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238: Tom Groholski gymnast plant circa 1986 Japanese Robot Vision ad


Tom Groholski gymnast plant circa 1986 Vision add

When this appeared in Thrasher I was blown away for a myriad of reasons:

1. It was Tom doing a sick gymnast plant.

2. It had Team Steam’s Stevie D’s board graphics.

3. and last it had Japanese Robot toys which myself, Ben, and weepee where really into (we actually bought a bunch from Glen Danzig in NYC once…long story)

thanks for sending this one Bernie
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18: Tom Groholski Invert at The Girl Ramp 1986

Tom Groholski Invert at the girl ramp 1986 photograph jason oliva

Tom Groholski Invert at the Girl Ramp 1986 New Jersey

Thats Rocky Vertone on the Platform and Bernie O’Dowd on the ground,

Ben Cornish, Dan Tag, Jimmy Kane,Papo and Jeremy from NYC where also at this session…more photos to follow.

Photograph jason Oliva

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Bernie O’Dowd and Chris WEEP Blank Dorkin Around circa 1987
Super 8 footage by Ben Cornish

Team Steam at Matt Klein’s New jersey Circa 1987
Super 8 from Ben Cornish

3: Tom Groholski….huh?


I was used to seeing kick ass photo’s of Team Steam’s and New Jersey’s own Tom Groholski in the Skate mags but when I saw this shiny sticker in a capsule in a 25 cent bubble gum machine (circa 1986) I said WTF!! I cant remember who was with me but I dropped a handfull of quarters to get this……..

I also scored a shiny ZORLAC….ahhhh the 80’s!!



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