“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.
USD Aeon 60 Crofts Promo Edit. Filmed & edited by: Jon Lee. Additional filming: Joe Spray, Luke Thompson and James Bower. Thumbnail shot by: Tom Sharman. Filmed in: London, Bristol, Brighton, Manchester, Stockport, Plymouth, Sheffield and Nottingham. Music: Nektar - Good Day.
Sam Crofts third USD Aeon Pro Skate is out now! Promo Speech:“For my third pro skate from USD I’ve designed another skinned Aeon 60. In an effort to make my skate more sustainably sourced I’ve this time chosen a Vegan / PU leather. I’ve been extensively testing various types of Vegan / PU leather skins over the course of the last 18 months and I’m very confident what we’ve come up with is even better than the real suede/leather used on my previous skate. I was fortunate that the release of this skate coincided with the release of my first aftermarket pro MyFit second skin liner, which will also come with this skate as standard. The liner follows the same classic MyFit second skin silhouette, but has been constructed with upgraded materials; a super hardwearing vegan suede exterior to prevent any holes caused by abrasion or pressure points from the inside of the skate to give the liner an extended life. I added a very comfy recall innersole for extra comfort on longer session and I rounded it off with a classic 14 wale corduroy top to match my favourite pants, embroidered with my signature geometric fox. We also upgraded the wheels, the skate now comes with the premium Undercover Apex 60mm wheels and Wicked Abec 9 bearings for super fast bowl and park skating, making this my fastest and highest spec pro skate yet!” - Sam Crofts.
January 31, 2022: Bank LDN delivers us this gem on their Youtube Channel.
In 2017, James Bower’s street skating kicked on. He was able to shoot a selection of moves in London for the first feature length Bank production - ‘Bank Volume 1’. This video was shot throughout the spring and summer of 2017. In celebration of his birthday, here is the part in full.
Kizer Soulframe 60 - Rolling Review with Sam Crofts: Sam Crofts reviews our new Soulframe at the BAYSIXTY6 Skate Park in London.
After the success of the USD Aeon skate, we took a close look at its design in the development of the new Kizer Soulframe 60. We wanted to lower the center of gravity whilst increasing the direct feeling of grinding. It is completely made out of aluminum for maximum energy transfer, faster grinds, and designed specifically for the high-speed park, bowl skating, and coping grinds. Like the Aeon it is a non-UFS unibody soul plate with an integrated frame, to achieve the lowest center of gravity and widest split for flat setups, making it lighter and stronger whilst using fewer parts. Plate and frame are made out of 6061 aircraft aluminum, CNC machined to perfection and coming with the new Element II aluminum H-block. The frame is designed to hold a maximum of 4x60mm wheels for, what we consider to be the perfect flat setup. The Soulframe has predrilled and recessed mounting holes which are compatible fit most USD skates and also Salomons.