That’s Tag to start. Looks like there a ton of people on the ground watching. Next is Rocky in the White Helmet. He always skated like Cab with that smooth style and crooked neck. That’s Corn in the blue shirt and yellow helmet. That’ Jeff Roenning in the white Zorlac shirt and yellow helmet. And I think thats weep sitting on the platform as Rocky chucks an air over his knees. Next is Corn and Weeps at the Ditch. Corn said it’s the ditch by the highschool but I think it’s the one closer to Bridgewater on 78 East. I could be wrong. This part kinda chokes me up watching it. And then there’s the weird Kona part at the end. I know nothing about it.
The second part of the clip is at my ramp again and it’s Tag again.
I’m sure the people that did the original transfer just stuck it together with no rhyme or reason. My folks still have the original film too.
Classic stuff! That is the ditch on route 78 across from Watchung Hills regional Highschool.
Out the cafeteria (during lunch) and through the woods then it was just a quick game of Frogger across 78 and you could skate for 15 minutes or so and have time to get back to class. Unless you went with Weep who would take one annoying long 15 minute run and leave you standing there to watch…Commmmmmaaaahhhhhhnnnnn WEEP!! enough already!…great times.
PS. The generic transfer music is too sad.
Jason Oliva and Weep Sciving off from school: High School Ditch NJ…86’ish
Photo Ben Cornish
Photo Deitz Bruthas
Jay Henry Layback air, Ben Cornish(Sportin a Craig Johnson), Chris”Weep” Blank, Steve Mannion(Overkill Sticker! Possible Tommy G hand me down Gator, Rick Holtzman, A Deitz Brutha (Stripey Socks)…Who is watching from the flat?
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Rob Roskopp Sad Plant The Barn circa 1986?
The fish eye lense used in taking this photo makes the Barn look alot more spacious then it was..there was no Tardis effect in reality The Barn looked big from the outside and small on the inside. The Barn defied a lot of things but the physics of spatial relations was not one of them.
There is Weep peaking his head around Jeff’s shoulder on the deck. Anyone know who the third skater was?
Jeff Roenning was a big part of NJ skate, he had 5 or 6 backyard ramps under his belt throughout the 80’s and was responsible for alot of pro visits to the area including Roskopp and Chris Miller. JR has sent me a ton of great pictures a couple of which are categorized under Photos by Jeff Roenning which are worth a look and a lot of long overdue pics I promise to get resized and put into the archive. (I blame my lack of a decent Apple product for their delay)