John Ballon Ocean City Maryland
I am gonna guess that this was taken by either Geoff Graham or Ben Cornish…the fisheye makes me think Ben…anyone know?
Dan Tag Layback Air The Barn circa 1986
Tag is blasting a big Layback Air on the pool cope side. That was our first set of pool cope before we put down Masonite. Rocky Vertone. with an old Steve Cab deck and an Evan Feen Barfoot snowboard poster on the wall.
Nice one Dennis!! Remember the days of being able to eat pizza twice a day and riding the Barn kept you looking like Bruce Lee.
We have all spent a lot of time at this place pre and post off ramp spiked fence….I lived 5 minutes from the Brooklyn Bridge Banks for 12 years and spent almost a year walking through there twice a day on my way over the bridge to a DUMBO art studio I established…..I for one was never able to ollie the highway divider (or any divider for that matter) its hard to believe Mike Vallely was undettered by that devil’s pitchfork of a barrier and conquered it. I will leave anymore to be said about the place to Mike…he says it best.
Thanks to Larry Ransom for this bang up mini documentary and Mike for Mik’ing
Checkout Mike V’s new updated online presence as well.
JAY HENRY 1st Barn picture, NJ
Dave Padulo Mute air The Barn NJ (Wednesday night) Circa 1986
Part 3 in our ongoing series of pictures. I am going to create a category called Wednesday Night for the interested parties to follow along. Here is a gem of Dave Padulo…Mute air on the pool coping side with Ben Cornish, Jimmy Kane and Stevie “D” Mannion looking on. The Padulo brothers had that mid eighties Tony Hawk thing going on.
Stay tuned for a lot more!
Ps. Just counted there are over 166 skaters represented in The House of Steam archive…crazy stuff!
Email from John Vandermey:
here she is bro…still local, still underground, still ridden, loved, and respected
see attached pics.
also, here’s a thing that i wrote…it was published by Concrete Wave online a couple months back…http://www.concretewavemagazine.com/exclusives.php?id=4
Some 2006 pics of the scenic overlook ditch from John Vandermey. Read his submission to Concrete waves above it rules…I think the old school guy was named Ray Bolby(thats how it was pronounced I dont know about the spelling) He road an old school set up even by 1986 standards.
thanks John look for your mug in The FRIEND “O” STEAM category and keep the cool stuff flowing.
Jay Henry Backside air at The Barn 1988 NJ
(another) Ass kicking photo from WIG
Couple reasons for posting this photo…First a photo with Jay wearing a helmet is as elusive as a photo of Big Foot. I’m not sure but this one could have been altered by photo shop to show him wearing a helmet. Second reason was to show how close those fricken beams were that went across the flat bottom were. People like Jay and Captain John Ballon looked like they were gonna smack em every time they skated. I do believe a BMX rider had a real Head Cracker incident.
Anyway nice camera work Wig! Splitting the beams and capturing the elusive helmeted Senor Henry.
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Team Steam at Matt Klein’s New jersey Circa 1987
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