Wallride 180 Mute Grab
Photos: Gabriel Hyden
Second Blood, Victor Legrand is in the process of filming a new edit for SSM. Dude is getting buck all over the French Riviera, and sent us a few screenshots of some deals and a few brutal looking falls.
Peep game on Victor’s last edit he did for us:
Roughest T-Stop in the game
True spin game Rap gravy train.
Sweaty Bank to Bank
Marc: What brings you back to the East?
Dafick: Well I Landed in Philly Yesterday with my main amigo Steve.
Actually came out here for Maryland Deathfest which is next weekend.
Its gonna be wild. Sleep, Pentagram, Venom, and Pagan Altar back to back.
Wouldn’t miss it for the world.
East Coast Stever
Marc: Got any other plans while your out there?
Dafick: But of course. Going to see the family. Its been almost a year since
I have seen any relative of mine. And then while I’m at it catching up with some old friends.
Plan on going through New Jersey, then NYC, then back to Philly, Baltimore,
and then flying back out through Philly
and blading as much as I can in between.
Kinda just going with the flow and seeing what comes my way…
Joey Chase Sweaty of Doom to Drop
The boys and their bounty
Joey Chase takes the best trick
Dafick snagging 2nd in the comp
SSM is proud to release the long awaited John Bolino Pro Model skate. Co-designed by Brian Shima and John Bolino, the skate comes complete with John’s favorite SSM liner (the ones with the fur), CO frames and an exclusive Bolino insert only available on the skate, Shredweiser 56mm “Steve Gasstation” wheels (flat set up), and Abec 7 factory bearings. Photos by Megen Petersen.
Picture by Wilson
Topside mistrial. Orange Country
Featured in Daily Bread magazine
Oli capturing time
Took the train back down from Scotland to London.
Monday night, we were invited for dinner with nabours, Paul and Alice, Paul is a film director and Alice has played many roles in some well known movies, such as the Borg queen in Star trek. They are two very kind natured people who are always happy to meet my friends and hear about skating. Gabriel got to talk with them about films and project ideas whilst Paul filled us up with Shots of heated rice wine and Vodka. Was a good night.
We took a day off to recover from Scotland. We spent some time playing music and things like that.
Gabriel and Miss Daisy Honey
Planned to shoot with Kola, rained off
Gabriel came along to my band practice, drank beers and hung out at the studio and met Ben Jiminez, younger brother of well known French skater Jeremy Jiminez. Jeremy has always been one of my favorite skaters to watch. Bens an incredable guitarist/ keyboard player in the project, how I met Ben is another story.
After practice we headed out to a party, which ended up being in some run down house which was partly under construction. The place had scaffolding poles running through the rooms when Gabriel asked the host where he could find the bathroom, the guys said go in the room next door. Shortly after, I had to make a call so had stepped out into the freezing cold hallway which stunk like piss. I heard shuffling around in the pitch black room ahead of me and assumed it must be Gabriel, so called out to him and asked what he was doing, he was going to toilet in a room without toilet and replied, it’s all good man, the man said that everyone goes in here, it’s cool mate!
We left shorty after that.
Gabs last spot
Met with Kola, SSM UK Leon Humphries and friends, Elliot Stevens and Billy Doyle. Skated city, just as the session was kicking off Gabriel got juiced to try a high rail to drop and unfortunately hurt his foot pretty bad, and resulted in him not being able to walk to good, we hit the pub for Gabriel to recuperate. Gabs foot just got worse so the session came to an end for the day.
Later that night Gabriel was dragged to a masquerade ball where we chilled. A crowd of people invited us back to their house for an after party we headed there for a while and then I decide to head back home, but Gabriel had seemed to have become extremely joyful through alcohol and insisted that we stay longer, he seemed to be having a great time so he decided to stay longer and hang out with his new friends.
Gabriel turned up at 1 pm Friday afternoon, after being lost on the London Underground. As he hadn’t slept all night he needed to sleep and headed upstairs to bed.
Kola had already headed back to Brighton, No photographer, no Gabriel and no one else was around to skate with, We had planned to shoot in Brighton so I caught up on all the boring things in life so I cleaned up the house which had become trashed and ran errands etc.
In the evening we caught the train to Leon’s and drove down to Brighton where we stayed with Kola. Good friends Sharpy, Steve Collis and all the Brighton crew were heading out for a night on the town and everyone was pleased to meet Gabriel for the first time.
Brighton town, just as the train comes in
Everyone went for breakfast and we headed out for a session, once the weather got worse, we hit the road and returned to London.
Oli, Kira and Gabriel at Christmas festival
We hit the Christmas market in the local town, Kira had a stall outside the theatre I work at, so we helped out on the stall for a few hours. Skating had come to an end this trip. Later that night Gabriel got to see one of my neighbours, Liam Gallagher of Oasis, and then we hit bar Solo for one last beer, where I found out that one of my band mates had knocked out our bass player with a champagne bottle. It now sounds like our bass could be pressing charges on our lead singer after needing surgery on his face, so the project might be over. Was sad to hear such bad news on Gabriel’s last night but I guess things will resolve themselves, as long as no one ends up in jail.
This morning we found this random picture in the news paper from Christmas Market, hahaha Hohoho and Merry Christmas to everyone.
Spent all day travelling up to Scotland. As soon as we stepped off the train, we strapped on the skates, cruised the streets and check city landscape in search of spots. Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in the UK, you could literally see Edinburgh Castle from the first spot we hit. Gabriel Laced a backside Royale on a huge never before skated, unwaxed concrete stair ledge. The light was fading fast and the day was coming to an end when we met up with Scottish skate ledgend and one of my closest old school rolling companions, Chris Doughty. We headed over to Doughtys’, and had some drinks. Gabriel played us some tracks from THE STRANGE BOYS, one of the bands he has been listning to a lot.
Later that night Chris and Lisa took us out to a local spot for some food and drinks, we were introduced to some traditional scottish music and dancing.
END OF DAY 2
Alf skating the streets of Philly with his new Marc Moreno set-up.
180 paralel grab. Picture by Jimmy Giambrone.