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612: Cheers! Jason Oliva [New Paintings] Iphonage by Derek Rinaldi

Thanks to all the Skate Bruthas that came out for the show I only wish we could have had more one on one time. John Fudala, Michael Cohen, JR, Derek, two generations of Padulos, David Padulo, Lucas and Collin Padulo, Patrick Guidotti, an early appearance by Steve Rodriguez, Wig (who I embarrassed myself by not recognising but in my defense the last time I saw him we were in a police station, he was my height and it was 1987) Ken Deitz and his wife who went home with some art! and the King of all appearances Jay Henry and the lovely Amber. Jay it was so rad to see you as I was saying at the show you make up the triumvirate of my art heros: Jay Henry, Dan Tag and Steve Mannion. It was a great night that went on till the wee hours of the morning. I think the grand total was 4 double magnums of white wine and 12-15 Mag’s of red wine. And speaking of fine wine I even had a chance (I think sometime after Mid-night) to hand out the last of the fine wine…THOS and EN-JAY tee’s

too cool, cant wait to do it again.


Photos by Derek Rinaldi

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Michael Cohen and JR Cronheim

Patrick Guidotti and Nicole

Jason Oliva and Jay Henry

Midnight Tee Shirt’s

More Midnight tee’s and Drake drinking right from the bottle.

‘Red Annunciation’

John Fudala, Derek Rinaldi, Jason Oliva and Jay Henry

John Fudala, Derek Rinaldi, Jason Oliva and Jay Henry

The Lovely Amber and Jay Henry

Wig (Of DogWig) and Jay Henry

Jason Oliva and Jay Henry

Jason Oliva and Jay henry

Thanks a ton Derek! and thanks for the radio shout out as well.

very cool

Here are some bonus shots too:

John Fudala, Ken “The Collector” Deitz, Dave “The Collector” Padulo, Derek Rinaldi and Jay Henry

Lotta Barn Boys in this shot.

Photo Jason Oliva

Jr Cronheim, Derek Rinaldi and Wig

Photo Jason Oliva

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546: SkateDaily.net :The House of Steam site of the week

Big Thanks to Chris, Bryce and Derek over at SkateDaily for making us site of the week and also bringing attention to The new McRad board.

Here is the killer banner they made for us:

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SkateDaily has been a great supporter of THOS all these years and its just as much a thrill being up on the site in 2010 as it was back in 2006. So if you have not been to SD head over and check em out they offer the most in depth skate news on the internet, full stop.



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.


Guidotti Playing Director At Dust Bowls

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

Photo Derek Rinaldi

Patrick G,

Photo Kiifner

Courtesy Totally Skateboading

476: Derek Rinaldi doing who knows what. Photo Todd Laffler (Fish*Eye Issue 1)and Full Bleed: New York City Skate Photography

Derek Rinaldi

Photo Todd Laffler

Special thanks to Sean Kazelesky as well(Welcome to THOS)

Here is a great picture of the DR doing something magical from Todd Laffler’s epic Fish*Eye Numero Uno. Besides being pretty darn cool this sequence reminds me of those worthless trick tip articles.  The trick would be an egg plant with pictures of someone cool like Dan Wilkes and the captions would read….drop in and approach the wall with a moderate amount of speed …pump the transition and as you approach the vert grab your board with the opposite hand that you would use to do an invert ….now reach for the coping invert your body extend then compress let go land back on the ramp….then the inevitable……NOW PUMP AND DO ANOTHER…too ridiculous. I have tried to get Pump and do another into the everday vernacular of life but it never would stick and in most cases it sounds like a sexual innuendo. Next time you are done instructing someone finish by saying “Now  pump and do another” …also if you can scan a ridiculous trick tip please email me one all my mags are in temporary storage. Most of them should just read….drop in with the trick in mind…spazz your body around in some semblance of what you imagine it would need to be doing….bail and slam enough times until the enlightenment of the fact that it is  less tiring and alot less painful to just go ahead and land the trick…..THEN pump and do another.

Now as for Derek…approach the transitioned street obstacle with a blazing amount of speed…. utilise a lifetimes worth of hard work and practice in order to ollie ridiculously high…..take your front foot off the board and then replace it before landing….Now pump and do another.

Also Derek has landed (no Pun) a photo in the upcoming Full Bleed:New York City Skate Photography it is a picture of a gentleman who is well represented in our archive:

Mike Vallely 1988 Brooklyn Bridge Banks

Photo Derek Rinaldi

As far as Full Bleed:New York Skateboard Photography goes I do not know the peeps personally behind it but I am familiar with the peeps behind the peeps and that is the distributer PowerHouse Books in D.U.M.B.O. The place is worth a trip over the Brooklyn Bridge, have lunch at Bubby’s too and send me an iphoto of some pie! PowerHouse is an amazing Independent art/photography book distributer and book store. Its one of those NY places that you can spend hours milling around in and sometimes a band will be performing. So check out Full Bleed and then inundate PowerHouse with email requests for a THOS Book!! Great stuff!

Full Bleed: NY City Skate photography

by Alex Corporan, Andre Razo, and Ivory Serra

Distributed by PowerHouse Brooklyn 2010 and Published by Vice

with photo by Derek Rinaldi and a cavalcade of other talented skate photographers

Great work DR..Click for more info/pre-order on FB:NYYCSP and PHB then pump and do another…

Jason Oliva Artist

PS Guess who that is on the cover?

PSS No its not me

428: SkateDaily.net picks up our Brutha Derek Rinaldi as an East Coast Correspondent.

For the last 3 years or so Derek Rinaldi Shut riding force of nature has been THOS’s imbedded reporter and liaison to all things East Coast skate. Well he has been officially pinched from us by Bryce Kanights over at SkateDaily.net and I for one am happy for DR and BK.  I dig DR and everything BK and his partners do over at SD….A rising tide lifts all ships!!

Thursday July 16, 2009 : 07:21 AM
Derek Rinaldi Joins SkateDaily.net
He’s already up and at it, so without any further delay we’d like to properly introduce and welcome our east coast correspondent, Derek Rinaldi to SKATEDAILY.net’s growing news squad. Derek hails from, New Jersey’s deeply rooted skate scene, was a member of the Edison’s “Noside” Posse and is one of NYC’s original SHUT team riders. Importantly, he’s armed with skate history and continues to live and breath skateboarding true east coast style.

Feel free to give him a shout via: derek@skatedaily.net.

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423: 4th of July weekend update Jay Henry and Derek Rinaldi storm the Capital

Jason, Happy 6th of July!

Man, me and Derek really got our money’s worth this weekend! We cleaned, skated, drank, swam and grilled all day on the 4th at Fight Club with rooftop access to watch the fire works. 5 bands played, and Rube from Richmond Virginia really rocked the house. Then Sunday we finally made it down to the American Indian Museum, and got to watch the demo. Then it was off to Green Skate Lab for a session with JC, Tommy and Derek. I was too tired to skate but took some great pics which I will send in soon. After the session we met up with Steve Teig at his new bar in Georgetown (Bread Soda), and drank some good beers, had some great food, and got schooled at pool by Steve himself. Here’s a couple of old men skating the punk ramp at Fight Club; Derek Rinaldi with a hefty backside ollie disaster (photo Henry), and who knew Jay Henry could do a crail? And it’s a big one! (photo Rinaldi)

Jay Henry

Technology and Beer Analyst

Team Steam/FCDC

Crail FCDC 4th July-1

Jay Henry The Holy “Crail”

Derek Rinaldi BS Ollie Disaster

Derek Rinaldi….SKAAAA-BAP!!!(emphasis added, jason)

422: The House of Steam….Our first Live event!! Derek Rinaldi & Jay Henry Skating at The Smithsonian National Museum of The American Indian


The National Museum of The American Indian

Skate ramp for the Ramp it up exhibit

Photo Derek Rinaldi (4:11 PM Sunday July 5th)

Jason Oliva

So having contributed to this historic event I was granted an invitation to a swanky party and to skate within the Smithsonian Museum…too cool! When faced with an overwhelming desire to be somewhere one cannot the obvious solution was to send Derek Rinaldi and Jay Henry as my eyes and ears!! It looks like DR and Sleepy head Jay are on site and skating (with uber VIP permission and hopefully alongside Jim Murphy) It seems that the roof of the Smithsonian is considerably higher then that of of the Barn.  I can hear one of Jay Henry’s classsic …”DAMMMMITSSSSS” echoing through those hollowed halls…Derek what have you gotten yourself into? 

-More to come!!


These just in 6:11 pm July 5th


Yeah Murph!! 

Thats my pic too!! (Jason) 

murph 3

murph 2

Head on down to DC this summer and get some Murphchendise!

Seriously what an amazing accomplishment…unreal..Murph! Well Done!


Hitting the hay…more tomorrow!!