Category Archives: 1999

560: Asbury Park Pool Classic photo by Charles Samuels 1999: Andy Kessler, Bill Rogers, Tony ALva, Bud Baum, Tom Martyn, Bryan Lathrop

Asbury Park Pool

TOP: Andy Kessler, Bill Rogers, Tony Alva
BOTTOM:
Bud Baum, Tom Martyn, Bryan Lathrop

Photograph by Charles Samuels

Here at THOS we are in the JPG delivery business(tip of the hat to the Penny-Arcade business model joke) and when a JPG like this comes your way, well…business is good! This is what we call in the JPG trade…..Badass , Classic or a Gem. A big thanks to Charles Samuels for taking such a killer pic  and also Bryan Karl Lathrop (more on how BKL is changing the face of skate photography a little later on in THOS) for helping bring this to THOS archive.

Nice One!

Jason Oliva Artist

Jason
Spring of 1999. The Asbury pool had just gotten started, thanks to yeoman’s efforts by Tom Martyn (I recall him telling me that he left the pump running all night long, which spill many thousands of gallons of water out through the parking lot into the street. T.A. was in town because he was in philly frequently to visit his kid, Zephyr, who lived with his ex in Chestnut Hill. Philly crew hooked up w/ TA at FDR and set up a road trip from philly. Photo wouldn’t have happened if TA hadn’t been contacted by Charlie Samuels, who wanted to interview him for a documentary he was doing. Session lasted 4+ hours. Damn I miss that pool.

Bryan Karl lathrop

 

An amazing session that was! We shot video, 8mm film and stills for my documentary on the Wizard Skateboard Team (from Rockland County NY) due out this year. I not only met, skated with, cleaned out the pool with and interviewed one of my childhood heroes, Tony Alva, but I also photographed him pulling airs and I found myself in the same position Skateboarder magazine photographer Warren Bolster was in. Seeing T.A. through my lens brought me back to the days of combing through Skateboarder magazine — my bible in the late ’70’s.

Charlie Samuels


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520: The Dust Bowls PA 1999-2000 :Derek Rinaldi, Patrick Guidotti and Frank Straker

Dust Bowls 1999-2000

Filmed by Frank Straker

Edited by Patrick Guidotti

DIY is not just a phrase to be thrown around, it’s the very foundation of skateboarding. DIY is what created skateboarding. The term multi-use may not have been created by skateboarders, but we have found a way to perfect the concept. Benches, ledges, railings, and pools were all designed with specific function. Skaters had their own ideas.

The world is a playground, you just have to have know how to use it.

Most skate spots carry a shelf like similar to milk, so it’s best to get on them enjoy them for as long as possible. It’s rare that spots become heirlooms, to be passed down for generations. Manicured and added down as time goes on.

Yards from a Pennsylvania Interstate but miles from anyone’s radar sits one of the best skate parks that was never designed for skateboarding. It’s free, you don’t have to wear pads, and you can listen to Mercyful Fate as loud as you want.

For years skaters have been riding the bowled, concrete water spillway that is the Dust Bowls, adding simple nuances here and there, QuickCrete, angle iron, parking blocks etc.

Having been designed for one purpose and refined for another while never jeopardizing it’s original function. You can call it multi-use, you can call it adaptation. But it’s just skateboarding. And it’s just perfect.

Derek Rinaldi

Too cool…looks like yesterday as opposed to a decade ago. I still have my Thrasher Skate Mag Cassette knocking around as well.

Rumor has it Derek can do some frontside marvel  on one of those walls.

Jason

Guidotti Playing Director At Dust Bowls

Zoli (w/ Camera), Nick Urso (w/ quickie Cam)

Photo Derek Rinaldi

Patrick G,

Photo Kiifner

Courtesy Totally Skateboading