On Monday April 25th, The House of Vans London, hosted the official wear test for the AVE Rapiweld Pro and we were kindly invited to come along. Black Sheep representatives Tez (accompanied by young son and future ripper Reuben!) headed down with the shops newest rider Jordan Sharkey .Also in attendance were more shop owners and riders from other key stores from across Europe, who had also been invited to test the latest seamless AVE shoe for themselves.
The test would be taking place at the House Of Vans and also at two iconic London spots, Brixton’s Stockwell skatepark and of course Southbank. Joining the crew were some of the UK and European Vans team who got stuck in at all three locations. Our own Rob Smith smashed it throughout the day as did our new man Sharkey (more from him in the near future). England being…well England, the heavens eventually opened and cut the Stockwell session short but not before Rob smashed out a banging Miller flip.
Rob Smith – Miller Flip – Photo CJ
Everyone headed to Southbank, the session was resumed and Sharkey took care of business with some sick tricks down the stairs, check out the edit below to see what I mean. Next it was time to head to the House Of Vans where people were treated to some beers and a fine spread of grub put on by Vans who were not shy at all with the hospitality. Big thank you to all the people at House Of Vans and Vans Europe for another enjoyable experience, shout outs to Sidewalk and CJ for photo duties.
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