Andrew Lipari NYC 2008
My good, good friends son, Andrew Lipari….Coming up fine, and hitting the Brooklyn bridge banks ta boot!
Skatin to The Doors….Good Stuff Andrew, welcome to THOS.
A long overdue look at The Rumble in Romona, keep your eyes out for Steamboat and Tag (who earned the title of ‘Best over Channel’)
A christ air from Hosoi and a padless 540 from Ben Rayburn.
Dave Padulo on their first ramp NJ 80′s
Five sheets of plywood and several cords of firewood? I believe skate architecture has evolved into more economic designs than this but hey it was all uncharted territory back then…you had to skate what you could build.
That’s me in freakin 1980 man! London Calling, Freedom of Choice, Back In Black all just released into the world. Hard to believe they were ever “new”. Like us I guess.
Checkout Matt today back in the saddle skating away with Dave and his Nephews up and down the East Coast.
Jason Oliva (The House of Steam) and Rodney Smith (Shut) Shut Store 158 Orchard St. NYC December 2008
I flew into NYC for the first annual History of East Coast Skateboarding Summit. It was a two day event and well attended (Me Adam and Rod), alliances were formed, refreshments were served and some choice new SHUT gear and THOS Stickers were offered as take aways.
Rodney’s Office SHUT 2008
It was held in Rodney’s office were we sat down for hours trying to put the world to right. In the end we walked away with the knowledge that the story is being told and told well and The House of Steam is the place for it all to be and my continued stewardship is being watched and approved. Keep an eye out in your mailbox for an invite to the next History of East Coast Skateboarding Summit in 2009 were we will get together and continue the discussion about patch working this story together to better present our unity and roots.
Jason Oliva December 2008
Ps If you havent already get down to 159 Orchard and check out the Shut Shop…the coolest place to be.
Rodney Smith Shut Store 2008
And keep the media flowing in, I recently got a load of crazy cool new gems to add to the archive…
send stuff to: Jasonoliva@gmail.com
Team Steam’s Glen Charnoski has checked in and is doing fine competing against and beating those West coast legends left and right. Here are some pics of him doing his thing at the GVR Master Bowl.
Here is the footage of Glen’s win: