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Tiago, Suciu or Milton: Who’s your 2019 Thrasher Mag SOTY?

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

Tiago, Suciu or Milton: Who’s your 2019 Thrasher Mag SOTY?

 

Tiago, Suciu or Milton: Who's your 2019 Thrasher Mag SOTY?

It’s undeniable that in the world of skateboarding there is no higher accolade than the much coveted Thrasher Magazine SOTY trophy. Imbued with the literal blood of the much missed dude-with-the-glasses himself, since 1990 Thrasher have flexed their benign dictatorship and awarded one skateboarder above all others the title of SOTY in accordance with a recognition of their contributions to skateboarding during the 12 preceding months. Neither Jake Phelps nor Thrasher Magazine itself have ever made any secret of the fact that this is their award and that ultimately the winner is decided by them, regardless of what everyone else thinks. Equally, they’ve also always made it abundantly clear that one aspect of being in the running for SOTY is what each winner has done ‘for the mag’. Put another way, you could be hippy jumping over moving cars but if you’re not doing it for Thrasher then you’ve got no chance.

With the above in mind, hopefully you’ll forgive us for picking the three most worthy candidates from this year’s slightly confusing SOTY pick just to narrow the field down for you. I mean, democracy is all well and good in principle but there’s nothing like a focused choice…

 

 

 

 

First up, we have the man with hand grenades in his skate shoes (New Balance Numeric skate shoes as of last month to be precise) the one and only Tiago Lemos.
Initially dropped as a stand-alone single part on Thrasher for 24 hours, and then re-released as the curtains of Primitive Skateboarding‘s full-length Encore piece a few days later – Tiago brings the heat as always with 5 minutes of straight up skateboarding annihilation. You know a part is good when it follows a switch backside heelflip down Wallenberg and still manages to blow everything out of the water.
Put simply, this dude has the most explosive and mind bending POP in the history of skateboarding.
If you dig ledges, switch front feebles to switch heel out down handrails and the most legit switch mongo ever seen, then you need to vote for Tiago.
Extra points for all the nerds too by including a trick at the legendary Sadlands spot.

 

 

Up next is the twinkle-toed, high brow ledge poetry of Mr Mark Suciu – we’ve waxed lyrical about his Verso section previously so if you want more comment – check out this blog post.
If you’re more of a white wine and French poetry kind of skater then Mark’s probably your guy.
Here’s a reminder…

 

 

 

 

Last, but by no means least, if you prefer your skateboarding to err on the side of outright insanity and near-death-experiences then you have absolutely no option but to cast your vote for Creature Skateboards‘ own Argentine maniac Milton Martinez. If his “¡DEMOLICIÓN!”section doesn’t scare the shit out of you, then you need to lay off the Xanax. Pure, unbridled, skate and destroy ethos in human form.
An entire video section of enders without a hint of hyperbole. Fucking nutter!

 

 

 

 

Tiago, Suciu or Milton: Who’s your 2019 Thrasher Mag SOTY?


New Balance Brandon Westgate Bog Town

Friday, April 5th, 2019

 

 

New Balance Brandon Westgate Bog Town “Rough Cut”

 

When a “rough cut” is as brutal as the final edit. You know Westgate goes in for any project but this time round for the announcement of his first Pro shoe for New Balance a few months back. Always been a fan of Brandon’s all out attack mode of skating. Plus knowing he’s a proper grafter when it comes down to his much talked about Cranberry Farm. Enjoy below for as raw as it get’s power skateboarding from Sir Brandon Westgate!

 

 

 

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Adidas Skateboarding Tyshawn Jones

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

 

 

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Adidas Skateboarding Tyshawn Jones

 

 

Yes indeed, the three stripe hype is the real deal for this guy Tyshawn Jones. Adidas Skateboarding brought this kid through from the ground up (along with the legendary filmer William Strobeck.) So from humble beginnings Tyshawn is the new breed and here at Black Sheep we’re 110% backing the pure style of this young man’s skateboarding.

 

So, Tyshawn background is the true underdog coming goods. Hailing from the rough East Coast and daily slaying New York spots this guy is as raw power as it come. I’ve always felt he’s that kid to come through with a NBA style, pure leg pop athleticism but with complete smoothness and grace. Yes far reach I know but you don’t get many (if at all) straight nollie flipping over trash cans! That’s like the pop Jordan needed to slam dunk from the line right there.

 

 

2018 seemed to be Tyshawn’s year with no signs of letting up for 2019. Rumours adrift that Adidas Skateboarding might be giving him his own shoe… only time will tell but for now his FA Entertainment boards must be flying along with signature trucks and wheels for Thunder and Spitfire for the Deluxe camp.

 

Early on last year you could follow Tyshawn Jones Instagram and get a feel for his dedication. Snippets on his story showed him out at all hours with Supreme master creative William Strobeck. Even after this incl-in nobody expected the two song straight up raw power of his ‘Blessed’ part. Up till this point he seemed the under dog for Thrasher Magazine’s highly coveted Skater Of The Year title but once Supreme dropped there latest video you just couldn’t deny Tyshawn his rightful crown.

 

 

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By all accounts he’s not slowing up neither with yet nothing to prove he want’s to go at it again for 2019. Fingers crossed we get a blessed Jason Dill inspired FA Entertainment full part! That would be very nice to run alongside his endless social media output. Remember kids style matters and by all accounts he’s a good guy with his head firmly screwed on his shoulders. In the down time from smashing out ridiculous footage Tsyhawn has been busy at the design hub for adidas Skateboarding, working closely with the legendary Scott Johnston (respected older Pro for the younger folk reading) they’ve been putting ideas to paper for a small signature apparel collection due later this year.

 

So by now your thinking to yourself what’s the reasoning for this long winded blog post about Tyshawn and hints at what he’s up to for adidas skateboarding… Well you can’t beat a ramble social media posting as an excuse to post a whole host of one of favorites videos and photos. Also look for the link for interviews and more all to help give you more of an in-depth look into Tyshawn’s World.

 

 

Kicking it all off with joint section with adidas and Supreme team mate Sir Mark Gonzales (insert worship emoji.)

 

 

 

And not forgetting that opening backside flip from his adidas skateboarding ‘Away Days’ part!

 

 

 

Forgot to mention Tyshawn and his tight crew have the highly sort after Hardies Hardware brand. Oh and of course they all absolutely kill it! Below for evidence.

 

 

 

 

In the midst of writing this blog piece Thrasher Magazine seen fit to release the April 2019 issue. Guess who’s gracing the coveted cover spot again! Yeah Tyshawn, ‘SOTY’ status ringing true! Pick up your copy here Thrasher Magazine Tyshawn Jones Cover April 2019

 

 

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The yearly chosen Skater Of The Year also get’s to take his/her (when will we see a woman Skater Of The Year!) nearest and dearest on a trip. This is basically the celebration week long party and skate mission with said chosen crew. Let it be known Tyshawn and his guys did not just slack on there holidays for this one. Some seriously powerful vacation shredding of the highest order.

 

 

 

 

If you’ve made it this far into our Tyshawn Jones appreciation blog piece then you may be hungry for more. You won’t go far wrong following this link to Jenkem Mag “Hustle To The Top” interview and get the low down on adidas skateboarding, Supreme and Fucking Awesome direct from the proverbial horses mouth. Good work Tyshawn, keep on keeping on and here at Black Sheep we’ll admirably be following your next moves. All killer no filler Tyshawn Jones!

 

 

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Volcom Road Rager “Larry vs the Kid”

Monday, December 10th, 2018

 

Volcom Road Rager “Larry vs the Kid”

 

Over the course of three trips and a staggering 3000 miles, the Volcom Road Rager went all the way across the entire coast of Florida, from Vancouver down to Boise and Montreal to Chicago hitting up spots in between. An all hard hitting cast including Louie Lopez, Henry Gartland, Alec Majerus, CJ Collins, Simon Bannerot, Milton Martinez, Omar Hassan, Chris Pfanner, Jackson Pilz, Axel Cruysberghs, Arto Saari, Grant Taylor and Collin Provost come through yet again with another banging edit for Volcom.

 

 

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Evan Smith ‘War And Peace’

Friday, December 7th, 2018

 

Evan Smith ‘War And Peace’

 

Prepare yourselves for nearly fitteen minutes of raw Evan Smith carnage. Featuring unused clips, alternative angles and some epic slams Element’s new series ‘War And Peace’ shows us that even though some of these guys are the best at what they do, not every trick comes easy first try and not everything works without pain. Although he may have been pipped to the post for this years Skater Of The Year award, this still proves that Evan is one of the best at this moment in time. Evan rips on all terrain and looks like he’s loving every second of it.

 

 

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Zion Wright – “Jupiter Rising” Real Part

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

 

Zion Wright – “Jupiter Rising” Real Part

 

Zion Wright has surely got to be in contention for Thrasher Magazine’s Skater Of The Year award after dropping his second Real part of the year. The Nike SB rider has had one hell of a year having a Vans Park Series win under his belt, being on Thrasher’s King Of The Road, a gnarly frontside 5-0 cover and spending the majority of 2018 travelling, skating and filming with his homies. Click play below and decide for yourself if he should take home one of skateboarding’s top honors this year.

 

 

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Volcom’s “GTXX – DOWN SOUTH IN HELL” Video

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

 

Volcom’s “GTXX – DOWN SOUTH IN HELL” Video

 

Anti Hero pro Grant Taylor has been on Volcom since he was a grom. Check this documentary about one of the gnarliest skaters on the planet and his 20 year run with the Stone.

 

 

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Chris Wimer – “In Your Head” Part

Monday, November 19th, 2018

 

Zero announced Chris Wimer as its latest pro via an Instagram post just the other day. Following that up Thrasher Magazine have released his ”In Your Head” part which went live over the weekend. Zero are know for their epic, gnarly videos, it’s in their DNA. Chris keeps up this tradition with his pro debut and proves that his signature board is well deserved.

 

 

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Enzo Cautela – Panda Patrol Episode 6

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

 

Enzo Cautela has proved that it’s totally possible to go from flow to pro. He’s skipped the daunting amateur step and gone straight into the big leagues. Enders should be special but this one is one is epic with Louie surprising Enzo with his first pro-model board, after rolling away from one hefty hardflip in Enjoi’s newest Panda Patrol video.

 

 

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Corey Duffel – Homeboy Part

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

 

When Foundation Skateboard’s premiered their new video ‘Souvenir’ a few weeks ago I thought to myself sick a new Cory Duffel section! Only to be left wondering where his footage was. The last part we’d seen from the Duffman was in his so called come back part ‘Never Alone back in January, after suffering numerous bad injuries not only in the past but even in recent times. The reason for his absence from ‘Souvenir’ was this eight minute solo project titled his ‘Homeboy’ part. No matter how young he was or how old he’s getting Duffman always sacrifices his body on every session, pouring his heart and soul into the joy of riding his shred sled.

 

 

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