News Tagged ‘girl skateboards’

Manchild and Simon Bannerot are pro for Girl Skateboards

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Manchild and Simon Bannerot are pro for Girl Skateboards

It’s a rare day indeed that the very venerable House of Crailtap, (one of the originators of the concept of the skater-owned brand), formally add new pros to their team, so the recent announcement that Manchild and Simon Bannerot are pro for Girl Skateboards ought to make a least some ripples in the skateboarding universe.

 

If you’re getting co-signed by the likes of Mike Carrol and Rick Howard then it’s safe to say firstly that you are very talented on a skateboard, but also, and infinitely more importantly, you’re not a bellend in any shape or form and that, besides being good at tricks, you also possess a larger than average dose of that ineffable ‘something’ that makes people stand out in the current ocean of skateboarding content.
Being big fans of Crailtap and Lakai, their contribution to global skateboarding culture, their video output (you might as well watch ‘Mouse’ in full right now since I’ve made it easy) and their talent for picking people gifted with otherworldly talent (to name but a few things we ought to be grateful to them for) I figured that the recent news was excuse enough for a quick mind prompt of some banging footage of both of the heads in question, via a couple of bangers from the Girl and Lakai footage archives.

 

First up we have the ridiculously banging ‘Extra Flare’ Tyler ‘Manchild’ Pacheco that Thrasher dropped a couple of years back as part of their never ending commitment to raw footage. This one contains all of Manchild’s footage from Lakai‘s 2017 full-length release The Flare with all the behind-the-scenes stuff that didn’t make it into the full thing. You’ve got to love this kind of shit – back in the day all this footage would be lost to DVD Extras that nobody watched but now, thanks to the completist’s field day that is the Internet, you get a chance to see it all: the tries, the fails, the security guards kicking off and all the other bits that give you a better idea of how someone really skates. Pay close attention to that frotside flip on the earthquake-created (I assume) spot at 1:53 and that backside bigspin at Fort Miley if you need further information on why this dude is pro for Girl

 

Following that, here’s Simon Bannerot’s masterfully put together web footage remix containing footage predating his appearance on Lakai footwear‘s The Flare. Remixed by Girl uber-fan Daniel Policelli (check @danielpolicelli on Insta for more), this is an insight into the equally otherworldy talents of Mr. Bannerot – rails, tranny, ledge tech – this dude can do it all.

 

 

If you’re still hungry for more from these two, then we can wholeheartedly recommend a re-peep of the very recent Bangers & Mash Girl x Kodak collab tour that took place in London in January of this year to coincide with the opening of Selfridge’s indoor bowl.
More Simon Bannerot, more Manchild and a dusting of Sean Malto and Rick McCrank just for good measure.
If you missed this the first time – sink your eyeballs in now. That last trick is fucking bonkers! It takes a lot to make Leo Sharp shit his pants these days but that tailslide flip out over the road at Big Chalky did just that. If you’re giving Big L the shivers and impressing random members of the public so much that they feel obliged to give you a tenner (true story) then you’re doing something right!

 

If you fancy throwing your pound coin shaped support behind these two maniacs, then go have a look at the recent Lakai footwear drops and pick yourself up a skater-owned bargain.


Girl Skateboards Welcomes…

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

 

Girl Skateboards Welcomes… Andrew Brophy.

With the onslaught of social media this ones been spoke of for a while, Andrew Brophy well and truly fits with Girl Skateboards and it’s a match made in skateboard style heaven. After the demise of Brophy’s last board sponsor Cliche it’s good to see him find a home on the long established brand Girl Skateboards. Props all round for making this one happen and bringing the hype to the Crailtap Camp once again. Now get your fill of Australian power house pop below with Brophy’s all new welcome clip.

 

 

 

Shop Brophy’s Wayward Wheels here- http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/skateboard-wheels/brand/wayward-wheels.html


Some Must See Sections

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

 

As myself (Stannerz) and Sexual Stu were working in the notorious new Black Sheep Store the other weekend we were surrounded by a load of skate rats asking every question under the sun. So we decided to ask a few back which were….

 

Who had, in your opinion, the best section in Flip Sorry?

 

To the response that shocked us into an early grave….

 

What’s Flip Sorry?

 

At this point we were losing faith in the skate youth but we kept concentration and thought alright, you may have missed that one but you’ve heard of Arto Saari, Tom Penny, Rune Glifberg etc right?

 

Another shocking response….

 

No never, who are they?

 

From this I thought it would be compulsory to post a few must see sections that some of you may never have set eyes on and should’ve by now…..

 

 

 

To start of with and finally put an end to this misery we have Tom Penny and Arto’s section from Flip Skateboards ‘Sorry’ that was released in 2002. They’re are some other incredible sections in this video so if you can, find the full length feature online. The sequel was ‘Really Sorry’ and finally ‘Extremely Sorry’ even later in life. All a must see!

 

 

 

Next we have Eric Koston’s section from the infamous ‘Yeah Right’. Created by Girl Skateboards in 2003. It was for the time and even now a mind blowing video. Watch Koston’s first line and I’m pretty sure you’ll be hooked!

 

 

 

Transwold also in 2003 released Free Your Mind. A good year for skateboarding as this is yet another incredible video. We have Dan Drehobl’s part here who is a transition king but don’t stop there as the rest of the video is really worth watching.

 

 

 

Not long after in 2004 Chocolate skateboards released the Hot Chocolate Tour. It isn’t just amazing skating that is featured but also interviews with the team. Gives you a feel for what life on the road would be like when touring on skate trips. It was really hard to choose from this one but I went with Mike York since he’s not only a stylish skater but also a really nice dude.

 

 

 

Heath Kirchart.

 

 

and another!

 

 

 

Jason Dill is one of the best. His part in Habitat’s Mosaic, too good! Song choice on point, skating is next level. You’d be stupid not to appreciate this section.

 

 

 

Stevie Williams in The DC Video. One of the biggest and best G’s to ever step foot on a board. Big poppa!

 

 

 

Got to appreciate a vert section too and why not Bob Burnquist’s part from Es ‘Menikmati’ which was released in 2000. Bob’s a switch killer so see if you can figure out what stance he actually is from this part, you’ll struggle.

 

 

 

So far the sections have been from over the seas but don’t forget the UK/Europe has also seen some incredible shredders put out parts. Here’s a few from our roots that is gritty UK skateboarding. Starting with Scotland’s John Rattray, this dude is nothing but unstoppable.

 

 

 

Over the years Blueprint have brought out plenty of really powerful DVDs. There was ‘Waiting For The World’, ‘Lost and Found’, ‘Make Friends With The Colour Blue’ but my favorite of all time has to be First Broadcast. When I first set eyes on this video I was out skating the streets in a matter of seconds after watching it. Maybe because it was easier to relate to the gritty spots the UK has to offer that are right on our door step. Nick Jensen steals the show and due too the recent Isle Skateboards ‘Vase’ video that will soon be on sale in store I thought it makes sense to show this section.

 

 

 

 

Finally to finish off we have my favorite section of all time and that’s Snowy’s from Landscape’s Portraits. It also has a powerful song choice with Manchester’s Stone Roses ‘Elephant Stone’. It was filmed and edited by one of skateboarding’s best filmmaker’s Mr Christopher James Massey. Chris sadly passed away recently, such sad news but he left us with many memories including this masterpiece that is ‘Portraits’.

 

RIP CHRIS MASSEY!!!

 

Thank you for watching. There are many more sections that are not included as the list goes on but here’s a good few to get you started. Skateboarding is the best and it’s a real privilege to be part of something so great. Peace.