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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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Adidas Skateboarding Tyshawn Jones

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

 

 

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Adidas Skateboarding Tyshawn Jones

 

 

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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Spitfire Wheels – Arson Department Four

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Spitfire Wheels – Arson Department Four

 

 

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Spitfire Wheels present Arson Department IV.

Featuring Spitfire riders from around the globe including (Black Sheep’s own)  Harry Lintell, Ishod Wair, Evan Smith, Hjalte Halberg, Didrik Galasso, Andrew Wilson, Mason Silva, Louie Lopez, Oskar Rozenberg, Jed Anderson, Dennis Busenitz and many more!

 

The Black Sheep Store premiere went off as expected for the release of the latest Spitfire Wheels present Arson Department IV. One of two chosen stores in the UK asked to do the early premiere so hats’s off and forever thanks to the kind folks at Deluxe Distribution and Shiner for hooking us up. Free Spitfire Wheels, Spitfire clothing and free pizza for all made for one happy. happy Manchester Skateboarding scene.

 

For those who couldn’t make it to store you can now get your fiery viewing pleasure online. Of course special mention to Black Sheep rider Harry Lintell for yet more ridiculous footage for Spitfire. Hope your having fun right now out in San Francisco working on more banger’s with the Spitfire crew!

 

 

 

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Play catch up on all the Spitfire Wheels Arson Department series below plus all the single parts from Grant Taylor, Ronnie Sandavol, Harry Lintell and latest Baker Skateboards Pro Kadar! Plus a bonus behind the scenes with the Spitfire Arson Department off-cuts for added fire pleasure.