In February 2015, Na-Kel Smith and Tyshawn Jones introduced Hardies, a hardware brand that they co-founded. Two years on and a promo video later, they have teamed up with Adidas, their shoe sponsor to release a new capsule. The limited edition collection Hardies capsule offers a new spin on Adidas’ classic silhouettes and was designed to express unity, friendship, community and crew solidarity. Featuring a visually appealing edit, The Hardies video follows Tyshawn Jones and his friends, the Go Hard Boyz – New York City’s infamous dirt bike crew – stunt riding through the streets of the Bronx where Tyshawn grew up. A highlight within the collection is the Adidas Matchcourt X Hardies shoe, featuring a premium, oil nubuck with bold Hardies designed embroidery on the tongue. With it’s navy and bright yellow colour way, the new Matchcourt is strikingly unique to its silhouette. The collection also includes a 6 panel hat, track pants, T-shirt and a crewneck that all feature Adidas and Hardies logos along with that same bold navy and yellow colour scheme. Stock on these will be limited so if you want to own a piece or two from the collection you’ll need to be quick, the collection is dropping in store this week!
The global Adidas Skateboarding team have put together a feast for your eyes yet again with their newest edit, ‘Broadway Bullet’. Hit the play button above to see all your recognizable 3 stripes shredders killing well known spots across Manhattan and beyond. There’s not much more I can say about it because the pure power has left me speechless. Oh, apart from the fact that the best to ever do it (THE GONZ) is featured. Enjoy!
Though he may be a man of few words, Dennis Busenitz is well known for expressing himself to the fullest through his skating. Thrasher Magazine have teamed up with Adidas Skateboarding to bring us Up To Speed, an intimate insight into the life of Busenitz. He was born in Munich, Germany, lived his formative years in Newton, Kansas before he made his way to San Francisco, California. In 2006 he got his signature Adidas shoe, now ten years later the brand have decided to celebrate the milestone. Aside from telling his story, the short film pays tribute to Dennis’ talent and brand of skateboarding through testimonials from skaters including Paul Rodriguez, Jason Dill, Frank Gerwer, Marc Johnson, Daewon Song and more.
Dennis Busenitz is having a great year. He had the final part in Adidas’ Away Days over the summer and his signature Adidas shoe is celebrating its ten year anniversary. Now he has a new part out for Spitfire wheels which sees him skating the streets of San Francisco. There are also cameos from Frank Gerwer, Tony Trujillo, Daewon Song, Marc Johnson and more. With all that Dennis has accomplished in 2016 maybe being crowned skater of the year would be fitting. We’ll have to wait until next month when Thrasher make the official announcement. For now click play and enjoy four minutes of Busenitz power.
Not able to get down to London last night for the premiere of the new Adidas video Away Days ? Never fear because we here at The Black Sheep are having our very own Away Days Manchester Premiere. Head down to the shop – 36 Dale Street, Manchester, for 6pm on Saturday 21st of May to see what will be one of the best videos of the year. We’ve got loads of Away Days related goodies and prizes to give away from the good folk at Adidas Skateboarding. so you’d be a fool to miss out. If you want to know more then simply have a look at the event page that is on our Facebook and keep up to date with us on Instagram . For now give the Adidas X Thrasher Magazine Far And Away series below a watch, which includes the fifth episode that was released a day or two ago and remember to put Saturday in your diary.
The fourth part of the Adidas X Thrasher Magazine series,’Far And Away’ is now online for us to enjoy and build up more hype for the imminent premiere of Away Days. This fourth installment is more like a shortened slam section, with an insight into what it has taken to get those tricks for the full video. Filming for a video as big as this can push the best skateboarders in the world to their mental and physical breaking point. It’s not all doom and gloom in this edit though, highlights include Busenitz skating some bamboo and some street bangers that are fitted in to under four minutes of footage. Away Days is going to be deep!
The third installment of the Adidas X Thrasher ‘Far And Away’ series has landed on the internet and the hype for the premiere’s of ‘Away Days’ keeps on building. In this episode you can see that Adidas is not just an American team with a few Euro dudes thrown in for a mix, they have got together a varied squad of skateboarders with roots in every continent in the world. The edit is more about the global nature they have within their team, how everyone is stoked to be skating with such a variety of people and the genuine likeness and respect they have for each other. Away Days is only a few days away with the UK premiere taking place this Thursday, 17th May in London. This is going to be one of the top videos of the year and we cant wait for it !
The second episode of the Adidas Skateboarding x Thrasher Magazine ‘Far and Away’ series has landed. In this episode you can learn more about Nak, Adidas’s up and coming shredder as he talks about his roots and from watching this video, he seems to be a proper down to earth dude. Then Miles draws inspiration from overseas and there’s chat about Adidas’s last video ‘Diagonal’. Diagonal, for any crazy human being that hasn’t seen it yet, you need to watch it. It features a part from our UK’s very own Chewy Cannon, as well as the rest of the gang.Back to ‘Far and Away, there’s some more off-cuts like the first episode so you can expect to see some quality skating too. Not fully sure how many episodes are too come, although I hope there are many as I’m thoroughly enjoying each and every one. I hope you guys are too.
I would personally like to thank Thrasher Magazine for sharing the new Dennis Busenitz’s ‘Greatest Hits’ video with me today. Dennis Busenitz, for those that don’t know is one of the fastest skaters out there. There’s a few others that skate incredible fast but no one does it better than Dennis. He is a skateboard technician, a down to earth dude and I’m so stoked he picked up a skateboard when he was a kid. This video is a compilation of various video parts that he has released over the years. There’s some tricks in there from Real skateboards ‘Roll Forever’ video that is worth watching as a whole. This video also couldn’t have come at a better time as Adidas Skateboarding are releasing their new video ‘Away Days’ very soon and I’m sure there will be a Dennis part featured. For now, watch the master at work and get hyped to go out and shred in the unexpected Manchester sunshine.
To hype up the new Adidas Skateboarding video, Away Days, Adidas and their infamous skate team/crew have put together a few episodes called Far and Away. Far and Away is a behind the scenes edit looking into all the happenings whilst the guys were out on tour filming for skateboarding’s next biggest video, Away Days. I was quite shocked after watching this as all I was expecting to see was the guys chilling/searching for spots. What I didn’t expect to see was some footage that in my eyes, could’ve easily of the made the Away Days video. We must be in for something special as these are just off-cuts. Have a watch of the first episode above to gather an understanding of what life is like on the road whilst searching for the best terrain to bag themselves some stunts for the video. I’m excited, I’m hoping everyone else is.
P.S. There’s a Gonz trick featured, what more do you need!