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New Jordan Sharkey part for Vans Europe

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Hyped on this new Jordan Sharkey part for Vans Europe!
If you’re thirsty for more banger UK content then look no further. Here’s a Black Sheep family duo serving up an all new Jordan Sharkey part for Vans Europe. Filmed and edited by long-time Black Sheep media node and one-time rugby star-in-the-making Isaac Wilkinson: this is all killer, no filler.

Luckily for you all, Vague skate mag have seen fit to conduct an interview with our Welsh brother too, so you can hear a lot of the background behind the filming of this piece, of Jordan winning the Berrics/Element ‘Make It Count’ contest and more besides.
If you’ve had the pleasure to meet Jordan Sharkey in real life then you’ll also know that he’s as insanely talented in the flesh as he is on video, which is probably why Nick Stansfield added him to the Black Sheep team only 30 minutes after meeting him.

Isaac and blondie are a team and a half and this latest Jordan Sharkey part for Vans Europe follows in the wake of a brace of other banging releases from the pair. If you fancy peeping a few of those, keep scrolling past this text and you’ll find a few embedded for your pleasure. Big love to Jordan for always repping so hard and never losing his grip on the beaming grom that he started off as. Likewise, heavy knuckles to Isaac Wilkinson for always coming through with the goods, despite his high octane career filming biscuit commercials for her Majesty. HD 4:3 on point big man!

Full props also to Manhead and all at Vans Europe for keeping Jordan in shoes and of course, to Element skateboards for hooking him up as properly as his talent deserves.

New Jordan Sharkey part for Vans Europe

Check out Jordan in Element’s recent Knucks video (by French Fred) below.


New Jordan Sharkey part for Vans Europe

After that, peep this earlier Issac and Sharkey collab piece celebrating the Element x Black Sheep Ten Year anniversary release from a couple of year back.

And then finally, for now – take in Isaac Wilkinson’s full-length Black Sheep video 01FUCKIN61 and go skateboarding.


Element Skateboards Knucks Video

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Element Skateboards Knucks Video

 

 

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Been waiting on this one a while now but finally some fresh Sharkey footage along with the rest of the Element Skateboards crew! No better time to have something to sidetrack yourself with and then go be inspired in your back garden of lock-down.

 

So the whole International Element team went IN on this one along with filmer/editor royalty French Fred holding it down as only he can. Knucks comes in at around 11 minutes worth of some of the most creative skateboarding and spots to match. Featuring the likes of Madars Apse, Jaako Ojanen (#BigFansOfHisWork ) Brandon Westgate, Ross McGouran and of course Black Sheep Family member Jordan Sharkey!

 

 

Go get involved and treat your eyeballs to this one. The physical body can follow suit with said inspiration once this whole virus nause up has passed.

 

 

Huge props to all involved and of course Element Skateboards for always backing it with the budget to get there team out there providing content for our pleasure!

 

 

 

 

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Skaters (in order of appearance) : Eetu Toropainen Victor Cascarigny Jordan Sharkey Gabriel Fortunat Jaakko Ojanen Maité Steenhoudt Madars Apse Dominik Walker Brandon Westgate Chris Colbourn Nick Garcia Ross McGouran Weskinen Phil Zwijsen Ethan Loy Antoine Ravel César Dubroca

 

Filmed and edited by Frech Fred.

 


Joe Hinson joins the Black Sheep family

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

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May saw Joe Hinson join the Black Sheep family.

Given Joe’s intense Instagram output, you’ll very probably be aware of this handrail chomping, hyper-active one man demo machine and current reigning UK Champ already, even if you’re not overly familiar with his name but, for those of you who have enough of a life going on that you don’t spend 23 of your daily 24 hours glued to your phone screen, we figured that it made sense to get a little background on the man himself to sit alongside his recent recruitment to the team.

If I were tasked with giving a synoptic description of Joe to the uninitiated, then I’d probably say that as far as current UK skateboarding goes, he’s something of an anomaly as his relentless quest to conquer bannisters and staircases across the nation harkens back to an earlier time. Not to say that nobody else skates handrails these days, just that the thirst that this maniac has for them is reminiscent of the early 00’s where all anyone cared about was finding skateable rails, (and by ‘skateable’ I mean the UK version of that term).

Anyhow, enough background from me as it’s time to pass the mic over to the high hairlined man from the Fens now to hear about growing up skating on his own, using ADHD to his advantage and the dangers of excessive hashtagging. Welcome to the Black Sheep family boss.

 

 

 

Right then Mr Hinson – for those people who don’t know you – give us your vital stats please: how old are you, how long have you been skating for and where do you live?

I’m 22, soon to be 23 next month and I’ve been skating for around 10 years.

I live in a small village just outside Ely in Cambridgeshire.

 

Am I right in thinking that you basically live in the middle of nowhere, at least as far as skateboarding culture goes?

Yeah that’s right: all that’s around me are fields. The closest skate park is around 25 minutes from me.

 

I’m sure you once told me that you basically grew up skating on your own, is that right?

Yeah pretty much, there were a few lads from my village that used to skate when I first got into it but they were a lot older and after a time most of them gave up so I mostly skated on my own as a kid and even to this day I’ll still skate on my one a couple of days a week. I was super lucky where I live as there’s so much room. There’s a patch of concrete where an old barn used to sit so I took that over and started to build DIY ramps out of old bits of ply and palettes.

 

Where was the first famous skate spot that you skated?

The first famous street spot I went to was probably just Milton Keynes so The Buszy I guess, but that’s sort of a skate park isn’t it?

 

You love a handrail Joe – tell us about the first one that you ever skated…

My first handrail was a really small 4 stair down the road from my dad’s house at a school. That was the first one I ever did a trick on although it was more of a board slide bonk than an actual slide if I’m honest.

 

What’s been your worst handrail slam? You skate some fucking big ones, you must’ve taken a few awful slams over the years, right?

There’s been a few – it’s hard to name just one. Sacking isn’t fun nor is ribbing a rail and I’ve done both of those numerous times.  I also broke my wrist skating the the famous MK rail and I did some ligaments in my ankle a few years back skating some 9 rail. I always wear an ankle brace now as I’m scared of hurting it again. Overall I feel like I’ve been really lucky so far, touch wood.

 

So what’s up with the handrail fetish? These days people are less and less keen to jump on the banisters but you’re still out there scouring Instagram for anything – what do you like about skating them so much?

I’m not sure really, my first real skate video I saw was Stay Gold so that probably had a lot to do with it. You just can’t beat the feeling rolling away from something you were shit scared to try at first.

 

 

 

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Joe handling a beast of a 5050 in Nottingham. Photo: Tom Quigley

 

 

You have ADHD Joe, does time slow down and everything feel calm when you’re jumping onto some scary handrail? Is that part of the attraction in it for you?

My brain’s on overdrive all the time pretty much so just going out and skateboarding helps with that. If I don’t skate I find I have so much energy that I don’t know what to do with it. I was a right little shit at school but I feel like I’ve mellowed out as I’ve gotten older, well a bit anyway. I’ve just not got the patience for a tech ledge tricks and also I love the buzz you get of trying a big rail.

 

Is your ADHD responsible for those Insta posts that you used to do with fifty hashtags?

I don’t think I can blame that on ADHD, I just didn’t know what I was doing, (laughing)…

 

Derby Daz gave you ‘the talk’ about that too, right? What did he say?

I owe Daz a lot, he’s helped me out no end. I’m basically where I am now because of his help. He just told me how everything worked with the industry and gave me advice that you don’t even think of as a young kid. The excessive hashtagging was just one aspect of me being a clueless kid with no idea about what I was doing.

 

You work a regular job too don’t you? Something related to gardening I think – what’s that like?

Yeah sort of, I used to do tree surgery for awhile but now I just do like freelance landscaping/garden and other bits really, it’s good as I’ve got more time to skate as and when I want but because I’m self employed if I don’t have any work I don’t get paid.

 

Doing the kind of stuff you do, if it was 10/15years ago – you’d have been in every UK skate magazine all the time – what’s up with you not getting coverage really?

I’m not sure, I guess people aren’t so keen to run a hand rail or stair set photo anymore? I get coverage from a lot of independent mags like Dogpiss Mag, they are super sound  guys but I just feel like getting a photo in print is harder now as there less mags around and it’s more video focused in general.

 

Joe’s last video part from 2017

 

You seem like the sort of person who doesn’t really care and will just go out and make it happen for yourself – is that how you’ve got to where you are – DIY coverage?

Yeah I go out for the fun of going out and skating and just enjoy filming and pushing myself. I never had a filmer to start with so I just went out and bought myself a camera and got the boys to film for me. I’ve been filming with my mate Dave Hayes a lot lately, he’s a super sound guy always up for coming out, he’ll drive a couple of hours to a spot in different city in the middle of winter.

 

Didn’t you ride for Soft Trucks at one point? What the hell was going on with that?

(Laughing), oh god, I’ll never live that down will I? I was a hungry kid looking for sponsors with no clue but they used to hook it up and help me travel to events from time to time.

 

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You love a comp don’t you? What’s been your favourite UK contest over the years and why?

Probably NASS, that’s always a fun time – a full weekend of skateboarding and four one four skate parks always build amazing courses for it as well. Also the UK Champs was fun this year as well.

 

What’s the best thing anyone has ever said over the mic about you when you’re skating? And is it true that ‘you can’t rinse the Hinse’?

I think you said once that I was “the king of the hashtag” on the House Skatepark Comp live stream a few years back – that was a good one. Also anything that Churchill, Powley or Nathan who does the VHS Show come out with is normal pretty funny. I can take it, (laughing)…

 

Talking of comps – you recently won the UK Champs, finally taking Nick Remon’s trophy away for him after 5 years of no UK Champs – did you have a good time at that one?

That was a really good weekend actually. I wasn’t expecting to win it at all, it was crazy. I just went up to skate the park and have a laugh. I thought Jordan Sharkey or Aaron Jago we’re going to take it – those boys killed it  all weekend.

 

 

It must’ve been pretty crazy to win that comp knowing that it was being broadcasted live on the BBC…

I couldn’t believe it, to be honest with you. I only just made it to the semifinals by a couple of points too. It was only the top 20 who made it into the semifinals and I was 20th by the skin of my teeth. I’m still stoked on winning but to me Nick Remon will always be the UK champ. My family were pretty stoked though, my dad was watching it live.

 

Who are your favourite UK skaters?

That’s a hard one there’s so many out there…

Ben Grove because he’s just going for it all the time.

Always been a fan of Harry Lintell, always got those hammers on the rails.

Eddie Belvedere because who doesn’t like Eddie? He always does something gnarly.

Gotta add Geoff Rowley to that list as well for obvious reasons.

 

What about your three favourite UK video parts?

That’s a hard one too:

Kris Vile’s ‘Get 3’ part.

Harry Lintell’s ‘True to This’ Volcom part

Neill Smith’s ‘Make Friends with the Colour Blue‘ part.

 

So you rode for Rollersnakes for a long time but have recently joined the Black Sheep team – what the story there? How did you get yourself hooked up with the Manchester crew?

Well Rollersnakes always had my back but basically Daz left to be the Skateboard England team manager which I was super stoked about but I felt like it wouldn’t be the same without him being there. I left Snakes without anything else being lined up and I was just thinking who’d I really want to ride for and rep and Black Sheep always had a lot of my favorite skaters on the team so I just sent Harry an email to see if he’d be been keen to have a southerner on the team and he was. Stoked!

 

You’re about to go over to California aren’t you? What’s happening?

Yeah man I’m super stoked: Matt at Dwindle hit me up and asked me if I wanted to go on the skatecation trip they do every year with their flow riders where they just take us out there to film a video. It’s always been a dream of mine to go to America and skate so I couldn’t say no to the opportunity.

 

Aren’t you going to have footage in a Darkstar video with all the pros despite them never having met you? That’s pretty heavy Joe…

I know – I can’t believe it man. I was just filming for another solo part and Matt at Dwindle sent them my clips to ask if it was okay to drop it over here and the next thing you know they are up for having me in the video. I couldn’t be more stoked to be involved, being some UK flow rider having footage with the big boys is an honour.

 

How long are you out there for? Aren’t they paying for you to go as well?

I think I’m out there for around 10 days and yeah, Dwindle are paying for my flights and stuff – I still can’t believe it. It definitely won’t feel real until I’m on the plane!

 

You’re going to shit yourself mate – loads of handrails but with actual run up… So are you keen to pursue this skate thing as far as it can go?

I’d love to do something with skateboarding for sure. I just wanna skate everyday and travel around filming and seeing new places, if it doesn’t work out I’ve still enjoyed every minute of it no matter what happens.

 

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You were at Street League recently – how was it? Did you enjoy it?

Yeah it was crazy. The level was so high, you can’t beat a weekend of skateboarding. Everyone is so good – the stuff they can do every go just blows my mind.

 

Right then – that’s enough for now boss – last thing – what’s the secret to clearing your mind before skating a rail where you might actually die? Do you have any rituals that you go through beforehand?

I’ve got this thing where I roll up three times: I have to do that twice, so I roll up six times all together and then jump on the rail. It’s crazy I know, but it helps to clear my head. I also drop in the rail and just grind down it before trying to ollie onto it so I can get the feel of how it’s going to grind.

 

Who would you like to thank?

I’d like to thank Derby Daz, Harry and Tez at Black Sheep, Matt While at Dwindle UK. Darkstar, Tensor and Phil Harvey at TKC for Pig Wheels, Smithy and everyone one at Form Distribution and Lakai UK and FP Insoles, Chet Thomas at Darkstar skateboards, Graham from Billy’s, Dave Hayes, Jason Emory for helping me stack footage, Scott Howes, Forde Brookfield, Tom Quigley, Swampy and of course you Ben for always helping me and everyone else who sponsors me or who has helped me over the years.

RIP Ben Raemers – we love you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sidewalk – Tim Hines interviews Jordan Sharkey

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Sidewalk: Tim Hines interviews Jordan Sharkey

 

 

Tim Hines has just put out another interview, and this time with our own Jordan Sharkey. You can see the full interview here on Tim’s blog.

 

 

 

In this quick interview Sharkey talks life post winning the Element Make it Count contest. As well as European skate trips, living in Madrid and plans for future parts. Tim touches on Sharkey’s recent involvement in Nocturnup. A film presented by Transworld Skateboarding and filmed by Nick Richards (AKA Nick the Bastard), Nocturnup is filmed exclusively on the streets of Hong Kong after dark. So if you’ve not already seen Nocturnup go and check our previous blog post on the video: www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/blog/2018/03/.

 

 

Finally, a big thanks to Sidewalk for sharing the content and of course to Tim for putting this out.

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Grey Skate Mag – Bridget – A Vans Europe Skate Video

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Grey Skate Mag – Vans Bridget Video

Our own Black Sheep team rider Jordan Sharkey took on Marseille this January and (like always) Sharkey does not disappoint. Effortlessly skating huge spots, is there nothing this boy can’t do a flip trick over…? He’s just reminding us why he’s considered one of the finest at the moment in this Video: Vans Bridget.

 

Along with Jordan Sharkey Bridget features Ben Broyd, Shaun Currie, Denis Lynn, Victor Pellegrin, Jordan Thackeray and Josh Young. Watch to the end to see some heavy slams from these boys. Bridget is a film by Siruf F Gahan for Grey and Vans Europe. This edit is showcasing some real UK talent. Why not go see more skate films and art work from Siruf on his website.

 

As well as that head over to Grey to see Bidget as well as more amazing, perfectly filmed skateboarding: greyskatemag.com

 

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Jordan Sharkey – ‘Make It Count’ Winner

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

 

 

Jordan Sharkey has done it and when I say done it I mean he has won the finals of the infamous Element Skateboards ‘Make It Count’ competition. His nerves have probably been stacked high in anticipation awaiting the results but now it’s time for him too relax. Well maybe not relax as this is his opportunity to showcase the endless capability he has on lock. It was a thoroughly deserved win and we would like too thank all who showed their support by voting. He has smashed it since he popped up onto the UK skateboard scene a few years back and I highly doubt he’s going to disappear anytime soon. Get used to the power he produces on his board as this result will hopefully take his skating to the next step. We are proper buzzing for you Sharkey, you’ve earned it chief. Watch his winning edit above!!!

 


Vans Shop Riot – The Story So Far

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

 

Vans have put together footage from the Vans Shop Riot series from all the countries that have been involved so far, including a small selection of clips from our own UK qualifiers at Nottingham’s Flo Skatepark in which the Black Sheep boys Rob Smith, Jiri Bulin and Jordan Sharkey came through and claimed first place….again, good work lads! That means they join the winners from The Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Czech Republic, Germany/Austria, Russia and France at the finals over in Lisbon, Portugal at Cascais Skatepark from the 18th to 20th September. There are five countries who are still yet to host their series events so keep an eye out for them. From the edit below we can see that this year has been a real battlefield all over Europe with teams and individuals stepping up and taking the standard of skating to the next level. No doubt that Rob, Sharkey and Jiri will be well up for it in September but then again so will all the rest of the teams, there can only be one winner but I know who I’m putting my money on! More info and build up nearer the event via the blog and our social media outlets.

 

 

 

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Vans Shop Riot Winners

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

 

 

For the seventh time we have won the infamous Vans Shop Riot competition winning a place into the European Finals in Portugal this September, where we’ll go head-to-head with other top stores from across the continent. Although winning that one too won’t be a problem as we’ve already managed to bag 1st place in the European competition twice before. It’s just too easy, especially when you have the likes of Jordan Sharkey, Jiri Bulin and Rob Smith as your team. I mean we have got all aspects covered like Rob jumping off anything on offer, the incredible consistent skating that Jordan produces then the mind boggling technical ability that Jiri has, unstoppable. We are really proud to have won the UK Shop Riot, it’s just the European one that needs to be brought back to Manchester. Good work guys and bring that trophy home.

 

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