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552: YouTubeSkate- Grant Brittain’s Skateboard Mag cover this month (May Issue 74) features a crazy photo of Andy MacDonald and Tony Hawk performing ‘Stacked Inverts” photo by Atiba Jefferson

Remember when looking at pictures of things like frontside hand plants made you scratch your head and think how did they get into that position…good thing we have youtube…

How crazy is this?  Wait till you see the Atiba Jefferson cover shot:

The Skateboard Mag

If someone sees this on the news stand in the States grab me a copy…feels like a collectors item to me.

Too Cool

Jason Oliva

Tony Hawk Andy MacDonald

Photo Atiba Jefferson

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551: YouTubeSkate- East Coast Assault 1986 Pro Elimination Heat #1 John Lucero Jim Gray Steve Godoy Jeff Grosso Lester Kasai Mark Rogowski Pro Elimination Heat #2 Joe Lopes Mark Lake Tom Groholski Rob Roskopp Dan Wilkes Ken Park Neil Blender Steve Caballero

550: Hall of Fame (2) Poolside Tom Groholski

 

Tom Groholski POOLSIDE

When I saw this board on the internet years ago I flipped out because it was a Groholski and I always rode his boards ….because it was Black n Red and the Tony Squindo graphics were a modern steroid version of Tom’s first Vision board and because it actually had the state of NJ on it. Talk about getting things right! I became friendly with the Frankenstein of this Monster, Russel Phillips as a result. Russ has put out some killer boards over the last couple years via Wreckroom (the first commercial boards to have Team Steam printed right on em, with Dan Tag and Darren Menditto’s models) and now following up with DeathMarch and all new Tag and Menditto Steam boards. All great stuff so because of all that Tommy G PoolSide gets the latest entry into THOS Board hall of fame.

If you have one of these feel free to email me and gloat….. Seriously though feel free to email me and gloat because you deserve it.

Jason Oliva

Ps: here is the new “previously on THOS” function which will link to relevant archive stories to this post. I thought because there is so many older entries it would be a great way to explore what has come before (Poem!)

549: Josh Levis: Suicide Skates Maryland

Josh levis Owner Suicide Skates

My mate Josh has been building his skate brand and team from the ground up. Head over to his site and see what they are all up to and if you are friendly with your local skateshops let them know about Suicide Skates.

Bon weekend

Jason

548: YouTubeSkate- 1986 VA Am Jam Kevin Lambert, Mike Sporanza, Eddie Guittierrez, Brian Beauchine, Dan Brown, Henry Gutierrez, John Fudala, Buck Smith, Jeff Jones, Sergie Ventura, Mike Cresini

547: Jeff Jones Varial-Layback Air at Tom Groholski’s+Kona : JT Murphy and Chuck Treece looking on

Jeff Jones Varial Layback Air, JT Murphy and Chuck Treece on Deck

Photo Deitz Brothers

Another gem from Ken and Steve Deitz, who’s skate life and photography have become a cornerstone of The House of Steam, we cant thank them enough for the hind sight of documenting things and their willingness to share.

Jeff Jones! Contest day at Tom’s, Varial layback air. This is a bit of a chained post …linked on to Chuck’s new deck post and PVO’s mention of JT Murphy. Looks like Chuck blew out a right knee cap…I also know that Tom, Jim Murphy  and Steve Herring amongst others are watching from the other deck.

PS

As a bonus if you wanna see what a varial layback air looks fully performed then click on the pic below and watch NJ Am Variflex skater Jeff Jones take an old school run on the Kona ramp (I dig it when a post falls together)

Jason

PSS

More Jeff Jones and :

Kevin Lambert
Mike Sporanza
Eddie Guittierrez
Brian Beauchine
Dan Brown
Henry Gutierrez
John Fudala
Buck Smith
Jeff Jones
Sergie Ventura
Mike Cresini

at YouTubeSkate (your boss wont mind)  The ams in 1986 were really good, not the largest of gaps between them and the pros.

We are having a visitor this week…hoe this tides everyone over for a couple days

Jason Oliva Artist

 

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:

Click for SkateDaily

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.

Cheers!!

Jason