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Eddie Belvedere and Sam Mason hit Germany for Dickies

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Strong Black Sheep family representation here with Eddie Belvedere and Sam Mason joining forces with Cornish heads Rhys Bickmore and master lens man Matt Hunt.
Flucht aus England, (AKA ‘Escape from England) sees Captain Caveman, Simply Shred and crew hit up up the German city of Köln on a four day camping/skate mission.
This one was filmed after Covid restrictions had been briefly lifted in August of this year with the lads chomping at the bit to go anywhere with a modicum of liberty.
A quick ferry journey and camping chair chill and bosch (forgive the German pun) our intrepid group of goons were happily chewing on German architecture.
With Dickies (along with Mount Hawke and Blacksheep) funding this one, Eddie Belvedere and Sam Mason led the charge around Köln hitting up various spots, including the frankly amazing looking KAP 686 skate plaza (hit that link for more on that place).

Eddie Belvedere and Sam Mason

Eddie and co skate all manner of street spots, bringing with them that peculiarly British notion of ‘if it’s a bank, it’s a skate spot, even if it’s horrible’.
Some places you’ll recognise as they’ve appeared on some heavy videos in the past, whereas others are new to us and probably to you too. Based on this though, Köln looks like a decent choice for a skate trip, well as soon as we’re allowed the leave the house again anyway.

For those you who aren’t already aware, Matt Hunt (the guy behind the camera on this one) has been making UK skate videos for a long while so, if this floats your boat, go peep some more of his stuff.

Click here for a brace of archive Cornish footage (including a Fallen tour visit to Truro) and below for a 2019 Cornwall-based piece for Flavour skatestore in Newquay.

Embrace the crust!


Black Sheep family in Isaac Wilkinson Isolation clip

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Heavy representation here with a brace of the Black Sheep family in Isaac Wilkinson‘s Isolation clip.
Released last week, this is big man’s donation to the cause with a steady four minutes and fourteen seconds of unseen Manchester ripping. Not entirely sure when Isaac filmed this but presumably during the period between releasing his 2016 independent skate video ‘O-One’Fuckin’-6-One‘ and his more recent ascension into the London ranks of camera-wielding media nodes.
For any of you unaware of Isaac Wilkinson’s past record in skate video-making, you can fill in any gaps that you might have here via a fairly extensive interview with the man himself conducted back in 2016.

Isaac’s latest, whilst billed as little more than an airing of some unused footage, is, in actuality, pretty much a full length banger of a clip featuring Black Sheep family heads Eddie Belvedere, Harry Lintell, Jiri Bulin, Ricky Davidson, Seb Batty, Lucien Costello and Sam Mason. Isaac’s probably just being modest by describing it as a clearing out of the hard drives given that he’s now big-manned it to London levels of kneeling in piss filming people eating teacakes or whatever it is that he’s currently engaged in. Nevertheless, this is a straight up banger and more than deserving of your time. Isaac is and forever will be a strong member of the Black Sheep family, whether he’s living in that London or not.

As we’ve touched on the topic in this here post and because, let’s face it – any distraction from being locked in the house is good enough right now: why not remind yourselves of just how banging Isaac’s 2016 Manchester video still is by engaging eyeballs below?

First up is new dad and crust DIY supremo Jiri Bulin’s section from said video.

Following that you’ve got Seb Batty’s section to enjoy.

Jump on the link here for our YouTube channel to peep the rest, plus a bunch of other archive content that we’ve uploaded over the years. If nothing else, it’ll keep you awake for a few more hours.

Lastly, but not least – big love to all our customers who have continued to stand by us and kept the orders flowing in during the lockdown. We’ve got whatever it is you need and we’re on it daily, so if you need anything – you know where to come. You are all Black Sheep family.

Black Sheep family in Isaac Wilkinson Isolation clip


Vans Shop Riot UK 2019 – Graystone Action Sports Manchester

Friday, October 18th, 2019

Vans Shop Riot UK 2019 – Graystones Action Sports Manchester
This has been said many times previously but it absolutely deserves reiterating: Vans Shop Riot is hands down the best event in the UK skateboard calendar. There is a lot of talk from a lot of brands about the cultural value and necessity of supporting core skate stores but there is only one brand who actually put their money where their mouth is and that brand is Vans.
We can argue all day about the relative ‘legitness’ of the myriad skate shoe brands in our universe if you like and, judging on Instagram battling, people love to, but one, simple, undeniable fact remains.
Only Vans are prepared to put their hands in their pockets and back up the rhetoric year after year with an event that brings the sadly dwindling number of UK skateboard shops together to create a space for localism to be celebrated, skaters both known and unknown to shine and, more importantly, still manage to keep things 100% skate in the process.

 

 

For those of you not clued up as to what Vans Shop Riot is, here’s a very brief summary.
Vans invite skate stores from across our country (and our European counterparts) to come together for a shop team event every year. The idea is simple: without skate stores, skateboarding culture is screwed, so why not create an event that allows all the major stores responsible for nourishing their local skate communities to gravitate towards one place for a weekend? Vans fork out for hotels, food, booze and the venue and the crews come to rip purely based on the love and respect that they have for the skate shops that support them. In the simplest terms – it’s on some Robin Hood shit. You get me?

 

 

If my slowly disintegrating memory is correct, the recent Vans UK Shop Riot 2019 Graystone Action Sports Manchester event marked the 11th anniversary of Van’s commitment to celebrating the lifeblood of our skateboard scene and what a weekend it was. Vans UK masterminds Olly Wright, Manhead, Matt Lloyd, Amanda Destroyed Brains, Ralph Knackered Hip and various others held the reigns and curated a banger of a weekend.
Free booze from Northern Monk (who doesn’t love their 2% IPA?), free BBQ chomp, Blast skates pinatas, a warm up sesh at the Pump Cage and a Saturday at Graystone watching the best humans from the best shops in the country go in – I mean, you’d have to be an utter bellend not to enjoy that, wouldn’t you?

The answer to that question is a resounding ‘yes’ just in case you were wondering.
As defending champions, the Black Sheep Family came out swinging, qualifying in first coming into the semi finals but you know us, as the Kersal Massive said “we dont fuck about”. With that said, when the final was finally finalised, nobody was going to argue with Flatspot’s position as Vans Shop Riot 2019 winners – the Devon cream tea heads went in – fair play.

 

 

I could ramble on all day about this but really, you might as well just watch the excellent Ryan Gray crafted video at the top of this guff and decide for yourself.
As a completist of the highest order, I’d be remiss if I didn’t give you the full list of attendees as you’re very probably not going to see them anywhere else so…
If we work on the proviso that the eventual winners were in reverse order:
1st Flatspot
2nd Black Sheep
3rd Slick Willies
4th Lost Art
4th 5050

That then means that the full results are as follows (according to the score sheets).
6th The House
6th Freestyle
8th Sessions
9th Forty Two
10th Skate Warehouse
11th TR7
12th Kultivation
13th Flavour
14th Big Wooodys
15th Lariatt
16th Ideal
17th Welcome
18th Decimal
19th Exist
20th Brixton’s Baddest
21st Cardiff Skate Club

 

 

So there you have it. Absolute banger of a weekend for all involved. Never ending big ups to all the Vans heads for making this happen year after year. Even heavier big ups to all the shop crews that came and repped hard for the love and a special donation of knucks to our very own Rikk Fields who managed to break his ankle in the finals, carry on skating till the final whistle and then still drink a brace of booze before returning to grafter land.

If you want more, head over to the Vague Mag site for a full photo overview by skateboarding’s own Man Mountain Marko, the very venerable Leo Sharp and the equally venerable Rafski.

 

 

And then, seeing as how we didn’t win this year, scroll down and drink deeply from our victory in 2018.
We’ll be back in 2020 and this time we’re going to DESTROY you.


Vans Shop Riot UK 2019 – Graystone Action Sports Manchester


The VHS show chat 21 years of Death Skateboards

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

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The House skatepark’s very own UK skate history show is back and this time the VHS show chat 21 years of Death Skateboards with head honcho Nick Zorlac, long-time rider Dan Cates and video maestro Mark Nicolson.
As always with these VHS Shows, you get a very informal chat led by Man Mountain Marco himself Nathan Black that goes off on various tangents, starting with the early days of Zorlac setting up a distribution company simply because Consolidated skateboards were unavailable at the that time in the UK.

With Death being the longest running UK skate brand in history with 21 years under their belts there’s obviously a hell of a lot to talk about here, and the conversation covers everything from the infamous House of Doom in Harrow, to the various sketchy constructions built in their backyard, through to the vagaries of running of a UK skate brand that started out as a joke but ending up becoming a mainstay of the scene representing everyone from local rippers to global skateboard superstars.

 

 

Zorlac’s description of wanting to start a brand that was basically ‘The Spinal Tap of skateboarding’, only for it to go on to outlive all of the brands that started around the same period, is definitely inspirational and proof that if your love for skateboarding is strong enough that you can achieve pretty much anything.

 

If you feel like supporting the good guys at Death after listening to this one, then it’d make sense to go check out the huge selection of Death skateboards product that we’re currently holding and maybe picking up a pro board from Black Sheep family members and Death skateboard riders Rob Smith and Eddie Belvedere.

If you’re keen to follow Dan Cates into the skimboard rabbit hole though, I’m not sure that there’s much we can help you with there – other than pointing you towards the nearest wetsuit shop.

 

 

The VHS show chat 21 years of Death Skateboards Nick Zorlac

 

If you enjoyed listening to the VHS show chat 21 years of Death Skateboards, and honestly, it’s hard to think of a reason why you wouldn’t have, given the trio of venerable idiots involved in this 2 hour conversation about UK skate history, then we’d also strongly recommend taking a look at the previous three episodes.

Just to make life easier for you, if you scroll down, you can watch the three previous episodes in order featuring Ben Grove, James Bush and Callun Loomes of Get Lesta and Team GB member, Lovenskate and Converse Cons rider – the supernaturally talented Alex Hallford.

 


Arrivederchi – A Film By Isaac Wilkinson – Supported By Dickies

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Arrivederchi

 

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Brought to you by Black Sheep family filmer Isaac Wilkinson featuring team riders: Eddie Belvedere, Chris Barrett and Ricky Davidson. Not your ordinary skate edit, this one promises to be a gooden. The boys traveled over 4000 miles in Eddie’s humble Fiat Panda, taking on some of Europe’s best skate spots. Arrivederchi teasers are up on Isaac’s Instagram and are sure to get you hyped. Because of the scale of this trip Dickies have backed the guys and helped them make this trip possible. So, shout out to Dickies, who will be presenting the video on Friday 24th August at London’s House of Vans. If you’re about we recommend you go. There are promises of free giveaways and good times to be had.

 

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Shop Dickies here: https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/dickies-workwear.html

 

 

Lastly, keep up to date with team riders:

 
Eddie Belvedere

 

Chris Barrett

 

Ricky Davidon

 

 

 


Sidewalk Sessions – Junction 4 with Eddie Belvedere

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

 

Sidewalk Sessions – Junction 4 with Eddie Belvedere

 

 

 

The good folks at Sidewalk Magazine have launched a new video series, ‘Sessions’, documenting some of finest skateparks and spots our country has to offer beginning with Junction 4 Skatepark in Darwen, Blackburn and featuring our man and long time shop rider, Eddie Belvedere.

 

We were stoked to be involved with the debut of this new web-series and, considering a Thursday evening Skate Night at Junction 4 has seen us through a difficult winter, it didn’t take much motivation to rally up a heavy crew of shop riders and locals.

 

After driving through the rain and snow it didn’t take long for the Black Sheep Family to off with Eddie traversing his nimble feet over everything Junction 4 has to offer, Grandad Stu Reynolds coping dancing the steepest flat bank available, Aussie import Ricky Davidson charging in his usual understated powerhouse manner, recent flow boy for the three stripes Lucien Costello laying down all manner of complex flatbar combos and Reiss Johnson ending the evening by blasting the pool’s oververt.

 

Get watching and give thanks to your local indoor park if you’re fortunate enough to have one! Big thanks to Ben Powell, Ryan Gray and the guys at Junction 4 for hooking up an evening well spent!

 

Shop Death Skateboards – https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/death-skateboards.html

 

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Death Skateboards welcomes Eddie Belvedere

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Death Skateboards welcomes Eddie Belvedere!

 

 

Our ever productive gob-on-wheels and pint sized ATV, Eddie Belvedere, has kicked off the new year by joining the ranks of one of the oldest UK teams and we couldn’t be more stoked.

 

Eddie has been on one since moving back to Manchester last year and whatever the weather and temperature it is rare you wont find him out searching for new spots and having a shralp!

 

Peep his inaugural clip above filmed by Isaac Wilkinson, Mark Kendrick, Adam Salais and Ryan Hayes and expect more from the man himself in Death’s next full length video, ‘Into The Void’, which is set for release in Spring 2018!

 

Shop for Death Skateboards here: https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/death-skateboards.html

 


Black Sheep Fridays

Friday, December 4th, 2015

 

 


 

 

As it’s coming up to Christmas we thought it would nice to keep the skate spirit alive during this cold winter by releasing an edit each Friday in connection with Sidewalk Magazine called Black Sheep Fridays. The first part to drop is Seb Batty’s and Jiri ‘George’ Bulin’s that went online earlier today. Nothing but pure gritty northern skating to feast your eyes on. Filmed and edited by Isaac ‘wasteman’ Wilkinson, you must watch. You can expect to see more sections dropping from the likes of Nick ‘Stannerz’ Stansfield, Chris ‘Badman’ Barrett, Eddie Belvedere and a solo part from just Seb Batty. So don’t forget to check the Sidewalk website each Friday for a fresh unseen edit from our infamous team. Big up!!

 

Shop for Black Sheep Clobber right here…   http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/the-black-sheep.html

 

 


Emerica Wild In The Streets Edit

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

 

The Wild In The Streets edit is now online!

 

Sunday 27th September saw the Emerica Wild In The Streets event take place in our fair city of Manchester, if you weren’t there where the hell were you ?!? It went off as we thought it would! Skateboarders from all over the country descended on a surprisingly sunny and quite warm Manchester! First spot of the day had to be Urbis as this was the meeting spot, the megaphone came out and everybody started getting on it. Rob Smith pulled off some massive lip slides on the bottom ledge whilst Sexual Stu delivered a textbook boardslide shove mid block. Harry Lintell was on fine form, delivering some flip back tail variations, switch front heel and nollie backside heel over one of the marble blocks from flat! After a while, well it was only a matter of time, before people started skating the big 3. Not many things have gone down these steps and its easy to see why. Eddie Belvedere smashed a kickflip from the top to the last step, not easy, and then a first try straight nollie to the bottom step! Big shout out to Robert Rooney Woodward who flung himself down the whole thing quite a few times, ollied it with ease and then getting his backside 180 after a few harsh slams!

 

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Harry Lintell – Nolle BS Heelflip    Photo – CJ

 

The next spot on the agenda was Bridgewater rail / stairs. One of the best sights of the weekend was the vast amount of wood and wheels all in unison on the streets en route to the spot! Oh and a quick nosegrind revert was thrown out by Eddie Belvedere himself! Fair play to all involved for being well mannered and polite to the sometimes bewildered public! The Bridgewater spot isn’t to forgiving on the feet but people rose to the occasion and hammers went down. Straight away Harry Lintell did a NBD early grab boardslide down the rail! Curtis Munton pulled off a steezy tre flip over the rail to finish off the session but not before Black Sheep new boy Sam Mason rolled away with a smith grind!

 

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Sam Mason – FS Smith Grind     Photo – CJ

 

That was it, next spot! Skating down Deansgate heading towards Granada bump, Lewis Threadgold stopped by Tesco for a quick caveman bluntslide on a rail that shouldn’t be skateable, with hardly any run up squashed next to a glass wall! In the end the session was taken to Castlefield arena where Mr Lintell did it again, this time taking a boardslide down the infamous rail – “ Woody’s rail “. Some of the wooden ramps had been brought down from the Pumpcage and wall ride madness proceeded thanks to Rob Smith, Eddie and Lewis!

 

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Eddie Belvedere – FS Wallride     Photo – CJ

 

The day lived up to its name, it deffo was a wild one! Big thanks to all of you who showed up and skated, repping the sheep and spreading the good vibes! Massive thanks to Woody and Claire, Emerica, Dickies and Landscape! Also thanks to CJ for shooting the rad photos throughout the day, you can read the full write up and see more of CJ’s snaps over on the Sidewalk website!

 

Have a gander at the edit below, and we’ll see you all same time, same place next year!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ride Channel Open Edit

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

 

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For nearly a year now the Ride Channel have been posting a series of edits up on their site called the ‘Open’ edits. These clips are from shops not just in the USA but from all around the world. The idea was to show the independent shops that support skateboarding in their community and also the riders and staff that make these shops the backbone of the skateboard scene, and yes you guessed it, it was our turn for the Ride Channel Open edit ! Thanks to the camera and editing skills of Mr Phil Harvey, he has treated us to nearly four minutes of Black Sheep action! Jiri Bulin kicks things off with some raw street hammers before Lewis Threadgold shows us how to properly do a load of wallie and wall ride variations! Josh Bentley mixes old spots with new, a sick line at Manchester’s newest DIY spot and a huck down the infamous grizzly stairs. Stu Reynolds after that proves that 40 is the new 20, then Lucien Costello shows us the talents of Manchester youth on the rise! Seb Batty makes light work of one of the highest ledges in town! Nick Stannerz and Sexual Stu keep the mosh alive with a quick line each on urbis.  Rikk Fields throws some of his footage in from his recent exploits in Hong Kong while Jake Potts keeps it local with an added Barcelona banger! Badman Barrett gets tech at Stockport’s finest ledge haven, then there’s strictly business as Reiss Johnson and Andy Scott take it to the vert! Harry Lintell comes through with even more mesmerizing street antics before Eddie Belvedere takes on some Cornish concrete! Rob Smith ends the show in fine fashion, gnarly drop ins, street lines and flying high at Stockwell! Big thanks to Phil Harvey for putting it together, Rybo, Armani Rochford and Isaac Wilkinson for additional filming. Big shout out to MC DRS for providing the soundtrack and also to the Ride Channel for having us on! So what you waiting for click play now!

 

 

 

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