Kids of the Black Hole

Stoked to finally share the new video Kids of the Black Hole, I decided to move away from my usual wavey aesthetic to portray the essence of my friend Daniel Bunker along with an underlying feeling on youth culture.

I first started SMBH with the idea of London being a Black Hole at the centre of the UK, sucking up all the inspired youth. This is the case even more so today, with its pull expanding across the globe. Which makes it all the more upsetting that we’re currently under one of the most aggressive attacks on youth culture in modern times; audacious increases in tuition fees, blanket bans on drugs not seen anywhere before, even in the Regan era and most importantly the serial closing of world music renowned venues.

However skateboarding seems to be going in the opposite direction, some of the largest globalised companies are investing millions into moulding it into a ‘sport’, skaters constantly striving for more perfect and technical tricks, epitomised most with the recent inclusion in the olympics.

I feel It shouldn’t be this way, it should be fun and about creative expression. Hence my direction in this new video, punk vibe, voice of the disgruntled youth, fuck the system. Filmed only in the streets or skater-made DIY spots.

Enjoy xx

 

For Dylan xxxxx

Dylan Rieder was one of the most stylish and talented skateboarders to ever grace this planet, even typing this I am struggling to come to terms with how monumental a loss this is. Dylan sadly passed away yesterday, at the young age of 28, due to complications with Leukemia. This is for you, all your family, friends and fans; Galaxy wide.

Dylan Rieder gazing off into the galaxy

Whether it was the pages of Vogue magazine, modelling for DKNY, or shredding the streets, Dylan had an almost effortless cool which influenced our culture more then anyone else I can think; his influence spanned through many generations and industries making waves in both skateboarding and fashion . His black/white New York chic has been imitated by many, but replicated by none. The sheer amount of social media posts is a moving homage to just how many hearts he touched.

The real essence of Dylan however came out in his skating, explosive, powerful and of course stylish he was a true don papa. Unique in his trick selection, no one else was doing impossible tail-grabs and definitely not as audaciously high as Dylan.

Dylan Impossible over Bench at the Seaport NY

He was a true inspiration, and one legend who will be immortalised within skateboarding’s history.

Enough words, as they’re really just scratching the surface on his brilliance, below are a selection of our personal favourite from the don Dylan.

For Dylan xxxxxxxxxx

Now you’re suitably amped, please, go out there and shred…

For Dylan

Five years of Grey skateboard magazine video

It’s been a very bleak few years for skateboard print magazines, but luckily we have Grey – a real Phoenix from the ashes. In its small form size its super easy to grab from your local skate store an read on the go. Always packed with the interviews you wanna read an shots you need to see. Grey magazine have been a truly essential part of the UK scene for the past few years, an it shows with this brilliant retrospective

 

Here’s to another five more amazing years of Grey!!!

Cheers guys!!!

How to make a ghetto fisheye for any camera CHEAP!


For only £2.50 you can make yourself a ghetto ass fisheye for all those proper gully angles.

Works best with cameras with small flush lenses like mobile phones or handicams.

Instructions:

Step 1) Buy this (or get cheaper one from your local hardware store)

Step 2) Cut out a gap in a bottle gap to fit the neck of the peep hole in (Not essential, just easier to mount)

Step 3) Unscrew back of peep hole and push the neck through, screw the back on.

Step 4) Mount the finished lens on your camera with whatever you can get your hands on! Tape, blu tack etc… For true security duct tape that fucker!!

Your finsihed ghetto fisheye should look something like this

Ghetto fisheye made from a peep hole

 

Here is some footage of Grant Taylor recorded with this sick little fisheye to show you its true power (about 50 seconds in)

 

 

Chris Oliver goes in for his Vans Excursions part

Chris Oliver keeps to himself, letting his skating do the talking. His latest part for the Vans Excursion series is no different; heavy tricks from start to finish you cant take your eyes away!!!

Nice variety of spots and tricks including fresh takes on many iconic London locations, with a chilled original soundtrack.

This is a proler edit not to be missed.

SWOOSH – Supreme/Nike SB GTS collection video by William Strobeck

To celebrate the announcement of the Supreme/Nike SB Great Tennis Shoe, William Strobeck has come out with this rocking edit. So soon after SICKNESS , Strobeck is killing it.

SWOOSH left me absolutely speechless, pure magic from Alex Olson, Kevin Bradley, Brian Anderson & Sean Pablo.

 

Watch more William Strobeck Vidoes Here

 

The shoes 

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Globe EU Tour kicks off today in London – Rodney Mullen, Chris Haslam, David Gonzalez, Mark Appleyard, Louie Barletta and more!

Globe are kicking of this summers European Tour, #GLOBEEUTRIPPIN, at Southbank today @ 3pm. All their best skaters have made the hop across the Atlantic including legends Rodney Mullen, Chris Haslam and Mark Appleyard; full roster can be seen on the flyer.

More details on Sidewalk

 

Globe EUTRIPPIN skate tour a
Skateboarding video by Sidewalk

HUF x Bronze 56k // Hippie Speedball

Bronze 56k coming in hot with their second collab of the year, building on the hype from the Palace x Bronze paramount video, they bring out this dope as fuck shoe with HUF. A rad iteration of the HUF classic hi with stronger materials an hype bronze branding on each ankle.

 

Bronze 56K HUF classic hi
Bronze 56K HUF classic hi

Peep the edit Hippie Speedball below: