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625: Circle of Life: Young Padulo at work on his backyard ramp

…..and so it continues!!

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566: Steve Herring at The Barn…Jim Murphy,Dan Tag, Matt Padulo, Dave Padulo, JT Murphy, Jimmy Kane , Jay Henry

Steve Herring

The Barn NJ

Photo Deitz Brutha’s

Who’s on Deck

1.Jim Murphy 2. Dan Tag 3.Matt Padulo  4.Dave Padulo  5.JT Murphy 6.Jimmy Kane Jimmy Kane7.Jay Henry

Steve Herring Back Side Air Sooooo ummmm This is pretty Badass!

Can you name who’s on deck….I got the ball rolling a bit.

Yeah so Steve did those kinda killing it backside airs….

Previously on THOS: Entry Number 36! for Heaven’s sake

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516: Blue Monday, More Fiber-Rider ramp fun…Silver Apple ramp Jersey Shore: Dave Padulo

Dave Padulo Silver Apple skate Shop Contest Jersey Shore

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Love that vid Chuck posted.  I only met him once or twice but I always really liked him.  Total Renaissance man.  I still have a cassette tape of a bunch of McRad / McShred demos he did somewhere.  I barely knew him and it just showed up in my mail box back in the day.

But what the post reminded me of was…did I ever send you the color picture of me at the Silver Apple Skate Contest?  I found it when Jeff was in town and we were going through all the old photos.  It was just as I remembered.  That video of Chuck could have been the same freaking ramp too.  I’ll attach it again just in case.  Love the color in it..the blue ramp, my orange helmet, and my black Tommy G Jersey Devil board which he flowed me for getting him some pool coping.

Dave Padulo

Oh and what happened to that Vision Black Tom Groholski Jersey Devil board?

Sanded down and painted on (DOH!)…take that Wall Street Journal!

I wonder if Tom still has the pool coping…

Jason Oliva

PS

Lets not forget Post 442: Matt Padulo, Bernie O’Dowd, Jeff Jones and Harry Jumonji:

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490: Jeff Roenning some things never change even after 23 years.


Jeff Roenning Fakie Ollie The Barn
Photo Ken Deitz.


Jeff Roenning fakie ollie 2010
Photo…you guessed it The Padulo Bros.

I guess your skate style is like a finger print no way to change it or disguise it…JR got together with Matt and Dave Padulo last week in NJ after some 23 odd years ….they had a grand “old” time.

Jason Oliva

430: The House of Steam – Year three!!

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Tom Groholski at Home NJ circa 1984? 

Photo by The Padulo Brutics!

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So on July 20th THOS turned three years old. Crazy to think I have been living with this thing that long in two different countries as well. It has been a great year from my vantage point it seems there has been no downturn in the brotherhood sector of the economy. A high water mark is obviously Jim Murphy being recognized for his charitable/skate endeavors but along with that I have my eye on a lot of other seeds that have been planted and people tied to this community seem to be gravitating towards one another with results to follow. So THOS continues on into year 4 – keep the pics and stories flowing and I promise to keep it all moving so no one will ever have time to hang a sign on us.

Cheers, My Bruthas and Sistas!

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Ps How sick is that photo of Tom! Nice one Dave!

373: Dave Padulo recalls his first trip to Groholski’s New Jersey Backyard ramp

Tom groholski 84 NJ the house of steam

Whoaaa back foot, Tom Groholski in his Back yard circa 84 Matt Padulo looking on.

You know you’ve come full circle when you’re listening to Ride The Lightening in your car on the way to Woodward Skatepark with your two young boys in the back seat and your brother next to you telling them the story of the first time you heard the song. (For the record it was a Wednesday night at the Barn, Groholski walked in, popped in the cassette into the player by the door, and jump on the ramp with no pads LONG before it was fashionable.) It must have been the Metallica playing in the car and the 13ft half-pipe they had at Woodward that got me thinking of the The Jersey Devil himself, Tom Groholski, and his freakin monster ramp he had in his backyard. A few minutes poking around some boxes in my attic produced this footage from the one pilgrimage I made to Tom’s with some of the crew from Warren & Watchung.

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Tom, Dan Tag, Matt Padulo and Rocky Vertone

If this pic doesn’t capture a moment in time, I don’t know what one does. Tom extending a huge invert while Dan Tag, my brother Matt who must have been around 12 at the time, and Rocky Vertone look on, jaws dropped and speechless. I’m guessing this is probably either March 1984 or 1985. Maybe it was spring break. I remember it was cold and there were still a few last piles of snow around. It’s hard to put into words how TALL that ramp was. It took up the whole backyard and could be seen above some of the roofs in the neighborhood. It was the first huge tranny any of us had ever skated. Tom talks about how it came to his backyard in his Juice Magazine interview a few years ago. Good times.

Dave Padulo

 

Jason Oliva

Classic stuff!! I made the pilgrimage as well, driven by Dan Tag 2 or 3 years later. Tom’s was the tallest, slipperiest and most transparent ramp ever assembled. It made noises that no other ramp could muster. Tom ruled it and it seemed like when he was skating you could see him from across town. All the neighboring houses had boxed seats to view what was transpiring on the ramp. Needless to say I could barely manage to land any trick I knew at the time while Tag and Tom killed it. Normally I always traveled with a camera, not that day though. Nice one Dave, bet you wish you shot a whole roll!!

jason-oliva




345: and it was all probably just another random Wednesday night at the Barn: Part 4 Jim Murphy circa 1986

Jim Murphy Barn

Jim Murphy The Barn NJ 1986

Photo by Padulo

 

No pads or a helmet I am sure Mrs. Kane was away on vacation that night! Great picture Padulos!! Good Shot of how close the front door was to the flat bottom of the ramp and the battle scarred tape player.

Jason Oliva