News Tagged ‘Vans Europe’

Natural Born Cooler – A Vans Europe Skate Video

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

Natural Born Cooler – Vans

 

 

It’s here. The new video from Vans Europe Natural Born Cooler is finally gracing the internet. Back in 2016 Chris Pfanner got approached by Vans Europe to organize a skate trip with some of the European team riders. The boys hit Alicante, Vienna, Luxembourg, Cyprus and Sicily for this. And it’s a gooden’. Some mind blowing skateboarding going down in this video, so certainly worth 18 minutes of your sweet time.

 

 

Big shout out to Paul Labadie for bringing us the video along with Sebastien Raban on additional filming. Albert Nyberg and Nassim Guammaz sort of steal the show for me. This was Alberts first trip out with the Vans Europe team and he killed it!

 

 

Much love to Free Skate Mag for the collaboration between them and Natural Born Cooler. With the latest issue including a zine from the trip. Not much more left to say, go watch for yourself down below.

 

 

You can shop Vans here: https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/vans.html

And don’t forget we have limited edition Vans TNT Prototype dropping soon…

 

 

Finally, go follow Vans Europe Instagram

And give Free Skateboard Magazine Instagram a follow.

 

 

 


Vans TNT Advanced Prototype Release

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

 

Vans TNT Advanced Prototype Release

 

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Legendary skater Tony Trujillo’s new pro shoe is coming into the shop very soon! The universal release date for the TNT Advance Prototype is 14th July. We are very excited to be unleashing these bad boys. Especially as we have got our hands on colorways that only a limited number of skate shops in the UK will be stocking.

 

This old school hero needs no introduction really. But just to get you up to speed, the TNT Advance Prototype is the newest pro shoe from Tony Trujillo. Tony first popped up in 411 VHS tapes back in the 1990s and has been an absolute powerhouse in the world of skateboarding ever since. He’s been in it for the long haul with both AntiHero and Vans. Bringing out countless parts over the years, and of course earning himself 2002’s Skater of the Year. We have attached a few famous edits from the man himself down below.

 

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Now, a bit about the TNT Advanced Prototype Skate Shoe:

 

We have got the shoes in 4 colorways which you can see in the photos above. The TNT’s features a breathable mesh panel for all you sweaty stinking skaters out there. As well as a duracap toe wrap, rubber ollie patch and toe guard for a stronger, longer lasting structure. And of course the classic UltraCush LITE 3D footbed and WaffleCup sole.

 

For anyone who remembers the TNT SG skate shoe, the TNT Advanced Prototype is like a proper upgraded version of the TNT SG. We expect these to sell rapidly once we hit the release day so if you want them, stay tuned.

 

The TNT Advanced Prototype will release on 14th July 2018, you’ll be able to shop for them here: https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/vans.html

 

Watch the man himself:

 

 

 

 

Lastly shout out to Vans, follow Vans Europe Instagram.

 

 


Grey Skate Mag – Bridget – A Vans Europe Skate Video

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Grey Skate Mag – Vans Bridget Video

Our own Black Sheep team rider Jordan Sharkey took on Marseille this January and (like always) Sharkey does not disappoint. Effortlessly skating huge spots, is there nothing this boy can’t do a flip trick over…? He’s just reminding us why he’s considered one of the finest at the moment in this Video: Vans Bridget.

 

Along with Jordan Sharkey Bridget features Ben Broyd, Shaun Currie, Denis Lynn, Victor Pellegrin, Jordan Thackeray and Josh Young. Watch to the end to see some heavy slams from these boys. Bridget is a film by Siruf F Gahan for Grey and Vans Europe. This edit is showcasing some real UK talent. Why not go see more skate films and art work from Siruf on his website.

 

As well as that head over to Grey to see Bidget as well as more amazing, perfectly filmed skateboarding: greyskatemag.com

 

Shop Vans Pro Skate – https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/vans-skate-shoes.html

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 


AVE Rapiweld Pro Wear Test

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

 

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On Monday April 25th, The House of Vans London, hosted the official wear test for the AVE Rapiweld Pro and we were kindly invited to come along. Black Sheep representatives Tez (accompanied by young son and future ripper Reuben!) headed down with the shops newest rider Jordan Sharkey .Also in attendance were more shop owners and riders from other key stores from across Europe, who had also been invited to test the latest seamless AVE shoe for themselves.

 

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The test would be taking place at the House Of Vans and also at two iconic London spots, Brixton’s Stockwell skatepark and of course Southbank. Joining the crew were some of the UK and European Vans team who got stuck in at all three locations. Our own Rob Smith smashed it throughout the day as did our new man Sharkey (more from him in the near future). England being…well England, the heavens eventually opened and cut the Stockwell session short but not before Rob smashed out a banging Miller flip.

 

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Rob Smith – Miller Flip – Photo CJ

 

Everyone headed to Southbank, the session was resumed and Sharkey took care of business with some sick tricks down the stairs, check out the edit below to see what I mean. Next it was time to head to the House Of Vans where people were treated to some beers and a fine spread of grub put on by Vans who were not shy at all with the hospitality. Big thank you to all the people at House Of Vans and Vans Europe for another enjoyable experience, shout outs to Sidewalk and CJ for photo duties.

 

 

 

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VIP style!

 

See our full slection of Vans here > http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/vans-skate-shoes.html

 

 


Vans Excursion: Episode 4 – Chris Oliver

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

 

Chris Oliver is a beast and has been killing it since I can remember. Aged 34, mentally 25 and bodily 60 this dude is not done yet. For those that don’t know Chris has been heavily involved in the UK skate scene since the late 90’s early 2000’s. Grabbing himself 1st place in plenty of comps, taking covers of magazines and also releasing more than a fair few video parts. Will this dude ever stop? It’s seems like he won’t as the fourth episode of the Vans Excursion is all about the man himself. Proper stoked to see some more footage from one of skateboarding’s greatest. Have a watch below to see what I’m talking about…

 

 

 

I have to include his section from ‘Never Been Loved’ that came out in 2004 thanks to OG distribution because it’s ridiculous.

 

 

 

Head over to the Sidewalk site to watch the previous episodes of the Vans Excursion.

 


Vans Shop Riot Series 2015

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

 

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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