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?
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.
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.
Got this great clip from John “Bubs” Bubniak he writes…
CCCC video of my old skating bud Dan Wharton… Love for you to post it.
Man, I miss the Crest… what a great ramp!.
Well here it is…
The skater is Dan Wharton, a great unknown skater from Woodbridge, VA. The music is off an early Agency 8 demo tape.
I totally dig the ass kicking unknown skaters …. Dan Wharton you are now officially just an ass kicking skater. Great shot of the Templified CCCC as well.
Sorry so slow I am on the move lately.
WOODEN WAVE II Richmond VA 1979 Dave Alexander
These photos are Dave Alexander, skating a ramp which was dubbed “the wooden wave II”. The pictures were probably taken by Dave’s brother, Mike. Dave, Mike, and I built this very sketchy but huge ramp out of mostly scrap wood next to the Telegraph Road / Duke Street overpass probably around 1979. Dave and Mike, and I lived on the same street growing up in Alexandria, and this was about a mile from where we lived. We had built a previous wooden wave in the parking lot of an office building which lasted a week or so before we were ordered to tear it down. This second incarnation was built right across a public sidewalk which served as the run-up. The ramp was a total piece of crap, it shook when you hit the transition on the way up, but it was definitely fun to ride. The thing was sixteen feet tall and the top piece of plywood was just barely over vertical (probably by accident). This one lasted a few weeks until one day we showed up and it had been burned down. Being built on public property right across a sidewalk, we knew it wouldn’t last long, but we figured the public works guys from the city would tear it down. As it turns out, it served as a bon fire for someone instead, but it was fun while it lasted. We built a series of these things all over Alexandria. I know most skaters from back in the day did the same thing. Good times…
David Alexander 1977 Frontside Skateworld VA
Meigs Hodge Skateworld VA
Not often we get some cool seventies skate action. I have been meaning to enter Skateworld VA shots along with Dave and Meigs into the archive for sometime. I have gathered a decent amount of pics to make a cool gallery so here it is. Maybe John Egertson and relevant company can chime in and wax poetically on this skate park from VA. A lot of people from SW have been getting in touch via The House of Steam which is always cool!
Meigs Hodge SkateWorld VA
John Egertson Skate World Alexandria VA 1977
Killer 1977 shots from John Egertson…A skate Park and Star Wars in the theater…good times.
According to John the park was located on Wheeler (really!) Avenue in Alexandria VA. Moguls, a pool and that crazy vert wall.
Anyone remember any of the SkateWorld Team Members: Connor Mulroney (Dermot Mulroney’s brother…Really!) Miles Rolf, Mike and Dave Alexander, Jimmy Treece and Steve Kelleher. If you are out there or know any of these peeps…. get em!!
Pat Clark, Mike “Micro” Mapp, Bruce Adams and Mike Kresky (Powell Peralta) are all known to have skated here….So there have to be more pics!
Original Skate World sticker
If you have any pics from Skate World or know any of these peeps send me an email.
Thanks for the pics and research John
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Team Steam’s Captain John Ballon in Power Edge Magazine. 1990
John Ballon is my favorite skater to see on a ramp it’s like watching a train do ballet.