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Ride Channel Open Edit

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

 

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For nearly a year now the Ride Channel have been posting a series of edits up on their site called the ‘Open’ edits. These clips are from shops not just in the USA but from all around the world. The idea was to show the independent shops that support skateboarding in their community and also the riders and staff that make these shops the backbone of the skateboard scene, and yes you guessed it, it was our turn for the Ride Channel Open edit ! Thanks to the camera and editing skills of Mr Phil Harvey, he has treated us to nearly four minutes of Black Sheep action! Jiri Bulin kicks things off with some raw street hammers before Lewis Threadgold shows us how to properly do a load of wallie and wall ride variations! Josh Bentley mixes old spots with new, a sick line at Manchester’s newest DIY spot and a huck down the infamous grizzly stairs. Stu Reynolds after that proves that 40 is the new 20, then Lucien Costello shows us the talents of Manchester youth on the rise! Seb Batty makes light work of one of the highest ledges in town! Nick Stannerz and Sexual Stu keep the mosh alive with a quick line each on urbis.  Rikk Fields throws some of his footage in from his recent exploits in Hong Kong while Jake Potts keeps it local with an added Barcelona banger! Badman Barrett gets tech at Stockport’s finest ledge haven, then there’s strictly business as Reiss Johnson and Andy Scott take it to the vert! Harry Lintell comes through with even more mesmerizing street antics before Eddie Belvedere takes on some Cornish concrete! Rob Smith ends the show in fine fashion, gnarly drop ins, street lines and flying high at Stockwell! Big thanks to Phil Harvey for putting it together, Rybo, Armani Rochford and Isaac Wilkinson for additional filming. Big shout out to MC DRS for providing the soundtrack and also to the Ride Channel for having us on! So what you waiting for click play now!

 

 

 

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It’s Too Early! Pre Festive Rant!

Monday, November 10th, 2014

I’ve worked in the retail game quite a lot over the years, and I know that your big chains and companies  start preparing for Christmas and the festive period  quite early. In fact in my old work we used to have our ‘Christmas’ meeting at the end of August! Now I’m all for being prepared and that, but that’s not the problem I have with it.

 

So this my beef, I came into town the other day to buy my mum a card and some flowers for her birthday (basically it was the first week of November). I’ll just go to the card shop in the Arndale I thought ,you know the one – cheap and cheerful. So I walk in and there it is, Christmas this, Christmas that and blaring on the speakers was Slade’s Merry X-mas Everybody – a song you can never get away from this time of year (don’t get me wrong I’m pretty down for Slade) but ironically a song that was written in the SUMMER of 1973! Then that’s always followed by Wizzard I Wish It Could Be Christmas and somewhere along the line Cliff Richard rears his ugly head with Mistletoe and Wine! No need for Cliff at any time of year, but we’ve only just got into November chill out on the Christmas related beats!

 

 

Oh but wait, there’s more! Music in shops is one thing but on the same very day they start leaking adverts onto the telly with companies trying to out do each other. You know the ones, that well known drink that can take layers of crap off a one pence coin and make it look brand new or the quite up market department store and its bloody penguin. All night on Facebook getting re-shared and re-shared, I’m sick of that truck already and who in their right mind would give a penguin as a  Christmas present aye?!?!

 

 

 

Is it me just getting bitter as I slowly but surely get older? I mean, for me , December is the Christmas month NOT October or November. It just seems to be in your face earlier and earlier every year. Yes I know its getting to that time but its nearly a whole month and a half away! Christmas adverts would  be banned until the 1st of December if I was in charge!

 


 

 


House Of Vans Skate Wear Test

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

 

So I was on holiday, chilling in a static caravan in Cornwall when I got a text off Tez. What the bloody hell does he want? Mans on holiday chilling, ya get me ? Surprisingly it wasn’t to do with work….well kinda! It turned out that the nice people at Vans had invited a couple of Black Sheep representatives to go down to London, to the House of Vans to help them out in a wear test. Having never ( yes you read it right! never!) been to London, the possible chance of getting some free product and the chance of meeting up with Black Sheep rider and House Of Vans manager Rob Smith and assistant Wazza Dowd for an overdue beer was an opportunity not to be missed!

 

 

Having got the train from Piccadilly we eventually arrived at Euston a couple of hours later, first stop was to make way through the sea of people to get outside for a ‘comfort break’ and of course the #sexontour instagraming began! Then it was time to jump on the tube to Waterloo, I’ve heard many things about this tube lark, no talking, no making  eye contact and all that, but thankfully it was pretty quiet on the black line that afternoon! ( thank god! ) so I didn’t have the worst tube experience. So we’d reached Waterloo and all that was left was the short walk to the House Of Vans, the excitement was building! I was looking at the skyline to see if i could see any of the famous landmarks, but all I could see was that dildo-esc tube of glass known as the Shard ! We turned around a corner and we were there, I was surprised it was so close by, I thought we were going to have to go on a fair mooch, then we were met by a familiar face on our arrival!

 

 

The pleasantries began, handshakes, fist pumps and the general hows life conversation. We all chatted amongst ourselves for a few minutes then was ushered into the park so that things could get underway. We were each given a locker and inside was a Vans tote bag filled with a couple of goodies and most importantly the shoes that we were there to test. I was stoked to see that they were a pair of Gilbert Crockett Pro’s !

 

 

And these mega sick socks!

 

 

We all gathered in the cinema room to watch a presentation hosted by product manager Juss Apivala and Alexis Jauzion. They took us through the design concept of the shoe and there was a short video of Gilbert himself talking about his involvement and ideas which were used in the whole process. They explained to us about the new Wafflecup soles that had been used, this technology gives a more secure and cushioned sole with the full flexibility of a vulcanized one. We were also told about the Duracap technology which is basically making already tough and durable suede that bit more better for longer lasting shoes. The techno chat was over and it was time to put them to the test with a session in the park. Having never been inside before I was eager to explore and the first thing I saw was the bowl section on my left, its pretty deep and whippy, transition has never been one of my strong points so I decided to spectate till it was quieter later on! People were skating this like it was nothing – ridiculous! The next room is the mini ramp room with a couple of different sized ramps on either side.  The final room is the street section consisting ob a bank, across and down ledge, a couple of quarters and one or two more street-ish obstacles.

 

 

Had a decent couple of hours in the park, people were smashing it! If you’ve not been yet its worth a day out! That bowl is pretty gnarly to say the least! After having a good skate it was time to sample the beverages and scran that was on offer! Some tasty burgers and cans of IPA were consumed in the cafe area, we chilled out for a bit and had a chit chat, then Wazza and Rob mentioned a pub near their gaff round the corner that would be ideal for a pint!

 

 

We met the doggers  just across the way from the park and the plan was to head to the ‘old man’ pub further down street. By now it appeared that most people had put having a pint at the top of the agenda as we were joined by a merry crew of at least twenty strong skateboarders taking up a large front seating area at the pub. Time quickly ticked away and before we knew it the time had come start with the mission back home, back onto a now slightly busy tube to Euston for our two hour journey back to Piccadilly.
Massive thanks to Vans for the invitation, big thank you to all at House Of Vans for having us and big ups to everyone that was there making the day and session what it was!  In a bit London ! I’ll be back!

 

 


Section Hype!

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Following on from yesterdays piece on Sexual Stu’s top fives we decided to delve a little deeper and ask him, what’s the section that gets you on a mega hype  to go skating?

 

 

This one is an easy one for me ! When I was younger I used to watch this section endlessly, on repeat, maybe at least four or five times before getting the bus into town to skate, it got me so hyped back then and it still does when I watch it now. For me Jim Greco ‘s section on Baker 2G is a timeless classic! That opening line finishing off with the back three down the Med Choice gap wow! What a way to start a section! Then there’s that backside blunt down that dark grey hubba, switch ollie the down the big Wiltshere stairs, the backside 5-0 and backlip down the big rail and then that banging switch frontside flip ender!

 

 

 

Now don’t get me wrong, I know his other sections like his last Deathwish one were rad but for me 2G is the one to watch if you want to get gnarly, it gives me the hype up every time. Give this a watch, grab your board, go shred and try to learn back threes like Greco

 

 


Black Sheep Present The Full length Too Right video !

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

 Here we go, full length Too Right video alert! 

 

If you didn’t manage to catch the sections from the ‘Too Right’ video which we released a section a day last week live on the blog, we have now made life easier by dropping the full length Too Right video for your viewing pleasure! Edited by our very own Rob ‘Dogger’ Smith with help on the filming thanks to Phil Harvey, Rob G, Rybo, Isaac Wilkinson, Morph and Dan Carpy. The video includes some mind blowing special effects, good times captured on camera and some dope skating from spots around Manchester, Wigan, Barcelona, Paris and more of the good old north west! Featuring in the video are Jake Potts, Rob Smith, Olly Tyreman, Nick Stansfield, Rikk Fields, Jiri Burlin, Eddie Belvedere, Phil Zwijsen, Josh Bently, Sexual Stu, Stu Reynolds, PUMF crew and a host of many more Manchester and UK skateboarding heads. You might as well go and put the kettle on, make a brew and spend thirty or so minutes to watch the full length masterpiece that is Too Right! Hit the play button above to start watching a complete joke of the Girl Skateboards video ‘Yeah Right’!

 


PUMF ‘Too Right’ Part 7

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

 

“Too Right” part 7 has arrived and its a special one. You best get to the bar because its your round! Part 7 featuring the notorious Manchester crew PUMF – a drinking crew with a skateboarding problem! For those who don’t know about the PUMF, they first started knocking about Manchester in late 2000, hanging about in Wisdom, drinking and skating at the gasworks, styling themselves in the height of the pissdrunx / Baker era, tight jeans, Emerica shoes and madshirts!
tCheck them tearing the streets of Manchester and surrounding areas apart. Adam ‘Shep’ Shepherd and Ben ‘Horeseman’ get the part under way with some rad clips followed by some boozy raw street lines from the one and only Steven Peter Prime!  Sexual Stu getting gnarly front shoving any stair set or gap in his way, when he’s not working for us at The Black Sheep Store or drinking Manchester dry of Stella Artois! Finally finishing off the short but rad part is  our other employee Granddad Stu Reynolds who proves that skateboarding does get better with age! Big up to Del ‘DRS’ from Manchester’s Broke’n’English and Rob ‘Dogger’ Smith for producing the PUMF track especially for this part. Hit the play button above to see some proper street skating, some amazing bails thanks to Stu Reynolds and Ste ‘Stella’ Prime wall riding every wall possible! Keep your eyes open for more from the PUMF crew in the near future!