Tag Archives: Sean Miller

513: Tony Hawk vs Tom “The Rock” Boyle vs Sean Miller vs Jim Murphy!: The Movie! 1992 Franklin Roosevelt delivers the goods.

I wrote about this day years ago it even inspired THOS’s first contest….I continue to write about it.

1992 all the Titans of East Coast  skating decide to gather in one place….NJ…and then Tony Hawk walks through the saloon doors. Sporting gunfighter purple and a ski hat stretched over his helmet (as I recalled correctly). There was a “where are we going to do this?” feel in the air….Cut to a neighbouring indoor bowl (I think Jeff Jones owned it) for what seemed like a private warm up but was more like a heavy weight boxing weigh in. I am pretty certain there are no pictures(Geoff prove me wrong!). Of the few people there..everyone skated. I for one was a deer in the headlights but was not gonna miss an opportunity to say I rode that day (even if it was just doing egg plants and bailing all over the place) in hindsight I would have  best served the moment behind a camera. I do recall Tony dropping in, frontside olling a channel, then  pulling a gauntlet throwing McTwist after having just gotten out of a car less then 2 minutes ago. Charno responded with the burliest board slide around the corner that could be heard from the parking lot. Anyway……

Franklin Roosevelt delivers the goods with 12 minutes of raw footage from the vert ramp at Impact Zone in Bricktown later that day. The only need these riders had for helmets was to protect themselves from the ceiling.

Tom “The Rock” Boyle—-Tony “The Legend” Hawk–Jim “The Murph Monster” Murphy–Sean “The Almighty” Miller that is quite  a bookshelf.

Tom does disasterish tricks like no other, its like the ramp would’nt dare let him slam and The McTwist it is an amazing trick but a Sean Miller McTwist let alone back to back! ….and Murph is just our fricken hero.

and Tony as always can only be measured by Tony himself.

if only the camera kept running into the night:

Raging Lamos by Geoff Graham

Please comment on the other people in the video street and ramp, I was too anxious to post to do  a proper analysis. There is Philly street legend Ricky Oyola street skating with a flatspot wheel concluding  in a 1992 Nirvana induced helmet toss…Jay Henry would have been proud! Great stuff!

Also you can catch a glimpse of Tony Hawk frontside rock n rolling that huge street wall…

Chime in!!

Jason Oliva Artist

When we were young,  not all of them…but alot of Team Steam Bruthas

Photo via timer Geoff Graham

I’m the one with the baseball hat in front of Weep tossing a peace sign. (click the pick to see all the names)


370: Ben Miller and Friends circa 1986-87. Mike Doering’s Ramp Chalfont PA

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Ben Miller and Friends circa 86-87

Jason Oliva

If you know where this was taken or if you can identify yourself or others please email me or leave a comment.

Thanks to: Gregg Gottschling www.TheGiftCardCafe.com


Kinda low budget but I am proud of this graphic

#1 Brad Ward
#2Mindsetter Brother

#3Preston Mindsetter

#4 Brendan Mindsetter
#5 Barker Barrett
#6 Paul Borien
#8  Rush Linhart
#9 Me (Mike Doering)
#11 Greg Gottschling
#12 Todd Fisher
#13 Ken Gilbride
#14 Ben Miller
#15 Bob Kuhla



369: Sean Miller & co. Circa 1986-87 Leave a comment if you are in this picture.

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If you know where this was taken or if you can identify yourself or others please email me or leave a comment.

Thanks to:

Gregg Gottschling



Kinda low budget but I am proud of this graphic!

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347: Benj put together some footgage of Sean Miller Skating alone at CheapSkates, PA 1990

Benj and John Marshall (CheapSkate local from PA)
Benj’s New Years resolution was to get this footage together and get it out to us…so here it is

Priceless stuff!


Jason Oliva

342: Sean Miller 1990 Cheapskates

326: More Cheap Skate Artifacts on the way.

Click the image to In biggin.

Art by Ken Sigafoos


For the last couple month I have been receiving (and hoarding like treasure) a lot of great artifacts for the archive. 20-30 never before seen Barn photos and also some amazing relics from Cheap Skates. I will be doing my best to get all of this wealth distributed to everyone via the archive as timely as possible. If you have anything remember you can email me directly at jasonoliva@gmail.com 

297: The Almighty Sean Miller 1990 National Champion, Cheap Skates Business Card

Jason Oliva The House of Steam

Quite an addition to the archive!!