Category Archives: Cheap Skates

489: Glen and Rick Charnoski: Cheapskates PA Photos by Ken Salerno

Glen Charnoski Cheapskate PA

Photo Ken Salerno

Rick Charnoski CheapSkates PA

Photo Ken Salerno

I have a growing folder of Ken Salerno’s work….thought I would start with a two for one…Das Bruthas Charno: Glen and Rick at Cheapskates. I have a couple more shots that seem to all be from this session that I will put up soon enough. Along with a string of other Salerno gems.

Jason Oliva

479: Matt THOS via CheapSkates

Matt Wood StaleFish Cheapskates PA

Photo Todd laffler


Been looking to get a proper picture of Matt Wood in THOS not  just a mention… TL delivers…Here he is killing the mini ramp at Cheapskate.

Nice one

Jason Oliva

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



404: Jay Sigafoos Cheap Skates Mini Ramp Photo Ben Cornish

Jay Sigafoos Cheap Skate ben cornish
Jay Sigafoos Cheap Skates PA Mini Ramp
Photo By Ben Cornish

I was at CS one time and saw Jay Sigafoos skate the mini ramp. Made me wanna take off my pads and go sit in the car, I couldnt get my brain around some of what I was seeing.
JS Still Killing it today..

Killer photo Corn!


355: Unknown Skater 2 : Cheap Skates PA…Chris Diehem?

Unknown Skater Cheap Skates PA

Unknown Skater Cheap Skates PA Possibly early 90’s


This is our second unknown Skater in the Archive…Anyone recognize?


So far it looks like A friend of Buster Halterman’s named Scott. Or CHris Diehem former Ocean Bowl employee.

Jason Oliva

341: Time to sweep 2008 under the carpet, lets give Mike Vallely the honors: Sayerville Skatepark NJ 1987 Todd Laffler adds to the archive!

Mike Vallely Sayerville Skatepark

Mike Vallely Sayerville SKatepark 1987

Photo by Todd Laffler

Jason Oliva The House of Steam

Here is a glimpse of some of the cool pics that will be heading into our archive in 2009 from Todd Laffler. 

Hi Jason,

I lived about 3 miles from Rod, and always looking up to him. In fact I bought my first “real” skateboard from him when he was working at a mall in Woodbridge. I also remember hearing all the lingo Rod had made up for stuff, like juicy= a drink, cakey=food, buggy=car etc. Whenever I get around to talking my buddy Woody we always revert back to talking with Rodisms.



Thanks Todd cant wait to see more images and videos!!

PS here is Woody(matt wood)


woody 1988 CheapSkates

Matt (Woody) Wood Cheapskates PA 1987

Photo Todd Laffler

328: I Skated Cheap Skates in the Long Cold Winter of 88

Here it is the elusive “Holy Grail” of stickers. I have received a lot of emails asking about this sticker and after 2 years it has finally turned up. We can all thank Irene Ching for saving this one from extinction. If anyone needs a Hi res scan of this for tattoo purposes let me know and I will shake IC down for one.

Thanks again Irene, you rule