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Vans TNT Advanced Prototype Release

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

 

Vans TNT Advanced Prototype Release

 

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Legendary skater Tony Trujillo’s new pro shoe is coming into the shop very soon! The universal release date for the TNT Advance Prototype is 14th July. We are very excited to be unleashing these bad boys. Especially as we have got our hands on colorways that only a limited number of skate shops in the UK will be stocking.

 

This old school hero needs no introduction really. But just to get you up to speed, the TNT Advance Prototype is the newest pro shoe from Tony Trujillo. Tony first popped up in 411 VHS tapes back in the 1990s and has been an absolute powerhouse in the world of skateboarding ever since. He’s been in it for the long haul with both AntiHero and Vans. Bringing out countless parts over the years, and of course earning himself 2002’s Skater of the Year. We have attached a few famous edits from the man himself down below.

 

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Now, a bit about the TNT Advanced Prototype Skate Shoe:

 

We have got the shoes in 4 colorways which you can see in the photos above. The TNT’s features a breathable mesh panel for all you sweaty stinking skaters out there. As well as a duracap toe wrap, rubber ollie patch and toe guard for a stronger, longer lasting structure. And of course the classic UltraCush LITE 3D footbed and WaffleCup sole.

 

For anyone who remembers the TNT SG skate shoe, the TNT Advanced Prototype is like a proper upgraded version of the TNT SG. We expect these to sell rapidly once we hit the release day so if you want them, stay tuned.

 

The TNT Advanced Prototype will release on 14th July 2018, you’ll be able to shop for them here: https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/vans.html

 

Watch the man himself:

 

 

 

 

Lastly shout out to Vans, follow Vans Europe Instagram.

 

 


Vans Edit – AV Rapidweld Pro Wear Test

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

 

 

 

Vans have just released an edit from a couple of weeks back when a few of our Black Sheep Family members, as well as other dudes from various skate shops, went down to London to test out the new Vans AV Rapidweld Pro. Have a watch above and witness all the shenanigans and if you missed our previous post about the day out then hit the link below to go into more depth on the matter.

 

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Here’s a little more info on the Vans AV Rapidweld Pro too: The epitome of classic style and innovation emerges in Vans’ all-new signature footwear and apparel collection by Pro skateboarder Anthony Van Engelen. The AV Rapidweld Pro brings a minimalist tech aesthetic to the forefront, while still providing the impact full performance results in construction and design. If you fancy giving this shoe a go as you next shoe purchase then grab yours right here.. https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/vans-skate-shoes.html

 

 


AVE Rapiweld Pro Wear Test

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

 

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On Monday April 25th, The House of Vans London, hosted the official wear test for the AVE Rapiweld Pro and we were kindly invited to come along. Black Sheep representatives Tez (accompanied by young son and future ripper Reuben!) headed down with the shops newest rider Jordan Sharkey .Also in attendance were more shop owners and riders from other key stores from across Europe, who had also been invited to test the latest seamless AVE shoe for themselves.

 

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The test would be taking place at the House Of Vans and also at two iconic London spots, Brixton’s Stockwell skatepark and of course Southbank. Joining the crew were some of the UK and European Vans team who got stuck in at all three locations. Our own Rob Smith smashed it throughout the day as did our new man Sharkey (more from him in the near future). England being…well England, the heavens eventually opened and cut the Stockwell session short but not before Rob smashed out a banging Miller flip.

 

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Rob Smith – Miller Flip – Photo CJ

 

Everyone headed to Southbank, the session was resumed and Sharkey took care of business with some sick tricks down the stairs, check out the edit below to see what I mean. Next it was time to head to the House Of Vans where people were treated to some beers and a fine spread of grub put on by Vans who were not shy at all with the hospitality. Big thank you to all the people at House Of Vans and Vans Europe for another enjoyable experience, shout outs to Sidewalk and CJ for photo duties.

 

 

 

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See our full slection of Vans here > http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/vans-skate-shoes.html

 

 


2015 with The Black Sheep Store.

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

 

This year has been a busy one for us at The Black Sheep Store. To celebrate all the happenings we thought we would recap on some memories that some of you may have missed.

 

To start off with we would like to thank all you lovely people for the support you’ve shown us. Not just in the past year but since our birth in 2006. It has lead us to the grand opening of our newest and best store situated on Dale St, Manchester.

 

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The opening off our store meant we had to close Central Skatepark that hopefully inspired the next generation the next generation of skaters for many years. It has to be one of the best parks I’ve ever skated, it was amazing to be part of something great in the Manchester scene and we hope you all enjoyed the time we had there as much as we did. Here’s the video of the last ever jam…

 

 

 

Then Sexual Stu was hired and proved his capabilities meaning he kept his job here, at Manchester’s finest The Black Sheep Store, PUMF.

 

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We extended our team adding some rippers such as Jordan Sharkey.

 

Then also welcomed Seb Batty to the team…

 

 

Nearly forgot about our extension into the vert side of our team with none other than Reiss Johnson.

 

 

Harry Lintell released a Volcom ‘True To This’ part that blew away the minds of many skaters.

 

 

The best skating hobbit to grace this earth who is also a valuable member of our team, Eddie Belvedere, managed to bag himself a spot of the Dickies European team.

 

 

Stannerz got himself a GoPro so expect big things in the future. No need to be a HERO as he already is one..

 

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A few members of our Black Sheep family went down to London to skate the House of Vans and they smashed it to pieces!

 

 

 

Speaking of the House Of Vans, they managed to make it to Manchester for a one off event allowing us guys to hold A Mangle Street Jam which saw an incredible amount of people congregate from all over, making the most of the free beer and cash for prize jam. As expected our team plus many others killed it showing the rest of the UK what Manchester is made of. Not only is the skating on point but the music from Manchester’s greatest Chimpo and Trigga is also featured in the edit making it nothing but pure genius.

 

 

 

Our good friend Phil Harvey made an edit with all the team in for the Ride channel. It’s yet another decent edit for you guys to watch.

 

 

 

Ollie Tyreman trained to become a fire-man.

 

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Emerica shoes held a Wild In The Streets in Manchester earlier this year too and it was a day to remember! The sun was shining, the beers were flowing and the skating was at the highest level I’ve seen on the streets of our home town for a long time. Our team rider Harry Lintell also took the infamous castlefield rail board sliding it many years after the Manchester legend Woody attempted it. A lot of things went down in history that day so watch the edit below to understand what I’m talking about.

 

 

 

 

Just the other day Landscape released their promo video ‘Escapes’. Stannerz, who you may recognize from working in our store or being a Black Sheep Family member ended the video with some stunning trickery. Watch out as Landscape, over the past few months, seems to be on the rise again. Great news for us because we are huge fans. Hopefully more edits to come in the new year!

 

 

LANDSCAPE SKATEBOARDS – ESCAPES from Landscape Skateboards on Vimeo.

 

Throughout December we also in conjunction with Sidewalk Magazine released a series of edits every Friday. We had Stannerz, Seb Batty and Bad Man Barrett all with dope parts. Bad Man Barrett came through strongly with the grittiest edit we’ve seen this year. ODB as the the music choice too, what’s not to like?

 

 

 

For the 4th time we managed to win the Vans Shop Riots too, allowing us to enter the finals with other shops from all over Europe. Unfortunately we didn’t win the European finals but our team that went definitely did us guys proud! Next year we’ll have it in the bag so be prepared!

 

 

 

 

There has probably been many more events/happenings that we’ve not mentioned although there is quite a few there and each individual one needs celebrating. More importantly we hope everyone has an amazing New Years Eve tonight and we’ll see you all in the new year. Lots of love from everyone here at the Black Sheep Store!!!

 

 

 


Black Sheep x House Of Vans Mangle Street Jam

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

 

 

 

Earlier this year we saw the infamous House Of Vans come to Manchester. It was most definitely a weekend to remember or maybe forgotten by a handful due to the amount of alcohol consumed. Friday night saw one of the best parties Machester had seen since the Hacienda days and Saturday was a jam packed day full of fun activities from skate lessons for the kids, an incredible art exhibition thanks to local artist ‘Krek’ and a competition where some of our riders managed to take home a piece of the prize money. To recap simply hit the link… House Of Vans MCR.

 

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On the Sunday we were given the chance to take some of the ramps including the curved flat bar which was designed by ourselves from the competition the previous day. This allowed us to hold the ‘Black Sheep x House Of Vans Mangle Street Jam’. Early Sunday morning saw the calm before the storm because as the day unraveled so did the masses of people. By the early afternoon the street was packed full of skaters and also the general public having a nosy whilst making use of the free beer. Yes more booze to be consumed! The jam consisted of a cash for prize policy which in my eyes sees shredders at there best potential laying down tricks left right and centre trying to grab themselves a quick tenner. A few dudes that stood out from the rest were our team riders Eddie Belvedere, Jake Potts, Jordan Sharky and Jiri Burlin. Other shredders that made an appearance who also killed it were Nev, James Grindley, Sam Jones, Armani Rochford plus many more.

 

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The hype was flowing all day due to our Sheep family Stu Reynolds who was the MC for the day. Music was blasted out into the street, generally grime and drum n bass thanks to Rob ‘Dogger’ Smith. It was certainly a day to remember. We are extremely proud and stoked to have held something that was such a success for the people of Manchester and the feedback has been nothing but brilliant. We would like to thank all involved and especially those would made the effort to attend.

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For future events simply follow our Instagram to keep updated.

 

 


House Of Vans Manchester Edit

Monday, November 9th, 2015

 

 

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The official House Of Vans Manchester edit is now online for your viewing pleasure! What a weekend it was! Big thanks to all those involved for bringing the House Of Vans to Manchester, and massive thank you to all you cool people who came out and made it a memorable and enjoyable few days and nights! Big ups to the artists involved for a great night of music – nice one Jenna and the G’s, 8 Gold Rings Ft Tyler Davey, Sparks and Fox, Madam X, Roy Davis Jnr, Shadow Child and Maribou State for keeping the choons and party atmosphere going till late on! Again massive shouts to Krek, Jake B and Jenna Jones for having their work on display for us all to enjoy. Risso printing for making the commemorative zines, Man Up Girl for T-shirt designing and everybody else that was involved with running and making the workshops happen! More thanks to the people who helped with everything on the skate day as well, from moving and setting up all the ramps and obstacles to taking them down again and moving them to the shop for our street jam! ( Edit coming soon! ) All of you wonderful people for tuning up all weekend and making it what it was! Last but not least a massive high five and nice one to Vans, without whom, no event would have even taken place! Take a look at a few photos and the edit below and see if you can spot yourself! Same time next year then?!?!?!?!

 

 

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Jiri Bulin – Photo CJ

 

 

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Jake Potts – Photo CJ

 

 

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Winners! – Photo CJ

 

 

 

 

You can see more of CJ’s photos and a write up of the event on the sidewalk website! – http://sidewalkmag.com/longform/house-of-vans-manchester#R0VlkLQirDKjLsjL.97

 

You can listen to some of Jenna’s tracks on her Souncloud page – https://soundcloud.com/jenna-g

 

 


House Of Vans Manchester Comes To Black Sheep

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

 

 

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Yes that’s right the House of Vans is coming to the Black Sheep! Everybody put Sunday 4th October in your diary and keep it free! As I’m sure this will be one not to miss! The perfect end to an action packed weekend in conjunction with The House Of Vans! Get ready for a awesome street jam taking place just next to our shop ( 36 Dales Street, Manchester, M1 2HN ) in the Northern Quarter from 1pm till late! There will be ramps, rails, bumps, pads and a whole lot of other interesting things for you to get your shred on including a specially designed obstacle from us! There will also be Black Sheep riders and lurkers in attendance to bring the good vibes and make sure everybody has the best time! Like any good old fashioned street jam, there will be plenty of giveaways throughout the day and also cash for tricks so there’s the intention to get your training in!

 

Following the massive success of the first European outpost, House Of Vans London, Manchester has been chosen to host a bumper weekend of art, music, street culture and skateboarding. First of all, on Friday 2nd October the Great Northern Warehouse will undergo a massive reconstruction and turn itself into the House Of Vans Manchester! The 900+ venue will welcome some of the biggest names in Electronic, Dub, Drum & Bass. Jenna and the G’s will headline  the night of music. 8 Gold rings ft Fox and Sparks will produce a set mix of the finest Dub and Drum & Bass. The likes of Madam x, Roy Davis Jnr, Shadow Child and electric duo Maribou State will all be playing sets throughout  the night. There’ s more to come as well, with the announcement of some very special guests so keep your eyes peeled!

 

Apart from the incredible line up of music, Saturday the 3rd  has loads of activities to get involved with from 1pm!  Throughout the afternoon there will be skate lessons from 12pm to 3pm provided by the guys and girls at Projekts MCR ! Womenswear label Man Up Girl will be hosting an embroidery workshop, where they will be on hand to help you design your own Vans t-shirt with a choice of illustrations. There will also be a Sk8 Hi Riso printing zine workshop. Manchester ambassadors Jemma Jones, Jake B and Krek will be there to help you experiment with type, collage and illustration on your Sk8 Hi, it will then be scanned and turned into a page of the zine! There will also be an exhibition showing pieces of work from these three ambassadors! Also from 4pm – 6pm there will be another skate jam with the obstacles that were mentioned above, there’s 1000 pounds up for grabs between first, second and third place!

 

Lots going on and it looks like its going to be another memorable weekend in Manchester! For more information regarding your entry / participation to the events, this cane be found on the House Of Vans Manchester website, just click here !

 

 

 

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House Of Vans London – Black Sheep Family

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

 

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So a few months back now we we’re fortunate enough to get a call from the good folk at Vans and got asked if we wanted to head down and hang out with Geoff Rowley and basically have a session followed by pizza’s and beers. Obviously not ones to turn down such an opportunity a few of the Black Sheep Family members boosted down to the big smoke on the old Virgin Pendolino and proceeded to have a grand old time.

 

With Black Sheep Family staff member and in house filmer Phil Harvey in tow the riders seized the opportunity to bang out the edit your about to watch below. For those who’ve never ventured into the tunnels that makes up the House Of Vans London your in for a pretty magical treat, not only is there the concrete skate park spread over three rooms they also house a bespoke night club, one amazing restaurant, cinema plus a private luxury pad style chill room complete with leather sofas, big screens and mini bar. We’ve had a few visits now down to this little piece of London heaven and obviously always get a warm welcome from O.G Black Sheep team rider Rob Smith who heads up all the skate-park happenings along with getting involved on the music event side as well.

 

As ever, massive thanks to the good folks at Vans for the invite and good times. Always a pleasure to be working with a brand that backs skateboarding to the fullest.

 

 

 

 

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