Friday, November 7, 2014
Tom Boyle #3.
Running down a dream.
The Rock was on New School after stints on World Industries and H-Street. He had parts in both New School videos. His part in the promo was good, but his part in Slash Dogs was better. You could see how much he improved in a short time, not that he was skating poorly in 1993. The airs were higher and the tech tricks were done more smoothly. They even made him skate a little bit of street. At some point Tom switched to Arsenal, a another company done under the S.O.P. umbrella. The Arsenal team included Adam Beltz, Tony DaSilva, Jayme Fortune, Judd Hertzler, Aric Hondell, Jon Miner, and Mike Rafter.
I kept this week on skaters who had parts in Slash Dogs. One guy who got a lot of ads and coverage at the time was Brandon Carabajal. Did he ever film any video parts? I don't think I know much about that guy. Also it seems a lot of the riders for New School had their mid 1990s moment and then vanished.
Thrasher - February 1995 Volume 15 Number 2