News Tagged ‘Reissue’

101 Reissue Skateboards

Thursday, April 7th, 2016





Something extremely exciting is just around the corner for all you skateboard enthusiasts. Maybe more so for the older generation although I’m sure it will appeal to all generations as Dwindle Distribution are re-releasing some of the old but yet powerful 101 skateboard graphics. 101 had a short life span quite a few years back and were well known for their gnarly graphics. Well saying gnarly I personally thought they were amazing, although probably not for the religious or softies out there. The original graphics were produced by artist Marc McKeen and now thanks to Dwindle you guys will be able to yet again (almost 30 years later) take home a choice between two boards that are featured on the left of the image below.





However, the boards that are featured on the right of the image were created by Sean Cliver as a tribute from Cliche Skateboards to 101 skateboards which is fantastic. As you can tell they are almost a newly updated version taken from the original designs. I am very happy that Cliche have taken up the responsibility to endure this task as both brands are shit hot and the outcome is as good as they get! They are a number of us at The Black Sheep Store who are huge fans of 101 and the graphics they produced so this is excellent news. If you ever visited our Church St store you may have seen the artwork by Marc McKeen on the shop walls. If you didn’t then there is an edition of the Gabriel Rodriguez deck that is set up as a cruiser at our current store on Dale St. You may have witnessed the gaffer, who is the pride owner of the cruiser, using it to cruise over to the sausage and mash stall at Picadilly Gardens on a Thursday/Friday. Here it is featured below, now that’s a piece of skateboarding history right there, especially as there is a wheel missing.


rodrigues cruiser


Not only can we expect to see the decks go on sale but there is also a small amount of clothing available too. You do not want to miss out on this drop as it’s going to be big and we are expecting the product to fly off the shelves. I’ve already got my eyes Natas Devil deck. Have a look at all the expected clobber below then keep your eyes peeled as NEXT WEEK sees one of the best drops skateboarding has seen for a long time.


101 sonnay



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Vans Syndicate X Andy Kessler Sk8-Hi Reissue NYC “S”

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015


Celebrating a decade of Vans Syndicate would not be complete without a tribute to a proper skateboard icon. This October Vans Syndicate have released the Sk8-Hi Reissue NYC “S” inspired by the east coast legend, Andy Kessler. Thought as one of the original pioneers of New York skateboarding in the 1970’s and 1980’s, Kessler was an integral part of graffiti and skate crew The Soul Artists of New York, considered by some as the New York version of the Z-Boyz crew from Dogtown in Santa Monica, California. Kessler went on to spearhead a number of skateboard initiatives within the city, including working with the Parks Department to build the first skatepark in Manhattan at 108th Street in Riverside park, earning him the nickname “Grandmaster of 108” . He went on to design and build parks throughout the five boroughs and beyond. Unfortunately Kessler past away in August 2009 after an allergic reaction to a bee sting but will always be remembered for his dedicated community work building public skateparks, inspiring locals and skateboarders from all walks of life.




Vans Syndicate presents the Andy Kessler Sk8-Hi Reissue NYC “S” in the original premium leather and nubuck silhouette , with the bright blue shoelaces that Kessler used to personalize all of his Sk8-Hi’s with.




The Upper construction features outlast temperature management linings and perforated nubuck panels for maximum protection and ventilation. For that extra little bit of a personal touch, the custom heel scab is reference to old NYC subway tokens from Andy’s childhood.




The Sk8-Hi NYC “S” also features Vans Ultracrush HD footbeds, Vans original waffle gum sole and the signature Syndicate 10th anniversary artwork in gold on the footbeds.




Like with the majority of the anniversary Syndicates stock is limited, so get yours while you can!

you can see all of our Vans Syndicate range here