Photos by Mike Drummond
Words by Seb Hejna
With the recent Battle of Hastings taking place, the UK has been lucky enough to have some of the best pros on the planet right here on our doorstep. And they don’t come much bigger than the Etnies team. They are doing a mini tour of the UK visiting some legendary spots and shops. After Hastings, there was only one place to go first, and that was London’s premium rider owned store, Volt BMX. Volt is a stones throw away from Clissold park bowl, arguably the best concrete bowl in London, partly because Volt’s owner, the Legend John Dye, consulted with the local Council and build company to make sure they got things right. This bowl is also a 5 minute ride from my house, so gets my vote every time.
Like any local spot, it has a good core of local shredders, and because of the proximity to Volt, it means a lot of these locals are Volt bred. The likes of Jimmy Rushmore, Louie ‘Bambi’ Mire and Greg Illingworth are regulars and roast higher than anyone I’ve seen down there, but with names like Tommy Dugan, Chase Hawk and Dylan Lewis all embarking, I wanted to see how the locals held up.