Andy Scott

2015 with The Black Sheep Store.

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

 

This year has been a busy one for us at The Black Sheep Store. To celebrate all the happenings we thought we would recap on some memories that some of you may have missed.

 

To start off with we would like to thank all you lovely people for the support you’ve shown us. Not just in the past year but since our birth in 2006. It has lead us to the grand opening of our newest and best store situated on Dale St, Manchester.

 

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The opening off our store meant we had to close Central Skatepark that hopefully inspired the next generation the next generation of skaters for many years. It has to be one of the best parks I’ve ever skated, it was amazing to be part of something great in the Manchester scene and we hope you all enjoyed the time we had there as much as we did. Here’s the video of the last ever jam…

 

 

 

Then Sexual Stu was hired and proved his capabilities meaning he kept his job here, at Manchester’s finest The Black Sheep Store, PUMF.

 

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We extended our team adding some rippers such as Jordan Sharkey.

 

Then also welcomed Seb Batty to the team…

 

 

Nearly forgot about our extension into the vert side of our team with none other than Reiss Johnson.

 

 

Harry Lintell released a Volcom ‘True To This’ part that blew away the minds of many skaters.

 

 

The best skating hobbit to grace this earth who is also a valuable member of our team, Eddie Belvedere, managed to bag himself a spot of the Dickies European team.

 

 

Stannerz got himself a GoPro so expect big things in the future. No need to be a HERO as he already is one..

 

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A few members of our Black Sheep family went down to London to skate the House of Vans and they smashed it to pieces!

 

 

 

Speaking of the House Of Vans, they managed to make it to Manchester for a one off event allowing us guys to hold A Mangle Street Jam which saw an incredible amount of people congregate from all over, making the most of the free beer and cash for prize jam. As expected our team plus many others killed it showing the rest of the UK what Manchester is made of. Not only is the skating on point but the music from Manchester’s greatest Chimpo and Trigga is also featured in the edit making it nothing but pure genius.

 

 

 

Our good friend Phil Harvey made an edit with all the team in for the Ride channel. It’s yet another decent edit for you guys to watch.

 

 

 

Ollie Tyreman trained to become a fire-man.

 

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Emerica shoes held a Wild In The Streets in Manchester earlier this year too and it was a day to remember! The sun was shining, the beers were flowing and the skating was at the highest level I’ve seen on the streets of our home town for a long time. Our team rider Harry Lintell also took the infamous castlefield rail board sliding it many years after the Manchester legend Woody attempted it. A lot of things went down in history that day so watch the edit below to understand what I’m talking about.

 

 

 

 

Just the other day Landscape released their promo video ‘Escapes’. Stannerz, who you may recognize from working in our store or being a Black Sheep Family member ended the video with some stunning trickery. Watch out as Landscape, over the past few months, seems to be on the rise again. Great news for us because we are huge fans. Hopefully more edits to come in the new year!

 

 

LANDSCAPE SKATEBOARDS – ESCAPES from Landscape Skateboards on Vimeo.

 

Throughout December we also in conjunction with Sidewalk Magazine released a series of edits every Friday. We had Stannerz, Seb Batty and Bad Man Barrett all with dope parts. Bad Man Barrett came through strongly with the grittiest edit we’ve seen this year. ODB as the the music choice too, what’s not to like?

 

 

 

For the 4th time we managed to win the Vans Shop Riots too, allowing us to enter the finals with other shops from all over Europe. Unfortunately we didn’t win the European finals but our team that went definitely did us guys proud! Next year we’ll have it in the bag so be prepared!

 

 

 

 

There has probably been many more events/happenings that we’ve not mentioned although there is quite a few there and each individual one needs celebrating. More importantly we hope everyone has an amazing New Years Eve tonight and we’ll see you all in the new year. Lots of love from everyone here at the Black Sheep Store!!!

 

 

 


Black Sheep Fridays

Friday, December 4th, 2015

 

 


 

 

As it’s coming up to Christmas we thought it would nice to keep the skate spirit alive during this cold winter by releasing an edit each Friday in connection with Sidewalk Magazine called Black Sheep Fridays. The first part to drop is Seb Batty’s and Jiri ‘George’ Bulin’s that went online earlier today. Nothing but pure gritty northern skating to feast your eyes on. Filmed and edited by Isaac ‘wasteman’ Wilkinson, you must watch. You can expect to see more sections dropping from the likes of Nick ‘Stannerz’ Stansfield, Chris ‘Badman’ Barrett, Eddie Belvedere and a solo part from just Seb Batty. So don’t forget to check the Sidewalk website each Friday for a fresh unseen edit from our infamous team. Big up!!

 

Shop for Black Sheep Clobber right here…   http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/the-black-sheep.html

 

 


Vans Shop Riot Series 2015

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

 

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The clocks have gone forward an hour, its not dark when we get out of work, the sun is starting to shine and it seems like summer is eventually on its way! That could only mean one thing! Yes, its that time of year as we get ready for the Vans Shop Riot! Starting in the UK on the 25th – 26th April for two days of non stop action! This year sees Pioneer Skate Park in St.Albans hosting the event. £3000 prize money and  an all expenses paid trip to the European finals is up for grabs! After the UK leg comes to a close on the 26th, the attention turns to Aalast, at the Flesh and Bones Skatepark, the scene of last years finals where Belgium’s own Rampaffairz skateshop just missed out on top spot to fellow countrymen Burnside so expect it to go off at this one! With as many as fifteen stops around Europe this year the series will be almost everywhere, from Portugal to Poland, Italy to Israel, before it all comes to a head in Spain for the final! Will the Black Sheep lads be there to take the top spot? ( My moneys on them! Come on lads!!! ) Keep your eyes peeled! More info such as a live stream will be up here on the blog at a later date obviously closer to the time!

 

Vans Shop Riot 2015 Events Listings

 

  • UK, 25th-26th April, Pioneer Skatepark, St Albans
  • Belgium, 26th April, Flesh & Bones Skatepark, Aalast
  • Germany/Austria, 9th-10th May, North Brigade Skatepark, Cologne
  • Spain, 23rd May, La Chopera, Leganes
  • Israel, 28th May, Galit Skatepark, Tel Aviv
  • Italy, 14th June, Platza Skatepark, Bolzano
  • Switzerland, 20th June, Lugano Skatepark, Lugano
  • Netherlands, 21st June, Burnside Skatepark, Deventer
  • Czech Republic, 18th July, Skatepark Stadion mládeže, Ustí nad Labem
  • Poland, 1st August, Widzew Skatepark, Łódź
  • Baltics, 22nd August, Monsterparks, Riga, Latvia
  • Portugal, 12th September, Parque das Gerações, São João Do Estoril, Cascais
  • France, Date TBC, Cosanostra Skatepark, Chelles
  • Nordics, Date TBC, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Greece, TBC
  • Russia, TBC
  • FINALS, 19th & 20th September, La Chopera, Leganes, Spain

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sidewalk Magazine To Move Online

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

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So this week it was confirmed by Factory Media that Sidewalk magazine (Also along with Kingpin, Whitelines and various other titles) will exist no more in its printed form. A sad day for UK skateboarding, a sad day for skateboarding in general.  Nobody within skateboarding really wants to see a shop, a company or in this case a well respected magazine cease to exist. For the past twenty years Sidewalk magazine has informed and supported skateboarders.

It opened up the window into our amazing culture that is UK skateboarding. It was the highlight of the month, you waited for it to be dropped through your door by the postman, or you rushed to your local skate shop after school or work to get a copy. Wherever you were it kept us informed of what was happening, when it was happening, you knew where to go, when to go and in its own way kept the UK scene in sync with each other in all parts of the country.

Now that times have changed and technology advances, our appetite for media is moving more towards being instantly gratified, with the likes of Facebook, Instagram and twitter to name a few, anything and everything can put out there for the world to see in a matter of seconds.

With a constant stream of photos and video clips being published on the world wide web it seems hard to imagine a time when we needed to rely on the printed text that was in front of our eyes. Despite the great efforts of people like Ben Powell, Andy Horsley, Ryan Gray, Leo Sharpe and everyone else involved with Sidewalk, the inevitable had to happen.

For now, Sidewalk will continue to bring us all the great things they do solely on their website. The very last edition is out now so go and grab a copy,  as we say farewell to one of the most important parts of UK skateboarding that we have ever known.

 

RIP Sidewalk Surfer – you will be missed.

 

 

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Black Sheep Boards

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

The Black Sheep has been going strong for some years now so it was about time we made some shop decks for you lurkers to shred. Priced at £29.95 they’re a real bargain and can be purchased in our city center store on Church St and online. Boards come with free grip so no need to worry about any hidden costs! Sizes start from 8″ up to a big whopper dogger 8.5″ with an average 8.25′ in between. Keep your eyes peeled because you may see some of our team riders taking one for a spin.

The feedback on the decks have been great, everyone who’s skated one has commented on how good the shape is. Also the coloured ply underneath the Target logo has been a huge hit… I mean why not add a bit of colour to spice up your life. With the Target logo, it’s obvious if your into hip hop that it was an idea taken from Public Enemy’s Target. If your not familiar with hip hops greatest then have a listen below and get to know…  

 

 

Why not simply purchase one of our limited decks, get some Public Enemy on your mp3 player and go and tear the streets apart. Just a warning, they’re selling out really fast so don’t miss out on the hype!!!!!!!


Harry Lintell Welcome To The Black Sheep Family

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

 

So yeah we’re obviously stoked to have Harry come join us at The Black Sheep but this has been a good time in the making. Rewind back a good 6 years (or slightly more, hazy memory killing me) and Lintell was riding for a certain board company we where at the time distributing, we had fun times with plenty UK road trips and even took Harry North of the border and he popped his Scottish visitor cherry. Even way back then Harry was skating with the majority of the OG Black Sheep Family like Eddie, Rob, Scotty etc and with out a current shop sponsor he kind of just fell into the team even back then but we never made anything official. So the years went by and we’ve always supported Harry as much as possible cause we/I firmly believe he should be able to support himself by means of skateboarding and skateboarding alone, god knows he’s pretty shitty at life stuff in general,haha but with serious natural talent the boy from Ashford has now firmly and officially come home and joined The Black Sheep Family.

 

Big Ups the toothless wonder that is Hairy Lentells.

 

Tez (and the rest of the fam. x)

 

 

 

 

Name, age, hang left or right?

 

 

Harry Lintell.23.firmly left! haha.

 

Sponsors?

 

 

Black Sheep skate store, Converse, Volcom clothing, Real skateboards, Ace trucks,  Spitfire wheels, MOB grip tape and Piff sticks co.

 

 

 

 

Your favorite team manager!?

 

 

Tez! (as long as I’m above Parrott,haha -Tez,) Chez and Christian.

 

Why not Kevin Parrott…?! (haha, sorry Kev, my leading question worked a treat!)

 

 

I fucking love parrots! Bert and Kevin.

 

Why you living in London now? Have you turned into a jazzy bummer because of it?

 

 

I just wanted to get out of my home town Ashford and I kept going on skate trips and then would always end up back in London so it just made sense! CLAPTON CASTLE represent! and hell no! I’m sick of seeing those jazzy bummers.
Next trip planned to get out of London?

 

 

Skate jam in Hull with bro mattock. then San Francisco mission.

 

 

 

How stoked are you to join the Black Sheep?

 

 

Over the moon to be joining Black Sheep fam! don know haha.

 

Looking forward to a Scottish road trip again with Eddie, Rob, Scotty etc..? (oh yeah that’s your notice that we’re going on a Scottish road trip.) 

 

 

Yeah?! Lets do this!!

 

Why are you so shit with phones?

 

 

I am just rubbish with them and skate with all the time in my pocket haha. even when I do put it in my bag I still end up breaking the screen. haha even the indestructible Nokia 3210, smashed that skating! haha.
Just spoke to your Mum and you should call her now and again. She just wants to know your okay in that there London, haha. Thoughts?

 

 

Need to drop her a call and catch up with her really. What up Mom haha.

 

This Welcome clip took a while yeah? You shouldn’t worry about filming for that small clothing company Volcom when you could be filming more for the mighty Black Sheep! Thoughts?

 

 

Been a while coming I guess yeah haha but worth doing it right.

 

Cheers Harry and obviously stoked your the newest member of the #blacksheepfamily. Any words of wisdom you want to put out to the skate rat masses?

 

 

Go out and charge them streets. heavy still! haha have fun always!

 

 

Safe Harry. Big love from the fam. Tez.

 

 

 

 

Some words from the rest of the Black Sheep Family-

 

Eddie Belvedere- ‘It only makes sense that the best street skater in England rides for the best skate shop in England! Welcome to the Family!’

 

 

Rob Smith- ‘I met Harry when he was about 16, I’d never heard of him before but as soon as I seen him skate I knew it wouldn’t be long until everyone knew who he was. We went on our first trip together around that same time, I witnessed some of the most ridiculous skateboarding I’d ever seen… he grinded his first kinked hand rail on that trip, 10 stairs then about 5 feet of flat, to a T juction rail with a drop of about 8 foot off the end. What a joker!’

 

 

Harry – ‘Damn that tash!!! Stoked he is a part of the Black Sheep Family.’

 

 

Rikk Fields- ‘Raw dogger!  Absolute cannon and a good guy. It makes as much sense as a pie on a barm.’

 

 

Massive thanks to Sam Ashley for the use of his photos (portrait,  backside wall ride and backside tail slide.) Also thank you to Graham Tait from North Skateboard Magazine (nose grind pop over.)

 

Lastly huge thanks to Sean Lomax for the power edit. 

 

 


Black Sheep Shop Riot 2014

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Check the clip below to see how the Black Sheep tore apart Prevail Skatehouse in Poole at the Vans Shop Riot 2014. This year we managed to get together enough DOGGERS for a Black Sheep Shop Riot A and B team. As with the previous Shop Riots through the years the skating was top class, everybody was going for it and getting things on lock in the warm up ready for the qualifying heats, the skating seems to be getting better and better each year so well done to all who were on form! After a hectic afternoon we were down to the final three shops, Skate Pharmacy, The Ledge and our Black Sheep A team to battle it out for that lucrative number one spot!  The A team managed to get a well deserved 2nd place, narrowly missing out to Skate Pharmacy to take the top spot! The lads will be taking home £600 between Jiri Bulin, Eddie Belvedere, Rob Smith and Rikk Fields. The B team also smashed it but unfortunately didn’t manage to place in the top 3 but big up to Andy Scott, Gary ‘Woody’ Woodward and Reiss Johnson for there effort.  We already cant wait for the 2015 series where we will be back and keener than ever!

 

 

Filmed and edited by our bulk man Isaac Wilkinson!


CENTRAL SEND OFF!

Friday, July 25th, 2014

You must all know by now that Central Skatepark is no longer here for all you moshers to shred it up….. R.I.P! It has been an mint 8 years and the support you guys have shown has been truly amazing! We can’t thank you enough for visiting us and showing your support! Some incredible stunts have gone down over the years but we had a last session not so long ago for the final hammers to be put down.. take a look at the clip below to see some final stunts from one of the best skateparks I’ve been too and had the chance or working with!!! CENTRAL ALL DAY DOGGERS!!!

 

 

P.S. Don’t worry though, watch out for some big moves about to happen from the Black Sheep Store…


CENTRAL SKATEPARKS CLOSING JAM TOMORROW

Friday, July 4th, 2014

 

If you haven’t already heard this very sad news but after 8 amazing years Central Skatepark is coming to an end! We will be holding a jam tomorrow on the 5th of July so be sure to make it down to give us a well deserved send off! There is no excuses not to come down and show your love as it will be FREE entry into the park and there will be some upset faces but mans will still be on a hype. There’s loads of prizes and give aways, a special guest MC for the day and DJ Rob DOGGER Smith on the decks. There will also be some special celebrity appearances from soap star extra Ollie Tyreman and 80’s throw back Alex Romain.   

 

 

Over the years Central has changed its course a number of times trying to mix it up. I found the park to be suited to both skateboarding and BMX to its best whereas not many parks take that into consideration these days! This has lead to some great BMX events over the years and some even better skate events! Holding comps like The Vans Shop Riots, Cancer Research Jams to the best Christmas bashes in Manchester that has always ended with a mash up after party at Unity Radio…. 

 

 

The Black Sheep Store and Central would also like to thank everyone for help making the skatepark what it is today! Still can’t believe how long we have lasted and if it wasn’t for the support from our locals and visitors then it wouldn’t have happened! Bring your beers boards, bikes, blades and scooters…. anything goes and let’s give Central the send it off it deserves! 


Black Sheep Welcomes Reiss Johnson

Monday, June 30th, 2014

 

 

Apparently vert skating is dead so we added Reiss Johnson to the Black Sheep Team as our worst marketing plan ever. Saying that if there was ever someone who could bring vert back from the dead it would be this guy! Reiss has been smashing it for quite a while now, finding himself a spot on the Heathen Skateboards team along the way!
Cameo appearance from fellow Black Sheep rider Andy Scott.

Filmed and edited by Isaac Wilkinson.

 

IT’S ALL JUST SKATEBOARDING!

 

Good work Reiss, stoked to have you aboard Manchester’s finest.

 

The Black Sheep Skateboard Store. x