Ever found an old ramp in the middle of nowhere and wondered who the hell it belonged too? Ever thought about having a cheeky sesh the next time you’re there, bring some mates, do a bit of maintenance and maybes a bit of local exploration? Well thats exactly what Leo Forte and Martyn Tambling did with Ride UK photographer Dunc Smith and videographer Ryan Hallett. Check out how it all goes in the following video from Profile Racing.
I watched this last night before getting an early night because sadly some of us have to work on a Sunday in this job. The thought of working today, last night was the kind that sucked, I felt like my weekend had been stolen from me as i’d put in a good 65 hours this last week which for me is above the norm, I know some of you will be doing that and more and I sympathise.
Anyway onto the main subject here and we’re talking about the video from Skateboarder Magazine entitled “Gurus in the Ganges” which is a road trip video filmed in India during this huge once in a lifetime festival called the Kumbh Mela which happens once every 144 years. Now to learn more about this and why road tripping is a hell of great idea and even more so when you challenge yourself to somewhere out of the US or Europe, you should watch this video. Im not going to spoil it for you but the guys found it challenging at times but thats all part of the fun of going away and picking somewhere which will more than likely be outside of most peoples comfort zones. It’s an experience which you will gain for more from than you could imagine and look at it this way too, the street looks pretty sick in India. So after watching this you may want to start planning a few trips, hell do the big one, make it somewhere amazing and culturally different to where you are, or have been before, challenge yourself and invite some good friends along for the ride. Enjoy..
Some of the Alone crew met up for a good old session at Crawley and Horsham skateparks on a sunny, warm, summers night. Oh how im missing out on this summer with my god damn job working on a vampire drama. They need to start getting used to the sunshine!!!
Featuring; Tom Milham, Sean Pointing, Sam Collisson, James Hitchcox and Big Money
The Joy Formidable – Whirring
Durham tall man Harry Walker has been session’ing hard at Ben Hennon’s latest project “The Hideout” over in Crook. He’s put together a pretty good just shy of three minute edit with filmer Scott Greensmith. As Murphy says, shame about the music, it’s not the best Kanye tune but then again does he make much decent music? You decide another day, for now watch Harry take on the Hideout!
Kanye West – Black Skinhead
We’ve always loved the “Our House” sessions that Seventies have produced over the past two years, I can’t believe it was almost two years ago that they built that place but since then it’s had a non stop stream of visitors from all over England and the World coming over for a ride, creating a great series of videos and lots of good memories. I’ve even been lucky enough to session that place a few times back when I used to work down there.
Here’s what Seventies had to say before closing the doors for the very last time on the “Our House”
“It’s been almost two years since we opened the doors at ‘Our House’. In that time we have invited friends from both close and afar and seen more amazing riding from here than we had ever anticipated. Federal, The Shadow Conspiracy, Cult, DUB, MacNeil, Mutiny, The Make, Bone Deth, Hoffman and even our good friends at Premier, Pijin, 20Twenty, RADBMX and Crucial BMX shops are just a few of the many riders who passed through. Sadly all good things must come to an end, so to celebrate the life of Our House we held a small jam to bid it’s farewell. Check out the final session and hold tight for more coming very soon from Seventies”
Of Monsters And Men – Mountain Sound
Here’s what Greg and the team had to say about their second trailer for the “Make It Happen” video coming out in late 2013…
“For the second chapter of Make It Happen, we ventured to the vast cities of mainland China. We started in Hong Kong and headed into the mainland by train. The crew were handpicked for their ability as hardened travellers to cope with a foreign land such as China. It was a hard but rewarding journey. By day we rode endless miles in intense heat and humidity, seeking out new and untouched spots. We made our way from to city to city like a group of heavily laden packhorses with all our bikes and luggage, all drenched in sweat. But all the blood, sweat and hospital visits were worth it, as you will see in the full video at the end of 2013.”
Featuring Josh Harrington, Brian Kackinsky, Eddie Zunda and Greg Illingworth, filmed and edited by Will Evans. Be sure to check the MIH website for photos to accompany the trip.
This little gem popped up on my news feed earlier today and I couldn’t help but post it! Basically what it says on the tin, it’s a summer edit made by Ross Dunbar featuring a long list of riders such as; Jason Phelan, Alex Donnachie, Zander Rourke, Hector Spencer-Wood, Kriss Kyle, Drew Bezanson, Gregg Bartlett and of course Ross Dunbar.
Of Monsters And Men – Mountain Sound
Anton just sent over his latest edit fresh off the timeline. Summer in Iceland doesn’t last as long as it does in other countries, the season is shorter so he has to take full advantage of the light warmer days and nights says Anton. Unfortunately this summer was plagued with a broken collarbone from a MTB accident so this is what he managed to get filmed just before it all went down hill… pardon the pun Anton, its terrible..
Video of the flipping day/week/month.. coming straight outta Walker, kinda like Compton, the NSFYC hit hard and deep at the new Wasteland. Spending what looks to be a whole day there and not a few days wearing the same smelling garments the guys put on a reet good show lasting just under four minutes. Pegs, bizzles, ne handers and tom foolery, it’s got it all!
Nice one lads!!
NWA – Straight Outta Compton