Category Archives: 1991

557: YouTubeSkate- Houston SUAS 1991 Vert Contest




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!

417: Chris Miller Planet Earth 1991

361: Chris Miller and Buster Halterman 1991 Leckwith Cardiff (South Wales) Planet Earth Demo

Chris Miller and Buster Halterman


Jason Oliva The House of Steam
Pete Furnee emailed me this gem 1991 Planet Earth demo in Cardiff, Wales.

Checkout the McTwist at the end.

Too Cool!!

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304: Wasted Days TV (Larry Ransom):Featuring never before seen footage of Brian Lotti, Sean Sheffey, Willy Santos, Rudy Johnson, Jim Thiebaud, Barker Barrett, Jordan Richter, Salman Agah and even a pre-Hollywood, Jason Lee.

261: Chris Miller and Buster Halterman, Planet Earth Demo Leckwith Cardiff 1991

198: Neal Hendrix: New Deal 1991