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Graystone Skatepark Manchester – Black Sheep Family

Friday, January 25th, 2019

Graystone Skatepark Manchester – Black Sheep Family

 

One recent mid winter evening we where cordially invited to go check out the newest indoor skate park for Manchester. Graystone Action Sports Academy Manchester is somewhat different to the dark, dingy skate-parks we’ve all grown up with. Instead your welcomed with cleanliness, good lighting, one seriously impressive layout by the FourOneFour park builders and to top it all off you can enjoy some chef made food and (for the non-drivers) partake in an arrange of beverages.

 

 

We’ve been told there’s more to come from this Manchester based facility to add to the trampoline, snowboard foam pit jump and general craziness of the place. Expect a sprung floor insulation, ninja climbing centre, on site yoga classes and much, much more. At this point let me just state the square footage of the place still remains around 80% pure heavenly Russian birch skate-park paradise.

 

 


 

 

Huge thanks for the invite and session. Get your viewing pleasure on below and see the fruits of labour from that recent winter evening session. As you may be aware the #BlackSheepFamily go off at any given opportunity so it’s no surprise they bagged a minute and half’s worth of footage with more to spare.

 

Featuring Black Sheep Store team riders Harry Lintell, Seb Batty, Lucien Costello, Sam Mason and the latest young-gun recruit and all around terrain killer Leo James. All filmed in just a two hour session followed by beer, bants and fat cut chips for afters. Thanks again to Graystone Action Sports Academy for the hook up.

 

 

Props to Lewis Royden and Will Berry from Amfas Skateboards for the filming & editing duties.

 

Go follow Graystone Action Sports Academy Instagram for more details on opening hours, session times, prices and more.

 

Click the following if you want to know more about the Black Sheep Store team riders. Or give our Black Sheep Store TV YouTube channel a follow for the latest edits from all the Black Sheep Family.

 

 


Thunder Trucks x Black Sheep Store – Lucien Costello

Friday, September 14th, 2018

 

Thunder Trucks x Black Sheep Store – Lucien Costello

 

 

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So as the story goes we’re celebrating our 10 Years Anniversary here at The Black Sheep Store. Early talks within the walls of Black Sheep ended with the idea of approaching a select few of our favorite brands and seeing if we could work together for some mutual collaborative celebrations. Fast forward to an unexpected visit from Deluxe (self proclaimed) ‘Janitor’ Jim Thiebaud over to Thunder Trucks UK distributor Shiner. Obviously we gratefully took the time and sat down to put the wheels (or trucks as you may) into action. At this point we’re having self doubt, obviously we’re sat mumbling through various life topics till the subject of collaborating is mentioned. Yes the nerves where kicking in and the thoughts of ‘have they even heard of our store in rainy Manchester’ started arising. All the uncalled for worrying over and with the backing of skateboarding brand royalty we’re just straight up hyped to bring this collaboration to fruition! As some will know the guys from Deluxe just do it ‘properly’ and have been bringing skateboarding’s most realist brands and consistently backing the skate stores that bring it to the masses.

 

Massive, massive thanks to all at Shiner Distribution and the good folk at Deluxe SF for putting this special release together. Collaborations like this for us are straight up heart warming and the global connection and hard work dedication of skateboarders is reinforced yet again.

 

Now to the edit with newly recruted Thunder flow rider Lucien Costello. It’s been said before but your sure to be seeing more from Lucien (once he figures out how good he is,haha.) Get your viewing pleaseure below and see what he’s capable of filming within a 24 hour time slot. Fine work Lucien and look forward to the ever delayed Black Sheep ‘Welcome Part’!

 

Again big thanks to Shiner’s social media lord and all round top bloke James ‘Danger’ Kenning for the edit.

 

 

 

 

Shop Thunder Trucks x Black Sheep Collab here- https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/thunder-trucks.html

 

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Filmed and edited by James Kenning

 

 

 

 


NocturnUp Hong Kong – Nick Richards

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

 

 

 

NocturnUp Hong Kong – Nick Richards 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So Nick can you give us a bit of your skate background, where did you grow up, how did you discover the wonders of four wheels?

 

I’m from between Newport and Cardiff in Wales, I got into skating through a German sponsored skater (Ralph Poschke) who moved to our school when I was about 12/13.

 

 

Anyone you grew up skating with still rolling now? Anyone who’s come through we’d know about or should know about?

 

Lots of the people I grew up with still skate, as for fresh talent in South Wales, it seems like every time I go home there’s a new ripper. That place breeds good skateboarders!

 

 

When did you first get into filming? Was it through skating or outside interest?

 

A few months into skating, after I caught the bug, I was at the newly opened CSP (Cardiff skatepark) having a roll about. A BMXer came flying at me so I tried to get out of his way by jumping up onto the block I was next to. This was before I could even properly ollie, but somehow the board came with my and I ended up on top of the block. I completely lost my balance and came backwards off it onto my straight arm, resulting in a break.

 

Still wanting to hang out with my mates, despite the broken arm I begged my parents to pick me up digicam (with no audio) from Argos. After that I found myself studying skate videos from a filming perspective, probably moreso than skating. After that I slowly progressed to a VX1000 and stuck with that for a few years until the repair costs became too much of an issue and I realised I wanted a career outside just filming skateboarders. That’s when I picked up a 5D mk2 and started to take it all a bit more seriously.

 

 

Any backlog of edits/videos the reader could go hunt down?

 

If you look at www.vimeo.com/nickrichards there are lot of skate videos that go back to 2008. Any further than that are still on VHS.

 

 

What’s your personal favourite video/edits throughout your years? What’s the go to video for the hype skate?

 

Siam Siam But Different in Thailand or The Far East Coast in Vietnam were incredible experiences. For hype though I’d have to say the new NocturnUP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who’s initial plan was it for the Hong Kong trip NocturnUp?

 

We’d done one the year before in Bangkok which was initially Daryl’s idea after he got back from his travels. The way that Asian cities caught his eye at night inspired the concept. Also many of them are too hot to skate during the day and overpopulated so it was a win win. Hong Kong came about because I was working with Isaac (Wilkinson) and he’d previously been night skating there. The idea was that it would be the two of us filming Hong Kong to share the workload but in the end Isaac couldn’t make it.

 

 

 

 

 

How did you know which riders would be into the mission?

 

The rider selection was down to who we knew and wanted to go. There were a few other names we wanted to come but finances and prior obligations got in the way. In the end we had Charlie Munro, Jordan Sharkey, Seb Batty and also Jasper Dohrs (a Seattle transplant living in Bangkok) to join us too. It was just Daryl and Dylan Hughes the year before, with the Bangkok dudes and they smashed it so we were confident HK would work out too!

 

 

 

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How long did you have over there?

 

We had 12 days there in total, which resulted in 10 full nights of filming and very little chilling.

 

 

Most memorable moment from the trip?

 

There was a lot of funny shit that happened throughout, but probably the most memorable thing was Daryl’s battle on the last night. He took a slam, that I will not be able to unsee, then five minutes later came out victorious.

 

 

Were spots easy enough to find? Obviously Black Sheep family member Seb was on the trip as a guide, how did he come through for you?

 

If we didn’t have Seb, Owen Yu and Piet Guilfoyle, we probably wouldn’t have skated a lot of the hidden gems. Hong Kong city itself is actually quite small though and many nights we’d skate from one side of the city to the other and find things along the way. The boys always had our backs and were the ones to wake us up from our daylight slumber to seize the night haha. Luckily we didn’t have any gnarly situations – as you occasionally do in foreign countries on skate trips – so we all just had a bloody great time!

 

 

 

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Who was most productive on the trip? Stirring the pot with this one but who would also be the nightmare dude who stayed in bed longer than everyone else or generally was a nause, haha?

 

It’s pretty safe to say Charlie Munro came away with the most footy, but none of these boys farted around getting tricks. I have to say it was the most productive trip I’ve personally ever been on, I’m very proud of all my boys! As for late risers I think we all had our moments, same goes for being nauses haha.

 

 

Any specific thanks to brands or anyone who helped out making NocturnUp a reality?

 

Vans helped with Daryl and Sharkey; Primitive with Charlie; New Balance with Jasper; and Seb and I paid for ourselves. Most of the boys only had flights covered though, so a lot of the stuff we did was out of our own pockets.

 

 

 

 

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Any future skate/filming trips planned?

 

I should have some more soon with Charlie for New Balance, and Daryl is really keen to get NocturnUP happening more than once a year. The next call for that is Taipei which I’ve heard is incredible. I’m also off to South Africa with the legends on the Route One team – that’ll be a dream trip. Other than that we’ll have to see what the summer brings.

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Real Skateboards : Harry Lintell Part World Premiere with Busenitz and Zion

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

 

Real Skateboards : Harry Lintell Part World Premiere with Busenitz and Zion

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Join us for the World Premiere of Harry Lintell’s Real Skateboards part!
 
Come hang out with with #BlackSheepFamily member Harry Lintell and legendary status long term Real Pro Dennis Busenitz plus ATV killer Zion Wright along with a whole host of the Global Real team!!!
 
This is the only stop in the North for the Real Team so you know this will GO OFF!
 
If Busenitz is travelling all the way from Stateside then you know how heavy Harry’s Video Part will be!
 
Huge thanks to Real Skateboards Shiner Uk Ltd. Distribution and DLXSF for hooking up the Premiere and also backing our boy Harry #RealSinceDayOne
For now though go remind yourself of some of Harry’s ridiculously talented parts from over the years-

Spitfire Wheels – Arson Department.

 

 

 

 

Volcom – True To This

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Lintell – Welcome To The #BlackSheepFamily

 

 

 

 

 

Shop Real Skateboards here – https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/real-skateboards.html

 

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Element X Black Sheep Store 10 Years – Sharkey Edit

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

 

Element X Black Sheep Store 10 Years – Sharkey Edit

 

Huge thanks to Element Skateboards Europe for hooking up our first 10 Year collaboration/celebration release of 2018!

 

Using the classic Element Seal graphics with a Black Sheep 10 Year twist. This is a strictly one time limited release with both size 8″ and 8.25″ available in small numbers. See link below to own some Manchester Skateboarding history but for now wrap your eyeballs around the all new edit from Black Sheep Family member and Element Skateboards team rider Jordan Sharkey.

 

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This is just a taste of what’s to come from team member Sharkey…. Yes it’s going to be a big Year all round for both Sharkey and ourselves here at the Black Sheep Store Manchester.

 

Filmed by the hands of Black Sheep Family member Isaac Wilkinson with additional editing from Seb Batty. Huge thanks as ever to these guys along with Sam Binga x Trigga – MCR (Girls Music) for the banging anthem!

 

*Little news flash! (or is it fashionable fake news) but rumour has it Sharkey has another six minutes of nonchalant skateboarding stylised clips to release onto the masses soon enough… More on that one soon though. For now get your viewing pleasure below for the Sharkey, Element x Black Sheep 10 Year Anniversary edit.

 

As yet unreleased track kindly provided by Manchester music Royalty Sam Binga x Trigga – MCR (Girls Music)

 

Go show some love and look out for future releases with some social media follows below-

 

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Shop Element x Black Sheep Store 10 Years deck here-

https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/element-skateboards.html

 

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Enjoi Skateboards Panda Patrol Episode 3

Monday, December 4th, 2017

 

Enjoi Skateboards Panda Patrol Episode 3

 

You know we’re big fans of the Enjoi crew and their straight up no nonsense stance to skateboarding. Get your viewing below for said fun antics from time spent on their recent jaunt/tour around Europe and beyond. Obviously chuffed to see part of the signing in our store mixed up in there so look out for the stacked kid getting his top signed for all to see, kid was on a hype! This is also a huge thanks blog post for all at Dwindle Uk and the whole Enjoi skateboards squad for being the most genuine sponsored folks out there. They literally had them queuing around the block here at the Black Sheep Store to get some of the good vibes. Enough crawly bum lick, get clicking below and witness the likes of Ben Raemers, Louie Barletta, Jackson Pilz and newly appointed pro Samarria Brevard going in for Enjoi “Breaking Rad”

 

 

Shop Enjoi Skateboards here- https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/enjoi-skateboards.html

 

 


Black Sheep X enjoi Skateboards

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

 

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Once again we’ve teamed with the good folks at enjoi Skateboards for a special run of shop boards pressed on the finest panda-approved wood there is.

 

The collaboration decks are available in sizes 8″ and 8.25″ and are adorned with enjoi’s lighthearted rainbow spectrum – ideal to brighten up those cold days and early nights that are inbound.

 

We’ve got limited stock available in both sizes which you can grab for the sweet price of £39.95 or if you set-up is in need of an overhaul grab yourself a complete with one of the new boards for £79.95! Both sizes of the enjoi X Black Sheep collaboration board are available in-store and online with a choice of free Jessup or Mob Griptape.

 

Grab yourself an 8″ Black Sheep x enjoi board at: https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/enjoi-x-black-sheep-collab-spectrum-skateboard-deck-black-8.html

 

Or if you need something a little wider go for the 8.25″ via the following link: https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/enjoi-x-black-sheep-collab-spectrum-skateboard-deck-black-8-25.html

 


Kevin Scott Welcome To DGK

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

 

It looks like the Dirty Ghetto Kids have got another mouth to feed in the shape of Kevin Scott and by the looks of this he’s one hungry lad. From crazy rails to dope lines and then the last two tricks in this impressive edit no doubt certify that he is gonna be going places. We might as well get familiar with the name because you can expect to see more from Kevin Scott in the not so distant future.

 

 

Shop for your DGK skateboard here > http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/skateboard/brand/dgk-skateboards.html

 


Thrash and Burn 2017 Video

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

 

Thrasher Magazine have teamed up with Spitfire to present the eagerly anticipated Thrash and Burn 2017 video. They put together and absolute barrage of a crew full of skateboarding’s most entertaining characters. The road trip around Europe saw the group take over the streets and shut down every park they rolled four wheels on. Featuring appearances from the likes of Jake Phelps, Chris Pfanner, Oskar Rozenberg, Jacopo Carozzi, Louie Lopez, Cory Kennedy, Zion Wright, Ishod Wair, Evan Smith, Grant Taylor, Raney Beres, Raven Tershy and Daan Van Der Linden you know that this edit is going to be the fire.

 

Dedicated the late P-Stone, RIP.

 

 

Shop for all things Thrasher here > http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/thrasher.html

 

 


Jarne Verbruggen turns pro for Element

Monday, September 18th, 2017

 

Long serving ripper and global jet setter Jarne Verbruggen has just been turned pro for Element and as expected has dropped a banging part to go alongside the announcement. One of Belgium’s finest exports, Jarne goes fully in on this one, showing just what it takes to be in the pro ranks these days. Click play for three minutes of better than average skateboarding, amazing spots, crazy slams and cameos from Nassim Guammaz, Jacopo Carozzi and other related heads.

 

 

Browse our range from Element here > http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/element-skateboards.html