Tag Archives: Rick Charnoski

585: MOVIES!!!! Bloodshed & Flying Sutra for Beginners excerpts in MD May 26th with live music from George Draguns

Get your Steam-On, May 26th in Baltimore with Rick, Geoff and George.

Here are some more dates that maybe near you:

489: Glen and Rick Charnoski: Cheapskates PA Photos by Ken Salerno

Glen Charnoski Cheapskate PA

Photo Ken Salerno

Rick Charnoski CheapSkates PA

Photo Ken Salerno

I have a growing folder of Ken Salerno’s work….thought I would start with a two for one…Das Bruthas Charno: Glen and Rick at Cheapskates. I have a couple more shots that seem to all be from this session that I will put up soon enough. Along with a string of other Salerno gems.

Jason Oliva

318: Rick Steamboat Charnoski, Impact Zone NJ banging the roof?

Steamboat NJ circa the 90’s

Photo Ken Salerno

Ken Salerno sent me some cool pix I need to get in the archive. Here is one of our Hero Steamboat, “Team Steam” adorning his helmet and a big ole “S” on his board. Here we have him doing a large method air and banging his trucks on the metal roof beams. If you think its an accident here is another shot, apparently he was doing it all day. 

Nice one!!

308: Rick Steamboat Charnoski Huge Mute air OC Maryland steel ramp 1988


Rick Steamboat Charnoski HUUUGE Mute air OC Maryland Steel ramp 1988

Photo Dennis Kane

Skater, artist, filmaker and inspiration for the name Team Steam Rick Steamboat Charnoski.

While I was in High school Steamboat sent me this gem (via US post) and I made a ton of stickers of it. I can see the original artwork framed and hanging here in The House of Steam World Headquarters as I type.


Be sure to buy Steamboats films!! They rule!


Coming soon!…. Rick’s SteamZine’s circa 1986

Jason Oliva

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280: Deathbox to Downtown: The Evolution of Skateboarding in New York premier with Derek Rinaldi

Jason Oliva The House of Steam

Ok this would have been fun to attend but alas I am an ocean away. Lucky for us I have my eyes an ears (Oil )Derek Rinaldi. Here are some words and a gallery of whose who pictures from Derek. Congrats to Rick and Buddy sounds like their three year labor of love is a big hit. Cannot wait to see it!!


So maybe it’s getting old. All this remembering, talking about the good old days, with websites blogs and magazines dedicated to how things used to be. How it was when I/we were young. Maybe we are spending too much time in the past. Maybe we are missing something in our present by doing so.
But then again, maybe, in the chaos that is adult life. It’s healthy to remember what made you happy growing up, what made you who you are. The things we remember most, before the families happened, before everyone moved away. Time goes by, days lose their face and, the years, they add up so quickly that by the time you have time to look back….
But what would you do if you could go back in time? What if you could see all of your old friends in one place.? What if the images weren’t just in your mind? But organized, and a soundtrack put to it and words narrated. What would you call a place? I’d call it heaven. And for 48 hours, this week, in New York City, it was close to it.
For three years, Rick Charnoski & Coan “Buddy” Nichols had been laboring on a project documenting the history of skateboarding in New York City.
Fast forward to Thursday night at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center where even the guest list line wrapped around the building. The courtyard was filled with reunions. Skaters, Photographers, Old friends. The following night there was a special gallery installation celebrating the release of the film, curated by Ivory Serra. It featured photographic history of skateboarding in New York City as well as artwork selected by Jeremy Hendersen from the Stanton St. Vault and live music by Alex Blake Quartet.
Deathbox To Downtown is more than just a historical timeline. It’s more than a movie. It is a direct connection to New York’s skateboard and cultural past and I am thankful to have been apart of it then and now.
Derek Rinaldi

278: Deathbowl to Downtown…NYC Skate Film out summer 2008


Jason Oliva The House of Steam

Thank you I (Ching) for sending me this. Looks like the latest and could be greatest film from Steamboat Charnoski and Coan Nichols “Deathbowl to Downtown”,will be out this summer. In the mean time check out the extensive photo show in May that is going down. All your favorites will be included….My eyes an ears (JAY!,Derek!) should be there to tell me all about it. With any luck I will be able to see the film somewhere in the UK.

Nice one all, sure it will be amazing.




253: Charno Cheapskates Lord knows when. Photo Ken Salerno

Rick Steamboat Charnoski CheapSkates PA the house of steam

Rick “SteamBoat” Charnoski Andrecht CheapSkates PA 90-91 maybe.

Jason Oliva The House of Steam

Here is a killer pic from our friend Ken Salerno. A late 80’s dreadlockian Charno sporting his “SteamBoat” Team Steam sticker (printed by yours truly on our High Schools printing press) and flappin an andrecht like only he can.

Nice one Ken!!


SteamBoat Steam Sticker 1986