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Cottonopolis Video – Manchester Skateboarding

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Cottonopolis Video – Manchester Skateboarding

 

 

So it’s been a hot minute since we see Sean Lomax going it alone again for another full length production of documenting the Manchester Skateboarding scene. If you seen any of Sean’s past work you’ll know his integrity and down right unique sick way he captures such a vibrant scene. We’ve compiled some of his finest ‘skateboarding’ work for you below but watch and be aware that all this work is made outside of his real job of doing high end TV production filming. The dedication is always a true reflection of Lomax’s craft and the finished product is always something that stands the test of time.

 

 

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If you not already seen the hype for this premiere on social media then just be sure your in attendance Friday the 1st March (doors open at 19.00.) To give the newly named ‘Cottonopolis Video‘ it’s deservedly premier the Manchester Skateboarding scene will be treated to a real cinema style setting. This is not for those lurkers just after the free beer whilst squinting at a little monitor, this is sure to be a more rowdy yet civilized affair. Entry on the door will be a donation of just £4.00 and we’ve been advised the younger skaters may attend in the company of a responsible adult. Click the link for venue info at NIAMOS Center Hulme.

 

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As mentioned above you’ll get a sample to what Cottonopolis Video production will be like. Get your viewing pleasure on and catch up on a whole host of amazing Manchester Skateboarding. Yes the scene is strong here and the amount of sponsored skaters within such a small proximity lends itself to being the most ever productive skateboarding scene the UK has ever witnessed. Big up to all the featured skaters no matter who you rider for it’s always inspiring to see such a tight crew as it was and how it should be. And obvious props to Sean for his continued documentation of the above mentioned skate scene. Always got big love for the Independent producers, artist, photographers, retailers etc as the true shine always reflects in there chosen art. Anyway… get watching and then get your cruisers decks out and mission on down to Hulme tomorrow for the fun and frolics of what’s sure to be a monumental Manchester Skateboarding event.

 

Kingpin Magazine Manchester Scene video-

 

 

Superdead Skateboards (RIP) – One crazy road trip for our old brand Superdead Skateboards- 

 

 

 

 

Harry Lintell Black Sheep Team Welcome Edit

 

 

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Shop Manchester Skateboarding here- https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/skateboard.html

 

 

 


Graystone Skatepark Manchester – Black Sheep Family

Friday, January 25th, 2019

Graystone Skatepark Manchester – Black Sheep Family

 

One recent mid winter evening we where cordially invited to go check out the newest indoor skate park for Manchester. Graystone Action Sports Academy Manchester is somewhat different to the dark, dingy skate-parks we’ve all grown up with. Instead your welcomed with cleanliness, good lighting, one seriously impressive layout by the FourOneFour park builders and to top it all off you can enjoy some chef made food and (for the non-drivers) partake in an arrange of beverages.

 

 

We’ve been told there’s more to come from this Manchester based facility to add to the trampoline, snowboard foam pit jump and general craziness of the place. Expect a sprung floor insulation, ninja climbing centre, on site yoga classes and much, much more. At this point let me just state the square footage of the place still remains around 80% pure heavenly Russian birch skate-park paradise.

 

 


 

 

Huge thanks for the invite and session. Get your viewing pleasure on below and see the fruits of labour from that recent winter evening session. As you may be aware the #BlackSheepFamily go off at any given opportunity so it’s no surprise they bagged a minute and half’s worth of footage with more to spare.

 

Featuring Black Sheep Store team riders Harry Lintell, Seb Batty, Lucien Costello, Sam Mason and the latest young-gun recruit and all around terrain killer Leo James. All filmed in just a two hour session followed by beer, bants and fat cut chips for afters. Thanks again to Graystone Action Sports Academy for the hook up.

 

 

Props to Lewis Royden and Will Berry from Amfas Skateboards for the filming & editing duties.

 

Go follow Graystone Action Sports Academy Instagram for more details on opening hours, session times, prices and more.

 

Click the following if you want to know more about the Black Sheep Store team riders. Or give our Black Sheep Store TV YouTube channel a follow for the latest edits from all the Black Sheep Family.

 

 


Thunder Trucks x Black Sheep Store – Lucien Costello

Friday, September 14th, 2018

 

Thunder Trucks x Black Sheep Store – Lucien Costello

 

 

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So as the story goes we’re celebrating our 10 Years Anniversary here at The Black Sheep Store. Early talks within the walls of Black Sheep ended with the idea of approaching a select few of our favorite brands and seeing if we could work together for some mutual collaborative celebrations. Fast forward to an unexpected visit from Deluxe (self proclaimed) ‘Janitor’ Jim Thiebaud over to Thunder Trucks UK distributor Shiner. Obviously we gratefully took the time and sat down to put the wheels (or trucks as you may) into action. At this point we’re having self doubt, obviously we’re sat mumbling through various life topics till the subject of collaborating is mentioned. Yes the nerves where kicking in and the thoughts of ‘have they even heard of our store in rainy Manchester’ started arising. All the uncalled for worrying over and with the backing of skateboarding brand royalty we’re just straight up hyped to bring this collaboration to fruition! As some will know the guys from Deluxe just do it ‘properly’ and have been bringing skateboarding’s most realist brands and consistently backing the skate stores that bring it to the masses.

 

Massive, massive thanks to all at Shiner Distribution and the good folk at Deluxe SF for putting this special release together. Collaborations like this for us are straight up heart warming and the global connection and hard work dedication of skateboarders is reinforced yet again.

 

Now to the edit with newly recruted Thunder flow rider Lucien Costello. It’s been said before but your sure to be seeing more from Lucien (once he figures out how good he is,haha.) Get your viewing pleaseure below and see what he’s capable of filming within a 24 hour time slot. Fine work Lucien and look forward to the ever delayed Black Sheep ‘Welcome Part’!

 

Again big thanks to Shiner’s social media lord and all round top bloke James ‘Danger’ Kenning for the edit.

 

 

 

 

Shop Thunder Trucks x Black Sheep Collab here- https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/thunder-trucks.html

 

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Filmed and edited by James Kenning

 

 

 

 


Zion Wright’s “REAL” Part – Real Skateboards

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Zion Wright’s “REAL” Part – Real Skateboards

 

 

Feast your eyes on Zion Wright’s first full part since turning Pro for Real Skateboards. Watch Zion do some outrageous skateboarding in Manchester spots. But it’s not just Manchester, Zion and the Real boys have been all round the world filming for this. Shout out to Tim Fulton for producing this edit.

 

 

Zion has been smashing it since he was tiny, he grabbed skaters attention at an early age and many have watched him grow and progress into the machine that he is today. And now, at the tender age of 19 Zion is pro, and rightfully so.

 

This skateboarding prodigy continues to blow our minds. Unbelievable at both street and park this boy can do it all. We were stoked to have Zion down in the shop along with the other Real team skaters to celebrate our own Harry Lintell’s Real part premier. Despite being an absolute maniac on a skateboard Zion was super chilled and a pretty quiet dude. Zion, it was a pleasure to have you.

 

We felt really lucky to be the only Northern stop for the Real team. So once again, a big thanks to Real Skateboards, Shiner Uk Ltd. Distribution and DLXSF for hooking it up and all the support they have given us.

 

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You can shop Real Skateboards here: https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/real-skateboards.html

 

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Real Skateboards : Harry Lintell Part World Premiere with Busenitz and Zion

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

 

Real Skateboards : Harry Lintell Part World Premiere with Busenitz and Zion

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Join us for the World Premiere of Harry Lintell’s Real Skateboards part!
 
Come hang out with with #BlackSheepFamily member Harry Lintell and legendary status long term Real Pro Dennis Busenitz plus ATV killer Zion Wright along with a whole host of the Global Real team!!!
 
This is the only stop in the North for the Real Team so you know this will GO OFF!
 
If Busenitz is travelling all the way from Stateside then you know how heavy Harry’s Video Part will be!
 
Huge thanks to Real Skateboards Shiner Uk Ltd. Distribution and DLXSF for hooking up the Premiere and also backing our boy Harry #RealSinceDayOne
For now though go remind yourself of some of Harry’s ridiculously talented parts from over the years-

Spitfire Wheels – Arson Department.

 

 

 

 

Volcom – True To This

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Lintell – Welcome To The #BlackSheepFamily

 

 

 

 

 

Shop Real Skateboards here – https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/real-skateboards.html

 

Follow Back Sheep Events Page for latest on the Real Skateboards : Harry Lintell Part World Premiere with Busenitz and Zion

 

 

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Ricky Davidson – Winter In The City Avenue Skateboards

Monday, February 12th, 2018

 

Ricky Davidson – Winter In The City Avenue Skateboards

 

If you’ve ever frequented the Pump Cage skate park you may of come across the unassuming friendly Australian that is Ricky Davidson. Seriously one of the nicest Manchester’s skate scene import since Jiri Bulin. Plus along with being super grounded and all round good dude Ricky as you may of witnessed has some serious talent on a skateboard! His style to me is a like a Jason Adams, Wade Speyers modern street skating mix. And with those sort of credentials he’s one of the best up and comer in Manchester right now.

 

Cast your mind back to 2016 when Ricky stomped all over many a Manchester skate spots with his debut ‘Ender’ and ‘Official Welcome’ section for #01FUCKIN61

 

The above ridiculous part ended up premiering via Transworld Skateboard Magazine. Not a bad entry to the minds of skateboarders Worldwide eh…

 

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Enough of my ramblings as this blog should be about Ricky’s first official video outing for Manchester based Avenue Skateboards. Obvious shout outs to Vague Skate Magazine for putting this out to the Worldwide web. Also if like Ricky you like beer hit the link??? Random, yes but Black Sheep’s own Ricky Davidson graces the Northern Monk beer collaboration with Vague Skate Mag latest joint outing. Beer can photography by straight up grafter and good guy Reece Leung that graces the latest loral hops 5.7% lager.

 

Shop Avenue Skateboards here – https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/skateboard-decks.html

 

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Enjoi Skateboards Panda Patrol Episode 3

Monday, December 4th, 2017

 

Enjoi Skateboards Panda Patrol Episode 3

 

You know we’re big fans of the Enjoi crew and their straight up no nonsense stance to skateboarding. Get your viewing below for said fun antics from time spent on their recent jaunt/tour around Europe and beyond. Obviously chuffed to see part of the signing in our store mixed up in there so look out for the stacked kid getting his top signed for all to see, kid was on a hype! This is also a huge thanks blog post for all at Dwindle Uk and the whole Enjoi skateboards squad for being the most genuine sponsored folks out there. They literally had them queuing around the block here at the Black Sheep Store to get some of the good vibes. Enough crawly bum lick, get clicking below and witness the likes of Ben Raemers, Louie Barletta, Jackson Pilz and newly appointed pro Samarria Brevard going in for Enjoi “Breaking Rad”

 

 

Shop Enjoi Skateboards here- https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/enjoi-skateboards.html

 

 


Vans UltraRange Pro UK Release

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

 

Vans UltraRange Pro UK Release

 

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The hype on the latest silhouette release from the Vans Pro Skate range has been building immensely after the initial USA drop of the UltraRange Pro just a few weeks back. Now destined for European availability the set release day is imminent. Read on below for more info and also get the tech details from Vans most advanced skate shoe to date.

 

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As quoted from the Vans Pro Skate development team- “This revolutionary performance skate shoe is designed to enhance the fundamental union of skate cushioning and grip with the introduction of a unique co-molded bottom unit, combining Vans’ trusted UltraCush™ Lite foam with Vans’ original waffle outsole.”

 

Key Features-

 

-A lightweight and durable co-molded outsole merging UltraCush™ Lite and Vans’ original rubber waffle tread for unparalleled cushioning and grip.

-Seamless LuxLiner™ internal sock-fit construction for a breathable, snug fit.

-Molded Duracap™ reinforced pig suede uppers in high-abrasion areas for added durability.

-Breathable tongue, collar and quarter panel vents for increased air flow.

 

Watch below as Flip Skateboards Pro Curren Caples effortlessly teases out Vans latest release

 

 

 

Releasing only at select skate stores throughout Europe this Saturday 1st July, 01/07/17.

 

Shop Vans UltraRange Pro here on release date- http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/vans-skate-shoes.html

 

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Black Sheep x Shirley Baker Limited Collaboration

Friday, April 21st, 2017

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Shirley Baker was a hugely important street photographer who captured images of the people and places in Manchester and Salford during the 60’s,70’s and 80’s. Her work is now shown in galleries around the world as it marks the enormous changes we have seen in an historically short time. Today we think nothing of the vast array of images collected everyday and displayed on the net for everyone to see. It may seem obvious to some but It cannot be stressed enough just how few documentary images we have of the regular people of Manchester during these times. It is therefore important for us to celebrate the gift of these images that Shirley Baker has provided in her legacy.

 

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I had first seen this image by chance in 2000 at the opening of the Lowry centre in Salford; I was immediately attracted to it because of its subject matter and composition. This and the other images stuck with me because I was a child that grew up on the streets of Salford and Manchester from 1970. I frequented similar streets whilst spending a lot of time skateboarding during the eighties and in effect playing on those streets in a similar way to the girls depicted in the image. The girls in the image have adapted their meagre surroundings for fun in exactly the same way skateboarders do today.

 

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Fast forward to 2017 and sadly Shirley Baker is no longer with us but after a few too many years in my ideas folder I thought it worthwhile doing a little research and contacting Shirley’s daughter Nan. What has resulted is the Black Sheep Store has been given permission to produce an exclusively numbered 50 skateboard decks of this iconic image.
I am personally so stoked to get this graphic made a reality and honoured to celebrate a true Manchester creative “Shirley Baker”.

 

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If you’d like to get your hand on one of these limited edition decks then do so by hitting the link… Black Sheep x Shirley Baker Decks.

 

We have also given you the option to have each deck and cruiser set up as a complete skateboard and the premium complete includes Independent trucks, Spitfire wheels and Bones Reds bearings. Be sure to check those out too if you are an individual who would like to skate one rather than use the deck as a wall hanger.

 


Stance Socks Easter Hunt

Monday, April 10th, 2017

 

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Look out this Easter Weekend for a special treat in the form of an Stance Socks Easter Hunt!

You’ll be able to participate in store and online to bag yourselves some of the best quality skate socks you’ll ever own.

 

Claim your Free treasure map this Saturday 15th April in store with ANY purchase or head online to www.blacksheepstore.co.uk to find the hidden pairs among-st our huge Stance Socks range. For online simply purchase the socks with a hidden thumbnail picture (it’ll have the above logo on it so you know for sure your a winner!)

 

Follow our social media closely and don’t forget to tag us @blacksheepstore and @stanceeurope if you bag yourselves one of the many, many Stance ‘Skate Specific’ socks.

 

Stance Europe Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/stanceeurope/

 

Black Sheep Store Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/blacksheepstore/?hl=en

 

Until the skate spot Easter Hunt starts for all those Manchester skaters have a gander below for some of the latest Stance videos with there ever expanding and banging skate team. Happy hunting folks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shop Stance Socks here >>> http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/stance-socks.html