Foster
Brent Jordon
WIG
Jake Egolf
Colin Peckham
John Egertson
Koonzy!!
Paul Frassenelli
Derek Rinaldi
Mike Vallely
Steve Kasper
Henry Gutierrez
Skip Winter
Sean Miller
Pete Furnee
Jt Murphy
DWG Vert Facility
Josh Marlowe
Tom “The Rock” Boyle
Jeremy Henderson
Pep Williams
Chuck Treece
Matt Klein

johnny OneNote!

Eric Grisham
Photographers

Ben Cornish
Dan Wilkes
Dennis Kane
Derek Rinaldi
Geoff Graham
Jason oliva
Jay Cabler
Jeff Roenning
Ken Salerno
Kevin McDowall
Steve Rosenberg
WIG
Rick Charnoski
Bagel
Cody Casserio
Mike Mazur
Mr. Groholski

The Raging Lamos

If I missed you Im sorry…I’ll add you for sure!

Soooo. I hope you like the show! If you like the video please feel free to cut an paste it all over the inter-tubes…thats what its here for. Let em know where to find us.

I am going to take a week vacation…see you when I get back.

Oh Yeah look for the video on Grind TV as well!

Thanks

Jason Oliva UK 2007

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143: Rocky Vertone at Paul Frassenellis ramp NJ 1989

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Rocky Vertone frontside grind at Paul Frassenellis ramp NJ 1989

Photo Jason Oliva

Jimmy Kane, Dennis Kane and Paul Frassenelli lookin on from the deck of Pauls uber mini ramp in 1989. New Jersey was hot that day! Team Steam basking in the sun.
This one is for Matty…Comment and yee shall receive..So says The House of Steam!!
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