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Black Sheep family in Isaac Wilkinson Isolation clip

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Heavy representation here with a brace of the Black Sheep family in Isaac Wilkinson‘s Isolation clip.
Released last week, this is big man’s donation to the cause with a steady four minutes and fourteen seconds of unseen Manchester ripping. Not entirely sure when Isaac filmed this but presumably during the period between releasing his 2016 independent skate video ‘O-One’Fuckin’-6-One‘ and his more recent ascension into the London ranks of camera-wielding media nodes.
For any of you unaware of Isaac Wilkinson’s past record in skate video-making, you can fill in any gaps that you might have here via a fairly extensive interview with the man himself conducted back in 2016.

Isaac’s latest, whilst billed as little more than an airing of some unused footage, is, in actuality, pretty much a full length banger of a clip featuring Black Sheep family heads Eddie Belvedere, Harry Lintell, Jiri Bulin, Ricky Davidson, Seb Batty, Lucien Costello and Sam Mason. Isaac’s probably just being modest by describing it as a clearing out of the hard drives given that he’s now big-manned it to London levels of kneeling in piss filming people eating teacakes or whatever it is that he’s currently engaged in. Nevertheless, this is a straight up banger and more than deserving of your time. Isaac is and forever will be a strong member of the Black Sheep family, whether he’s living in that London or not.

As we’ve touched on the topic in this here post and because, let’s face it – any distraction from being locked in the house is good enough right now: why not remind yourselves of just how banging Isaac’s 2016 Manchester video still is by engaging eyeballs below?

First up is new dad and crust DIY supremo Jiri Bulin’s section from said video.

Following that you’ve got Seb Batty’s section to enjoy.

Jump on the link here for our YouTube channel to peep the rest, plus a bunch of other archive content that we’ve uploaded over the years. If nothing else, it’ll keep you awake for a few more hours.

Lastly, but not least – big love to all our customers who have continued to stand by us and kept the orders flowing in during the lockdown. We’ve got whatever it is you need and we’re on it daily, so if you need anything – you know where to come. You are all Black Sheep family.

Black Sheep family in Isaac Wilkinson Isolation clip


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.

 

 


NocturnUp Hong Kong – Nick Richards

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

 

 

 

NocturnUp Hong Kong – Nick Richards 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So Nick can you give us a bit of your skate background, where did you grow up, how did you discover the wonders of four wheels?

 

I’m from between Newport and Cardiff in Wales, I got into skating through a German sponsored skater (Ralph Poschke) who moved to our school when I was about 12/13.

 

 

Anyone you grew up skating with still rolling now? Anyone who’s come through we’d know about or should know about?

 

Lots of the people I grew up with still skate, as for fresh talent in South Wales, it seems like every time I go home there’s a new ripper. That place breeds good skateboarders!

 

 

When did you first get into filming? Was it through skating or outside interest?

 

A few months into skating, after I caught the bug, I was at the newly opened CSP (Cardiff skatepark) having a roll about. A BMXer came flying at me so I tried to get out of his way by jumping up onto the block I was next to. This was before I could even properly ollie, but somehow the board came with my and I ended up on top of the block. I completely lost my balance and came backwards off it onto my straight arm, resulting in a break.

 

Still wanting to hang out with my mates, despite the broken arm I begged my parents to pick me up digicam (with no audio) from Argos. After that I found myself studying skate videos from a filming perspective, probably moreso than skating. After that I slowly progressed to a VX1000 and stuck with that for a few years until the repair costs became too much of an issue and I realised I wanted a career outside just filming skateboarders. That’s when I picked up a 5D mk2 and started to take it all a bit more seriously.

 

 

Any backlog of edits/videos the reader could go hunt down?

 

If you look at www.vimeo.com/nickrichards there are lot of skate videos that go back to 2008. Any further than that are still on VHS.

 

 

What’s your personal favourite video/edits throughout your years? What’s the go to video for the hype skate?

 

Siam Siam But Different in Thailand or The Far East Coast in Vietnam were incredible experiences. For hype though I’d have to say the new NocturnUP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who’s initial plan was it for the Hong Kong trip NocturnUp?

 

We’d done one the year before in Bangkok which was initially Daryl’s idea after he got back from his travels. The way that Asian cities caught his eye at night inspired the concept. Also many of them are too hot to skate during the day and overpopulated so it was a win win. Hong Kong came about because I was working with Isaac (Wilkinson) and he’d previously been night skating there. The idea was that it would be the two of us filming Hong Kong to share the workload but in the end Isaac couldn’t make it.

 

 

 

 

 

How did you know which riders would be into the mission?

 

The rider selection was down to who we knew and wanted to go. There were a few other names we wanted to come but finances and prior obligations got in the way. In the end we had Charlie Munro, Jordan Sharkey, Seb Batty and also Jasper Dohrs (a Seattle transplant living in Bangkok) to join us too. It was just Daryl and Dylan Hughes the year before, with the Bangkok dudes and they smashed it so we were confident HK would work out too!

 

 

 

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How long did you have over there?

 

We had 12 days there in total, which resulted in 10 full nights of filming and very little chilling.

 

 

Most memorable moment from the trip?

 

There was a lot of funny shit that happened throughout, but probably the most memorable thing was Daryl’s battle on the last night. He took a slam, that I will not be able to unsee, then five minutes later came out victorious.

 

 

Were spots easy enough to find? Obviously Black Sheep family member Seb was on the trip as a guide, how did he come through for you?

 

If we didn’t have Seb, Owen Yu and Piet Guilfoyle, we probably wouldn’t have skated a lot of the hidden gems. Hong Kong city itself is actually quite small though and many nights we’d skate from one side of the city to the other and find things along the way. The boys always had our backs and were the ones to wake us up from our daylight slumber to seize the night haha. Luckily we didn’t have any gnarly situations – as you occasionally do in foreign countries on skate trips – so we all just had a bloody great time!

 

 

 

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Who was most productive on the trip? Stirring the pot with this one but who would also be the nightmare dude who stayed in bed longer than everyone else or generally was a nause, haha?

 

It’s pretty safe to say Charlie Munro came away with the most footy, but none of these boys farted around getting tricks. I have to say it was the most productive trip I’ve personally ever been on, I’m very proud of all my boys! As for late risers I think we all had our moments, same goes for being nauses haha.

 

 

Any specific thanks to brands or anyone who helped out making NocturnUp a reality?

 

Vans helped with Daryl and Sharkey; Primitive with Charlie; New Balance with Jasper; and Seb and I paid for ourselves. Most of the boys only had flights covered though, so a lot of the stuff we did was out of our own pockets.

 

 

 

 

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Any future skate/filming trips planned?

 

I should have some more soon with Charlie for New Balance, and Daryl is really keen to get NocturnUP happening more than once a year. The next call for that is Taipei which I’ve heard is incredible. I’m also off to South Africa with the legends on the Route One team – that’ll be a dream trip. Other than that we’ll have to see what the summer brings.

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01FUCKIN61

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

 

 

Our most recent shop video, 01FUCKIN61, is now online in all of its full length glory thanks to the folks at Vague Skate Mag!

 

Filmed by Isaac Wilkinson and featuring parts from Jiri Bulin, Rikk Fields, Seb Batty, Josh Bentley, Lucien Costello, Armani Rockford, Ricky Davidson alongside appearances from Black Sheep Family members far and wide, you can check out a little photo gallery featuring the main members of the flock featured in the video courtesy of Vague’s main lens wielder, Reece Leung, by clicking here.

 

Grab yourself a physical copy of the video for just £5 at: https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/01fuckin61-manchester-skateboarding-scene-dvd-by-isaac-wilkinson.html

 

And if we’ve really drawn your intrigue into 01FUCKIN61 then you can learn more about the video in Isaac’s interview with Sidewalk Magazine by hitting the photo below!

 

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New Balance Numeric – ‘Barge At Will’

Monday, October 24th, 2016

 

Part two of Sidewalk Magazine Issue 228 unlocked this morning with a great article documenting the European New Balance Numeric crew on their inaugural trip this past summer.

 

Lead by Lost Art bossman Dave Mackey – the team consisting of Axel Cruysberghs, Flo Mirtain, Karl Salah, Mark Baines, Andrew Evans, Jethro Coldwell, Jeremy Jones, Cam Barr and our boy Seb Batty made their way through the Leeds/Liverpool canal system this past summer hitting up cities along the way?

 

Yeah, already sounds good doesn’t it? Well check out the edit below to see what went down then hit the photo of Seb’s hefty switch crook to get re-directed to the Sidewalk article shot by boss lensman Chris Johnson!

 

 

Seb Batty, switch crook, Manchester, Sidewalk Magazine x New Balance Numeric Barge At Will Tour, photo - Chris Johnson

 

 

Shop all the latest New Balance Numeric here > http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/new-balance-skate-shoes.html

 

 

 

 


Batty-Bills Conspiracy Corner

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

 

Yesterday marked the 15 year ‘Anniversary’ of the twin towers disaster.

All opinions and differences aside, I’m gonna segway this into the golden era of the NYC/Philly Scene.

As I am aware of the skateboard industry was hit hard by the economical effects of the disaster, this did not hinder the constant coverage coming out of the area.

With Photosynthesis (2000) already making its rounds in skateshops and Mosaic (2003) on the way, it was obvious that the skaters in the area were not deterred from recent events.

 

Alright. Im just gonna go ahead and turn this piece around to what I really want to talk about.

The O.C

If you know me, you’ll know about my obsession with this dudes footage. His clips are far and few between, sharing parts since his 92′ debute in Eastern Exposure 3

 

 

To me he just does it right, does the tricks I like, the way I want to see them done.

It seems the scene today is all over the place and people are reverting back to the ‘golden era’ you know what i am on about, Cut off pants, fakie varial flips ect. Not pointing fingers here I’m doing it too. but hey! History repeats itself…

 

 

Not so Arguably, the best shared part of all time. Ying and Yang and all that shit.

 

 

My personal favorite, the bs flip sw back nose is way ahead of its time. He said but wait there’s more (I’m paraphrasing here) and placed the flip on the out.

In my opinion he is the perfect example of the ongoing equation of style + tricks = ? the perfect balance of trying hard and pulling shit off like its a daily thing. I can’t put my finger on it but I’m gonna leave it like this. Tim was low profile but he had something that cant be found in today’s over saturated, over stimulated, over produced skateboard media. We wont be seeing anything like this for a while.

100% skateboarding.

not 20% skateboarding 30% product placement 20% pre set mise-en-scene yadadada… YA GET ME!

Peace!

 

I leave you with some recently unearthed gold.

 

 

 


Seb Batty – ‘Goodbye Forever Hello Never’ Part

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

 

Black Sheep member Seb Batty recently went back to Shanghai for a few weeks to re visit some old friends and skate what it has to offer. Filmed by Jay Meador and including Justen Snyder and Dan Leung the resulting edit – ‘Goodbye Forever Hello Never’ has been released. Seb is the kind of skater that you can take anywhere and he will get footage on a manor of all obstacles. The spots over there do look amazing and even now pro’s from all over the world are travelling there as some of the spots are popping up in big name edits. If your planning a skate trip anytime soon and have already rinsed the Barcelona vibe you might want to look at flights and prices for here. Click play below to witness Seb shredding the streets of Shanghai.

 

 

 

Keep up with what Seb is up to by following him on Instagram

 

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Black Sheep Fridays

Friday, December 4th, 2015

 

 


 

 

As it’s coming up to Christmas we thought it would nice to keep the skate spirit alive during this cold winter by releasing an edit each Friday in connection with Sidewalk Magazine called Black Sheep Fridays. The first part to drop is Seb Batty’s and Jiri ‘George’ Bulin’s that went online earlier today. Nothing but pure gritty northern skating to feast your eyes on. Filmed and edited by Isaac ‘wasteman’ Wilkinson, you must watch. You can expect to see more sections dropping from the likes of Nick ‘Stannerz’ Stansfield, Chris ‘Badman’ Barrett, Eddie Belvedere and a solo part from just Seb Batty. So don’t forget to check the Sidewalk website each Friday for a fresh unseen edit from our infamous team. Big up!!

 

Shop for Black Sheep Clobber right here…   http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/the-black-sheep.html

 

 


New Seb Batty Footage!

Monday, March 16th, 2015

 

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First of all, from all of us here at The Black Sheep we want to wish our team rider Mr Seb Batty a  happy 21st birthday! All the best pal!

 

To celebrate Seb’s birthday we have a brand new web edit that he’s been putting together over the past few months. I say putting together, Seb is one of those skaters you can take to pretty much any spot and will be able to get something on film, this lad stacks clips for fun! You can normally find Seb  filming out on the streets, shredding the cage or chilling in his red Toyota Yaris! He’s already lived in numerous places around the world like Australia, Hong Kong and Wigan! Which have some of the best skate spots imaginable! Whilst were on the subject of Hong Kong, Seb and fellow Sheep riders Rikk Fields and Jiri Bulin are heading over there on a skate mission this week, Sebs planning to stay a little longer than the others but expect more footage and photos from these three in the weeks to come! Wish him a happy birthday yourself by clicking the play button below! Special thanks goes out to Dwindle Distribution Uk for the Enjoi flow he receives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Seb Batty Welcome To The Black Sheep

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

 

This may not be Manchester’s best kept secret but what are you going to do when Seb’s out skating every single day in and around the city rocking Black Sheep this and that. Also we’ve held back this edit thinking it’d be dope to do a little interview to introduce Seb properly as he’s really a new comer to our UK shores but with the best intention and fellow Wigan pie rat Rikk Fields supposedly conducting said interview things just went adrift, or probably more appropriately ‘Up In Smoke!’

 

So it’s down to me to give you some what of a little introduction to the latest member of The Black Sheep Family – Seb Batty ! Basically he’s a full on 110% skate rat, out on his board till all hours of the night every single day and obviously when you’ve got the addiction that bad it’s going to come across in your skating as it does all so true with Seb. If your one of the few who’s managed to witness Seb cruising down the cage then you’ll know his consistency and style dripping trick bag can only be attained with such commitment. When not skating you’ll probably find him hot boxing the hell out of his car or just hanging out at the store trying to be understood with his hella mixed up accent (this is due to living all over the world and not cause of the fact he resides in Wigan.) 

 

In short we’re stoked to have Seb come ride with us and I know he’d like to thank Dwindle Distribution UK for hooking up the Enjoi flow status.

 

More to come from this one…… if he don’t disappear back to Honk Kong (and who could blame him, you’ve all seen their spots right!)

 

Tez

 

 

 

Big thanks to Isaac Wilkinson for the edit and photo’s. See more of Isaac’s work at www.blogsandbiscuits.blogspot.co.uk/