Category Archives: 2010

584: DropBox Rules!

DropBox Rules! it is a free 2 GB online back up which allows  File Sync,File Sharing,Online Backup,Web Access,Security and Privacy, and Mobile Device Access. It has really helped organise things for me and taken away my anxieties about losing important images and documents, especially while on the move with a laptop. I can now work from anywhere on any computer or mobile device.  All of [THOS] pics and videos backed up including the entire archive. It is much easier to transfer large video files for [THOS.TV] and in addition you can also put a html file into your dropbox and make a public link to it…Free website!

Here is a referral link to try out DropBox, the cool thing is you get an extra 250 mb with the link and if you try it you can pass on your own download referral and receive additional free space (up to 8 gb)

Thanks to everyone who has tried it out. The extra space I have received has  made running [THOS] so much easier.


Thanks you for your support,


583: Killer New [Lion] deck from Hank at Never Again Skate Co.


New Limited Edition of 50 [Lion] Never Again

Hank is the Man! and this new limited edition deck proves it.

Killer graphics, American Made,available in various sizes….none of that print on demand junk.  Never Again has been putting out the real deal spending hard earned money and supporting quality artists, board manufacturers and skaters no free lunches along the way. You may also recall the limited edition Dan Tag Flying Pig that Hank put out via Never Again.

I talk to Hank most days behind the scenes hear at [THOS] and he has definitely inspired me and aspects of my ideas behind [THOS Shop] He is at the forefront of the skate small revolution and with boards like this he is fighting the good fight.  I dig being in a position to help support Hank and companies like Never Again..its what it is all about for me.

Thanks for looking


You can checkout the new Lion Deck with NA Heraldry!  at [THOS Shop]

or head over to Hank’s very own Shipyard Skate’s and join the revolution.

Dont forget to join [THOS Newsletter] , latest contest winner to be announced!



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562: The House of Steam shop presents LandShark Wheels: Mike Vallely, Raybourn, Danforth, Svitak and the evolution of a skate shop decision.

Back in 2009 I was sent a vid of Romona from [En-Jay] Chris at S-one, that is when I saw Ben Raybourn huck a padless McTwist and was gobsmacked. Soon after I discovered LandShark wheels via another video of Ben killing it in the Bondai Bowl, san’s pads once again. I thought if you are gonna skate that aggressively with nothing to protect yourself but your wheels your gonna only ride good wheels. Then I discovered a video of Kristian Svitak skating while I was searching for a Damned song and got drawn in further. This all got my DIY Ethos Brain thinking and I suddenly wanted a shop that offered any choice of wheel as long as that choice was Landshark! So here is this new indy wheel company with these aggressive skaters, a great wheel that has a no flat spot guarantee with a name and a logo based on a bad  tattoo decision by founder Kristian Svitak and the band FANG…what more could push one over the edge to the realisation that this could be the the greatest wheel company of all time…..then Mike Vallely and Bill Danforth decided to ride for them!  That was it for me…. an email to Mike and a bit of back n forth and there you go….LandShark in THOS Shop and for all the reasons above I would be hard pressed to add another wheel.

So here is the multi-media recap:

Raybourn’s Pad less McTwist, catch a glimpse of Tag’s Frontside invert over the channel right afterwards too.

Raybourn kills it in the Bondai Bowl..LandShark discovered

Kristian Svitak discovered killing it on street to The Damned

Bad Tattoos make great Company names and logos….

FANG! Yeah I probably should have put up the LandShark song but this video is too badass to leave out.

Danforth is in……

so is Vallely.

So I put my money where my mouth is and THOS Shop is in too….

As you may surmise I am having a blast setting up and slowly building this shop, everyone is excited that it is growing via the community we have created and that it is supporting some old school values. Now that we are all burdened by the internet and its unlimited choices it feels cool to have a place that only offers ‘One’ Choice….the obvious one!

Cheers to everyone who helped make this happen. More to come…

Jason Oliva Artist

Mike V Photo by Mark Choiniere.