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Title: Black Label
Post by: hurv on September 16, 2018, 06:38:25 PM
  The first skater owned brand, their wood and shapes are top notch. Would love to see them on KOTR. Maybe I live in a bubble (also known as Michigan), but I don't feel like The Label gets their due. Label Killls!
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: fang on September 26, 2018, 06:10:04 AM
http://youtu.be/jr0hMDR4FnU

http://youtu.be/Qu0DO6NgpoM

http://youtu.be/pfGr_4b_WRM

http://youtu.be/F4vkESPJMdo

http://youtu.be/v4Hrl2vUDGo
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: fang on September 26, 2018, 06:16:17 AM
Always saw the Lucero bars decks in 86, had a "street thing" in 87. Some guys gave me any my boy shit about liking Lucero (cuz he wasn't Hawk, Cab etc). Anyway, we both rode a shit ton of Black Label decks over the years. My dude had 3 label tats. Unfortunately my dude died last year, was my longest skate friend. His wife has a crazy collection of label decks now. Anyway I really enjoyed the late 90s early 2000s. Speyer , Hensley, Grosso, with the young bucks too. Even Vallely too, almost forgot for a sec. God save the label!
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: hurv on September 27, 2018, 07:37:01 PM
  Label Kills is one of the most underrated videos. I still ride their wood regularly, its top notch.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Skibb on September 29, 2018, 12:49:46 AM
This is my favorite part:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=L2cPD1O8pQw
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: hurv on September 29, 2018, 07:03:38 PM
  Yes! I watch Luceros part often before i go skate, im a big fan of curbs.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: AitchBeeGayBuh on October 03, 2018, 06:15:00 PM
My favorite company hands down...

411 12 industry section introduced me to the Label, Gagne, Grecos buddy (forgot his name), The Vandals, n I was instantly hooked. At the time people around my area were getting popular companies like Flip, Girl, Etc. but for some reason I was hooked on the Label. Even rode for Pharmacy Boardshop while Herman, Matt Allen, n everyone else were riding shop decks, I just picked the Label boards off the wall n skated those claiming Pharmacy.

Met Wes Lott n Alfaro through CASL contests too (Alfaro was actually tryin to get on Zero initially) then Label Kills came out which killed it introducing me to Jason Adams n the devil goin down to Georgia. That video kinda taught me to just skate everything u could put wheels on.

Now I live in Black Label country (OC/HB) n was stoked to find Lucero shops at my work on occasions n him n Grosso have a good relationship with my local shop (Jokers), laugh that at work I can sling boneless chicken breast n have a short Q n A with him about the Post Office Curb, pickin up Franky Villani at the time, n wonderin on the whereabouts of Alfaro...

Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: brucewillis on October 05, 2018, 06:44:05 AM
My favorite company hands down...

411 12 industry section introduced me to the Label, Gagne, Grecos buddy (forgot his name), The Vandals, n I was instantly hooked. At the time people around my area were getting popular companies like Flip, Girl, Etc. but for some reason I was hooked on the Label. Even rode for Pharmacy Boardshop while Herman, Matt Allen, n everyone else were riding shop decks, I just picked the Label boards off the wall n skated those claiming Pharmacy.

Met Wes Lott n Alfaro through CASL contests too (Alfaro was actually tryin to get on Zero initially) then Label Kills came out which killed it introducing me to Jason Adams n the devil goin down to Georgia. That video kinda taught me to just skate everything u could put wheels on.
Now I live in Black Label country (OC/HB) n was stoked to find Lucero shops at my work on occasions n him n Grosso have a good relationship with my local shop (Jokers), laugh that at work I can sling boneless chicken breast n have a short Q n A with him about the Post Office Curb, pickin up Franky Villani at the time, n wonderin on the whereabouts of Alfaro...
Where the fuck is Alfaro?
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: bea! on October 05, 2018, 02:27:25 PM
I've been itching to by a Black Label lately, I love the fact that Lucero is still running it out of his garage.

I always considered Black Label an almost pre-Anti Hero (before anti hero was around, obviously).  Not just because they had Cardiel, but Skip Pronier, Coco Santiago (I proudly had/still have his board at my house), Brian Chung, Upson, Shawn Martin.  That was a sick and burly ass team. 
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Willie on October 05, 2018, 03:32:42 PM
This 411VM part is great. I bought so many Label decks during this era (before they went to China).


https://youtu.be/4Fw5Y1BVt2c
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: AitchBeeGayBuh on October 05, 2018, 06:34:37 PM
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My favorite company hands down...

411 12 industry section introduced me to the Label, Gagne, Grecos buddy (forgot his name), The Vandals, n I was instantly hooked. At the time people around my area were getting popular companies like Flip, Girl, Etc. but for some reason I was hooked on the Label. Even rode for Pharmacy Boardshop while Herman, Matt Allen, n everyone else were riding shop decks, I just picked the Label boards off the wall n skated those claiming Pharmacy.

Met Wes Lott n Alfaro through CASL contests too (Alfaro was actually tryin to get on Zero initially) then Label Kills came out which killed it introducing me to Jason Adams n the devil goin down to Georgia. That video kinda taught me to just skate everything u could put wheels on.
Now I live in Black Label country (OC/HB) n was stoked to find Lucero shops at my work on occasions n him n Grosso have a good relationship with my local shop (Jokers), laugh that at work I can sling boneless chicken breast n have a short Q n A with him about the Post Office Curb, pickin up Franky Villani at the time, n wonderin on the whereabouts of Alfaro...
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Where the fuck is Alfaro?
Wish I knew, when I asked Lucero that question a couple years ago he shook his head n said he wished Alfaro was skatin more...

Nostalgic for this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXYKEAfe8o4&t=12s
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: FOGDOG on October 12, 2018, 02:14:47 PM
Label Kills was probably the most influential/nostalgic video for me. I couldn't do flip tricks as a kid and was super into punk rock so that video was everything I was looking for. Jason Adam's part is my all time favorite video part.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: silhouette on October 13, 2018, 01:39:31 AM
Black Label was pretty hot in my area in the early naughts because they had just put out Label Kills and Black Out around the time the internet came around here, so those were easy P2P downloads right next to This Is Skateboarding, Sorry / Really Sorry or PJWHL. My friends and I were hyped on those, especially the soundtrack. A lot of us had Black Label decks because they felt like the most honest product to have around that time, although they were poorly distributed and hard to get in France. One of my friends in particular skated 8.25 Black Labels with no grip tape (his choice, I know) for a while when everyone else was stuck on 7.5's and 7.75 and people would give him so much shit for his 'vert board'. I don't recall ever getting one myself, but I did skate a second hand Six Gun at one point.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: dirtyweemidden on October 24, 2018, 12:55:11 PM
i skated a shit tonne of label boards, black out was my favourite vid for years. fully back the Label!
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Budgie Lasek on October 28, 2018, 03:17:54 PM
  Label Kills is one of the most underrated videos. I still ride their wood regularly, its top notch.

Their wood has changed several times though ??? While I worked for their distro they went from PS, to BBS for quite a while, to something else now. Only switched from BBS in the last couple years.

Black Label is a funny one. Completely random team throughout their whole existence, and a consistent cycle of putting out one series of awesome graphics and then 3 seasons of stuff that ends up on the sale rack.

Lucero seems rad. It's sad to see Black Label on it's last legs. I've been noticing the Canadian distro only keeps a few graphics in stock for the whole country, and it looks like 3 boards in each stack. That means they're probably selling less than 50 - 100 decks in a whole yeah in Canada. Ouch.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: concerned_parent on November 01, 2018, 05:40:03 AM
i had a label board not too long ago and literally everytime i went out skating someone would go "holy shit is that a blacklabel? that's fucking rad." it was a jason adams board. i have a hensley board quened up to be skated too. god save da labull.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: dirtywork81 on November 08, 2018, 10:58:57 AM
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My favorite company hands down...

411 12 industry section introduced me to the Label, Gagne, Grecos buddy (forgot his name), The Vandals, n I was instantly hooked. At the time people around my area were getting popular companies like Flip, Girl, Etc. but for some reason I was hooked on the Label. Even rode for Pharmacy Boardshop while Herman, Matt Allen, n everyone else were riding shop decks, I just picked the Label boards off the wall n skated those claiming Pharmacy.

Met Wes Lott n Alfaro through CASL contests too (Alfaro was actually tryin to get on Zero initially) then Label Kills came out which killed it introducing me to Jason Adams n the devil goin down to Georgia. That video kinda taught me to just skate everything u could put wheels on.
Now I live in Black Label country (OC/HB) n was stoked to find Lucero shops at my work on occasions n him n Grosso have a good relationship with my local shop (Jokers), laugh that at work I can sling boneless chicken breast n have a short Q n A with him about the Post Office Curb, pickin up Franky Villani at the time, n wonderin on the whereabouts of Alfaro...
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Where the fuck is Alfaro?
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Wish I knew, when I asked Lucero that question a couple years ago he shook his head n said he wished Alfaro was skatin more...

Nostalgic for this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXYKEAfe8o4&t=12s

http://www.jenkemmag.com/home/2016/01/04/meet-skateboardings-former-demon-child-knox-godoy/

In this interview with Knox Godoy he mentioned Alfaro was in prison with him. I think Alfaro was dealing with some pretty heavy drug issues. Hope he managed to get clean.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Allen. on November 08, 2018, 04:28:25 PM
Method acting to finally become Alva?
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Ned Providence on December 05, 2018, 10:10:42 AM
Huge fan here is one of my favorites!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pArrVpJdvSs

Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: gsosa on December 05, 2018, 11:37:53 AM
For real Black Label was huge when I started skating. I loved watching Black Out, that Ragdoll part is a classic for me. I had quite a few of their boards and they were all great. Back in Black is their best video IMO, Such good parts from everyone, great soundtrack, the friends section and of course Alfaros epic closing part. Still watch that shit on the regs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7O5KNaMdoY
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: jakersacres on December 14, 2018, 07:05:22 AM
Label Kills is Godly. That Jason Adams part is still untouchable, and probably the greatest opener to a video ever.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: _estababy on March 04, 2019, 09:28:51 AM
who tf rides for the label now. im assuming some hesh nigga
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: PatoDuck on March 04, 2019, 11:46:47 AM
I need one
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Esmith5488 on March 10, 2019, 10:48:58 PM
Two decks I had really early on were black label decks. One was a Matt Hensley drawn deck I wish I would have kept and the other was just a black and yellow never forget deck
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: ohnowisee on March 28, 2019, 06:12:56 PM
Got my first label back in 99/00 or something like that after like 5 years of Maple/Girl boards.  My all time favorite board.  Haven't skated anything like it since.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Concerned_Skater on March 29, 2019, 09:57:48 PM
I found Blackout at Goodwill for only $2 awhile back which was a welcomed surprise, such a classic video...
https://youtu.be/F1XRLaB0-Cs
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Trashcon on April 03, 2019, 06:28:30 AM
Black Out still holds up. Glad they're still around although I hardly see them out in the wild. Hassan still killing it.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Keep_on_Chooglin on April 05, 2019, 01:13:16 PM
But really, what did ever happen to Alfaro? Behind Jason Adams, he had my favorite part in Label Kills.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: curbslayer on April 05, 2019, 01:21:14 PM
Who would be a good fit to save the label ? they need some new blood now that auby left .
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: talklessSkateMore on April 24, 2019, 05:13:28 PM
Who would be a good fit to save the label ? they need some new blood now that auby left .

A $54 zumiez board
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: SadandLonely on April 30, 2019, 03:35:34 PM
Is grossos shape on black label the same as his on AH?
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: hurv on April 30, 2019, 06:17:12 PM
But really, what did ever happen to Alfaro? Behind Jason Adams, he had my favorite part in Label Kills.
  I guess he's been on and off a bad road with drugs, Lucero mentioned in in an older interview somewhere. Got to see him live a a Label Demo back in '03, straight ripper.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: sammyz on December 10, 2019, 07:20:44 PM
thinking about getting back on black label decks...the combo of Adams and Lucero is just to strong a influence on my wallet!

does anyone know who makes their decks? is it Schmitt?
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: patrick c. on December 10, 2019, 09:00:34 PM
BBS pretty sure.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Thom on December 11, 2019, 04:57:53 PM
Seconded on BBS

Label for life, Iíve got a label tattoo as well

Label kills was my first skate video
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: sammyz on December 11, 2019, 08:14:08 PM
sweet...

my first video was Wheels of Fire (yes im old)...so always been loyal to Santa Cruz. Only got back into skating after about 10 years off and although i'm still into NHS...im starting to get over the quality of their decks. I know BBS has a good rep, so Black Label might be a good next deck
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: concerned_parent on December 12, 2019, 05:56:53 AM
i have never had a bad label board

label kills and always will
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on December 12, 2019, 06:55:43 AM
I think Lucero over the years has had at least 5 riders that couldnt skate as well as hes capable himself.   
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: sammyz on December 12, 2019, 04:27:54 PM
i have never had a bad label board

label kills and always will

i watched Label Kills again last night, been ages since i watched it...Adams is so good he just flows so well...but i had forgotten about Vallely's part and that ollie over the gap at baldy...was he the first to do it? i think i remember sometime in the early 90's someone doing it??
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Allen. on December 12, 2019, 10:08:47 PM
Only warped board I ever had was a black label. But i wanted to like it.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: shingles on December 17, 2019, 05:17:29 AM
Chris Troy fucks shit up...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbmqrQVhKB8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbmqrQVhKB8)
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: graypubes on December 17, 2019, 10:09:06 AM
My first non kmart/world industries board was a black label. Seems like their heyday was a bit before my time but they have always seemed sick to me.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: jtrpma on December 17, 2019, 10:16:52 AM
all the auby decks were so good. i wish they would still press some of those shapes.

label kills!
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Ghost Lurker on January 11, 2020, 01:56:04 PM
Does Ryan Maddox ride for label? His curb eye view photos are rad.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: ok boomer on January 15, 2020, 11:57:59 AM
My dead homeboy had those Black Label flames tattooed on both arms.

I used to have a bunch of Black Label hoodies, don't ever see them anymore.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: SSBS1080CBBSNP on January 17, 2020, 11:47:15 PM
Iíve had this elephant label beanie for 15 years and still wear it from time to time. I was in a record shop not long ago a dude was wearing the same one in a different color. Tripped me out a bit.

Black Out was always on daily growing up. Has two friends who absolutely wrecked themselves because one was massively inspired by Jub and the other Ragdoll.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: yourbreakfsat on January 18, 2020, 07:01:17 PM
Lance Mountain should be on Black Label. He already hangs out a lot with John anyways lol
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Concerned_Skater on January 21, 2020, 07:20:39 AM
Always thought this part was underrated
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xLCDmRUWdk
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Willie on February 22, 2020, 12:06:26 PM
Agree on that Pat Smith part.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: YungJugg on June 11, 2020, 09:34:00 PM
Anybody know a good shop to get some Black Label boards from? None of the shops round me carry em anymore and I canít find any on Parade, rather support a brick & mortar shop if I can.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: concerned_parent on June 12, 2020, 06:28:23 AM
some in here:

http://www.35thave.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&showSearchResults=1&search_keyword=black+label&image.x=0&image.y=0 (http://www.35thave.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&showSearchResults=1&search_keyword=black+label&image.x=0&image.y=0)
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Mr. Kamikazi on June 12, 2020, 10:04:26 AM
Anybody know a good shop to get some Black Label boards from? None of the shops round me carry em anymore and I canít find any on Parade, rather support a brick & mortar shop if I can.

Pawnshop has em; I think Subsect too.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Hyliannightmare on June 12, 2020, 12:48:57 PM
Love Omar Hassan
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: imuseless on August 12, 2020, 01:00:34 PM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/j6ZOxM60iKMx0uvF6U/giphy.gif)

Been watching lot of Jason Adams parts lately. The Best.

I think of Lucero Label Kills part every time I goof around at crowded skate park.

Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Trashcon on August 19, 2020, 05:26:58 PM
Anybody know a good shop to get some Black Label boards from? None of the shops round me carry em anymore and I canít find any on Parade, rather support a brick & mortar shop if I can.

Order directly from them or ask if your local shop will carry them. Props to you for looking to support your local shop.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Garbagewagon on August 24, 2020, 08:44:32 PM
Anybody know a good shop to get some Black Label boards from? None of the shops round me carry em anymore and I canít find any on Parade, rather support a brick & mortar shop if I can.

Jokers in Huntington Beach.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: FUBAR on November 21, 2020, 03:37:43 PM
SoCal got a huge drop, thatís where I got mine
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Biggiemouths on December 10, 2020, 03:37:21 PM
I fucking hate you guys, fuck my countrys politics, i envy you so much, getting a label board over here is fucking IMPOSSIBLE (i live in Mexico)

had one Alfaro board, one of the best ever in my life time, really good boards
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Mbrimson88 on December 10, 2020, 10:52:42 PM
The quality local shops seem to have them like Jokers, with orders hand delivered by John Lucero himself, and others around LA but I don't see too many in other places, even though I would think there would be some around.  The dealers page on the website only has a few places listed though.

We get some in Australia, but nothing like the bigger brands who seem to have much wider distribution overall.

Maybe if anyone is trying to track some down, ask John or email him for local places that might order them, if you cannot order from the website.

http://blacklabelskates.com/

https://blacklabelskates.bigcartel.com/
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Prostate Exam on December 11, 2020, 12:50:32 AM
Lance Mountain should be on Black Label. He already hangs out a lot with John anyways lol

He had a guest board on the label not too long ago. I had 3 of them and it literally was one of my alltime favourite boards. If he ever joins the label I would be so hyped if they made another run of the board.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Ray C. Usery on December 15, 2020, 08:22:01 PM
Just got one of these
(https://assets.bigcartel.com/product_images/284663094/BLACK-LABEL-2020-VULTURE-CURB-CLUB-BLUE-DECK.jpg?auto=format&fit=max&h=1000&w=1000)

I would have coped the X-2 but I'm not going to get caught rolling around with another man's name on my board

Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: dudeonthecouch on December 18, 2020, 07:01:16 AM
surprised no one has brought up Adam Alfaro yet. For some reason I was really fucking with this dude, maybe cause it was 2006-2007 skating with all the tie dye and pysh rock, but i remember being hyped on this dude and then he kinda just went away
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7O5KNaMdoY

he also had a clip in Time To Shine(which imo is the best Transworld video)
3:38
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CylZisKeOSY
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: igrindtwinkies on December 18, 2020, 08:27:44 AM
surprised no one has brought up Adam Alfaro yet. For some reason I was really fucking with this dude, maybe cause it was 2006-2007 skating with all the tie dye and pysh rock, but i remember being hyped on this dude and then he kinda just went away
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7O5KNaMdoY

he also had a clip in Time To Shine(which imo is the best Transworld video)
3:38
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CylZisKeOSY

His god save the label part was always a favorite of mine.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: GardenSkater77 on December 18, 2020, 12:48:22 PM
If someone can find the sequence of him dropping in on the huge paver quarterpipe In Barcelona and immediately going into an Ollie down a set of stairs that would be cool. I will try to find again. I think he was wearing Vans slip ons and a memberís only thrift store come up. Shit was tight.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Surf The Earth on December 18, 2020, 12:49:25 PM
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Anybody know a good shop to get some Black Label boards from? None of the shops round me carry em anymore and I canít find any on Parade, rather support a brick & mortar shop if I can.
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Jokers in Huntington Beach.

303 Boards in Denver also carries Black Label
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Ray C. Usery on December 18, 2020, 06:29:25 PM
The Jub thread made me think of this video 'cause it's the first one I saw him in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4vkESPJMdo

Had this on heavy rotation in the early 2000's. It was a hype video that I could relate to more than the tech and gnarr stuff that was going on back then
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Pete on December 23, 2020, 01:33:41 PM
alfaro blacklisted himself by stealing someones ipod at an Ipath meeting or some shit right when timberland bought it. after that he was never seen again. hope that 4g ipod mini was worth it lol dude was actually kinda sick.


free max b
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: bigdave on December 28, 2020, 03:18:11 PM
alfaro blacklisted himself by stealing someones ipod at an Ipath meeting or some shit right when timberland bought it. after that he was never seen again. hope that 4g ipod mini was worth it lol dude was actually kinda sick.


free max b

Holy shit, did not know that. If that's legit, wow. I was wondering what happened to him, I used to skate the same park with him all the time in 2001-2003ish. He was a nice dude at the time and absolutely destroyed everything.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Joust Ostrich on December 28, 2020, 04:41:47 PM
(https://scontent-ort2-2.cdninstagram.com/v/t51.2885-15/e35/s480x480/12224528_1519466645038060_1734717674_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.cdninstagram.com&_nc_cat=104&_nc_ohc=RAR-REZa7HAAX8c_k7a&tp=1&oh=0bf625fcb18f85dc9e6b1f2c213c007e&oe=60147A13)
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Mbrimson88 on January 21, 2021, 06:18:05 AM

Stickers make the world go round.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CKSYjj5FU31/
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Croquet temper on February 13, 2021, 08:15:57 PM
The coolest company and best decks in early 2000ís.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Mbrimson88 on February 13, 2021, 10:17:33 PM
They are on BBS wood now, so you could say they are still the best decks in 2021 as well.

http://blacklabelskates.com/

https://blacklabelskates.bigcartel.com/


Also amazing Elijah is on Black Label now too.


https://www.instagram.com/p/CLAvx5MpNMC/
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: imuseless on February 14, 2021, 07:50:01 AM

Also amazing Elijah is on Black Label now too.


Hell yeah, great fit!
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: sammyz on February 14, 2021, 11:24:59 PM
local shop got a stocked up this week with black label...gonna get one of those jake reuter 9" decks and maybe a popsicle...stock down here for BL is so inconsistent. That Jake part from 2020 is still one of my favourites of the year
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Mbrimson88 on February 15, 2021, 04:09:28 AM
local shop got a stocked up this week with black label...gonna get one of those jake reuter 9" decks and maybe a popsicle...stock down here for BL is so inconsistent. That Jake part from 2020 is still one of my favourites of the year

The most BL boards I have seen on OCD for a long time...

https://www.ocdskateshop.com.au/collections/black-label

It does seem like there are not many Black Label drops in Australia over the last few years (currently through Chapter 2 Dist, which is part of / under 4128 Dist based in Brisbane), but it does also seem like John Lucero has been busy of late and there are a lot of Black Label boards around right now again.


https://www.instagram.com/p/CKxWBRtFBL1/
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Fhk hu on February 15, 2021, 05:59:55 AM
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Also amazing Elijah is on Black Label now too.

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Hell yeah, great fit!
Yes! This is great news
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Huell Howser on March 11, 2021, 03:14:29 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPAPgZndzGc&t=328s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPAPgZndzGc&t=328s)
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: bigdave on March 12, 2021, 06:32:49 AM
Gotta laugh at the guy who said "no mention of alfaro yet?" dude hes discussed in multiple posts on multiple pages.

I used to skate with Adam a lot. Or rather, we would be at the same park together a lot. He was always a pretty nice dude. I worked in the industry at the time (this is like 2002-ish) and he was one of the few kids that actually destroyed the whole park, all the time. This is when even at a skatepark, kids weren't really going buckwild on transition yet. (Sadly I didnt either and now I am paying the price for my transgressions)

Anyway, being an Orange County native and a huge fan of Lucero, I have always had a lot of love for the Label. Jason Adams is a hell of a dude and his LK part is incredible. I have always been a big Pat Smith fan (and ride CODA boards now) and I mean, Grosso finally getting his 540 in LK is so so so so sick. I've always liked John, the company, everything about it. Just awesome.

The halcyon days of being distro'd by Giant and shit were awesome. I would ride that curb vulture if it were a 9, and that egg Reuter keeps calling out to me. That kid is sick. Long live the label.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Willie on March 12, 2021, 09:20:55 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPAPgZndzGc&t=328s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPAPgZndzGc&t=328s)

I hate that Charlie Daniels song but I canít watch this footage without hearing it in my head.
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Uncle Poseur on March 17, 2021, 05:26:49 PM
Everyone: "Yo dude, nice cruiser."
Me: "Cruiser???"

(https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1svZbiMMOR51gSHv_00pPgY9MIVSBnRxG)
Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: big_kev_215 on March 31, 2021, 09:37:12 AM
Always thought this part was underrated
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xLCDmRUWdk

That Pat Smith part randomly popped into my head a few months ago and I rewatched it.   Great combination of skating and music.  I remember it stood out seeing east coast skating in a label video.

Svitakís part from Label Kills was another one of my favorites from back in the day.  At a time when a lot of skaters were dressing fresh trying to be cool he was flying around with neon griptape and black flag shirts. 

Making me want to support the label by going out and buying a deck.  Those two videos (Label Kills and Blackout) were a big influence growing up skating but I think I only had two label decks back in the day.

https://youtu.be/pO9_UK86g1Y

Title: Re: Black Label
Post by: Masshole on April 01, 2021, 11:54:14 AM
Patrick Nagy, editor/filmer for black label, has a good interview on the FL podcast talking about the making of label kills, definitely worth the listen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vwURVFuH5Y