Bobby Worrest on his ever productive mission and this time he’s doing it for New York based shop Quartersnacks.
Watch below for another raw full section from the man with pure style.
Kingpin Magazine came through good with there latest issue showcasing the Manchester skate scene in it’s ever productive state.
Big up’s to Gez Curren from Sole Tech UK who had the difficult task of describing the UK’s strongest skateboard scene! Boy done good and of course Sean Lomax followed suit with his well rounded edit covering the well known and not so known’s from our powerful locals. We strongly suggest you click the Bad Man Barrett picture below and link through to a six minute intensive insight into the unique Manchester skateboarding world.
Massive props to all involved and remember folks to support your local scene.
Top Picture- Jiri Bulin by Chris Johnson.
Bottom Picture- Chris Barrett by Leo Sharp.
As well as having some savings to be had online we’ve now got a whole lot of product ( some up to 30% off! ) available to you in our Church Street store in Manchester’s northern quarter. Whether your going on summer holiday and need to be looking fresh, passed those summer exams or just want to update your wardrobe! Your sure to find something here at The Black Sheep !
But remember folks sales don’t last forever! Come and grab yourself a bargain while it lasts!
Vans syndicate presents the Rapiweld ‘S’ Pack. The pack features the Mt. Edition Mid Rapidweld “S” and Seylynn Rapidweld “S”. We have limited stock available on both , which are available online now and in store.
Mt. Edition Mid Rapidweld “S” features full grain leather overlays, Rapidweld mesh/synthetic upper panels and full Outlast® temperature management linings. £119.95 a pair and with free delivery when purchased online.
The Rapidweld Seylynn “S” features Full grain leather quarter panel and heel, a mesh vamp/tongue with 1.0mm rubber underlay toe cap and ollie patch with thin synthetic rapid weld adhesion and full Outlast® temperature management linings. £89.95 a pair and again don’t forget free delivery for online purchases!
Words cant describe how rad this guy is, an innovator of skateboarding in his prime doing stuff nobody had seen or done since. No technical flip in flip out shit, no unbelievable fifty five stair handrail and no serious mega bucks sponsorship deals. Skateboarding has seemed to become such a serious deal these days when at the end of it all its all about having fun. Simon Woodstock puts the fun and enjoyment into skateboarding. Take twenty or so minutes out of your Sunday to watch this two part documentary about Simon’s journey through the highs and lows of his skateboarding life. If you can spare the time good on ya ! if not ….your probably far too serious!
Also check his guest boards via Death Skateboards.
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…
If you didn’t catch the release that Vans Syndicate did with Golf Wang last year you’re in luck as we at The Black Sheep Store will be releasing the new colour ways this SATURDAY for you to PURCHASE. Last years model were quite simple colours from red, blue and black with a gum sole but the new ones are a lot brighter with a pink sole! There will be 3 different colours for you to choose from all with the same sole! Vans released images of the shoe earlier this week and they look banging….
We will be stocking all 3 shoes although you will have to wait till Monday to get the wheat ones but you will be informed further on their arrival. Also there will be some rules to obey as it will be one pair per customer to make things fair for everyone! The shop will be opening at 10:30 as normal but I would get down as soon as possible as we will be expecting queues! If you have never gone camping in the city centre this may be the time to do so although we do not encourage the idea. Each pair will cost you £84.95 and sizes start from UK 5.5 up to UK 12. We have a few in each size so hopefully no one will go home empty handed!
Enjoi have always had some of the funniest board graphics and adverts over the years and this series is no different. This weeks deck of the week is brought to you from their classic art series! Louie Barletta’s mug shot put onto the body of the Mona Lisa is priceless!
Along with the ‘Mona Louie’ 7.75” there is also the ‘Birth Of Nestor’ and ‘Wieger Van David’ both 8” and then Jose Rojo’s pro model the ‘Jose Zapata’ at 8.25”. These boards and more Enjoi product are available now online and in store!
Following on from yesterdays piece on Sexual Stu’s top fives we decided to delve a little deeper and ask him, what’s the section that gets you most hyped on to go skating?
This one is an easy one for me ! When I was younger I used to watch this section endlessly, on repeat, maybe at least four or five times before getting the bus into town to skate, it got me so hyped back then and it still does when I watch it now. For me Jim Greco ’s section on Baker 2G is a timeless classic! That opening line finishing off with the back three down the Med Choice gap wow! What a way to start a section! Then theres that blunt, stuff down the Wiltshere stairs and then that banging ender!
Now don’t get me wrong, I know his other sections like his last Deathwish one were rad but for me 2G is the one to watch if you want to get gnarly, hypes me up every time. Give this a watch, grab your board, go shred and try to learn back threes like Greco
Sexual Stu has recently swapped lurking in the shop to working in it! Here is his top fives, from skating to drinking and a few things inbetween! Carry on reading below and enjoy.
Top Five Skate Spots
- Grizzlys – Spent many an hour at those stairs over the years.
- Urbis – Can be a proper decent session, if it isnt covered with mosh.
- Renesaunce – The only place you would go when it rained!
- Gasworks/G/G-spot – Gone but not forgotten.
- Bridgewater – Nice flat ground to warm up for what your having down the stairs or over the rail.
- Sinclairs – Still get a pint for under two quid, bargain!
- The Garrett – Been a good pre or after skate hangout for years, top pool matches have gone on in there.
- Marble Arch – Some of the best ales on offer.
- Fringe – Possibly the best juke box in town.
- Canal Duke – The local where me and my dad have a pint and out the world to rights.
Top Five Tipples
- Stella – PUMF Premium!
- Holts Bitter – Got that one from me dad!
- Cider and black – A classic cocktail for when its sunny and warm.
- Gin and tonic – For when im feeling supersonic.
- Guinness with a shot of port – Naughty but nice.
- The Black Sheep – The best skate shop in all the land and all the world!
- Manchester City – Champions.
- Oasis – Best Beatles tribute band I’ve ever heard.
- John Cooper Clarke – Amazing with words.
- Vimto – One of the best drinks ever invented.
- Prime and Dowd robbing the R off the Rovers Return from Corrie at Granada studios.
- Joe Devine popping the CIS stairs back in the day like second try! amazing!
- Getting the infamous ‘gay belt’ tat off Rob Smith at his old flat in town
- Mike Matthews nollie flipping the Lowry double set after a heavy night of partying
- Seeing the PUMF boards finally become a reality! so stoked!