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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.

 

Kingpin Magazine Manchester Scene video-

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Harry Lintell Black Sheep Team Welcome Edit

 

 

Follow Sean Lomax on Instagram

 

Subscribe to Sean Lomax Youtube channel

 

Shop Manchester Skateboarding here- https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/skateboard.html

 

 

 


Jeremy Jones – Landscape Skateboards welcome clip

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

 

 

 

Landscape Skateboards recently added none other than Jeremy Jones to the team. Jeremy Jones is a skateboard shredder who is currently situated down in the BIG SMOKE, London. He has been a familiar face in UK skateboarding for a long time now and considering he’s a ripper it was about time a decent board company started to give this guy some wood. In connection with him making it onto the team he joined forces with filmer Austin Bristow and managed to film a welcome clip at one of London’s most iconic skate spots, Southbank. It is also heart warming seeing an edit based around this legendary spot as over the past few years the good people at LLSB (Long Live Southbank) have grafted their hearts out to try and keep this place alive because it was pretty certain that it could have been demolished. Praise the LORD!

 

Also whilst we are on the topic of Landscape Skateboards, it may not be any new news but our very own Nick Stannerz Tretch Stansfield has turned PRO and you can expect to see his board on sale here very soon. If you want to make sure you can grab one before they sell out (which is inevitable) then PRE-ORDER yours right here…

 

http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/landscape-skateboards.html 

 

Keep up with Landscape Skateboards on Instagram.

 


Sidewalk Redux – Part 1

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

 

Sidewalk Redux 1 first dropped back in May 2016 and accompanying the 180 page book was a DVD. The footage on the DVD has now been kindly uploaded by Sidewalk onto the internet for all of those who don’t know what a DVD is! It has skating from all over the UK, featured (among many others) are Chewy Cannon, Josh Young, Charlie Birch, Andy Evans, Joe Gavin, Rooney, James Bush, Chris Oliver, Barney Page, Doug McLaughlan, Mark Baines, Gav Coughlan and Black Sheep representatives Nick ‘Stannerz’ Stansfield and Harry Lintell, keep those eyes peeled for their banging tricks.

 

 

Keep up with all things skateboarding by following Sidewalk Mag on Instagram.

 

 


Vans Propeller – Raw Files

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

 

Vans, killing the shoe game since 1966 and never failing to keep the feet of many extremely satisfied. Over the years we have seen some amazing things come from these guys including the 50th anniversary shoes that were released earlier this year then the ‘Propeller’ DVD that came out last year. That’s just a small amount of the happening’s too since I’ve not even mentioned the opening of the ‘House Of Vans’ in London. All are obviously exciting movements for the Off The Wall fans out there. In connection with the Propeller DVD Vans recently added all the RAW files from their to the worldwide web and each individual one is a more than a decent watch. Here’s a couple below for you to get started…

 

 

 

 

 

To watch the rest simply hit the link displayed below to be directed over to the Thrasher Magazine Youtube channel.

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt16NSYjauKclK67LCXvQyA

 

We have also had a fresh drop of the latest PRO skate shoes that can found only here at our store in the Manchester, if you are not local then they are all available online on our website. The PRO’s are simply a stronger, longer lasting shoe and to be honest are generally a lot more comfy than your standard ones. Also a lot better to skate in, if you want to have a look at our collection then here’s the link to do so as I’m sure a fair few will be wanting some after watch the Vans Propeller RAW files..

 

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

 

 


Landscape Forever

Monday, April 4th, 2016

 

The latest edit from Landscape Skateboards – Landscape Forever – has hit the internet and is a ten minute long mix tape with footage taken from Joe Gavin’s Madchester Mondays series. He has put the footage together into one whole edit which is soundtracked by the infamous RZA. The edit features Joe Gavin, Keanu Robson, Ash Hall, Jed Coldwell, Jin Shimizu, Snowy and our very own Black Sheep representative Nick Stansfield.

 

 

 

Keep up with everything Landscape by following them on Instagram !

 

See all of our Landscape range here  > https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/landscape-skateboards.html

 

 


Rikk Fields New Witchcraft Part

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

 

 

 

Now this is what I’m talking about! Our shop rider Rikk Fields has just released a part for Witchcraft Hardware and it’s a bloody cracker. Proper skateboarding at its finest, good on you Rikk lad, stoked! Contains everything you need to get hyped from gnarly street stunts, handrails, some ledge trickery and even some transition. For some reason I always seem to associate Rikk with mainly transition skating although with this part it seems to be more street than anything. Anyway lets be honest, he can do it all. An all around ripper, pie eater, ale drinker, this section is power. It also couldn’t have come out at a better time as we have just had a restock on Witchcraft Hardware product. So do consider these guys when purchasing your next board. Hit the link to see what’s available… http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/witchcraft-skateboards.html

 

Keep up with Rikk Fields and Witchcraft on the old Instagram to make sure you never miss a moment of madness.

 

 


Welcome’s Promo Video.

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

 

 

 

 

Welcome’s Promo Video, a delightful watch if I must say. I wasn’t too sure what to expect considering the boards seem to have stranger shapes than John Travolta’s chin. I should have never of judged the book by its cover as the video is nothing but magnificent. Truly stoked after watching this, a great variety of skating, some mind blowing technical shockers, the odd gnarly stunt and pretty much skateboarding at its finest. I’ve been a huge fan of Welcome Skateboards since the start, after watching this promo it has only increased my love for the brand. They seem to be hitting the nail on the head from my point of view because the graphics are dope, team is powerful, dropping banging edits and finally the boards look more than inviting. Good work to all those involved as its definitely got me hyped to go shred later this evening. Stoked!

 

 

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Grab your Welcome essentials right here…  http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/welcome-skateboards.html

 

Keep up with Welcome on Instagram.

 


Stannerz Rants About Switch Mongo.

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

 

 

 

 

First of all I would like to apologize to the dude in the video above for using him as an example, but lets be honest pushing mongo, isn’t the most stylish of things to watch. I’m not a hater and it’s only my personal opinion but mongo is a wasteman maneuver! Although why does my mind tell me different things when a skater was to push mongo switch? Now that changes everything, for a reason I can’t explain. I may be contradicting myself but to be honest in my eyes they are totally different. I push mongo switch the majority of the time, does that make me a wasteman? Some of you may think so and after seeing a comment recently about how gay a switch mongo push is, by a kid that can’t even ollie and can only no comply out of his miserable life. To change this kids thoughts I thought I would show you some of the best skaters to grace this earth who push mongo switch. The youth of today may reconsider commenting on various skate clips after knowing who actually does push mongo, in switch.

 

 

Stevie Williams.

 

 

 

None other than Gino Iannucci. One of the most stylish skateboarders to ever step foot on a board, and yes you’ve guessed it, another incredible skater who pushes switch in mongo. There may not be a lot of evidence in this part but the line at 1:45 says it all.

 

 

Josh Kalis.

 

 

Mike Carroll.

 

 

Nick Jensen.

 

 

Rodrigo Tx.

 

 

Scott Palmer.

 

My name is Nick ‘Stannerz’ Stansfield and I’m fighting the love for pushing switch mongo. If you disagree don’t hesitate to message me on Instagram for a debate, although I feel I’ve fought my argument pretty hard. I mean come on, Gino is the don, so you can’t hate the best player in the game.

 

 


Mark Baines Interview

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

 

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Mark Baines has to be one of the most productive skateboarders the UK has ever seen. He has released a huge amount of video parts over the years and each one has never failed to impress. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to meet this legend you’ll agree that he is a top bloke, if not get yourself over to his hometown in Yorkshire because you’ll probably find him shredding the street spots on offer. Mark has also put a huge amount back into the skateboard community, organizing in conjunction with WESC, a skate camp that may be of interest for you young skaters our there.

 

 

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I’m not sure how many interviews Mark has actually had although they are always an interesting read and it is a pleasure to announce you can now find another interview with himself over on the Free Skate Mag website. Topics that can be found spoken about are such things as the old Blueprint days, the state of skateboarding in 2015, ‘Netflix and chill and more. You’d be mad not to have a butchers. For those that aren’t familiar with Mark’s skating then have a look below at his section from Blueprint skateboards ‘Waiting For The World’ that was released in 2000.

 

 

 

Proper stoked to see some more quality stuff from Mark. Keep up with Mark Baines, the Northern shredder on Instagram.

 

 


2015 with The Black Sheep Store.

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

 

This year has been a busy one for us at The Black Sheep Store. To celebrate all the happenings we thought we would recap on some memories that some of you may have missed.

 

To start off with we would like to thank all you lovely people for the support you’ve shown us. Not just in the past year but since our birth in 2006. It has lead us to the grand opening of our newest and best store situated on Dale St, Manchester.

 

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The opening off our store meant we had to close Central Skatepark that hopefully inspired the next generation the next generation of skaters for many years. It has to be one of the best parks I’ve ever skated, it was amazing to be part of something great in the Manchester scene and we hope you all enjoyed the time we had there as much as we did. Here’s the video of the last ever jam…

 

 

 

Then Sexual Stu was hired and proved his capabilities meaning he kept his job here, at Manchester’s finest The Black Sheep Store, PUMF.

 

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We extended our team adding some rippers such as Jordan Sharkey.

 

Then also welcomed Seb Batty to the team…

 

 

Nearly forgot about our extension into the vert side of our team with none other than Reiss Johnson.

 

 

Harry Lintell released a Volcom ‘True To This’ part that blew away the minds of many skaters.

 

 

The best skating hobbit to grace this earth who is also a valuable member of our team, Eddie Belvedere, managed to bag himself a spot of the Dickies European team.

 

 

Stannerz got himself a GoPro so expect big things in the future. No need to be a HERO as he already is one..

 

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A few members of our Black Sheep family went down to London to skate the House of Vans and they smashed it to pieces!

 

 

 

Speaking of the House Of Vans, they managed to make it to Manchester for a one off event allowing us guys to hold A Mangle Street Jam which saw an incredible amount of people congregate from all over, making the most of the free beer and cash for prize jam. As expected our team plus many others killed it showing the rest of the UK what Manchester is made of. Not only is the skating on point but the music from Manchester’s greatest Chimpo and Trigga is also featured in the edit making it nothing but pure genius.

 

 

 

Our good friend Phil Harvey made an edit with all the team in for the Ride channel. It’s yet another decent edit for you guys to watch.

 

 

 

Ollie Tyreman trained to become a fire-man.

 

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Emerica shoes held a Wild In The Streets in Manchester earlier this year too and it was a day to remember! The sun was shining, the beers were flowing and the skating was at the highest level I’ve seen on the streets of our home town for a long time. Our team rider Harry Lintell also took the infamous castlefield rail board sliding it many years after the Manchester legend Woody attempted it. A lot of things went down in history that day so watch the edit below to understand what I’m talking about.

 

 

 

 

Just the other day Landscape released their promo video ‘Escapes’. Stannerz, who you may recognize from working in our store or being a Black Sheep Family member ended the video with some stunning trickery. Watch out as Landscape, over the past few months, seems to be on the rise again. Great news for us because we are huge fans. Hopefully more edits to come in the new year!

 

 

LANDSCAPE SKATEBOARDS – ESCAPES from Landscape Skateboards on Vimeo.

 

Throughout December we also in conjunction with Sidewalk Magazine released a series of edits every Friday. We had Stannerz, Seb Batty and Bad Man Barrett all with dope parts. Bad Man Barrett came through strongly with the grittiest edit we’ve seen this year. ODB as the the music choice too, what’s not to like?

 

 

 

For the 4th time we managed to win the Vans Shop Riots too, allowing us to enter the finals with other shops from all over Europe. Unfortunately we didn’t win the European finals but our team that went definitely did us guys proud! Next year we’ll have it in the bag so be prepared!

 

 

 

 

There has probably been many more events/happenings that we’ve not mentioned although there is quite a few there and each individual one needs celebrating. More importantly we hope everyone has an amazing New Years Eve tonight and we’ll see you all in the new year. Lots of love from everyone here at the Black Sheep Store!!!