The Raging Lamos Brick Skate Park NJ 1992
Photo Geoff Grham
Look what Geoff sent us… Brilliant! It was a day in 1992 that will live on in infamy….. Tom “The Rock” Boyle vs. Tony Hawk II, the largest post Barn Gathering of Team Steam since (hopefully we can change that in 2010) and a live Raging Lamos show night cap. Click the classic photo (taken by Geoff on the day) below for more story:
Now back to the show:
He goes by many names: Stevie “D”, Starvin Eddie, rifller of fass riff’s Steve Mannion: Guitar and Vocals
Photo Geoff Graham
Part one of the “Powerful” rhythm section Steve “Dr. K” Kometoni: Bass and back ground Vocals
Photo Geoff Graham
Billy “The Kid” Schwarz: The Skins
Photo Geoff Graham
Who believes The Raging Lamos should compile all of their music (live and studio) onto one CD along with a comic of all the Lamos art work and offer it for sale! Just thinking out loud here…if you agree leave an arm twisting style comment (Jay Henry knows how to write those type follow his lead)
Thank Geoff these are really knock the skin off the ball.
PS here is a live Lamos track from CBGB’s for you to ENJOY
The answer to the question who bested Tony Hawk in a 1992 Florida contest is…..Tom “The Rock” Boyle!!
Tom “The Rock” Boyle Stalefish
So who is Tom Boyle you say… he was the rider who was the first to pull frontside kickflips on a vert ramp and along with skaters like Danny Way and Colin Mckay helped usher in the final bit of modernisation that brought all the street skating tricks of the early 90’s onto the vert ramp. Things would never be the same. Let’s take a look at Tom and these guys skating back then…Shall we?
Danny Way, Colin McKay…1997
So its now 1997 and vert riders can perform magic on the ramp, its no wonder the sport started coming back out of the darkness. Who would not be excited after watching this level of skating. We all know a bit of what is to come in the new millennium skating audiences wanted skaters to go from being magicians to plain old death defying stuntmen….and the sport moved into 360 Loops, Mega Ramps, Helicopters and Great Walls in China. By making things bigger and more daring almost overnight there where 1,000 new first to be attained in the sport…first to do the loop, first to pull any trick across the mega ramp or on its wall….Has anyone done a 25 foot frontside ollie to grind yet? .Well I for one am pleased to report that with the influence of East Coast Legend Bucky Lasek and his new bowl ‘Heaven’ it seems vert skating is trending back to a healthy balance of everything. That bowl looks like skaters skating something that is humbling for all the right reasons.
Yes, Yes I know that there were countless other skaters involved in these decades least of which Tony Hawk who’s contributions to the sport of skating need not even be taken into question but when you crack open the history books be sure to pencil in Tom “The Rock” Boyle if you find his name missing.
Ohhh and the winner of the Tony Hawk Ride (chosen at random from the correct entries) is……..MATHEW KLEIN
That is young Mathew Klein circa 1987 about to drop in on the quarter pipe…while I (Jason Oliva) skate his vert ramp
Well, Thanks to everyone who entered and thanks to Tony Hawk and the good people over at THRIDE for sponsoring!!
Look for more trivia contests soon in the new year. Dont forget to check out THRIDE and spread the word.
PS…. for those of you who may not know about Tony Hawk’s contributions on and off the board to the sport of skating this video is a good place to start…Nice run Tony!
This months Juice has an interview with Dan Tag by Jim Murphy…a must read!!
If you want the rest of the interview you will have to go out and buy a copy (hell! get a subscription) of Juice number 65…then call me on skype and read it into my answer machine please.
Photos by Grant Brittain
Dan’s no stranger to frontside invert skate mag fame…this mag (Transworld I think) highlights his win at OC Maryland…Somethings never change.
How about Tom “The Rock” Boyle in that inset photo…
Irene Ching circa 86 The Barn, NJ
I wanted to submit some photos of the Barn for your great website.
I had the pleasure of skating with Dennis and Jimmy Kane this past Saturday (July 7, 07) at the Delaware Gap facility.
It has been some 20 years since I’ve seen them last. Wow! It was a good time with Papo and Pup (puppetsjazzbar.. clicky..jason) sessioning, too.
Of course, I brought my old collection of photos to show them, and that’s when they told me to contact you.
I hope they can be of use. I do have more pics of the Barn.
Thanks and keep up the great work,
So I get introduced to Allen Gibson (DG Skate Facility) through mutual friends in NYC. Allen knows Menditto, Boyle..etc etc. I introduce him to Jimmy and Dennis Kane. They go to skate and Papo, Pup, and Irene are all there….too cool!!!
Irene has sent in some of the best pictures of The Barn to date and has a ton more for us!
Cant wait…here is a sample of the gems:
Jim Murphy The Barn circa 86
Pre Dread Zorlac John Gibson riding Jim Murphy!
Nice one Irene!!
PS..If you are in any of these photos send us a comment or an email! We are looking for you!!
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Tom “The Rock” Boyle Andrecht at Buster’s Barn PA 1989
Photo The Mighty Pete Furnee…nice one!
Tom at Buster Halterman’s Barn ramp in PA. Not much to say cept….didnt our boy here beat Tony Hawk in a mini ramp contest…. I think So!!
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