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472: “The Captain” John Ballon Ocean City Maryland

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?

Jason

471: Dan Tag, Rocky Vertone at The Barn photo Dennis Kane

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.

Dennis Kane

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.

Jason

 

 

410: MAN O WAR and Bernie O’Dowd in Power Edge 1989 Interview by Geof Graham

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Here is Bernie only a third of the way through his current 34 year skate Odyssey. Back then he went by the name Berne (apparently)

Thanks to K Deitz for this gemstar.

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Jason Oliva

Last Track Black wind, Fire and Steel was the best!!

Black Wind, Fire And Steel 

Full Moon Light Is Calling Me My Kingdom Lies Within
The Mystic Soul And Lion’s Heart Brought By The Talisman
The Ecstasy Of Battle Takes Me Where The Falcons Fly
Immortal Youth Was Granted Me
I Will Never Die

Born Of Black Wind Fire And Steel
Born Of Black Wind Fire And Steel
Born To Teach Them All To Heel
Born Of Black Wind Fire And Steel

Pounded By The Hammers Of The Giants Of The World
I Can See In Darkness I’m The Overlord
Single Combat I Await My Shadow Brings Them Fear
The Spikes Upon My Chariot Will Grind Them When They’re Near

Born Of Black Wind Fire And Steel
Born Of Black Wind Fire And Steel
Born To Teach Them All To Heel
Born Of Black Wind Fire And Steel

I Am An Outcast On The Path Of No Return
Punisher And Swordsman I Was Born To Burn
Black Wind Always Follows Where My Black Horse Rides
Fire’s In My Soul
Steel Is On My Side

Born Of Black Wind Fire And Steel
Born Of Black Wind Fire And Steel
Born To Teach Them All To Heel
Born Of Black Wind Fire And Steel

I Am An Outcast On The Path Of No Return
Punisher And Swordsman I Was Born To Burn
Black Wind Always Follows Where My Black Horse Rides
Fire’s In My Soul
Steel Is On My Side

Born Of Black Wind Fire And Steel
Born Of Black Wind Fire And Steel
Born To Teach Them All To Heel
Born Of Black Wind Fire And Steel 

 

Coolness!!

These guys are still going strong, and the penultimate “Battle Axe Band ” of all time. Some of their tracks are recorded in over 15 languages (Thats a record of somekind) Click the Album (Nice Destroyer homage too) pic and check their site (Dont skip the intro) and listen to Eric Adams DJ some ManOWar radio while the boss aint lookin.

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354: Edgewood Maryland pics from Erik Griffin

Edgewood

 

EDGEWOOD MARYLAND Circa late 80’s

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Erik Griffin Edgewood Maryland

Jason

Well… there was a place called Edgewood…. Skating was so great I don’t think leaves ever grew there too much…. but, we loved her dearly

and then there was a junkyard next door to the park… and a skateshop up the road… and… whatever all else…  I had a place up the road with a ramp and a liquor store……..

Erik Griffin

Great stuff Erik!! Not a lot of Edgewood pictures floating around, that’s for sure.

Jason

139: TAG… OC Maryland circa 1987

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DAN TAG with Steam Hat OC Maryland circa 87

Photo Jason Oliva

Not much to say about this one cept Im glad I took it.

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Bernie O’Dowd and Chris WEEP Blank Dorkin Around circa 1987
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134: Glen Charnoski Alley oop Channel Egg Plant OC Maryland 1987

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Glen Charnoski 1988 OC Maryland 1988 Alley Oop Egg over the channel

Photo Geoff Graham

Here is another one from Dennis Kane’s Metal Mania summer of 1988. I quote “Glenn Charno was so smooth”-Dennis Kane
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133: More about Edgewood, Maryland…I did promise! Jim Murphy fast and furious and comments from a tru local Eric Gregory.

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JIM Murphy 1986 Edgewood Maryland (on the way to CCCC)

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wow, I’ve been searching for photos of edgewood for a long time.
I grew up down the street from this park, and skated there nearly everyday from 1986-1991 when it was torn down. I don’t believe anyone died there, the story we all knew was that a BMX kid broke his leg, his parents sued and part of the settlement, the park had to be torn down. I believe I was in 11th grade at the time, when I got a phone call from one of my friends right after school to get up there because bulldozers where tearing it down. I arrived about 15 minutes later, where about 15-20 locals stood there and threw rocks from the gravel parking lot at the bulldozer drivers, until we almost got our asses beat. the park right now is mostly broken up, and some kind of giant dumpster storage area.
Alot of us started going to landsdowne after that, but that park is no where near as rad, every lip at edgewood was heavily grinded, and most lipslideable, too. In some of thse pics above, some areas are filled in with dirt, from a previous attempt by the ownwers to make it unskateable. In the last year or two it was there, we all pulled together, rented a bobcat, a water pump, and alot bunch of wheel barrows.
A 4 or 5 ft. deep dish bowl area was cleared, the nasty water pumped out of the bowl, and a snake run to ditch connection cleared out, along with some stolen parking blocks brought in and stategicly placed.

It’s funny to see those pictures of Murphy because I remember those guys showing up once in a while and going off. I particularly remember them having Fred smith with them a few times, because he was the first non-biker I ever met to have full sleeves tattooed on them, (I later became a tattoo artist, and work at little vinnies westside tattoos, which was home to the pool in the fruit of the vine skating film.)

Alot of names I remember from skating there were Eric Griffen, Daylan, Pee Wee (Chris Levi), Chris Donato, Greg Bugian (SP?), Adam and Seth Ciferri, the Foster Bros. (BMX pros), Buckey Lasek, Jason Dodson, Scott Ingrasia, Mark Singleton, Dudes that rode for Reach for the Beach and Sports Elite, Rudy and some early black label dudes, and Tom Groholski-who gave me a set of vision wheels because I had a flat spot in mine and he said my board was too noisy. The picture of that day ended up in TWS. I’d like to find a back issue of that.
I have a few pics of that park, nobody famous skating it of anything, and would love to track down some video, I used to see people filming there so it has to exist.

Eric Gregory

I like the part about Tom giving you the wheels because you were making a racket.. he he, too cool….jason oliva

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