Category Archives: The Slug Ramp

300: Team Steam Trading Cards (series 1): Circa 1986

 

So here we have Series 1 (series 2 to be scanned and posted soon) of the Team Steam Trading cards. All of which were created on the old school printing press in our High School graphics arts department. No scans or xerox here just plain old Mr. Abella taught newspaper printing press/ dark room technology. I can still smell the ink and feel my bleary eyes after long hours of cutting class and hiding in the dark room. There are about 10 or so additional skaters in series 2 including The Barn itself and Team Steams House band The Raging Lamos. Look for another post with those as soon as I sort out a new British scanner.

 

Jason

52: Ken Sigafoos middle finger to tail Slug Ramp Contest circa 1987 PA

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Ken Sigafoos Team Steam Lein to Tail Slug Ramp Contest Circa 1987 PA

photo by Jason Oliva

Took a lot of photos on this day and everyone of Sigafoos doing a Madonna or lein to tail he always had his middle finger sticking out on his truck…too cool.

That is Team Steam rider Rocky Vertone with the pink helmet.

Here are some links to Ken’s website, Extinction Skateboards (which has Sigafoos boards for sale) and a cool piece someone wrote about Ken I stumbled upon the interwebness thingy.
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46: TEAM STEAM CARD: DAN TAG 1987

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Dan Tag Slug Ramp in the Snow 1987

I created a series (14 or 15 in all)  of Team Steam Trading cards (they are actually stickers) in our High Schools graphic arts department in 1987.

They are as big as a baseball card and almost every member at the time had one, including the Barn itself and The Raging Lamos.

Special thanks goes to Mr. Abella our Graphics teacher for letting me hog the printing press all the time and floating us copious amounts of sticker paper. Mr Abella was the most skate friendly adult the world had seen at the time.

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39: THE SLUG RAMP….PA

Geoff Slug

You could ride her by day…

Rocky Vertone frontside air Slug PA photo Ben Cornish

You could ride her by night….

She came in two colors!

SLUG WOOD TONE

Wood tone and….

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White!

Anyone want to write a history of The Slug feel free to email me or leave it as a comment…all I will say on the subject is as far as ramps go she was BYOOT!

Oh yeah and we skated this thing in the dead of winter too…

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Photos:

Geoff Graham photo by Dan Wilkes

Rocky Vertone photo by Ben Cornish

Wood tone Slug photo by Dan Wilkes

Snow White contest day Slug photo by Jason Oliva

Rocky Vertone photo by Ben Cornish

…thanks for the pics Dan! Keep em coming!

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38: Benjamin P. Cornish Pivot Night Session at The Slug PA circa 1986

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Benjamin P. Cornish Team Steam rider Pivot at The Slug ramp PA Night Session

Circa 1986

photo jason oliva

Skater, Husband, Father, Photographer, Director extrodinaire…..”CORN”

Met “Corn” in highschool he showed me which end of the camera to look in and we have been friends ever since.

Team Steam skated the Slug ramp all year around… at night and in the snow(snow session photo’s coming soon) nothing short of a broken down automobile ever stopped us from riding it.

It was the Slug ramp because apparently in the morning it would be covered in slugs(although I never witnessed the phenomenon myself)

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13:Rick Steamboat Charnoski backside air at The Slug Ramp

Rick Steamboat Charnoski backside air at The Slug Ramp

(this photo rules)
Photograph by jason oliva

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NYC Artist Jason Oliva

12: Jason Oliva Invert Night Session at the Slug ramp 1988

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Jason Oliva Invert Night Session at The Slug Ramp circa 1988

Photograph Ben Cornish

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NYC Artist Jason Oliva