Category: News

Nica, Please: DVS x Chico Brenes

Friday, August 15th, 2014

To celebrate the release of Chico Brenes‘ new shoe with DVS, Torey Pudwill, Luis Tolentino, Paul Shier, Zack Wallin and Jon Nguyen joined him in his home country of Nicaragua. Enjoy the Nica, Please video, and find Chico’s Nica shoe in skateshops across Canada thanks to Supra Distribution.


Miami High Co. Video… Coming Soon?

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Andrew Classon is looking for answers. Is he actually filming for the Miami High Co. video? “We’re working on it…” is all the info we could get out of them. Sounds pretty loose. Stay tuned.

Miami High Co. is available in Canada through Ultimate Distribution.

Flatspot x Spitfire Collaboration

Friday, August 8th, 2014

As seen on our Issue 131 Inventory spread, Hamilton, ON’s Flatspot skateshop teamed up with Supra Distribution to release their very own custom Spitfire wheel and jersey. Get your hands on ‘em starting Saturday, August 9th.

Featuring: Grant Patterson, Trevor Rowan, Jimmy O’Brien, Justin Colbourn, Mike Wenham, Chris Vacca, Brent Hanson, Taylor Johnston, Little Timmy, Jason Gibson, Jamie Hill.


Andrew Reynolds x Emerica: Battle Commander

Monday, August 4th, 2014

There’s no question that Andrew Reynolds leads the charge on the urban battlefield when it comes to conquering spots. So getting Battle Commander status at The Berrics only makes sense. Watch his part, complete with special guest appearances and his newly released Reynolds Vulc Low by Emerica.


Emerica footwear is available in Canada through Timebomb Trading.

Supra Dist. x Lakai: Canadian Stupor Tour Videos

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

The Lakai team rolled into Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City from June 28-July 8 to skate demos and assault street spots on the Stupor Tour.

Marc Johnson, Rick McCrank, Stevie Perez, Rick Howard and Jon Sciano were on the road swing, along with Ty Peterson, Will Marshall and Pat O’Rourke from Supra Distribution‘s Lakai Canada team. All the angles were covered, as you’ll see in the following #StuporTour edits from both Supra Dist. and Lakai.



Eli Reed for Organika Skateboards

Monday, July 28th, 2014

It’s what you’ve been waiting for. Eli Reed puts his unique style of skating on display in this Love All part that introduces his first pro model for Organika.


Organika skateboards and apparel are available in Canada through Timebomb Trading.

Matix: Fall ’14 in the Sierras

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Daewon Song, Zack Wallin, Mike Anderson, Marc Johnson and more from the Matix team head out to the Sierra Nevada mountains, where they visit a ghost town, dip into some hot springs and skate the Lone Pine and Mammoth skateparks. Obviously the adventure was even more enjoyable when suited up in the latest Matix Fall ’14 gear.

Matix Clothing is available in Canada through Supra Distribution.

Supra Dist: Will Marshall Joins Lakai Canada

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

After skating alongside a roster of heavy-hitters on the Stupor Tour, Cornwall, ON’s Will Marshall has officially been added to Lakai Canada roster through Supra Distribution. Check out more from Will in the Both Ends Of The Lens feature in Concrete #131 – out now!

Van Doren Invitational: Qualifier Photos & Final Results

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

It was a scorcher during the Day 1 Qualifiers of the Van Doren Invitational on Friday, July 11th at the iconic Hastings Bowl in Vancouver, BC. 33 skaters got whittled down to 14, which will advance to the semis on Saturday, July 12th to join the gnarly list of pre-qualified rippers. Notably, locals Adam Hopkins, James Clarke and Rob Boyce made the qualifier-cut.

Find the full break-down of the Qualifiers right here, and check out a few Day 1 photos, shot by Brian Caissie. Scroll down for the July 12th final Day 2 results and recap video.

The heat was on (literally) for the Day 1 Qualifiers.

Bones Wheels rider Patrick Ryan goes frontside over the hip.

Kevin Kowalski from Lifeblood Skateboards was ripping all day. He qualified 3rd with moves like this risky-business frontside invert.

Tom Schaar, the youngest VDI competitor at 14, qualified 9th because he was flying all over the place. Case in point: this stalefish.

Another case of going big was local James Clarke. He qualified 13th, just above the cutoff, despite barely being able to walk due to a knee injury. This dude charged and this frontside air is proof.

Josh Borden on grasser duty.

Powell-Peralta‘s Charlie Blair is a pleasure to watch, and it’s a bummer he didn’t qualify . Don’t worry, you’ll be seeing more of him in our neck of the woods. Alley-oop 360 over the hip.

At 44 years old (the oldest competitor in the VDI), Rob “Sluggo” Boyce is showing no signs of slowing down. He landed a perfect backflip in the deep end, which got the biggest rise from both the crowd and the contestants (which all freaked out and threw their boards in the bowl, then lined up for high fives). Respect. He also took 14th – the qualification cut-off.


1. Alex Sorgente / $15,000
2. Raven Tershy / $12,500
3. Brad McClain / $10,000
4. Tom Schaar / $7,500
5. Nolan Munroe / $5,000
6. Adam Hopkins / $4,000

Powell-Peralta: Nice Beaver Tour

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Thanks to Ultimate Distribution, the Powell-Peralta team will hit the Metro Vancouver area (and Squamish, BC, with special guests from Bones Wheels team) on the Nice Beaver Tour, July 13-19.

Find all the locations and times via the Facebook event page. Come hang with all-terrain rippers Brad McClain, Brendon Villanueva, Charlie Blair, Terry Larue, Nolan Munroe, Victor Aceves and Zack Kuene.


HUF Footwear Presents: The Dylan

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Dylan Rieder makes a bold statement with his high-end fashion inspired first signature model shoe for HUF. Learn all the fine details about the Dylan here.


HUF Footwear is available in Canada through Take Five Trading.

Cameo Wilson: Full Pro Part

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Back and forth Vegas to Vancouverite Cameo Wilson has appeared on our pages a number of times, including his Sin City interview in Issue 115 and his Issue 117 cover.

A big congrats goes out to him for turning pro for Darkstar! You’ll get what you expected out of Cameo’s debut part, which is a banger-laced blaze through LV, Vancouver, Hong Kong and Shenzhen.

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Cameo Wilson, 360 flip [o] Saeed Rahbaran
Issue 117/2012

HUF Footwear: The Hufnagel 2

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

HUF Footwear presents Keith Hufnagel‘s second signature shoe for the brand. Learn more about the Hufnagel 2 and watch his Epicly Later’d series here. Find this shoe in Canada through Take Five Trading.


Josh Matthews for Organika Skateboards

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Eugene, Oregon’s Josh Matthews is a total ripper. Watch the Organika pro blaze trails, and find his new board (8.06″ x 32″) in Canada through Timebomb Trading.


Chance Skateboards x CSTL: Ryan Siemens

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Langley, BC’s Coastal Riders welcomes Ryan Siemens from Chance Skateboards to the team. Check out his Young Bloods page by flipping through the digital edition of Concrete #128.

DC Shoes: The Nyjah Vulc

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

DC Shoes presents the highly skateable Nyjah Vulc, which is available in 8 colourways and a variety of materials – all featuring the comfortable and protective Impact S sockliner. Choose Your Nyjah right here.