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Nyjah Huston’s OMFG Part

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015





Now we know that Nyjah Huston’s OMFG part dropped online a few days ago but I thought it was well worth a re-share / blog piece. One of the most recognized skateboarders of this generation is clearly well on form. From that little dreadlocked kid back smithing handrails bigger than him at the X-games and early Element videos, to a young adult getting all the coverage, sponsors, internet clips, TV time and magazine covers. The Element pro divides opinion, love him, hate him, loath him, whichever side of the fence you sit on you cant help but take notice of this lad and the ability that he has on his board. He’s recently jumped ship, leaving DC and choosing to skate for the swoosh factor! Which means he wont be able to use any of his old footage in his old kicks, therefore dropping this rad part due to brand politics! As per usual Thrasher magazine had the privilege of premiering the part which probably caused some major internet traffic! With some jaw dropping combinations of technical street lines, taking tricks that would be difficult on a ledge but yet taking it down some of the biggest handrails, this part pretty much has it all! So no matter what you think, give the edit another watch and let Nyjah’s skating do the talking!





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House Of Vans Manchester Edit

Monday, November 9th, 2015





The official House Of Vans Manchester edit is now online for your viewing pleasure! What a weekend it was! Big thanks to all those involved for bringing the House Of Vans to Manchester, and massive thank you to all you cool people who came out and made it a memorable and enjoyable few days and nights! Big ups to the artists involved for a great night of music – nice one Jenna and the G’s, 8 Gold Rings Ft Tyler Davey, Sparks and Fox, Madam X, Roy Davis Jnr, Shadow Child and Maribou State for keeping the choons and party atmosphere going till late on! Again massive shouts to Krek, Jake B and Jenna Jones for having their work on display for us all to enjoy. Risso printing for making the commemorative zines, Man Up Girl for T-shirt designing and everybody else that was involved with running and making the workshops happen! More thanks to the people who helped with everything on the skate day as well, from moving and setting up all the ramps and obstacles to taking them down again and moving them to the shop for our street jam! ( Edit coming soon! ) All of you wonderful people for tuning up all weekend and making it what it was! Last but not least a massive high five and nice one to Vans, without whom, no event would have even taken place! Take a look at a few photos and the edit below and see if you can spot yourself! Same time next year then?!?!?!?!













Jiri Bulin – Photo CJ




Jake Potts – Photo CJ




Winners! – Photo CJ





You can see more of CJ’s photos and a write up of the event on the sidewalk website! –


You can listen to some of Jenna’s tracks on her Souncloud page –



Piffsticks – Harry Lintell With Yes Fam Friends

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015





There is no faulting our very own Mr Lintell at the moment. For that past few weeks and months we’ve had numerous edits and photo appearances, a banging front cover, an amazing Volcom True To This part, his official welcome to the Black Sheep family clip, his Converse braving the cold tour edit and some sick Instagram clips on the regs! The latest clip we have to offer is from Jack Brooks and the Piffsticks crew – Harry Lintell With Yes Fam Friends Feat. Stinkin Slumrok! This latest clip is vintage Harry Lintell doing what he does best, steezy street lines with some solid bangers thrown in for good measure! So click on the play button below to see what Harry and the Yes Fam boys have to offer us!




Win Vans Propeller Premiere Tickets!

Monday, April 13th, 2015




So Vans have finally announced the worldwide premiere dates for their long awaited, first full length video ‘Propeller‘. With a team including the likes of  Geoff Rowley, Dustin Dollin, Chima Ferguson , Anthony Van Engelen, Gilbert Crockett and Jason Dill to name a few! You know that this is a video you are not going to want to miss! Well…you could be going to the UK Premiere at the Prince Charles Cinema in London ( There is no age restriction on entry to the premiere) on the 30th April! The prize is for two tickets so you can take whoever you want be it your brother, mother or a lover! Not only that, you will also be able to get your dancing shoes on at the after party at the House Of Vans! How you ask? The answer is simple! Simply treat yourself to a new pair (or pairs!) of shoes from the Vans Pro Skate line from us here at The Black Sheep. You will then receive some of the sought after golden tickets, on which is a strip that you will scratch off to see if your the lucky winner! But remember there’s only one winning ticket! The premiere is coming soon so don’t hang about! Make sure its you that’s going to be one of the first to see the new Vans video and not somebody else!




Vans Shop Riot Series 2015

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015




The clocks have gone forward an hour, its not dark when we get out of work, the sun is starting to shine and it seems like summer is eventually on its way! That could only mean one thing! Yes, its that time of year as we get ready for the Vans Shop Riot! Starting in the UK on the 25th – 26th April for two days of non stop action! This year sees Pioneer Skate Park in St.Albans hosting the event. £3000 prize money and  an all expenses paid trip to the European finals is up for grabs! After the UK leg comes to a close on the 26th, the attention turns to Aalast, at the Flesh and Bones Skatepark, the scene of last years finals where Belgium’s own Rampaffairz skateshop just missed out on top spot to fellow countrymen Burnside so expect it to go off at this one! With as many as fifteen stops around Europe this year the series will be almost everywhere, from Portugal to Poland, Italy to Israel, before it all comes to a head in Spain for the final! Will the Black Sheep lads be there to take the top spot? ( My moneys on them! Come on lads!!! ) Keep your eyes peeled! More info such as a live stream will be up here on the blog at a later date obviously closer to the time!


Vans Shop Riot 2015 Events Listings


  • UK, 25th-26th April, Pioneer Skatepark, St Albans
  • Belgium, 26th April, Flesh & Bones Skatepark, Aalast
  • Germany/Austria, 9th-10th May, North Brigade Skatepark, Cologne
  • Spain, 23rd May, La Chopera, Leganes
  • Israel, 28th May, Galit Skatepark, Tel Aviv
  • Italy, 14th June, Platza Skatepark, Bolzano
  • Switzerland, 20th June, Lugano Skatepark, Lugano
  • Netherlands, 21st June, Burnside Skatepark, Deventer
  • Czech Republic, 18th July, Skatepark Stadion mládeže, Ustí nad Labem
  • Poland, 1st August, Widzew Skatepark, Łódź
  • Baltics, 22nd August, Monsterparks, Riga, Latvia
  • Portugal, 12th September, Parque das Gerações, São João Do Estoril, Cascais
  • France, Date TBC, Cosanostra Skatepark, Chelles
  • Nordics, Date TBC, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Greece, TBC
  • Russia, TBC
  • FINALS, 19th & 20th September, La Chopera, Leganes, Spain







Sidewalk Magazine To Move Online

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015


So this week it was confirmed by Factory Media that Sidewalk magazine (Also along with Kingpin, Whitelines and various other titles) will exist no more in its printed form. A sad day for UK skateboarding, a sad day for skateboarding in general.  Nobody within skateboarding really wants to see a shop, a company or in this case a well respected magazine cease to exist. For the past twenty years Sidewalk magazine has informed and supported skateboarders.

It opened up the window into our amazing culture that is UK skateboarding. It was the highlight of the month, you waited for it to be dropped through your door by the postman, or you rushed to your local skate shop after school or work to get a copy. Wherever you were it kept us informed of what was happening, when it was happening, you knew where to go, when to go and in its own way kept the UK scene in sync with each other in all parts of the country.

Now that times have changed and technology advances, our appetite for media is moving more towards being instantly gratified, with the likes of Facebook, Instagram and twitter to name a few, anything and everything can put out there for the world to see in a matter of seconds.

With a constant stream of photos and video clips being published on the world wide web it seems hard to imagine a time when we needed to rely on the printed text that was in front of our eyes. Despite the great efforts of people like Ben Powell, Andy Horsley, Ryan Gray, Leo Sharpe and everyone else involved with Sidewalk, the inevitable had to happen.

For now, Sidewalk will continue to bring us all the great things they do solely on their website. The very last edition is out now so go and grab a copy,  as we say farewell to one of the most important parts of UK skateboarding that we have ever known.


RIP Sidewalk Surfer – you will be missed.






Life’s A Beach Clothing

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015





Yes that’s right, one of the most missed companies of the 1980’s, Life’s A Beach is back and we here at the Black sheep are happy to say that we will be stocking products from this iconic brand!


It was started back in the early 80’s by Jeff Theodosakis and brothers Mark and Brian Simo. Jeff worked in the restaurant business and the brothers were tree surgeons.

They were based in Chicago and all three were motocross riders who traveled the circuit and this took them to Florida a few months each year. Even though they were ranking competitors they never really made any money from the sport, ” We were basically bums” Theodosakis says.  During their chill time in Florida they would hit up the beach, where they were horribly offended by men’s ball-strangling swim wear styles and felt like they needed to create a fashion alternative.

They decided to make knee length baggy shorts out of tablecloths and curtains! The shorts were met with a warm reception and the three started to sell them on the motocross circuit. They had little success at first in some of the Florida store until a Fort Lauderdale shop started selling them during spring break. That was it, they sold their bikes and bought sewing machines and built the business from Chicago until 1985 when the relocated to Carlsbad, California.

They then found themselves in the thick of the world as what we now know as extreme sports: motocross, surfing and skating etc. They made unique and wild styles which Life’s A Beach was especially geared towards expressing the pursuits of these sports. To show their own support they sponsored a number of top riders ( Now legends!) in each field, these included championship MX rider Rick Johnson, professional surfer Sunny Garcia, BMXer Brian Blyther and top skateboarders Mark Gonzales, Bill Danforth, Ron Allen, Dave Crabb, Jamie Mosberg and Mike Vallely. In 1988, Life’s A Beach introduced a sub-division deck brand under the name B.C.C, which stood for Bad Boy Club!

Now after a twenty one year absence Life’s A Beach is back, in part largely to Greg Finch with the help of Melvyn De Villiers and Fergus Purcell who have brought this well recognizable company back to life!






Mighty Healthy X Gino Iannucci Collection

Monday, March 30th, 2015



A collaboration that has been long overdue has now happened. The people at Mighty Healthy present the Gino Iannucci collection, the capsule. Pieces in this collection are inspired by Gino’s unique fluid style and will be the hallmark for the brands tenth anniversary.

Now we know Gino is one of the more notoriously quieter professional skateboarders out there but he loudly made his arrival on the major skateboarding world with, as only he can, a precise and stylish backside heeflip down the infamous Gonz Gap at San Francisco’s landmark Embarcadero plaza. With the entire skateboarding world immediately taking note, Gino would cement his place in skateboard greatness with mind blowing schoolyard and downhill lines and numerous classic video parts. Gino’s style is unique, always fluid and never forced, even when he seems to land something sketchy it’s undeniably pulled off with absolute steez! Having been keeping a lower profile than most in recent times, every clip, part or photo of Gino is always a gem, he’s pretty much untouchable! We here at the Black Sheep are proud to be able to bring you some of the pieces from the collection ( Which can be viewed here!)



The Mighty Healthy Gino Iannucci Crest T-shirt



The Mighty Healthy Gino Iannucci 5 Panel Hat



See all our Mighty Healthy range online now !

Vans X Anti Hero

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015




In celebration of  Anti Hero‘s 20th anniversary , Vans have joined forces with the legendary board  brand to bring you the Vans X Anti Hero collection, featuring new models of pro skate footwear and apparel pieces. Established way back in 1995, Anti Hero is one of the most well respected skateboard companies in the scene today with a robust heritage behind them, who can forget their videos like The Anti Hero Video, Tent City, Cash Money Vagrant and their most recent online release Destination Unknown. With a team consisting of some of the most influential riders like Jeff Grosso, Frank Grewer, John Cardiel and Tony Trujillo to name a few, you can bet that that the products in this collection will be much sought after!


From the collection we will be stocking the Vans X Anti Hero T-shirts, a white version and a black one,  Socks in white / brown, Vans X Anti Hero snapback hat in dachshund brown / black and the Vans X Anti Hero coach jacket in pine green, Tony Trujillo’s sixth Vans shoe the Vans TNT SG (Pictured below) and the Vans Era 46 Pro (pictured bottom) which has been designed by Chris Pfanner!


Vans TNT SG  Trujillo

The TNT SG features  print on the upper, Anti Hero flag and original lock up graphic on the tongue. Vans legendary waffle outsole, superior board feel in Van’s pro vulc construction and light cushioning with ortholite sock-liners.





Vans Era Pro 46

The Era Pro 46  has a classic stitched Vans suede outer with a leather accent heel, Vans ultracrush Anti Hero sole, slim padded tongue, all over double needle stitching, suede upper and Vans classic rubber vulcanized outsole.







See the Vans X Anti Hero collection here >




Cliche’s Gypsy Life

Monday, March 23rd, 2015




It seems like there is going to be some real banging videos coming out this year and this one is defiantly no exception. This April, 2015, will see the release of Cliche’s new full length video ‘Gypsy Life’.  The video will feature full parts from the Cliche team and will introduce us to some of their newer riders like Max Geronzi, Paul Hart and Kyron Davis amongst others.


Not only will there be fresh new parts from the team, the video will also include the footage from the 4th Cliche Gypsy tour – The tour with no hotels, only 15 Euros to spend each day, a true skate / road trip across Europe, skate what you want , where you want and sleep where you can! Adul Skoorc (More commonly known as Chet Childress) stated – ” A skateboard trip plus way more. A sideways adventure to pillage spots, live in tents, bbq and party with the bro’s, Enter the simpler times.”


Gypsy Life will feature Lucas Puig, Sammy Winter, JB Gillet, Andrew Brophy, Joey Brezinski, Flo Mirtain, Brad McClain, Lem Villemin, Jeremie Daclin, Daniel Espinoza, Adrien Coillard, Javier Mendizabal, Pete Eldridge, Paul Hart, Kyron Davis, Max Geronzi and guest janitor / Gypsy Life artist Chet Childress. It is being filmed and edited by Boris Proust who also made Cliche’s 2013 release ‘Bon Voyage” . The music for the Gypsy Life tour will be exclusively  handled by Busy P – The French DJ, producer and record label owner who was once the manager of Daft Punk!


Cliche videos are always full of rad skating and amazing looking spots, how good were Bon Voyage and Freedom Fries?! So I’m sure that there will be more of the same from Gypsy Life. Click play on the two trailers below and get hyped because this is going to be one of the best videos you’ll probably get to see this year!







You can keep up to date with all things cliche on their Instagram


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