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Watch Death Skateboards at R-Kade Skatepark

A new video featuring Death Skateboards and Death Urethane team riders warming up the new R-Kade skatepark on friday night is now online.

The team were in Redcar ahead of the ‘Doing it for Bingo‘ jam so click play for Steak, Benson, Moggins, Mike Simons, Blinky, Boots, Dan Cates, James Jones, Mikey Patrik, Shaun Currie (Death Urethane), Ronny Calow and Rob Smith.

Big shout to to Mikey Patrick who is still in a bad way after breaking his arm on the handrail on a Redcar filming mission.

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Watch Bingo tribute video from Real Skateboards

Real Skateboards have put together a fantastic tribute video for Bingo who sadly passed away back in February 2011 to create awareness of their Action Realized tribute deck that’s been released to all good UK skate shops this week. A portion of the proceeds of this board will be donated to the British Heart Foundation, to help them continue to fight Heart Disease in the UK.

Watch this video that features many friends in the skate scene of Steven ‘Bingo’ Binks and get involved.

Actions REALized – Bingo from dlxsf on Vimeo.

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Real Skateboards release Bingo tribute deck

Take 2 mins out of your day to read a wonderful tribute from Focus skate shop last night:

“Feb 9th 2011 saw one of the greatest losses to the UK Skateboarding Community, with the passing of Steven “Bingo” Binks. We as skateboarders lost one of our true Greats! Bingo was a true UK Legend and was friends with so many companies and shops all over the country.

One such strong tie was with Deluxe Distribution and particularly Real Skateboards. Real have honoured Bingo with these limited Action Realised “Bingo” Boards, under their Action Realised scheme giving back to the world through positive actions. With the proceeds of the board sales going to The British Heart Foundation we are giving back to the people that need it through Skateboarding.”

Props to Jim and all at Real for doing this, it’s a wonderful tribute. Look out for these soon in your local SOS and support the cause.


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Pigs and Wigs North East scene video online

The Mischief edit from the North East skate scene video, ‘Pigs In Wigs‘ released back in 2010 is online from today edited by Bingo (RIP) himself alongside all of the other sections from the video.

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Dean Brodrick Retrospective art show 15th to 18th Feb

A show featuring the art of Dean (Bod) Brodrick (RIP) will be running up in Middlesbrough this month from the 15th-18th February. Put together by close friends the art show will run at the Pop Up Gallery at 148 Linthorpe Rd, TS1 3RA and feature Bod’s deck graphics, videos, t-shirt designs and will also pay homage to Mischief Skate Shop and Bingo (RIP).

This is a truly wonderful thing to do to honour the lives of skateboarders who have contributed much to their local scenes. The gallery will be open daily from 10am-5pm and there will be a closing party from 7pm-10pm on Saturday 18th. Please spread the word if you are local.

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Bingo’s Five Bridges Send Off session footage

steve_bingo_binksThis Sunday over 150 people turned out at Five Bridges in Gateshead to send off Mishief’s Steve “Bingo” Binks who passed away last week.

Watch the footage that Sidewalk have edited so quickly for you to watch here featuring Scott Palmer, Mark Baines, Adam Stoddart, Jimmy Boyce, Jamie Errington, James Coyle, Tom Harrison, Ben Grove, Ronny Calow, Leon Bottomley, Joe Gavin and more.

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RIP Steven Bingo Binks – Five Bridges send off Sunday

steve_bingo_binksApologies for the lack of skate news yesterday but we felt as though it wasn’t relevant considering the news that had broke of Steven ‘Bingo’ Binks sudden misfortune.

For those of you who didn’t know Bingo, he ran the Mischief Skate Shop in Stockton-on-Tees for the last 15 years and was one of the most dedicated skateboarders in the UK. He was there for everyone, for whoever needed advice, facts, history or general feedback and doing what he could for the local community to bring them together. Bingo always had a positive attitude, would help anyone and loved posting his views about it on the internet and keeping in touch with us via our social networks.

His sudden departure shocked the skateboard community yesterday. It made everyone realise how important it is to enjoy what we have, whilst we have it. Reading through the tributes on the forum thread at Sidewalk yesterday and the comments on Steve’s Facebook page was nothing but heartbreaking. Today, people have reacted the only way they can and that’s by remembering the good times and creating an event to send Bingo off, the way he would have done for others. Hosted by the skaters of Teeside, this memorial jam will be held this Sunday 13th February at the Five Bridges spot in Gateshead from midday and go on throughout the afternoon into the evening. See the Facebook page here for full details and click here for a map.

The skaters of Teeside had this memorial graff up on the wall last night in honour of the great man that has been forwarded via twitter and facebook all night long. We are thinking of all of his friends and family down here in the South, celebrate his life this weekend to the full and remember, we have one life, enjoy it to the full.

Steven ‘Bingo’ Binks RIP.

Thanks to Ronny Calow for posting this portrait on facebook.



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Mischief Bobble Hats

mischief_bobble_hatWith up to 9 inches of snow falling up North this weekend and more scheduled to drop in the near future, the lads of Mischief skate shop in Stockton On Tees have their work cut out to even get in to serve your skateboarding needs.

Get yours and keep your nugget warm before they are all gone from the shop at 5 Regency West mall or online at