Heads up because there’s going to be some heavy hitting skateboarding coming to the UK as part of Dwindle Distribution’s European Summer Holiday Tour, which kicks off here in England later this week. There are only two UK dates set which are Friday 29th July at Bay Sixty6 in London followed by Saturday 30th which will be at Projeckts MCR ( The Pump Cage) with things getting underway from 6pm. Dwindle distribute some of your favorite skateboard companies like Zero, Cliche, Enjoi, Almost , Blind and Darkstar. With a crew consisting of Chris Haslam, TJ Rogers, Zack Wallin, Flo Mirtain, Ryan Decenzo, Tommy Sandoval, Kris Vile, Kyron Davis and Ben Raemers all coming for a shred you can expect this one to go off at the cage and will be one not to miss.
Can you believe that we’ve had the pleasure of 15 years of Enjoi ?!?!?!
Started 15 years ago by skateboard magician Rodney Mullen and Marc Johnson, after they got tired of skateboarding teams that were just built for their marketing purposes, Enjoi have spent the last 15 years keeping it real and just trying to have fun! Its not all been plain and easy sailing though! As a company it has had ups and downs! like Marc Johnson leaving to ride for Chocolate, and Rodney Mullen doing the same but teaming up with Daewon Song to create Almost Skateboards. Still though, to this day Enjoi continue to carry on in the same way they started – still just a bunch of friends, messing about, skating and mainly having fun with it! They now seem stronger than ever with a team consisting of heavy hitters including Zack Wallin, Jimmy Carlin, Louie Barletta, Ben Raemers, Cairo Foster and Wieger Van Wageningen. With such a well liked brand getting to the milestone, there are some really interesting pieces going around the internet, like the Manolo tapes edit that’s below! Manolo tape edits are on point and always gets some unseen footage from here and there, this time going through the Enjoi archives to bring us some classic footage to commemorate the 15 year anniversary. There is also a documentary being shown in parts which delves a bit deeper into the brands history, ideas for adverts, funny trip stories and more. The first part went online yesterday so make sure you check it out after this on the Transworld site!
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Stoked to hear the news Enjoi have seen fit to turn long time UK ripper Ben Raemers pro. Ben’s been steady killing it so we’re heavily backing his new Pro status and he’s also a bloody nice chap to boot so let’s see his board sales rocket so he can treat himself to more cartoon character tattoos.
We’ve seen fit to compile some of Ben’s most memorable sections from over the years and if you’ve not already heard Raemers and the rest of the Enjoi skateboarding team are set to release the long awaited ‘Oververt’ full length DVD next month. Along with Bens pro stick due in soon you’ll also be able to choose from the OG Oververt DVD and also a collectible edition with posters, stickers and more…
So Ben’s been riding as an am for Enjoi now since 2009 and also along the way picking up other fine brand sponsors like Volcom, Cons and Independent Trucks. All fully deserving of the young boy from Essex who has grown to be an all round terrain killer. Enjoi (bad pun sorry…) the clips we’ve chosen below and feel proud the UK is still producing some of the most original styles the skateboard world has seen. Massive congrats Ben from us all at The Black Sheep Store. So well deserved!