“For my fourth Pro Aeon from USD, I wanted to create a simplified classic aeon aesthetic, but with the latest high spec features. Starting with removing the skin and selecting a timeless USD cream colour in homage to skates such as the Fredrick, Arlo and All-Star team Thrones of the past.
Working with the MyFit design team I created a new pro liner in the silhouette of the latest MyFit Prime liners. I selected these for maximum support and responsiveness, but with an added recall innersole for that instant out-the-box comfort. As usual, I removed the 45-degree straps and added extra high-quality waxed laces. I rounded the skate off with my ‘Le Planet Sauvage’ pro wheels from Undercover’s Blockbuster range and Wicked ABEC 9 bearings.” - Sam Crofts.
Shot on location in Brixton, London. Filmed & Edited by Joe Harvey / Raygun London.
NEW! October 20, 2023: added The Extended Mix.
‘Happy’, by Jon Lee. Featuring: AL,
Seany G Funk,
Vx. Fresh Out of The Pen.
HAPPY - THE EXTENDED MIX :)
Filmed over a couple of spring weekends before Martin’s Knee Operation. When I posted this I didn’t have the words to add so I will leave a message from the man himself: “I went to war for this part, physically and mentally. We chose a song that reflects my long lasting love for this profession. I’ve applied myself for the best part of 24 years! I hope you all enjoy !".
Martin’s words sum this up perfectly, he went to town on the spots giving it his all in the weekends leading up to his operation. The commitment and sacrifice Martin gave with the potential of aggravating a long term injury shows how much he loves rollerblading. As always the time spent making this was inspiring and rewarding in equal parts. I thank Martin for all of this as without him taking these risks I’d just be another dude with a camera, for his friendship and for everyone who helped us make this happen.
More Idleminds Videos on Youtube.
The Ldn jam took place last year at baysixy6 skatepark in London on the 27th of August! This year’s event will be on the 26th of August we hope to see you there! More Infos (Instagram).
“This needed to be re-up’d. Filmed in one day, down one street in the UK’s capital, London. This demonstrates how hard wearing the Go project wheels are. And how they can handle punishment when Leon Humphries serves his sorcery. Leon is not messing around when it comes to blading, or anything else, as a matter of fact”.
“62mm of tough urethane can be purchased here. I filmed this with Leon’s HD Panasonic HPX170 (I think it is?) and my Sony VX700 - a great combo! Enjoy!”. - Jon Lee.
Music: Lil Ugly Mane - predominance.
“Due to high demand, We have brought this project back online and are pleased to officially release this project as many great memories were captured. We hope you enjoy this contribution to the world of blading media, and are currently cooking up a couple of fresh projects for your viewing pleasure”.
“Feel free to chuck a few queenheads in the tin for a beer or 4 - these pints aren’t getting any cheaper (Paypal Link). Filmed in between Joe Atkinson travels, in London. Cheers to the fun times!” - Jon Lee.
Skate parks featured:
Meanwhile. Music featured:
Stranglers - Get a grip,
Peter and the test tube babies - banned from the pubs,
Wreckless Eric - take the cash (K.A.S.H). Camera used:
Sony VX1000 with Century Optics MK1 fisheye lens.
Visit Joe-atkinson.com - Born and raised in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, Joe is a lifelong athlete, currently travelling the world, inspiring audiences, skaters and new-comers through his competition runs, performances and skate visuals. Joe’s skating has been seen in vogue magazines, global campaigns, bilboards and books across the world, and his skills within the discipline of inline skating have brought him numerous awards, World Championship titles, Panini cards and signature products from industry leading brands. Joe’s creative approach to inline skating is focused on evolving his own limits, between his body and the physical environment.
Previously: Joe Atkinson in San Francisco, by Ivan Narez.
All the bails, fails, unused clips, laughs and behind the scenes action from Sam Crofts’s latest USD Aeon pro skate promo. Filmed & edited by: Jon Lee. Filmed in: London, Bristol, Brighton, Manchester, Stockport, Plymouth, Sheffield and Nottingham. Additional filming: Joe Spray, Luke Thompson and James Bower.
‘Undertone’ for Them Skates performed and shot throughout the period of Autumn 2021 - Spring 2022. ‘Undertone’ represents a necessary abstraction of this moment in time. Shot in London UK, featuring Leon Humphries.
Main cameras: Joe Spray, Tom Sharman, Michal Pupava, Mathew Stewart & Simon Isles. Photography: Tom Sharman. Editing / effects by: Scott Blackmore. Music Track: Magik Markers & Bardo Pond.
‘SHINE’ (2022) Is the latest amalgam of life, skate culture and skill captured through the lens of BANK LDN. Shot primarily in London UK with a special journey to Glasgow & Edinburgh, Scotland.
As paths intersect and depart, the constant remains the intuition to skate. A central beacon which has guided the collective journey of this group. A true nature is revealed in these high moments of visualisation and aesthetic brilliance - An inner realisation of oneself in a finite moment.
Shot & edited by Leon Humphries. Titles, animations & assistant editing - Neil Ingall. Title & Graphics - Ian Gallais. Camera assistance - Joe Spray, Tom Sharman, Matt Collins, James Keyte, Lewis Bowden, Chris Doughty & Joe Harvey.
Filmed in and around London over the last year. Bruce Dobbie had a really bad knee injury that stop him skating but he has brushed it of and is back. So keep you eye peeled on this guy!
Filmed by Blake Bird, Nick Bone, Billy Murton, George Amos & Chris Rutherford.