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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…


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

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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 – 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.

 

 

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

 

 


Palace Skateboards Spring 16 Decks

Friday, March 4th, 2016

 

The newest drop of Palace skateboards is on it’s way just as you are reading this! The new decks will be available online from midnight tonight and will be available to purchase in store first thing on Saturday ( 5th March) as soon as we open at 10am! As with all the previous drops we have had of Palace boards you’ll have to be quick to pick one up! There are some really rad new graphics along with some new colour ways of old faves, a taste of which you can see below, my personal top picks are the Thames graphics boasting fivers, tenners and twenty pound notes for all of you that love the doh! Also keep your eyes on one of the most controversial boards of the year!

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The new boards consist of new two tone Trippy Stick graphics in a yellow, green and orange finish.

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The ever popular Linear series continues with a slight twist in black, green, white and a silver.

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The traditional Bankhead graphics are back and had a re-vamp

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The Pro Ferg series in which Lucien Clarke (above), Danny Brady, Benny Fairfax, Chewy Cannon and Olly Todd all have models.

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One of the best in the collection I reckon! The Thames tenner deck!

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Probably the most controversial board there is at the moment! The Powers No Two deck! You’ve all seen the video right ?!?!?!

 

 

See all of the Palace range that we have available for you by clicking here > http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/palace-skateboards.html

 

 

 

 


Palace Back In Stock

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

We are pleased to announce that we will be once again stocking Palace Skateboards over at our online store at The Black Sheep, new boards will be available to buy as of today. Palace has been tearing apart the skateboard industry for some years now and have a powerful team to prove that. Danny Brady and Benny Fairfax are the newest additions to the team over the past year and their new pro boards are available to buy now. If your not familiar with the company  you must check out some of their edits! Combining skateboarding, humour and Turkish dancing they are certainly worth a watch! Click the play button below to see the boys shredding it in Paris.

 

 

Palace has stayed the same since the company started giving it a consistent space in the skate world. It started with an idea, and have kept the idea going throughout making very little changes apart from to the team which has made it a very recognisable brand that has probably been the cause for their success. The team is probably the best in the UK at the minute with the likes of Chewy Cannon who has the ultimate steez through to Karim who is a straight up badman! Keep your eyes peeled over on the Black Sheep website for the latest Palace boards at great prices with free grip included… enough said!   

 

 


Palace Skateboards Come Correct. Brady and Fairfax Boom.

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Palace Skateboards announced Danny Brady and Benny Fairfax via the dope clip below. More footage to come soon……..ish.