News Tagged ‘Palace Skateboards’

Mariah Duran and Jenn Soto for adidas skateboarding

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

One tiny glimmer of hope and joy amidst the otherwise truly grim beginning of 2020 has been the prevalence of banging female skate clips.

This week saw the latest she-shredder banger drop courtesy of Mariah Duran and Jenn Soto for adidas skateboarding. Following last month’s amazing Credits video from Vans, the pressure was most definitely on for whichever big brand stepped up to the female skateboarding Oche next, but this Mariah Duran and Jenn Soto for adidas skateboarding piece more than came through with the goods.

For those of you unaware of this duo prior to watching this and shouting ‘Damn’ at your phone screen when Mariah did that fakie hardflip – here’s a super brief overview of them both.
Mariah Duran is pro for OG female-owned brand Meow skateboards, has won two X-Games golds and is generally pretty gangster. Check out her 2016 YWBHFT below for some more background. She’s gangster, she rips and you wish you’d filmed that bench line in the adidas skateboarding video above.

 

 

 

 

Jenn Soto, like Mariah, is a big name on the female skate scene, took first in the 2018 Street League finals in London and is equally gangster. These two can run adi trackies and shell toes with zero cosplay issues.
Additionally Jenn joined the Primitive skateboarding team in 2019, announced in the Testing II video, which is also banging and is conveniently embedded right below this.

 

 

Mariah Duran and Jenn Soto for adidas skateboarding

 

 

Along for the ride with Mariah Duran and Jenn Soto in the latest adidas skateboarding clip is Floridian ripper and now NYC local Samantha Narvaez – she’s underground now but she won’t be for long. Along with the three she shredders is Palace skateboards wonderboy Heitor Da Silva who throws in a few bangers to this clip too and gets the job done.
As we’ve mentioned his name – it’d be churlish really not to use this as an excuse to repost the amazing Palace video ‘Deeper Understanding’ that officially announced Heitor and our very own Charlie Birch to the team.

 

 

Enjoy the clips above, stay safe and, if this has whet your appetite for adidas proddy – check out our huge range of adidas skateboarding shoes and apparel here.


December top 3 – Atlantic Drift, Skate Cafe and Blondey

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

It’s been a great month so far for UK-related video releases so here’s Black Sheep’s December top 3 – Atlantic Drift, Skate Cafe and Blondey.

 

 

First up, the latest in the Atlantic Drift series: Jacob Harris continues to disprove the tired moan that ‘the Internet is ruining skateboard videos’ by dropping yet another sublimely re-watchable clip via Thrasher Magazine.
The tenth Atlantic Drift sees the extended crew over in Russia sampling post-Soviet marble and some of the roughest looking bank spots this side of Blackburn. If you’ve watched the previous episodes of Atlantic Drift then you’ll know what to expect: if you haven’t – dive into the Atlantic Drift back catalogue here.
Once you’ve watched this month’s Thrasher cover star Tom Knox destroying Moscow, you could do a lot worse than to check out our massive range of Thrasher clothing (including a huge sale section) and/or pick yourself up some New Balance Numeric kicks and help support the dudes behind this pinnacle of Internet skateboarding. Who knows? They might even release them all on DVD one day.
Also, if you appreciate Photoshop comedy – go check out this Tom Knox/Mike Arnold merriment here.

December top 3 – Atlantic Drift, Skate Cafe and Blondey

 

 

 

 

Following that banger is the latest VX1000 drop from UK brand Skateboard Cafe entitled ‘Sonata’.
Coming in at a steady 10 minutes, this is another bog break worthy pause for anyone who has missed it so far.
Featuring the likes of Sam Nobbs, Ollie Lock, Francis Peters, Dom Henry, Korahn Gayle, Josh Arnott, Harry Ogilvie, Shaun Currie, Savannah Stacey Keenan and the stair chomping Layth Sami – this is Skate Cafe at its best: Bristol and London heavy, jazz music and archaic camera aesthetics. Can’t go wrong really.
Sit down and take a sip.

 

 

If you’re still hungry for UK related Internet enjoyment then look no further than Blondey McCoy’s first post-Palace skateboards full-lengther (well, Internet ‘full lengther’ at least).
Now you’re fucked if watching this makes you thirsty for a pair of his see-through adidas Skateboarding Superstar 80’s, as we sold out of them in 5 hours but, the video clip is still more than worth a watch.
He’s an divisive character is Blondey – to some he’s an over-privileged kid whose skateboarding is over shadowed by his fashion persona but, to just as many, he’s a UK based ripper following a sponsorship path almost unthinkable five years ago. Either way, he’s got a mean ollie impossible on him.
Still not keen on the Kanye track though…

With that said – whilst you can’t purchase his transparent skate shoes from us any more (unless there’s a post-Christmas re-stock) – you can still get yourself knee deep in solid adidas Skateboarding footwear as we have absolutely shed loads of it in stock.
Peep these Metropolitan adidas Superstar 80’s below for a similar vibe, only without the potential for showing off your verrucas.

Atlantic Drift, Skate Cafe and Blondey

If you’re still not satisfied then we strongly recommend that you jump straight onto Instagram and follow @meetatbenjys for a glimpse into Dan Magee’s massive archive of Blueprint skateboards VX1000 gold right now.

Over and out…
December top 3 – Atlantic Drift, Skate Cafe and Blondey


Deeper Understanding – Charlie Birch rides for Palace

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

 

 

Yes, it’s officially true: Charlie Birch rides for Palace.
Now nobody likes to be one of those ‘I knew last week’ bellends but in this instance, I’m claiming it.
You’re not wearing Palace skateboards garms on the number one transmission outlet of skateboarding culture unless you’re riding for them, (well assuming you’re a sponsored skater, rather than just a P-Bomb fan).
As of this week, with the release of Deeper Understanding, the latest in a long line of extremely fucking good Palace online videos, (this time primarily filmed in Japan alongside the opening of their Tokyo store), the squealing Scouse cat has finally been let out of the bag.

 

Charlie came up the old way – by being an omnipresent teeth-braced face at every event across the UK from the age of 13, generally accompanied by his legend of a dad and/or brother Oliver. Never any bullshit with little man, no kiddy points, no lowered expectations – just pure, simple talent and determination with that distinctive Scouse willingness to go for it at all times.
With his recent switch from the Swoosh to Mackey’s captained New Balance Numeric squad and short (ish) time on Yardsale skateboards – the all new deep voiced Charlie had moved to London, started studying for a Business degree and set forth on a handrail slaying voyage that has led him to exactly where he should be – on Palace.
Now there’s plenty more to talk about as far as Deeper Understanding goes so I’ll cut to the quick here as regards Mr Birch. All praise and props to Charlie for never straying off the path of righteousness and continuing to rip as hard, and be just as nice as he was as a tiny kid, and major cap doffs to Lev and co for giving this beast the support he most definitely deserves (and for using Frankie Goes to Hollywood).
For the geeks amongst you, especially the M62 corridor related ones, know this: Charlie’s entire section is filmed on the hallowed ground of his native Liverpool and includes various classic Scouse spots such as Lime St station’s ‘they look good but they’re awful’ plastic ledges, a kinked rail previously only ever attempted by Scouse 90’s nutters Jon Newby and Nicky Ryan, the Pierhead and of course, those fucking awful stairs that Charlie grew up flinging himself down, (you also get a no push Dave Mackey line so what is there to not like?) One love to Liverpool.

 

 

Deeper Understanding - Charlie Birch rides for Palace

With Charlie’s props out of the way – a few words regarding the rest of this excellent video offering from Palace. Number one – it begins with a banger of a joint part shared between P-Bomb OG’s Lucien Clarke and Rory Milanes, both of whom manage to fuck up heavily guarded Japanese skate spots without being dickheads to the overly polite security paid to protect Tokyo’s futuristic architecture. Knucks there as we’re bored of seeing people act like wankers. Following that you’re treated to a brace of dope Danny Brady footage who, as the Palace TM, still finds time to rack up more footage than anyone else other than Charlie. Chewy Cannon, Benny Fairfax, Jamal Smith and Juan Savedra bring up the rear with short but deece appearances in a montage and then, after Charlie – Palace’s newer faces (along with honorary guest and Palace bro Evan Mock – dude who does the back 3) bring Deeper Understanding to a close. Heitor and Kyle are on the road to the very top of the skateboard game and this little shared piece in Deeper Understanding further cements that trajectory.

One last little moment of musing before I go: does the use of the Kate Bush song indicate a homage to Nick Jensen? Or is it a deliberate mind confuser for all of Palace’s younger fans who’ll probably go out and download a bunch of the UK’s most eccentric singer/songwriter off the back of this vid? Or, is it rather a light hearted jab at the amount of shit talked about Palace online by haters and acolytes alike via the lyric, ‘Turn to my computer like a friend…’ Who knows? Deeper Understanding though – deffo banger.
And so, that’s enough – go watch the video – if you fancy linking yourself with some Palace Skateboards product, hit the link here and if Charlie’s addition has put you in mind to purchase some New Balance to support – go check out our extensive range of NB Numeric stuff here.

Peep below for a look into Charlie Birch’s antics when he was about 2 foot shorter and 8 years younger via the excellent independent UK skate video ‘Albion’. Who would’ve thunk back then that in 2019 I’d be typing Charlie Birch rides for Palace…


Krooked Skateboards Mermaid video – Bobby Worrest alert!

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

 

 

If there’s one thing that DLXSF’s Gonz led brand Krooked skateboards can be relied on to produce, it’s banging video content. With a long back catalogue of releases including the only-on-VHS 2007 classic ‘Gnar Gnar‘, (which predated the current vogue for low-fi VHS skate videos by at least a couple of years) and skateboarding’s only ever 3-D video ‘Krook3d‘ to name just two – Krooked’s unique take on skateboarding has seen them quietly but solidly dominate the over-saturated skateboard airwaves since their inception.
Their latest straight-to-web piece – Krooked Skateboards Mermaid video serves up 10 minutes of new footage of most of the squad, (the originator and skateboarding’s own gaffer Mark Gonzales is sadly absent from this one) with a grip of footage from Brad Cromer, Matt Gottwig, Simon Jensen, Eddie Cernicky, Ronnie Sandoval, Felipe Bartolome and Mike Anderson, plus a 3 minute ender of a Bobby Worrest section and a fair few cameos including none other than Ray Barbee, (who’s rumoured to be riding for Krooked in some capacity after parting ways with Element recently).

 

 

As with everything Krooked put out – Mermaid is a cornucopia of skateboarding with everything from ditches, Ronnie Sandoval backyard DIY tranny carnage, and lines at what’s left of the infamous Justin Herman Plaza in SF (AKA ‘EMB‘) getting a shoeing from the Krooked warriors. Add to that a warm and enjoyable vibe, a banger of a soundtrack (who knew that the Tom Tom Club or HUM’s ‘You’d prefer an Astronaut’ would go so well with skating?) and a brace of Brad Cromer majesty and you’re basically laughing.
Put your phone down for a second, boy off the slow mo/trap music late flip clips and enjoy some realness.

 

 

Krooked Skateboards Mermaid video - Bobby Worrest alert!

 

 

As we’ve mentioned our appreciation for Krooked Skateboard’s previous video output it seems churlish not to throw a classic in here too, just so you can continue to bask in the Gonz-iverse following watching Krooked Skateboards Mermaid video. Scroll below and remind yourself of just how far ahead of the curve Gonz was with Gnar Gnar – long before Palace skateboards repopularised the VHS aesthetic, (and by doing so launched a million Instagram copycats), Krooked were releasing full-length VHS videos complete with obscure (ish) tracks by New Order and The Smiths. Damn well makes you think eh?

 

 

If you’re still keen for more from Krooked Skateboards – take your fingers for a wander around our extensive Krooked range, including everything from adidas Skateboarding X Krooked collabo merch, to Krooked decks, Krooked soft goods, cruiser wheels and of course, the classic Krooked Zip Zingers.
Now go learn eggplants.


Palace Skateboards Danny Brady

Friday, March 1st, 2019

 

Palace Skateboards Danny Brady

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With the latest delivery from Palace Skateboards we’ve seen fit to relate what’s somewhat globally known as a London brand ting and show our love for the Northern Skateboarding connection that is the legendary Danny Brady.

 

For those unaware of Danny’s Blackpool roots and country boy done good in the big smoke, read on for a brief history of the original skate rat master himself T’Brady!

 

Personelly I met Danny when he first ventured out of his hometown of the English Paris and made his way through the door of the then heavily sessioned Bones Bolton Skate Park. Turning up with his older peers of a crew he was a tiny framed, flee type skater on a mission from open till close. It wasn’t long after his regular jaunts down to the Pheonix Nights of skateparks that Brady was receiving his packages to pick up courtesy of Blueprint flow.

 

Not only was Danny honing his non-stop skate rat style skills at our place he was getting coverage in locally produced scene videos like Nige Cowell’s “Northern Lights” and getting his first invites on team trips with the mighty Blueprint Skateboards team. Remembering back to the 2000’s when we were experiencing the fondly known “Tony Hawk boom” period and Blueprint being hands down the pinnacle of all things UK skateboarding. This early conception of a brand can be related to the hype you see nowadays for all things Palace Skateboards, just maybe without the re-sellers and crazy global dominance of the Triangle. So basically Danny has always been in the right place in terms of team influences and over the years has proved his worth for long term shoe sponsor Lakai, Royal Trucks and Spitfire Wheels.

 

 

 

So following on Danny’s rise from baggy panted, fat shoe wearing days Blueprint did the honourable thing and created Blackpool’s own very first professionally recognised skateboarder. In this period of filming for the very, very highly regarded Blueprint Lost And Found, both Danny Brady and fellow yoot on the come up Nick Jensen were turned pro after the DVD release. Between the two above mentioned names the future of UK skateboarding was dragged kicking and screaming into a new world. Consistency of technical smooth skateboarding along with skate rat mentality’s these guys set the bar for a whole new generation of UK skaters. The deservedly pro status seen Danny spending more time away from the trams of Blackpool and more scouring the London underground system with probably Dan Magee in hot pursuit. This part joins the dots to where Danny now resides in the Big Smoke and with the fall of Blueprint only someone like Lev (Palace owner and instigator) could recognise Danny’s youth like ability to keep producing undoubtedly the finest of English skateboarding chic.

 

 

 

Spending so much time skating, smoking and residing in the original PWBC residence no one could of predicted the next chapter for Danny and the newly formed Palace Skateboards.

 

Over the past few years since Palace Skateboards inception Brady has gone from strength to strength footage wise. He’s of the rare breed when less is more keeps you hungry for more. Along with that Northern charm and general good head on his shoulders Lev’s seen fit to pass team manager duties over To Danny. Can only imagine the ‘fun’ he must have dealing/organising the UK’s most misfits of skateboarding team members since the early Flip team days. Yeah Chewy is highly relatable to the young Tom Penny and the TM crown for holding down such a tight ill crew is highly commendable to Brady who also holds his own in amongst the pro ranks.

 

 

 

If you’ve read this far you may be wondering why the reason for a random Palace Danny Brady blog piece… To be fair it’s a pretty simple answer as I’d just re-read the mighty fine Free Skate Mag Brady interview and also seen Palace Skateboards announced this morning a very app-laudable £5o,000 plus donation to the Long Live South Bank campaign.

 

For a more up to date and in depth take on Brady happening’s click the below image for the mentioned Free Skate Magazine Interview.

 

 

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Amongst the tiny island skate mentality you hear Palace have sold out but those ‘adults’ amongst us will firmly take our flat caps off and see Palace for what it really is and what it’s always been. One straight up no bullshit skate company taking the proverbial piss out of this fashionista world and supporting home grown talent like no other brand in the UK can do. Serious props to the whole squad for just keeping it real in an industry that only dreams of being this successful without sucking the proverbial corporate slong.

 

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Palace Skateboards – Betamaximum Palace – Hawaii Skate Trip

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Betamaximum Palace

 

The full Palace Skateboards team are back to bring you Betamaximum Palace. A year on from Palasonic (a skate edit filmed entirely on the streets of London) the boys have hit Hawaii. It’s obviously a pretty dramatic change of scene (mind you, in this heatwave apparently Hawaii is getting more rain than Manchester…). But the skating is just as good. And the animations are just as wavy.

 

And take note of Danny Brady skating Wallows. Which is the iconic ditch spot known for its place in The Search for Animal Chin. So look out for that as well as a few more famous spots. The video features a heavy crew of Lucas Puig, Shawn Powers, Rory Milanes, Danny Brady, Benny Fairfax, Jamal Smith, Juan Saavedra, Lucien Clarke and Chewy Cannon. Not forgetting some surprise Hawaiian locals.

 

Shop Palace Skateboards decks here: https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/palace-skateboards.html

 

 

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Palace Skateboards – MWADLANDS RAW

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Palace Skateboards – MWADLANDS RAW featuring Lucien Clarke, Jamal Smith, Geoff Rowley and Tom Penny.

 

 

As the lease for their temporary indoor park comes to close, Palace Skateboards have released a two minutes of raw footage captured before the doors of MWADLANDS opened to the public back in October.

 

While most of the Wayward Boys sit back and watch UK legend Geoff Rowley take a trip down memory lane (a OG Radlands head himself) Lucien Clarke gets in the mix popping pristine nollie cabs over that cliff face of a hip as Jamal Smith takes himself for a spin around Peckham’s wooden playground.

 

Despite Palace’s fashionable notoriety their service to the London skateboarding community, by opening MWADLANDS to see the city’s skateboarders through the winter, is a testament to their position as one of the most legit brands around. We highly recommend picking up the latest copy of Free Skate Mag for an in-depth interview with Palace head honcho, Lev Tanju, discussing the history of Palace from his days slinging product at the Southbank Undercroft and handling the brand on the side to the current triangular monolith it is now.

 

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Palace Skateboards present ‘Palasonic’ – 7 Years Worth of Grainy London Glory

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

 

 

The highly anticipated Palace Skateboards video, ‘Palasonic’ has finally been unleashed in all of its grainy VHS glory!

 

‘Palasonic’ is the product of seven years worth of tape logging in the London streets from Lev Tanju and the PWBC. Filmed entirely throughout the nations capital, the video features Rory Milanes, Chewy Cannon, Lucien Clarke, Lucas Puig, Chewy Cannon, Benny Fairfaix, Rory Milanes, Karim Bakhtaoui, Blondey McCoy, Charlie Young, Olly Todd, Torey Goodall and even that crustacean smashing miscreant, Shawn Powers.

 

Even the biggest fashion-bashing enthusiasts will struggle to knock the triangle at this point. Considering the recent opening of Mwadlands, a free indoor park in London, for the winter, it’s also worth noting that amongst opening shops in London and New York and soaring into streetwear royalty – Palace’s productivity hasn’t slacked and company has showcased at least one annual video release (including Endless Bummer, Paramount and V-Nice over the last three years) in the the build up to ‘Panasonic’.

 

Set aside forty minutes, sit back and feel the cold of the London streets before basking in the warmth of Lucien’s Victoria Benches nostalgia… Big up the Waywards on delivering on the hype and getting Gully Flared.

 

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Palace Skateboards – The Merchandise

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

 

Palace Skateboards have just dropped a new fifteen minute edit called The Merchandise and this latest video offering lives up to it’s name. The whole squad are in force taking care of business with raw street skating in that grimy Palace edited style that we have become accustomed to. Expect to see appearances from Blondey McCoy, Rory Milanes, Shawn Powers, Chewy Cannon, Jamal Smith, Lucien Clarke, Benny Fairfax, Danny Brady and their newest pro Lucas Puig.

 

 

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Palace Skateboards – V NICE video

Friday, August 5th, 2016

 

 

You may relate Palace Skateboards too peak, piff, whitey, your mam and trill on the streets. I relate it too skateboarding and when they produce edits as good as this one it makes me very happy! The new Palace Skateboards V NICE edit showcases most of the Palace boys shredding the streets of California. You can expect to see some very familiar spots been crucified by the Palace Squad. You have probably already started watching so it’s pointless writing anymore. Enjoy guys!

 

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