Category: News

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.


Go Skateboarding Day Across Canada

Monday, June 16th, 2014

June 21st stands as the longest day of the year, and it’s also time to get out and barge the streets. Here are the highlight events going on across Canada

VANCOUVER: ULTIMATE DIST. x CONCRETE GSD PRE-PARTY (click poster for event page)

VANCOUVER (click poster for event page)


VANCOUVER: NEFF BEACH (click poster for details)


WINNIPEG: KINGS CITY-WIDE SCAVENGER HUNT (click poster for event page)

TORONTO: EMERICA’S WILD IN THE STREETS (click poster for event page)

HALIFAX (click poster for event page)

Supra Dist. x Chocolate: The Canadian City Series

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Supra Distribution teamed up with Chocolate on the Canadian City Series boards. Available in limited quantities and at select retailers, don’t sleep on getting your hands on one (or many).

The cities represented and the shops that will carry them (there’s tees too) are:

North Vancouver (Boardroom), Vancouver (Antisocial), Calgary (The Source), Winnipeg (Green Apple), Toronto (So Hip It Hurts), Montreal (Palm Isle).

Here’s the commercial (edited by Alex Doyle), recreating the Crail Board scene from Yeah Right! – featuring Rick McCrank, Tony Ferguson, Kevin Lowry, Mike McDermott, Pat O’Rourke and Seb Carranza.


Filament Brand Team Additions

Friday, June 6th, 2014

AMs Jacob Walder from San Jose, CA Alec Jamir from Cypress, CA join Ben Nordberg on the Filament Brand footwear team. Check the skills and learn more about Filament right here.



Filament Brand is available in Canada through Ultimate Distribution.

Keegan Sauder & Blood Wizard

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Canada’s favourite son Keegan Sauder now shreds with Blood Wizard. Check the welcome part and take in the glory of his Pegapiss pro model graphic. While you’re at it, take a look back at his Issue 122 cover.


Blood Wizard Skateboards are available in Canada through Ultimate Distribution.

Michael Ray: Welcome To Dekline Canada

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Tsawwassen, BC’s Michael Ray is on a ripping spree, and to add to his list of sponsors he’s been welcomed to the Dekline Canada team via Ultimate Distribution. Check out Mikey’s full part, and find more from him by flipping through our Issue 128 On The Reel digital article and videos right here.

Filmed & Edited by: Antosh Cimoszko
Additional Filming: Brandon Alton, Jesse Loutitt, Joel Martell

Friends & Family Tour: Timebomb Trading x Ultimate Dist.

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Timebomb Trading and Ultimate Distribution have united for the Friends And Family Tour. Riders from both teams will be visiting the British Columbia’s Interior from May 31-June 2.

Keep an eye out and skate with Derek Swaim, Stacy Gabriel, Drew Summersides, Cory Wilson, Conlan Killeen, Michael Ray and Spencer Corbett in your town!

Presented by: RVCA, etnies, Stance (Timebomb) // Bones, Foundation, Toy Machine (Ultimate) // Cariboo Brewing (because the crew needs to stay hydrated).

May 31: Skatepark Grand Opening in Nelson, BC - 6pm
June 1: Osoyoos Skatepark in Osoyoos, BC – 6pm
June 2: Ben Lee Skatepark in Kelowna, BC – 6pm

Join the Facebook event for more details and developments.