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Louie Lopez and Tiago Lemos keep it pumping for 2021

Saturday, March 27th, 2021

The dynamic duo of Louie Lopez and Tiago Lemos have both dropped nuggets of respective gold this week.
Two of our (and no doubt yours too) favourite non-SOTY winners just keep on producing.
First up is Brazilian power house Tiago Lemos with a short but banging commercial for Primitive skate.
Once memorably described on the venerable PWBC News as skating like ‘Enrique Lorenzo on high grade steroids’ – Tiago can do little wrong on our eyes. Yes, it was the over waist high switch backtail at MACBA that made him globally famous but there’s much more to him than that. Running mega pop on a Kareem Campbell level with a trick bag as wide as his smile – just sit back and soak up the supernatural skills.
State of that nollie crooks!

Louie Lopez and Tiago Lemos

Once you’ve digested big man casually leaping over waist-high bump to bars, prepare your eyes for another onslaught. We post about Louie Lopez a lot and have done since his midget days on Flip skateboards. If ever there was proof of Flip’s talent-spotting prowess then it’s the trajectory of this Hawthorne, L.A. raised ripper. Fresh off the back of his recent full length part for Converse Cons back in December, Louie is back again with four and a half minutes of truly outstanding skating for Fucking Awesome (or do we call it ‘FA World Entertainment’ now in tacit acknowledgement that ‘Fucking Awesome’ is an embarrassing name?).
Nomenclature issues aside – baldy comes through as always with 3 minutes of amazing lines bleeding into a minute and a half long ‘hammer section’. Filmed at a variety of presumably Covid-liberated downtown spots, along with a smattering of classics: watch out for the Venice ledges banger and a brief ressurection of the OG Beryl bank to curb. Very little more needs to be said honestly – the guy’s a pisstake and, as the blipvert of his t-shirt says ‘You must remember shit’. Cryptic? Perhaps. Banging? Undeniably.

Louie Lopez and Tiago Lemos


December video drop – Kalis, Louie, Alexis and Deathwish

Saturday, December 5th, 2020

Well God damn. Winter’s arrived but 2020’s December video drop begins and it’s already staggering.
We’re struggling to think of stronger start for the run up to Christmas and the inevitable slew of SOTY hunger. We’re only a week in too!

First up is the latest from the indisputable OG himself, Josh Kalis.
With a back catalogue stretching into the earliest 90s big kegs era (peep the red strides in his 1993 H-Street Lick debut), Kalis has nothing to prove. True to form though, this has never slowed his output.
The latest drop from Josh Kalis sees him delivering a ledge masterclass at his local DIY.
All the timeless Kalis moves, classic tunes and general good vibes as the weather closes in.
If this one doesn’t have you lusting after cargo pants then you need to squeegee your third eye.

December video drop – Kalis, Louie, Alexis and Deathwish

Next up, hot on the heels of November’s ‘Alright, Ok’ from Vans is Converse Cons‘ offering to the content Gods. ‘Seize The Seconds’ dropped with minimal prehype and delivered like a postie on speed. Not only do you get one of the greatest ever moments in skateboarding history courtesy of uber-legend Alexis Sablone, you also get cameos from the likes of Tommy Guerrero and Bobby DeKeyzer. If that’s not enough – Louie Lopez also drops a full part and somehow one-ups himself again. Truly bonkers. Ben Chardourne smashed it. There’s a lovely Ben Raemers tribute too – thank you Cons.

December video drop – Kalis, Louie, Alexis and Deathwish

Last, but by no mean least, is the new Deathwish full-length ‘Uncrossed’.
Sadly not available on YouTube (presumably due to music rights issues) ‘Uncrossed’ serves up what must go down as one of the most wildly suicidally-minded selection of skating in recent history.
Front krooks through double kinks, kickflips over entire streets and a Pedro Delfino part that’ll soil your pants for you. Truly insane. Peep the teaser below and then sink your teeth into the full meal over at the Thrasher magazine site.

Go watch, get stoked and try to ignore how cold it is.
We’re only a week into December – Christ only knows what the next three will bring!


A double dose of Louie Lopez courtesy of Converse Cons & FA

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

A right old treat here with a double dose of Louie Lopez, dropping virtually simultaneously from Converse Cons and FA. Is there a better human representation of a skateboarding come-up based on sheer talent and humility than that of LA’s very own Mr Lopez?
Louie’s skateboarding journey has been documented and under the microscope from the tender age of 13. For many, this attention has proved to be a destructive force, releasing the twin demons of underage insanity and regrettable kiddy-style documentation – for a variety of reasons however, Louie Lopez has managed to swerve this wunderkind curse and mature into one of the most highly rated skaters on the planet.

Louie’s earliest exposure was as the long-haired and brace-wearing mini ripper announced in Globe footwear’s United by Fate (2007) and then cemented into skate lore in his banger 2009 Extremely Sorry part for former sponsors Flip Skateboards.
Despite the expected sniping of the time, aimed squarely at Flip skateboards‘ acquisition of Louie, (along with fellow murder midgets Curren Caples and David Gonzalez) Jeremy Fox, Ian Deacon and Geoff Rowley‘s eye for talent was vindicated once again with all three additions maturing into some of the gnarliest skaters on the planet a few years later.

A double dose of Louie Lopez

This first of this week’s double dose of Louie Lopez comes in the form of a three minute part (we think it’s solid enough to warrant that description) filmed in and around Louie’s native LA during the last 6 months of lockdown. Hands get sliced open by skate-stoppers, the infamous LAX banks get treated to an unfathomable backside noseblunt slide shove it, the Sister Sledge track rules and there’s little to no bullshit over-zoom filming. In short – it’s everything that you could ask for in a clip. Get it watched immediately.

If you’re not satisfied by the Converse Cons ‘Lola’ clip above never fear, as Jason Dill and AVE‘s FA World Entertainment have your back with a slightly shorter, slightly rawer but equally as cracking expose of Louie’s undeniable talents in the form of the ‘The Louie Lopez II’.


Converse Cons Uphill Video

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

 

Uphill

 

Uphill is the latest video offering from Grey in association with Converse Cons filmed by James Cruishank, on location in and around Seoul, South Korea. A quick little edit featuring Juan Virues, Paul Grund, Felipe Bartolome, Jamie Platt, Remy Taveira, Felipe Bartolome and Bobby De Keyzer.

 

Swing by the store to grab the Grey Skate Mag ‘Uphill’ produced zine. Whilst stocks last.

 

 

 

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Rough Cut: Louie Lopez’s “West End” Part

Friday, February 16th, 2018

 

 

Rough Cut: Louie Lopez’s “West End” Part

 

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Louie Lopez seriously ain’t no joke! As the tiny framed Flip Skateboard’s prodigy to full blown mind blowing Pro. Take the time to witness his silky smooth abilities on a skateboard and take a moment after each ridiculously trick and let them sink in.

 

Massive fans of his work here at The Black Sheep, the guy just ‘plays’ at skating and makes it look all to simple and fun. Mr Mellow laid back reflects consistently in his huge footage output.

Who else has put out the coverage of Louie!? He’s constantly on one and as the skateboard industry rumor mill is to be believed then his full forthcoming part for Converse Cons is going to be another mind blower!

 

Again it’s thanks to Thrasher Magazine for putting this remix ‘Rough Cut’ edit out. With over 20 minutes of futuristic skateboarding by Flip Skateboard’s finest. Bear witness and keep them peeled as they say for announcements of his up and coming Cons part. More info from us soon….

 

 

 

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Louie Lopez’s “West End” Part For Thrasher

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Louie Lopez’s “West End” Part For Thrasher.

 

Everyone’s saying it but holy hell what a time to put out a part like this with the looming coveted Thrasher ‘Skater Of The Year’ title up for grabs. Louie Lopez was already well on target for achieving the peoples vote with a serious amount of footage throughout 2017 for sponsors Flip Skateboards, Converse Cons, Volcom etc etc… but pretty sure Ladbrookes wouldn’t give you good odds now after the below “West End” part for Thrasher Magazine.

 

We’ve been a big fan of Louie Lopez watching him grow up under the talent spotting Flip Skateboards and to see how he’s developed a faultless style along with taking skating to the next mental control level yet keeping it looking so effortlessly.

 

 

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Converse x Polar – LA Days

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

 

Following up from 2015’s Manhattan Days, Converse Cons and Polar Skate Co have teamed up once again for another video release. This time they have come together and produced LA Days, which celebrates the new Converse x Polar Jack Purcell Pro shoe. The edit features Cons and Polar riders Aaron Herrington, Jonas Skroder, David Stenström, Paul Grund, Roman Gonzalez and Dane Brady. Taking inspiration from back in the day when you skated all over the beach, they take some classic happy/sad style Polar Plates and some Venice Beach inspired obstacles and let the skating happen.

 

LA Days is a film composed by Pontus Alv and Ben Chadourne.

 

Edited by James Cruickshank

 

 

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Converse Cons Asia Garuda Tour

Monday, July 10th, 2017

 

Late last year the Converse Cons Asia team embarked on their Garuda tour. The trip saw them travel through Indonesia, hitting up cities like Bandung, Makassar City and Jakarta. The team had to battle Indonesia’s sweltering heat, crazy traffic and tropical rain to discover the country, it’s spots and local ripping scene. Press play now to check out Tao Kitpullap, Lert Saeri, Jeff Gonzales, Geng Jakkarin and Absar Lebeh shredding in Asia.

 

 

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Converse Cons X A Brief Glance : Caramello

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

 

Caramello is a new clip from A Brief Glance in association with Converse Cons. Filmed on location in the region of Pugila, Italy and starring Mauro Caruso, Jonas Hess, Pietro Bontà, Remy Taveira, Felipe Bartolomé, Ollie Lock and Jerome Campbell. Filmed and edited by James Cruickshank.

 

 

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Converse Cons Tarte au Citron

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

 

A select few of the Converse Cons Europe team have pulled together with Grey Skate Mag to produce this treat for the eyes edit named ‘Tarte Au Citron’

 

Filmed and edited by lens-man James Cruickshank with Euro riders Mike Arnold, Matlok Bennett-Jones Edouard Depaz, Sylvain Tognelli and Juan Virues (unfortunately Black Sheep Family Cons rider Harry Lintell was double booked this time round, more on that soon though…) 

 

The Converse Cons Euro guys seriously putting out there own unique style with the lesser trodden spots and selective tricks which seem to be trend setting among-st the Global skate scene right now. Anyway enough kiss ass editorial filler just go get your finger clicking visual ‘Lemon Pie’ treat for your eyeballs below.

 

 

 

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