Archive for January, 2018

Nike Sb – Daan Van Der Linden

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018


Nike Sb – Daan Van Der Linden


Well the skateboard rumor mill has been bubbling away on this one for a while now. And as the dust settles and when all’s said and done Daan Van Der Linden chooses the Swoosh to leave his long time home of Vans for Nike Sb.


You can only imagine what the Slap forums (other skateboard forums are available) bandwidth is like on this one as every man and his dog will have an opinion. Personally for me (and that stands for sod all) it boils down to shoes to put on his feet along with paying some bills plus having a blast along the way. Remember all footwear brands whether sports giants, part of huge corporations or legitimately skater owned they are all actual “business’s” who have riders to endorse products to try sell more products, end of.


The bit that works great for us skateboarders is that we reap the benefits from these brands pushing riders in our face in terms of coverage. Imagine if Daan Van Der Linden only ever stayed skating down his local car-park and he was never given the opportunity to skate the best spots in the World for his and our entertainment…


Well, form your own opinion but I like how skaters at the top of their game can get payed ‘real’ money nowadays. It’s been said before but look at footballers, basketball players etc… them guys seriously will never work a real job after their career and why shouldn’t it be so for skateboarders who could have life ending (never mind career) injuries at any given moment. Hats off to any skaters getting paid and being given the opportunity to progress what we all love doing. Without this progression of skateboarding we’ll never get to see where this crazy ride will take us next.


Anyway, enough of the ramblings of an old man! Get your view on below as Daan Van Der Linden is seriously one of the best out there right now. Be sure to expect more Daan / Nike Sb style footage forthcoming in the very near future.




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Sidewalk Sessions – Junction 4 with Eddie Belvedere

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018


Sidewalk Sessions – Junction 4 with Eddie Belvedere




The good folks at Sidewalk Magazine have launched a new video series, ‘Sessions’, documenting some of finest skateparks and spots our country has to offer beginning with Junction 4 Skatepark in Darwen, Blackburn and featuring our man and long time shop rider, Eddie Belvedere.


We were stoked to be involved with the debut of this new web-series and, considering a Thursday evening Skate Night at Junction 4 has seen us through a difficult winter, it didn’t take much motivation to rally up a heavy crew of shop riders and locals.


After driving through the rain and snow it didn’t take long for the Black Sheep Family to off with Eddie traversing his nimble feet over everything Junction 4 has to offer, Grandad Stu Reynolds coping dancing the steepest flat bank available, Aussie import Ricky Davidson charging in his usual understated powerhouse manner, recent flow boy for the three stripes Lucien Costello laying down all manner of complex flatbar combos and Reiss Johnson ending the evening by blasting the pool’s oververt.


Get watching and give thanks to your local indoor park if you’re fortunate enough to have one! Big thanks to Ben Powell, Ryan Gray and the guys at Junction 4 for hooking up an evening well spent!


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adidas Skateboarding x Helas ‘The Ultimate Challenge’ releasing 10/2/2018

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

adidas Skateboarding x Helas present ‘The Ultimate Challenge’ – a surprising, yet true to form, return from adidas and Lucas Puig’s cap company.


adidas Skateboarding X Helas The Ultimate Challenge banner image


adidas Skateboarding and Helas Caps have teamed up again. Returning to influences of vintage tennis iconography and adding the unexpected twist of Japanese anime for playful take on the second limited edition collection from the three stripes and Lucas Puig’s headwear brand.


Helas was founded in 2011 by Lucas Puig, Clement Brunel and Stephen Khou and their headwear is often found resting on the lids of some of the most technically gifted tracksuit enthusiasts within skateboarding’s professional ranks. The brand has since expanded its production of quality caps and garnered a reputation for their apparel, which draws heavily on retro and modern sportswear, with an aesthetic complimentary of adidas history.


The collection incorporates pastel-hues into an assortment of tennis garments, including a polos, pants and a unique colour way of the Lucas Premiere ADV, for a modern take on classic court clothing. The eggshell colourway of Lucas’ signature shoe is constructed from a premium leather upper and sits atop a responsive and supportive outsole and finished with pastel touches alongside an insole featuring artwork inspired by early 90s manga.


Alongside the shoe, adidas Skateboarding and Helas have produced a pastel-hued selection of apparel reflecting the laid back French style which Lucas encapsulates and adidas’ sportswear heritage. Consisting of a jacket, pants, Climate advanced polo, four-panel cap and duffel bag – the adidas Skateboarding x Hélas collection takes cues from the clothing of Swedish Grand Slam Superstar, Stefan Edberg.


Edberg himself features in ‘The Ultimate Challenge’ – a light hearted anime short featuring Lucas and the Helas Caps crew embarking on a quest to save the tennis legend from an uncompromising super villain. Lookout for the capsule arriving February 10th in-store and online at:


Have a browse of the entire adidas Skateboarding X Helas collection below then get your short-shorts on, your t-shirt in hand and lay down your best flip-in -flip-out combo at the local ledge spot just like Lucas would!




Deck yourself out in the matching adidas Skateboarding x Helas Track Jacket and Track Pants. Ideal for being comfortable while causing, taking it to the tennis court or sweating it out at the gym – £69.95 and £69.95, respectively.




The graphical influence from Stefan Edberg’s adidas apparel pops the loudest on this white polo longsleeve which retails at £54.95.




The adidas Skateboarding X Helas collaborative tee comes on one of adidas’ Climalite t-shirts – a lightweight option ideal for the sunny days ahead – £27.95.




Finally the centrepiece of the collection, the Lucas Premiere in Off White/Dark Blue/Clear Aqua. Slim, supportive, durable and all yours for £69.95.


Volcom London – Transworld Skateboarding

Monday, January 29th, 2018


Volcom London – Transworld Skateboarding


Another fine ‘True To This’ edit from the Volcom camp. As it says in the title, this is the heavy hitting Global Volcom team tearing the smokey streets of London a new one.


Featuring Daan Van Der Linden, Alec Majerus, Ben Reamers, Dustin Dollin, Axel Cruysberghs, Charlie Birch, Victor Pellegrin and of course our very own Black Sheep Family member Harry Lintell!


Filmed and edited by Lannie Rhoades, Anthony Travis and London’s very own Kevin Parrott.



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Spitfire Wheels – Arson Department II Video

Monday, January 29th, 2018


Spitfire Wheels – Arson Department II Video


The Deluxe crew seriously know how to bring the heat! Spitfire Wheels has been the staple skateboard wheel brand for as long as time can remember and every time they come correct on the video front! Spitfire Wheels ‘Arson Department 2’ certainly lives up to their heritage and level of skateboarding they’ve set the proverbial bar so high for.


Following on from the utter destruction of Spitfire Wheels Arson Department volume one, this time round see’s more of the heavy hitting squad ruining skate parks and San Francisco spots like never seen before.


Including A-list Spitfire team members Grant Taylor, Ronnie Sandoval, Raney Beres, Jamie Foy, Taylor Kirby, Ishod Wair, Zion Wright along with Black Sheep Family member and part time S.F ruler Harry Lintell! Plus a whole host of other of the Spitfire team reigning fire on a whole other level.



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Nike Sb – True To Form Edit

Friday, January 26th, 2018


Nike Sb – True To Form Edit


You all know the Nike Sb crew goes in on any edit they put out. You’ll also know they have the team to back it up on all fronts with countless team members now rocking the Swoosh and no signs of slowing down. And yes the skateboard industry rumor mill is working overtime as to the announcement of their latest European 18 acquisition….. But more on that one soon enough.


Feast your eyes below for the Nike Sb True To Form edit that coincides with the heavy release of the Nike Sb ‘Deconstructed’ range. Featuring the following Sb team riders Ishod Wair (personal favorite and one of the most talented skaters on the planet right now,) the rarely seen Alex Olson, Big Poppa Antonio Durao, smooth operator Donovon Piscopo and Real Skateboard’s latest Pro and all terrain ripper Zion Wright. All filmed in and around the very spot heavy San Francisco Bay Area.



As mentioned above this ridiculously good edit came about to coincide with the Nike Sb Deconstructed footwear (Ishod’s rocking the Dunk Low Light Bone version in the clip.)


More images and link below for full break down description of the Deconstructed Dunk Low and Blazer Low. Also keep a keen look out later this Spring ’18 as there will be the Nike Sb Decon ‘Dunk Low’ Black/Summit White/Anthracite available here in store and online.

Nike Sb Dunk Low Pro Deconstructed Light Bone Summit White Skate Shoes

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Toy Machines Axel Cruysberghs ‘Free Lunch’ interview

Thursday, January 25th, 2018


Toy Machines Axel Cruysberghs ‘Free Lunch’ interview.


Toy Machine Pro Axel Cruysberghs comes through with his ‘Free Lunch’ for the Ride Channel.

In Axel’s Free Lunch he talks about P-Stone memories, What tricks Lizzie can do that he can’t, how many languages he can speak plus much more! Is a new Toy Machine video on the cards? Be sure to click on the link below to view Axel’s Free Lunch!




This weeks ‘Free lunch’ is with Toy Machines very own Belgium handrail slayer Axel Cruysberghs. Axel first appeared on the European contest circuit more than a decade ago and was instantly recognizable with his fast and solid style on a skateboard. After proving himself as one of Europe’s top skateboarders he started riding for Ed Templeton’s ‘Toy Machine’.  After a short spell as an amateur on Toy Machine he was turned professional for one of the best skateboard companies out there.


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Adidas Skateboarding ‘Second Sighting’ edit

Thursday, January 25th, 2018


Adidas Skateboarding ‘Second Sighting’ edit.


Adidas Skateboarding ‘Second Sighting’ edit features all the best footage from the team with three stripes. Wonderfully Remixed by videographer Chris Mulhurn for your viewing pleasure.



Adidas Skateboarding’s Videographer Chris Mulhern has captured some amazing footage whilst on tour with the killer team over the last few years. Here’s a re-edit of some of his favorite tricks and clips from the three stripe’s legendary squad. Featuring all your favorite Adidas skateboarding team riders such as Dennis Busenitz, Marc Suciu and England’s very own quick footed style guru Chewy Cannon. Filmed right across the globe, this clip does not fail to impress! The six minute forty clip has a solid sound track throughout.  Editing and filming is to the usual high standard that is seen in all Adidas Skateboarding clips. Definitely a good one to watch before you head out skating with your crew today. The Adidas Skateboarding team have always ticked the right boxes when it comes to stylish skateboarding and technical trick selection and this can be seen though out edit. Be sure to click on the link below to check out the new range of Adidas skateboarding footwear and clothing available in-store and online at the Black Sheep.


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Octagon / Vans – CODEBASE

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018


Glass and steel structures are expertly traversed by Yeelen Moens, Joseph Biais and Valentin Bauer in this dystopian promo for the recent Vans X Octagon collaboration. Get watching to enjoy some sci-fi vibes then grab yourself a pair of the exclusive Slip On Pros at:


Vans Chima Pro 2 releasing 10/2/18

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Vans Chima Pro 2 releasing 10th February 2018. Here’s your first look and full rundown of the shoe!


Vans Chima Pro 2 Drizzle Black White Navy Gum


Purveyor of quality canvas footwear, outstanding switch heel flips and Sydney’s finest, Chima Ferguson, is a firm shop favourite and we’re delighted to have another signature shoe from the man himself returning to the store.


The Vans Chima Pro 2 is a continuation of Chima’s masochistic love affair with lightweight canvas skate shoes. It would be natural to assume that someone with such a fondness for throwing themselves down stairs and handrails would opt for a bulkier pro model however it seems Chima’s superhuman feet are able to withstand all the impact in the world. Due to this, his second pro model packs all the shock absorbing tech into the insole and allows for a stripped back and simple aesthetic which takes cues from the timeless Vans Authentic.


The Vans Chima Pro 2 is the first shoe equipped with Vans Ultracush Lite 3D sockliner, a three layer insole which combines soft and hard layers of polyurethane which makes this shoe just as suitable for cruising around your favourite plaza or tanning around a mini ramp as it is for going big.


Another first for Vans is implemented with the Chima Pro 2 through higher wrapped vulcanised sole which overlaps the canvas to create a subtle toe-cap improving the shoe’s lifespan without adding an obnoxious frontal bumper to an otherwise understated silhouette.


The shoe’s upper is also backed with Vans Duracap which is perfect for canvas iterations to balance the best of both lightweight construction and and durability as seen with the Drizzle/Black/White colourway you can see above.


Minimal padding in the tongue and collar, complimented by a leather lining, allows for a comfortable fit whilst retaining a slim silhouette, and as with all of Vans Pro range, the upper sits on top of a beloved Waffle sole for unparalleled grip and boardfeel with an extra vulcanised heel counter included for further support. Finally, the Vans Chima Pro 2 is topped off with decorative leather accents for the classic Vans side stripe, heel piece alongside on the tongue which features Chima’s Vans insignia.


The Vans Chima Pro 2 is available from February 10th in-store and online at:


Vans Chima Pro 2 Drizzle Black Vans Chima Pro 2 Drizzle Black 3


Vans Chima Pro Drizzle Black 4


Vans Chima Pro 2 Drizzle Black 6


Vans Chima Pro Drizzle Black 5 Vans Chima Pro Drizzle Black 2


Vans Chima Pro Navy Gum Vans Chima Pro Navy Gum White 3


Vans Chima Pro 2 Navy Gum White 4


Vans Chima Pro Navy Gum White 6


Vans Chima Pro 2 Navy Gum White 5 Vans Chima Pro 2 Navy Gum White 2

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Also expect a full new edit with Vans Pro Skate team Chima Ferguson and friends but for now enjoy some classic Vans ‘Propeller’ raw files from 2015.