This year has been a busy one for us at The Black Sheep Store. To celebrate all the happenings we thought we would recap on some memories that some of you may have missed.
To start off with we would like to thank all you lovely people for the support you've shown us. Not just in the past year but since our birth in 2006. It has lead us to the grand opening of our newest and best store situated on Dale St, Manchester.
The opening off our store meant we had to close Central Skatepark that hopefully inspired the next generation the next generation of skaters for many years. It has to be one of the best parks I've ever skated, it was amazing to be part of something great in the Manchester scene and we hope you all enjoyed the time we had there as much as we did. Here's the video of the last ever jam...
Then Sexual Stu was hired and proved his capabilities meaning he kept his job here, at Manchester's finest The Black Sheep Store, PUMF.
We extended our team adding some rippers such as Jordan Sharkey.
Then also welcomed Seb Batty to the team...
Nearly forgot about our extension into the vert side of our team with none other than Reiss Johnson.
Harry Lintell released a Volcom 'True To This' part that blew away the minds of many skaters.
The best skating hobbit to grace this earth who is also a valuable member of our team, Eddie Belvedere, managed to bag himself a spot of the Dickies European team.
Stannerz got himself a GoPro so expect big things in the future. No need to be a HERO as he already is one..
A few members of our Black Sheep family went down to London to skate the House of Vans and they smashed it to pieces!
Speaking of the House Of Vans, they managed to make it to Manchester for a one off event allowing us guys to hold A Mangle Street Jam which saw an incredible amount of people congregate from all over, making the most of the free beer and cash for prize jam. As expected our team plus many others killed it showing the rest of the UK what Manchester is made of. Not only is the skating on point but the music from Manchester's greatest Chimpo and Trigga is also featured in the edit making it nothing but pure genius.
Our good friend Phil Harvey made an edit with all the team in for the Ride channel. It's yet another decent edit for you guys to watch.
Ollie Tyreman trained to become a fire-man.
Emerica shoes held a Wild In The Streets in Manchester earlier this year too and it was a day to remember! The sun was shining, the beers were flowing and the skating was at the highest level I've seen on the streets of our home town for a long time. Our team rider Harry Lintell also took the infamous castlefield rail board sliding it many years after the Manchester legend Woody attempted it. A lot of things went down in history that day so watch the edit below to understand what I'm talking about.
Just the other day Landscape released their promo video 'Escapes'. Stannerz, who you may recognize from working in our store or being a Black Sheep Family member ended the video with some stunning trickery. Watch out as Landscape, over the past few months, seems to be on the rise again. Great news for us because we are huge fans. Hopefully more edits to come in the new year!
LANDSCAPE SKATEBOARDS - ESCAPES from Landscape Skateboards on Vimeo.
Throughout December we also in conjunction with Sidewalk Magazine released a series of edits every Friday. We had Stannerz, Seb Batty and Bad Man Barrett all with dope parts. Bad Man Barrett came through strongly with the grittiest edit we've seen this year. ODB as the the music choice too, what's not to like?
For the 4th time we managed to win the Vans Shop Riots too, allowing us to enter the finals with other shops from all over Europe. Unfortunately we didn't win the European finals but our team that went definitely did us guys proud! Next year we'll have it in the bag so be prepared!
There has probably been many more events/happenings that we've not mentioned although there is quite a few there and each individual one needs celebrating. More importantly we hope everyone has an amazing New Years Eve tonight and we'll see you all in the new year. Lots of love from everyone here at the Black Sheep Store!!!