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Vans Park Series Malmo 2017

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

 

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So the casual question was put out to us at the Black Sheep Family, “Do you fancy going to the Vans Park Series in Malmo Sweden this year…?” so of course it took all of a split second to respond and the next thing we know flight reservations where emailed followed by a loose schedule for our time in sunny Sweden (*please note we got very, very lucky with the Swedish weather as normally it’s pretty much like Manchester just with colder winters!)

 

The dates where set for the 2017 Vans Park Series in Malmo Sweden and the next thing you know we where coming into land via Copenhagen with a short trip over the infamous Øresund Bridge (go watch the Swedish TV series ‘The Bridge’ if you haven’t already!) For those planning a skate mission to Sweden via the U.K you’ll be pleasantly surprised to know your literally 20 minutes train journey away from the airport to some of Malmo’s finest street spots and ridiculously amazing concrete skate parks.  So of course the first port of call stepping of the train we headed straight down to the Vans park located in Kroksback which is slightly out of the main city center of Malmo. The first sight of the park seriously leaves you questioning yourself, we’ve all seen footage/photos/instagram from the park but to see it in the flesh gives you a whole lot more admiration for any skater stepping up to ride the luscious concrete waves it has to offer.

 

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Of course it was like the who’s who from the skateboard world looking around the deck with skaters literally from all over the World in attendance. And of course Black Sheep Family lifer Andy Scott is now currently classed as a local with his recent move East so it was an added treat to catch up with old ‘In a minute Mr Scott!’

 

The first day down at Hyllie Kroksback skate-park was a little teaser on how this competition may go over the following two days,  you could see a load of the Pro’s and Am’s just getting used to the place but slowly finding the groove as runs got longer and more technical in the process. Again I was still blown away of how gnarly the park is especially after rushing in for a quick roll around and quickly becoming out of my depth whilst hurtling towards the deep end bowled out section. So it was back to the shade with some powerful coffee to warn off the days early start, then sit back and relax to watch the European’s first day qualifiers that soon escalated from the moments before mellow session!

 

Time was ticking and the first day skate was over with the talk of the town being a free Corona beer party down the local Street Lab skate shop in central Malmo where the good crew was due to celebrate their shop extension in the shape of a new Vans store in store. Rad to see the Lovenskate guys in attendance doing some one off board printing collaborating both the Vans logo and the locally recognized Street Lab branding.  Massive thanks to the crew in store for the warm welcome and even use of the WiFi to do the obligatory FaceTime call home.

 

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Second day came round quick sharp after our first luxury night in the hotel (not trying to show off but we’re just not used to such surroundings!) and it was the five minute skate in the baking sunshine down towards the epic park and another eye opener walking in to see Ishod Wair casually destroying every piece of transition in his path. Seats where taken and it was time to sit back and watch the days silly skating unfold with some serious names now in attendance including Raven Tershey, Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg, Pedro Barros, Rune Glifberg, Sam Beckett, Alex Sorgente (last years overall Vans Park Series winner) plus many more global rippers.

 

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After the initial day of qualifiers and general mental skating it was looking good for the following day semi’s and then monstrous finals on what was to be another scorching day of sunshine. You probably caught the live screening from the last day but go remind yourselves below with some official Vans Park Series footage capturing all the highlights from all of the above!

 

 

 

Filmed By:
Rye Beres
Dan Stolling
Tim Fulton

Edited by:
Dan Stolling
Massive thanks to all at Vans Europe and the Vans Park Series for one monumental memorable event! Also special thanks to Nick Grove and Becky Bowler for being the finest of hostess’s.

 

See full finals results below-

 

Shop all the latest Vans Pro Skate footwear here- http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/vans-skate-shoes.html

 

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Vans Park Series Malmo Sweden results-

 

1. Alex Sorgente
2. Tom Schaar
3. Karl Berglind
4. Cory Juneau
5. Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg
6. Roman Pabich
7. Pedro Barros
8. Ben Hatchell

 

 

Vans Park Series European Continental winners-

 

Men’s- Rune Glifberg (DEN)
Women’s- Amelia Brodka (POL)

 

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Also check out Sidewalk Magazine for full event coverage with filming from Ben Powell and photography by Chris Johnson

 

 

 

 

 


Oski Rozenberg – Nike Sb Elite Squad Edit

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

 

Polar Skate Co rider Oski Rozenberg comes through with his first full length edit for Nike Sb and holy hot dogs it doesn’t disappoint!

Been a huge fan of his work from various sections he’s put out and some of his now infamous Instagram clips are embedded in our brains. So, so rad to see this absolute ruler from Sweden come out of nowhere a few years ago to putting out a banging part for shoe giants Nike Sb. Watch below and try figure out how he even attempts some of the stuff on some of the most ridiculous terrain possible. Sure they’ll be plenty more to come from Oski as you know Polar Skate Co have his back and with his Nike Sb travel budget I’m sure the non stop Global assault will continue.

 

 

 

Shop the latest Nike Sb footwear here- http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/nike-skate-shoes.html

Follow Oski Rozenberg on Instagram

 

 


Epicly Later’d – Ali Boulala

Friday, December 4th, 2015

 

Vice Magazine have been documenting some of skateboarding’s finest in their Epicly Later’d series for some time now and who could be more interesting than Ali Boulala. As far as skateboarding goes Ali Boulala has had a huge impact on skateboarding since the early 90s to this very day. Some of you will probably recognize him from his early Flip video parts launching himself down the biggest sets known to man. Pioneering the PD ‘Piss Drunxs’ antics and leading the wild lifestyle we would associate with the yet familiar crew.

 

 

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Since the birth of Vice magazine’s – Epicly Later’d (curated by Patrick O’Dell) Ali has been in for a series wince it first started. Although it was unfortunately postponed, due to a drunken motorbike accident involving both Flip professionals Shane Cross and Ali Boulala. This tragically left Ali in a coma and even worse took the life of Shane Cross. In this 4 part series you can expect to see the start of Ali and what his life was like growing up in Sweden, then traveling to California, becoming a skateboard celebrity and the effects that had on his life. Then finally the last few years of how Ali has rehabilitated from addiction and injury to rebuild his life in Stockholme after the accident.

 

Get the kettle on, digestives at the ready and learn more about the life of one of skateboarding’s legends..

 

Part one – The Original Baker Boy

 

 

Part Two – Remote Control Cars and Being A ‘Piss Drunk’

 

 

Part Three – The Crash That Ruined Everything

 

 

Part 4 – Opening Up About Life After Skateboarding

 

 

 

An emotional but interesting watch.

 

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