‘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.
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.
New Folder is a short story about how like-minded friends from different cities spend their free time. Starring: Arseniy Svinarenko, Sergey Kishkin, Dima Makrushin, Nikita “Kamaz” Sergeev & Mitya Tipikin.
Also featuring: Max Molchanovskiy, Boris Gaisner, Daniil Khintbaya, Grigoriy Tishchenko, Eugen Enin, Sam Crofts, Maxim Fomin, Evgeny Zhirov, Slava Donchenko, Grisha Mikhalitsyn, Kirill Atamanov, Rinat Mustafin, Vlad Spasibenko, Andrey Borzenko, Egor Loginov, Vlad Sotnikov, Sasha Taranenko, Ruslan Suldin and Vova Turkin.
A Video by Rodion Korneev and Victor Bayramov. Photography by Arseniy Svinarenko. Typography by Mitya Tipikin. Original soundtrack by New Folder.
What is Urban Skating, sometimes called Free Skating or Power Blading? It blurs the lines between recreational inline skating and aggressive skating. We take a look back at the history of inline and Rollerblade then cover the various styles within urban skating. We also talk about urban inline skate and equipment - PLAY.
With the speed of 4x80mm wheels combined with one of the most innovative and capable aggressive skates in recent history, it’s the USD AEON 80 Team. An instant classic, you’re going to love hitting the park and hitting the streets in this versatile aggressive skate that provides unmatched speed and performance. The unibody design of the USD AEON 80 Team brings the skate low to the ground even while riding 80mm wheels. By combining the boot, frame, and soul plate into a single piece, the USD AEON 80 Team needs fewer parts, reducing weight while giving you a solid base and excellent power transfer. The skate comes with a strong, supportive, two-way ‘rockerable’ cuff that wraps around your foot for maximum sideways support on grinds and carves while still providing good frontal flex for efficient strides. Skate all day long in the comfortable MYFIT Skinny Boy Dual-Fit Liner that gives you good cushioning on landings. Complete with fast 4x80mm UNDERCOVER Raw wheels and WICKED ABEC 9 bearings, there’s a lot to like about the AEON 80 Team. The ideal mix of an aggressive and urban skate, USD AEON 80 Team gives you all the speed and tools you need to get bigger air, land bigger gaps, grind further, slide longer, and redefine what’s possible on inline skates.
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.
Presented by Blake Bird & Jamie Harris. Featuring: Alex Burston, Jurgen Nijman, James Bower, Bruce Dobble, Kalleo Hipolito, Sam Crofts, Matty Vella, Graeme Forbes, Aaron Turner, Tom Barrio, Leon Humphries, Jay Cuthbertson, James Keyte, Andy Spary & more.
On September 11th we held this year’s LDN Jam in South London next to the river Thames after not being able to hold one last year due to a global pandemic we did not know how this one would turn out. But we had a budget something we have never had before and we set to work organising the event from buying wood and materials ordering medals sorting out money to pay the Filmer and editors along with staff on the day.
And we could not be more proud of how it turned out so sit back and enjoy this years edition. We would like to thank everybody who has been supported the brand so far and to all the sponsors that sent us prizes without you guys we are nothing! - Capital Rollas.