Wallride 180 Mute Grab
Photos: Gabriel Hyden
John Bolino spent some days at the East coast filming with our friends from Create. That’s what he got.
Check the extended version documenting his trip.
We’ve already told you about John’s september trip to Moscow Street Contest, where he met new friends and had a really good time, but it was just a minor part. We present you the photogallery by SKATERS.RU staff photographer and my good friend Semyon Aleschenko. Spots, beware! JB is constantly searching for tricks like a hungry shark searches for human blood in the deep waters of the ocean.
www.dudesblood.viewbook.com/album/johnbolinoinmoscow gallery by Semyon Aleshenko
We couldn’t be happier when John Bolino finally arrived to Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow. First thing we did was going to the Rollerclub skateshop to obtain a new pair of JB skate for.. JB. Some traditional russian food and chill session on street spots after that. Filmed couple deals on old VHS Handycam. Here’s the turnout – halfcab fishy first try. We’ll be filming until September 12th and the beginning is already ill! Stay tuned, no more words cause now we gotta go SHRED!
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.
Gabriel got injured some months ago and he is back on his skates again ripping harder than ever.
Edit by Roland Kluger.
Ladkinson before departing for from England for the clash.
About to ride the sky
Coffee break with the crew
Remy Meister in the house
Dave passed out
On the way to Amsterdam
Jon not being arrested
Jon got arrested in amsterdam for peeing on some guys front door really!
Bomb threat at Amsterdam airport 5 hour delay which turned into another day in amsterdam
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.
We got quite an early start, considering we were trying to recover after a long night of Scottish Dancing. We met with Doughty and the local scottish crew for a long day of street skating. Gabriel laced some sick tricks. We even met Santa and his little helper, Santa himself Rocked the SSM’s and is now out there spreading the word on the streets. If he gets over his drinking problem maybe he could even turn pro? After a long day, a bunch of us headed back to Doughty’s, where we got to hang out with more of the Scottish lad’s. Chris pulled out all the archive footage from when me, Chris, Albert Hooi and friends hit the US back in the day, we even found behind the scene footage and 2nd angle clips of Brian Shima from the Mind Game video, Brain Fear Gone, along with footage from sessions featuring still up and coming skaters Rob Thompson and Chris Haffey.
Joe Atkinson turned up later that night along with others and everyone hit the town The club we ended up at had people getting free hare cuts in a corner of the room, which seemed quite random.
Hair cut at the club
END OF DAY 3
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