cheapskates

this place was the shit. not only did it have the best vert, mini and bowl, but also some of the best skateboarders of the time. they flocked to this factory above philly to fuel their addiction. the progression kept the best guys pushing the tricks. it was close enough to new york that all the shut crew would show up during bad weather. remember billy waldmen? how about bam margera? thomas morgan, dune, bill weiss, bucky laseck... the list of rippers who frequented this place is heavy. once i got a vehicle, i came here a lot to get in on the action

RIP sean miller and tom boyle. two of the greatest skateboarders

these images are all shot by jerry and from 1989

barker
barker barrett was riding for shut around this time (1989). such a lip wizard

craig
dark barker ollie tail grab


craig stout came down from easton to blow minds with lofty tricks on the mini like this frontside tuck

jay sigafoos
jay sigafoos with a huge indy, how did he do this?

jay sigafoos
it was amazing to watch jay skate this ramp, ask anyone who saw

jay sigafoos
jay blasting a stalefish. check my lehigh valley section for more of jays pop

jay sigafoos
smith grinding


it had been a long time since i've been to cheapskate when i went back 1998. i was lucky to catch a session with longtime rippers of the pa vert scene. the rest of these images are from that day, all shot by jerry and from 1.1998

darren mendito
darren mendito ripped everytime i saw him, over decades. the varial flip indy

darren mendito
the moose, backside air after they knocked the wall down and added a street course

darren mendito
check my ocean city section for frontside airs from darren

darren mendito
beautiful frontside ollie

darren mendito
indy poke

darren mendito
kickflip indy

darren mendito
lein

darren mendito
ollie like i wish i could

dan tag
dan tag is always down for a frontal. heres one in the bowl

dan tag
layback on the block

dan tag
invert on the vert

dan tag
standard operating procedure

dan tag
for tag

dan tag
all terrain tag lippin on the mini

unknown
unknown ripper w a solid backside blast

unknown
another angle of that, just not a wide angle

unknown
unknown invert

unknown
unknown frontside barge on the vert ramp

unknown
and in the bowl

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and on the lip

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unknown ollie in the bowl

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unknown nosepick


cheapskates skatepark, 1988ish

you should be thankful im sharing this. sean miller and tom boyle on the vert ramp. jay and ken sigafoos, barker barrett, dan tag and jerry hahn on the mini. lots of great tricks get thrown down on the mini


all photos and video by jerry or friend and copyright negativeion.com

 



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