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Element Skateboards Knucks Video

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Element Skateboards Knucks Video

 

 

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Been waiting on this one a while now but finally some fresh Sharkey footage along with the rest of the Element Skateboards crew! No better time to have something to sidetrack yourself with and then go be inspired in your back garden of lock-down.

 

So the whole International Element team went IN on this one along with filmer/editor royalty French Fred holding it down as only he can. Knucks comes in at around 11 minutes worth of some of the most creative skateboarding and spots to match. Featuring the likes of Madars Apse, Jaako Ojanen (#BigFansOfHisWork ) Brandon Westgate, Ross McGouran and of course Black Sheep Family member Jordan Sharkey!

 

 

Go get involved and treat your eyeballs to this one. The physical body can follow suit with said inspiration once this whole virus nause up has passed.

 

 

Huge props to all involved and of course Element Skateboards for always backing it with the budget to get there team out there providing content for our pleasure!

 

 

 

 

Shop Element Skateboards and our huge Element clothing range here – https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/element-skateboards.html

 

 

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Skaters (in order of appearance) : Eetu Toropainen Victor Cascarigny Jordan Sharkey Gabriel Fortunat Jaakko Ojanen Maité Steenhoudt Madars Apse Dominik Walker Brandon Westgate Chris Colbourn Nick Garcia Ross McGouran Weskinen Phil Zwijsen Ethan Loy Antoine Ravel César Dubroca

 

Filmed and edited by Frech Fred.

 


Vans Rowan Pro Release Date

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Vans Rowan Pro Release Date

 

 

We’ve known at Black Sheep now for a while that (Sir) Rowan Zorilla was due his own first Pro model for Vans. Seriously been hyped for this release date as with our instagram hashtag #BigFansOfHisWork truly rings true in Rowan’s case.

 

When you hear the stories from Jason Dill saying he’s that one dude who he’d love to steal for Fucking Awesome and praise from many a pro skater claiming Rowan as in there top picks you know he’s more than worthy of his name on a Vans Pro Skate shoe. So it don’t take much our end to go with the excuse of gathering as much Rowan footage as we can and compiling in one easy watch space. Scan below for some serious shockingly futuristic skateboarding from the style master Mr Zorilla.

 

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Guess along with the footage below we’ll give you a sneak preview of the mighty new all Pro Skate Shoes designed by Rowan and the Vans Pro team of designers. The features and details are above and beyond on the Rowan Pro including all new Vans “Sick Stick” waffle gum sole and “PopCush” impact protection/comfort insoles. The outer silhouette has hints of the ever popular Vans Half Cab along with the classic side-stripe and padded heal. Rowan’s further detailing includes his Pro signature woven tongue and embossed heel tab. All this along with the Vans classic Pro Skate upgrades including the ever durable ‘Duracap’ under toe extra layer, triple stitched ollie areas and breathable side panels. Be sure to check all available colourways for the Vans Skate Rowan Pro on release date of Saturday 15th February, shoes will be available in our Manchester Skate Store and online via the link below-

 

https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/vans-skate-shoes.html

 

 

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Vans Pro Skate are only available at select skate stores, please see the full range here.

 

 

 


Mid 90s Movie – Everyman Cinema Birmingham & Liverpool

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Mid 90s Movie – Everyman Cinema Birmingham & Liverpool

 

 

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Now this one’s been a while coming and highly anticipated by the majority of the UK Skate scene. The much talked about Mid 90s Movie from the mind of Jonah Hill is hitting cinema’s across the UK this week. Everyman Cinema’s have got the ‘dopest’ of surroundings to go watch this future classic and we’ve teamed up for a very special event for the opening night in Birmingham.

 

The idea was to involve some of our Black Sheep team riders and literally session outside the cinemas for all to enjoy. Everyman Cinema have welcomed us skaters with open arms and will even be letting us bring a grind block down for the evening. How many cinema’s do you know that would encourage skateboarding outside there front doors! As mentioned Birmingham Everyman cinema will be the first port of call with all sorts planned for what’s sure to be a memorable night. If you’ve not already bought your ticket for the opening night we suggest you move swiftly as it’s already at full capacity! Follow the link below to be sure of entry for the Thursday 18th April premiere showing at Birmingham Everyman cinema.

 

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So what can you expect on such a prolific occasion you may ask! Well as mentioned we’ll have Black Sheep team riders Harry Lintell, Jordan Sharkey and Eddie Belevedere putting on a skate demo outside and generally lurking in that Mid 90’s vibe. Along with an incredible team of B-Boys from Brum Hippodrome and a killer afterparty in the bar soundtracked by Silencethanomad!

 

Get your view on below and get hyped for this unmissable Mid 90s Movie evening of sheer entertainment!

 

 

 

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Vans x Anti Hero Skateboards Collaboration Release

Friday, March 8th, 2019

 

 

Vans x Anti Hero Skateboards Collaboration Release

 

 

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Like we need any excuse to talk about Vans x Anti Hero! To say we’re stoked on this collaboration release is an understatement. Get the low down on this full release then scan your cursor downwards and hit play. Like we say, any excuse for some Anti Hero appreciation with a shed load of classic footage.

 

This collaboration pack includes the Vans TNT Advanced Prototype, Vans Slip On Pro, Old Skool Pro and the ever illusive Vans Sk8 Mid Pro’s. The full collaboration capsule is due in any-day now. Keep an eye on our Black Sheep Store Instagram for up to minute updates.

 

 

With signature models from the legendary collaboration riders Tony Trujillo, Chris Pfhanner, John Cardiel and Jeff Grosso. Plus insole artwork by the absolute ruler Todd Francis

 

Take note of the Vans Pro range and the differences with make up and insoles. The TNT Advanced Prototype and Grosso Sk8-Mid Pro’s both utilising Vans UltraCush Lite 3D footbed insoles (*editors note- these are ridicuously comfy with real arch support in a vulcanised shoe.) The John Cardiel Old Skool Pro and Chris Pfhanner Slip On Pro are both equipped with Duracap (dual layer reinforcement under toe piece suede) reinforced rubber underlays for durability plus the ever popular UltraCush HD sockliners for cushioning and impact protection.

 

All the Vans x Anti Hero Footwear range comes complete with the Todd Francis artwork insoles along with woven embroidered Anti Hero tab label. Seriously can’t choose between the styles of this collaboration pack but the welcome return of the Vans Sk8 Mid from Jeff Grosso is sure to be a straight up classic go to skate shoe.

 

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Also you’ll be able to purchase the banging apparel pack to coincide with this Vans x Anti Hero release.

 

The Vans x Antihero apparel collection comes correct as you’d expect. Clean simple graphics on short and long sleeve tees, a fleece pullover hooded sweatshirt and a trucker hat. Make sure you check the detailing on the staple work-wear inspired yarn dye shadow plaid flannel shirt. Regular straight fit with Todd Francis artwork pigeon embroidery to lower hem plus custom label package details.

 

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Now remind yourselves why Anti Hero Skateboards is one of the most well respected brands out there. Good reason why skate footwear rulers Vans continue to seek out these collaborations with only the best. “All Hail” Vans x Anti Hero.

 

 

The classic Antihero “Fucktards” video. Originally release back in 1997.

 

 

 

 

The one when Cardiel goes nuts! Or is that even nuttier than before. John Cardiel worship is highly encouraged!

 

 

 

 

This was the one you just couldn’t find on video. Maybe your mate had a copy of a copy held together with celloptape and the prongs snapped out so you couldn’t record over it. Timeless skateboarding Antihero “Two Songs” from the year 2002.

 

 

 

 

Tony Trujillo aka TNT = Vans x Anti Hero lifer!

 

 

 

 

Big poppa Chris Pfanner for the Vans “Propeller” video.

 

 

 

 

Okay so it’s not classic Grosso footage from the late 80’s but his ‘Love letters to Skateboarding’ episodes are just to entertaining to not mention.

 

 

 

 

Shop Vans x Anti Hero here – https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/vans-skate-shoes.html

 

 

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Adidas Skateboarding Tyshawn Jones

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

 

 

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Yes indeed, the three stripe hype is the real deal for this guy Tyshawn Jones. Adidas Skateboarding brought this kid through from the ground up (along with the legendary filmer William Strobeck.) So from humble beginnings Tyshawn is the new breed and here at Black Sheep we’re 110% backing the pure style of this young man’s skateboarding.

 

So, Tyshawn background is the true underdog coming goods. Hailing from the rough East Coast and daily slaying New York spots this guy is as raw power as it come. I’ve always felt he’s that kid to come through with a NBA style, pure leg pop athleticism but with complete smoothness and grace. Yes far reach I know but you don’t get many (if at all) straight nollie flipping over trash cans! That’s like the pop Jordan needed to slam dunk from the line right there.

 

 

2018 seemed to be Tyshawn’s year with no signs of letting up for 2019. Rumours adrift that Adidas Skateboarding might be giving him his own shoe… only time will tell but for now his FA Entertainment boards must be flying along with signature trucks and wheels for Thunder and Spitfire for the Deluxe camp.

 

Early on last year you could follow Tyshawn Jones Instagram and get a feel for his dedication. Snippets on his story showed him out at all hours with Supreme master creative William Strobeck. Even after this incl-in nobody expected the two song straight up raw power of his ‘Blessed’ part. Up till this point he seemed the under dog for Thrasher Magazine’s highly coveted Skater Of The Year title but once Supreme dropped there latest video you just couldn’t deny Tyshawn his rightful crown.

 

 

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By all accounts he’s not slowing up neither with yet nothing to prove he want’s to go at it again for 2019. Fingers crossed we get a blessed Jason Dill inspired FA Entertainment full part! That would be very nice to run alongside his endless social media output. Remember kids style matters and by all accounts he’s a good guy with his head firmly screwed on his shoulders. In the down time from smashing out ridiculous footage Tsyhawn has been busy at the design hub for adidas Skateboarding, working closely with the legendary Scott Johnston (respected older Pro for the younger folk reading) they’ve been putting ideas to paper for a small signature apparel collection due later this year.

 

So by now your thinking to yourself what’s the reasoning for this long winded blog post about Tyshawn and hints at what he’s up to for adidas skateboarding… Well you can’t beat a ramble social media posting as an excuse to post a whole host of one of favorites videos and photos. Also look for the link for interviews and more all to help give you more of an in-depth look into Tyshawn’s World.

 

 

Kicking it all off with joint section with adidas and Supreme team mate Sir Mark Gonzales (insert worship emoji.)

 

 

 

And not forgetting that opening backside flip from his adidas skateboarding ‘Away Days’ part!

 

 

 

Forgot to mention Tyshawn and his tight crew have the highly sort after Hardies Hardware brand. Oh and of course they all absolutely kill it! Below for evidence.

 

 

 

 

In the midst of writing this blog piece Thrasher Magazine seen fit to release the April 2019 issue. Guess who’s gracing the coveted cover spot again! Yeah Tyshawn, ‘SOTY’ status ringing true! Pick up your copy here Thrasher Magazine Tyshawn Jones Cover April 2019

 

 

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The yearly chosen Skater Of The Year also get’s to take his/her (when will we see a woman Skater Of The Year!) nearest and dearest on a trip. This is basically the celebration week long party and skate mission with said chosen crew. Let it be known Tyshawn and his guys did not just slack on there holidays for this one. Some seriously powerful vacation shredding of the highest order.

 

 

 

 

If you’ve made it this far into our Tyshawn Jones appreciation blog piece then you may be hungry for more. You won’t go far wrong following this link to Jenkem Mag “Hustle To The Top” interview and get the low down on adidas skateboarding, Supreme and Fucking Awesome direct from the proverbial horses mouth. Good work Tyshawn, keep on keeping on and here at Black Sheep we’ll admirably be following your next moves. All killer no filler Tyshawn Jones!

 

 

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Palace Skateboards Danny Brady

Friday, March 1st, 2019

 

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With the latest delivery from Palace Skateboards we’ve seen fit to relate what’s somewhat globally known as a London brand ting and show our love for the Northern Skateboarding connection that is the legendary Danny Brady.

 

For those unaware of Danny’s Blackpool roots and country boy done good in the big smoke, read on for a brief history of the original skate rat master himself T’Brady!

 

Personelly I met Danny when he first ventured out of his hometown of the English Paris and made his way through the door of the then heavily sessioned Bones Bolton Skate Park. Turning up with his older peers of a crew he was a tiny framed, flee type skater on a mission from open till close. It wasn’t long after his regular jaunts down to the Pheonix Nights of skateparks that Brady was receiving his packages to pick up courtesy of Blueprint flow.

 

Not only was Danny honing his non-stop skate rat style skills at our place he was getting coverage in locally produced scene videos like Nige Cowell’s “Northern Lights” and getting his first invites on team trips with the mighty Blueprint Skateboards team. Remembering back to the 2000’s when we were experiencing the fondly known “Tony Hawk boom” period and Blueprint being hands down the pinnacle of all things UK skateboarding. This early conception of a brand can be related to the hype you see nowadays for all things Palace Skateboards, just maybe without the re-sellers and crazy global dominance of the Triangle. So basically Danny has always been in the right place in terms of team influences and over the years has proved his worth for long term shoe sponsor Lakai, Royal Trucks and Spitfire Wheels.

 

 

 

So following on Danny’s rise from baggy panted, fat shoe wearing days Blueprint did the honourable thing and created Blackpool’s own very first professionally recognised skateboarder. In this period of filming for the very, very highly regarded Blueprint Lost And Found, both Danny Brady and fellow yoot on the come up Nick Jensen were turned pro after the DVD release. Between the two above mentioned names the future of UK skateboarding was dragged kicking and screaming into a new world. Consistency of technical smooth skateboarding along with skate rat mentality’s these guys set the bar for a whole new generation of UK skaters. The deservedly pro status seen Danny spending more time away from the trams of Blackpool and more scouring the London underground system with probably Dan Magee in hot pursuit. This part joins the dots to where Danny now resides in the Big Smoke and with the fall of Blueprint only someone like Lev (Palace owner and instigator) could recognise Danny’s youth like ability to keep producing undoubtedly the finest of English skateboarding chic.

 

 

 

Spending so much time skating, smoking and residing in the original PWBC residence no one could of predicted the next chapter for Danny and the newly formed Palace Skateboards.

 

Over the past few years since Palace Skateboards inception Brady has gone from strength to strength footage wise. He’s of the rare breed when less is more keeps you hungry for more. Along with that Northern charm and general good head on his shoulders Lev’s seen fit to pass team manager duties over To Danny. Can only imagine the ‘fun’ he must have dealing/organising the UK’s most misfits of skateboarding team members since the early Flip team days. Yeah Chewy is highly relatable to the young Tom Penny and the TM crown for holding down such a tight ill crew is highly commendable to Brady who also holds his own in amongst the pro ranks.

 

 

 

If you’ve read this far you may be wondering why the reason for a random Palace Danny Brady blog piece… To be fair it’s a pretty simple answer as I’d just re-read the mighty fine Free Skate Mag Brady interview and also seen Palace Skateboards announced this morning a very app-laudable £5o,000 plus donation to the Long Live South Bank campaign.

 

For a more up to date and in depth take on Brady happening’s click the below image for the mentioned Free Skate Magazine Interview.

 

 

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Amongst the tiny island skate mentality you hear Palace have sold out but those ‘adults’ amongst us will firmly take our flat caps off and see Palace for what it really is and what it’s always been. One straight up no bullshit skate company taking the proverbial piss out of this fashionista world and supporting home grown talent like no other brand in the UK can do. Serious props to the whole squad for just keeping it real in an industry that only dreams of being this successful without sucking the proverbial corporate slong.

 

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Cottonopolis Video – Manchester Skateboarding

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Cottonopolis Video – Manchester Skateboarding

 

 

So it’s been a hot minute since we see Sean Lomax going it alone again for another full length production of documenting the Manchester Skateboarding scene. If you seen any of Sean’s past work you’ll know his integrity and down right unique sick way he captures such a vibrant scene. We’ve compiled some of his finest ‘skateboarding’ work for you below but watch and be aware that all this work is made outside of his real job of doing high end TV production filming. The dedication is always a true reflection of Lomax’s craft and the finished product is always something that stands the test of time.

 

 

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If you not already seen the hype for this premiere on social media then just be sure your in attendance Friday the 1st March (doors open at 19.00.) To give the newly named ‘Cottonopolis Video‘ it’s deservedly premier the Manchester Skateboarding scene will be treated to a real cinema style setting. This is not for those lurkers just after the free beer whilst squinting at a little monitor, this is sure to be a more rowdy yet civilized affair. Entry on the door will be a donation of just £4.00 and we’ve been advised the younger skaters may attend in the company of a responsible adult. Click the link for venue info at NIAMOS Center Hulme.

 

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As mentioned above you’ll get a sample to what Cottonopolis Video production will be like. Get your viewing pleasure on and catch up on a whole host of amazing Manchester Skateboarding. Yes the scene is strong here and the amount of sponsored skaters within such a small proximity lends itself to being the most ever productive skateboarding scene the UK has ever witnessed. Big up to all the featured skaters no matter who you rider for it’s always inspiring to see such a tight crew as it was and how it should be. And obvious props to Sean for his continued documentation of the above mentioned skate scene. Always got big love for the Independent producers, artist, photographers, retailers etc as the true shine always reflects in there chosen art. Anyway… get watching and then get your cruisers decks out and mission on down to Hulme tomorrow for the fun and frolics of what’s sure to be a monumental Manchester Skateboarding event.

 

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Superdead Skateboards (RIP) – One crazy road trip for our old brand Superdead Skateboards- 

 

 

 

 

Harry Lintell Black Sheep Team Welcome Edit

 

 

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Free Dome Skateboards – Geoff Rowley

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Free Dome Skateboards – Geoff Rowley

 

 

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So this one’s out the bag now and we’re hyped to see Free Dome Skateboards by the Liverpool legend Geoff Rowley. Set to release Worldwide by a hand selected 26 skate shops all with very limited stock. The first produced hand screened (see video below!) decks are Geoff’s first pro board since his long term separation from his previous sponsor. You know with anything Geoff Rowley turns his hand to it’s done with the upmost care and attention to detail. With a few years now of riding blank decks with just his current sponsors stickers Vans, Independent Trucks and Spitfire Wheels it’s great to see what the man himself has been working up to. If you follow Geoff Rowley on Instagram you’ll be aware of his fondness for all things skateboard related. He’s known for sourcing out his all time favorites Independent Stage 7’s trucks from anywhere and everywhere. With this said you know Geoff was going to come correct when it came to producing his own skateboards.

 

Free Dome Skateboards got it’s first mention just a couple of weeks back in the internet world. With a more than welcoming positive reaction and such limited supply we’re expecting these to disappear rather quickly. The first available Pro board from Geoff is available in three wood stain colors and they have all been screen printed in California, USA. The shape is your classic Popsicle with a medium concave. All boards also produced by the legendary Schmitt Stix Factory headed up by 80’s innovator deck maker connoisseur Paul Schmitt.

 

 

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We seriously look forward to what comes next from Free Dome Skateboards. As of right now it’s all a little mysterious but with the known rumors of a new Vans video part from Geoff Rowley you know he’s always got something brewing. Let the slap forum talks commence as to who’ll be on the team, will the name be changed and just general lurkers chatting madness.

 

Geoff Rowley Pro Model, 8.375″ Width x 31.75″ Length x 14″ Wheelbase, Custom shape and hand screen printed in California, U.S.A.

 

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Boys Of Summer Two – Thrasher Magazine

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

 

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Now this is one not to be missed! Boys Of Summer Two via Thrasher Magazine hits the spot like no other. The fun filled vibes from the wide variety of skateboarding’s elite is just straight up motivational.

 

Filmed at spots Worldwide with plentiful cameos from the legends normally hidden behind the lens. The pro and am list is pretty endless also with appearances from the list featured below. And say what! even new Eric Koston footage mixed in with his steep street skating history of some unseen clips. Then of course the notorious Guy Mariano never fails to impress. He may only put out the best of the best footage nowadays but my goodness it’s pure gold dust as ever!

 

Basically this video is one showcase (and film reel) of the fun side of professional skateboarding. As it is in every car-park around the World it’s just skaters having a blast with there mates. As mentioned even down to the filmers/photographers getting there shine.

 

Some stand out highlights without giving to much away. Jerry Hsu ‘Red Red Wine’ part is pure style gold. Gonz cameo just because he’s the Gonz basically. The snippet of the previously mentioned Guy Mariano. Skateboarding’s magician Rowan Zorilla, so so good at any spot and natural style/ability way beyond his years. This one will take a few watches, not only is it over the hour mark but there’s just so many damn folk you’ll miss the first time round. Feel the good times flow in this much loved sequel for ‘Boys Of Summer’ and serious props to all involved in bringing this master piece together.

A video by the World renowned Jeff & Charles… Art director A. Ross. Filmed by Logan Lara & Jeff Potocar.

 

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GX1000 ROLL UP VIDEO

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

GX1000 Roll Up Video

 

 

You know how raw the GX1000 crew get down! This video has been a while coming but seriously worth every waiting second/minutes/hours/days.

 

In the words of instagram’s @thenutdailynews “GX Video Comes With Paper Bag To Hyperventilate Into While Watching”

 

Huge fist bumps, back slaps and all round admiration for Ryan Garshell and the whole GX1000 crew. In the world of disposable online skate content, you can picture Grandparents emailing this link to their Grand kids in years to come.

 

 

 

 

 

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