Black Label Introduces Franky Villani & Jake Reuter

YouTube Preview ImageBlack Label Skateboards introduces two new team riders Franky Villani and Jake Reuter. This pair of young guns will be featured in the Label’s new promo video Black Blood coming soon.

Felipe Gustavo is Now Pro

Felipe Gustavo has joined the pro ranks with this intro video and a pair of Plan B signature decks. Earned through hard work and solid street skating skills.

Actions REALized: Hanging Klansman for Johnny KIcks Cancer

YouTube Preview ImageThe guys at the Deluxe plant went behind Jim’s back to release a very special limited edition 20 Year Reissue of his first ever pro deck on REAL Skateboards, the Hanging Klansman to benefit the Johnny Kicks Cancer Foundation. The Hanging Klansman for Johnny Kicks Cancer includes the LTD EDT Hanging Klansman deck in 8.25 X 32, the original Thiebaud Shape 9.75X31.9, a Klansman T-shirt, sticker and LTD EDT Print.

The online release went faster than expected and several items have already been sold out online, but are all hitting skate shops around the world now.

A portion of the proceeds from the Hanging Klansman decks and capsule will go to Johnny Kicks Cancer, an amazing foundation dedicated to helping kids with Leukemia. Thanks for getting behind this great cause.

2013 Skater of The Year – Contenders

Skater of The YearIt’s that time of year once again. Thrasher magazine carries on its tradition of awarding its Skater of The Year trophy, an over-sized check, and the cover to the skater that has racked up the gnarliest photos, produced the heaviest video parts, amassed a stack of webclips, perhaps even some contest results, and absolutely ruled it on their skateboard over the past 12 months. So who’s it gonna be? Who’s earned it? Who’s your pick?

Drop on by Thrasher’s 2013 SOTY Contender page to see the definitive list of of semi-finalists and make your vote count.

Black Sheep x Don Pendleton Decks Released

YouTube Preview ImageBlack Sheep is proud to announce the Don Pendleton x Black Sheep skate deck which will be available in store and online tomorrow Friday, November 22nd.

This limited edition release is available in sizes 8″, 8.125″, 8.25″ and 8.5″ featuring color stained tops. Each deck is hand screen printed in the USA. In celebration of the 10 Year Anniversary of Black Sheep and the launch of Darkroom Skateboards, legendary designer Don Pendleton created a custom Black Sheep graphic in true iconic style. Pendleton’s artwork has been featured and shredded all around the globe– having created classic graphics for Alien Workshop, Element, Zero, Stereo, Heroin, the Hundreds, Pearl Jam, and many more with techniques that range from digital and hand painted artwork to original installations for gallery shows internationally.

“This collaboration is a huge milestone for Black Sheep. We are longtime fans of Don Pendleton’s work. He is a legend in world of skate graphics, a lifelong skateboarder, and an avid supporter of independent skate shops. This month marks Black Sheep’s 10th anniversary, so this collaboration is especially meaningful for us and a great way to celebrate.”
– Josh Frazier, Owner

Brian Anderson Talks of Next Moves

Brian AndersonPro skateboarder Brian Anderson gives XGames.com the lowdown on leaving Girl Skateboards, starting 3D Skateboards, parting ways with Alex Olson and what video part he’s working on next.