News Tagged ‘Sharkey’

New Jordan Sharkey part for Vans Europe

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Hyped on this new Jordan Sharkey part for Vans Europe!
If you’re thirsty for more banger UK content then look no further. Here’s a Black Sheep family duo serving up an all new Jordan Sharkey part for Vans Europe. Filmed and edited by long-time Black Sheep media node and one-time rugby star-in-the-making Isaac Wilkinson: this is all killer, no filler.

Luckily for you all, Vague skate mag have seen fit to conduct an interview with our Welsh brother too, so you can hear a lot of the background behind the filming of this piece, of Jordan winning the Berrics/Element ‘Make It Count’ contest and more besides.
If you’ve had the pleasure to meet Jordan Sharkey in real life then you’ll also know that he’s as insanely talented in the flesh as he is on video, which is probably why Nick Stansfield added him to the Black Sheep team only 30 minutes after meeting him.

Isaac and blondie are a team and a half and this latest Jordan Sharkey part for Vans Europe follows in the wake of a brace of other banging releases from the pair. If you fancy peeping a few of those, keep scrolling past this text and you’ll find a few embedded for your pleasure. Big love to Jordan for always repping so hard and never losing his grip on the beaming grom that he started off as. Likewise, heavy knuckles to Isaac Wilkinson for always coming through with the goods, despite his high octane career filming biscuit commercials for her Majesty. HD 4:3 on point big man!

Full props also to Manhead and all at Vans Europe for keeping Jordan in shoes and of course, to Element skateboards for hooking him up as properly as his talent deserves.

New Jordan Sharkey part for Vans Europe

Check out Jordan in Element’s recent Knucks video (by French Fred) below.


New Jordan Sharkey part for Vans Europe

After that, peep this earlier Issac and Sharkey collab piece celebrating the Element x Black Sheep Ten Year anniversary release from a couple of year back.

And then finally, for now – take in Isaac Wilkinson’s full-length Black Sheep video 01FUCKIN61 and go skateboarding.


Element Skateboards Knucks Video

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Element Skateboards Knucks Video

 

 

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Been waiting on this one a while now but finally some fresh Sharkey footage along with the rest of the Element Skateboards crew! No better time to have something to sidetrack yourself with and then go be inspired in your back garden of lock-down.

 

So the whole International Element team went IN on this one along with filmer/editor royalty French Fred holding it down as only he can. Knucks comes in at around 11 minutes worth of some of the most creative skateboarding and spots to match. Featuring the likes of Madars Apse, Jaako Ojanen (#BigFansOfHisWork ) Brandon Westgate, Ross McGouran and of course Black Sheep Family member Jordan Sharkey!

 

 

Go get involved and treat your eyeballs to this one. The physical body can follow suit with said inspiration once this whole virus nause up has passed.

 

 

Huge props to all involved and of course Element Skateboards for always backing it with the budget to get there team out there providing content for our pleasure!

 

 

 

 

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Skaters (in order of appearance) : Eetu Toropainen Victor Cascarigny Jordan Sharkey Gabriel Fortunat Jaakko Ojanen Maité Steenhoudt Madars Apse Dominik Walker Brandon Westgate Chris Colbourn Nick Garcia Ross McGouran Weskinen Phil Zwijsen Ethan Loy Antoine Ravel César Dubroca

 

Filmed and edited by Frech Fred.

 


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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Element X Black Sheep Store 10 Years – Sharkey Edit

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

 

Element X Black Sheep Store 10 Years – Sharkey Edit

 

Huge thanks to Element Skateboards Europe for hooking up our first 10 Year collaboration/celebration release of 2018!

 

Using the classic Element Seal graphics with a Black Sheep 10 Year twist. This is a strictly one time limited release with both size 8″ and 8.25″ available in small numbers. See link below to own some Manchester Skateboarding history but for now wrap your eyeballs around the all new edit from Black Sheep Family member and Element Skateboards team rider Jordan Sharkey.

 

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This is just a taste of what’s to come from team member Sharkey…. Yes it’s going to be a big Year all round for both Sharkey and ourselves here at the Black Sheep Store Manchester.

 

Filmed by the hands of Black Sheep Family member Isaac Wilkinson with additional editing from Seb Batty. Huge thanks as ever to these guys along with Sam Binga x Trigga – MCR (Girls Music) for the banging anthem!

 

*Little news flash! (or is it fashionable fake news) but rumour has it Sharkey has another six minutes of nonchalant skateboarding stylised clips to release onto the masses soon enough… More on that one soon though. For now get your viewing pleasure below for the Sharkey, Element x Black Sheep 10 Year Anniversary edit.

 

As yet unreleased track kindly provided by Manchester music Royalty Sam Binga x Trigga – MCR (Girls Music)

 

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