Grimsby ripper now turned to local Manchester shredder Zach Riley will get his official introduction to the Heroin team in this summers full length release ‘Magic Sticky Hand 2’ . It’s safe to say that Zach’s presence in the skateboard circle has already been felt and if this trailer is anything to go by we should expect too see a lot more from Zach in the not so distant future. Along with Zach, the video will also feature two new recruits Anaiah Lei and Logan Devlin plus full parts from Pat Franklin and Craig Questions. Magic Sticky Hand 2 promises to live up to the raw radness that was its namesake predecessor which is eleven years old this year! There isn’t a lot more we can say about this just yet but we can tell you one thing, Magic Sticky Hand 2 is going to be one of 2017’s highlights for sure. Keep your eyes peeled for more info in the coming weeks.
Welcome and Thrasher Magazine are treating us quite a bit at the moment with these Fetish video parts being released online. Some of the tricks in this one from Will Blaty are mindbogglingly good. We all know that there are no rules in skating, no set trick lists or instruction manuals. That’s what makes what we do so good. Will has an approach to skating like no other. Throw in a heap of street grabs, inverts, early grabs and even some switch and nollie one foots and your onto a winner.
Welcome Skateboards premiered their first full length video ‘Fetish’, the past week, and now the parts have started to pop up on the internet via Thrasher Magazine. The first section comes from Ryan Lay, who ended up on Welcome after getting kicked off Enjoi a few years earlier and then ended up getting a pro board in 2016. Ryan has one of the best nollies in the game along with a deep bag of tricks, this really is one hell of a part with one hellish of an ender.
Jamie Foy had one heavy year in 2016. He was another one of those skaters who released part after part. He also found himself landing a spot on the Diamond Footwear team, won the Am Getting Paid contest and to cap the year off got the official Am nod off Deathwish Skateboards. Now, two weeks after that, Deathwish have dropped his welcome part which is basically three minutes of handrail destruction. If he isn’t one of your fave skaters yet you might want to make room on your list. Jamie is an absolute beast, no handrail or spot for that matter is safe when he rolls into town. His skating is raw and to the point, so lets give a big round of applause for the newest member of the Deathwish family.
Boo Johnson has come through with a new piece for Thrasher Magazine. His latest footage ‘ Life & Times’ shows Boo’s raw power, massive pop and his ability to make things look oh so effortless. In the part, Boo wrecks rails and hubbas across southern California with style and precision. Barcelona’s Besos – The bump to bar spot with a series of rollers – has seen plenty of action and tricks over the past 15 years or so but the DGK pro comes through with a banging ender there for his part. Click play below to see what we mean…
If the names Quim Cardona and Colin Read don’t fill you with excitement then we don’t no what will. New Jersey born, East coast legend Quim is not only the real life inspiration for the notorious ‘Telly’ in Larry Clark’s ‘Kids’ but also carries more credibility in the skateboard world than most of your favorite pros put together. His 90’s heyday, along with his late brother Mike, saw skating of such legendary proportions go down that even the majority of 30 something skate nerds will be giddy with anticipation at the thought of new footage, add that to the fact that it comes from the steady hand of Colin Read and the excitement builds. Throw Daniel Kim into the mix and you have an absolute treat of the highest order so click play below to watch such a rad part from one of the best videos to date.
London style master Lucien Clarke is back with a brand new edit this time for Wayward Wheels. Lucien has made a reputable name for himself, skating for some of the most exclusive and internationally known skate brands out there. This time around the resulting part see’s him laying it down around various spots and cities. What he pockets in speed, Lucien greatly makes up for it with his trick selection and body variations. His natural steez accompanied by skate savvy angles make this flowy edit an absolute treat. As he old saying goes it’s not just what you do, it’s how you do it and Lucien does it better than most.
It’s been about 5 yers or so since Tyler Bledsoe released put out a fully fledged part. That has all changed now though as yesterday via Thrasher he put out a part for Quasi Skateboards called ”All Clear Ok”. Tyler takes it from the streets of Portland to the schoolyards of Los Angeles. Bledsoe footage is always a treat, but a full part is the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Click play below to uncover the treasure.
Daan Van Der Linden has had one hell of a year, he went from getting on the Vans global team in January to joining the pro ranks for Antihero in August. In between all that, he’s had some significant footage in Antihero’s ‘Chestnut Hill’ and Volcom’s ‘Holy Stokes’ videos, both of which were released over the summer period. Now, as this year is coming to a close, Thrasher / P-Stone have lumped together eight minutes of Daans best footage and it does not disappoint, it puts in to perspective how gnarly his skating really is. Get hyped for the destruction that he will come up with in the coming year.
Evisen Skateboards now available from us here at the Black Sheep!
Evisen Skateboards was established in Tokyo by Japanese skateboarder Katsumi Minami, who wanted to create a brand that would represent his passion for supporting team riders and local skate communities in typically overlooked areas of Japan such as Osaka and Sendai. In an interview he said ” We keep on finding and expressing the originality of our thoughts, often against the world.” The depth of history in Japan lends itself perfectly perfectly to Evisen’s creative direction and provides an endless source of cultural inspiration that informs the unique aesthetics of the brand. The distinctive logo is a mixture of English and ancient Japanese decoration, signifying the sense of brotherhood that exists within skateboarding no matter of your location. Members of the team includeSeimi Miyahara, Shinpei Ueno, MARU, Akira Imamura, Koichiro Uehara and Katsumi Minami. Check out some of the edits below, expect to see more from the guys at Evisen in the near future.