Archive for March, 2011

Josh Clark on SkateNewSpot…

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Montreal-by-way-of-Fredericton’s Josh Clark has a New York NBD on newsstand display at the moment, and on top of that he’s joined his fellow “soldier in the battlefield” Andrew McGraw on Zoo York’s International squad. What comes next? A interview to bring you up-to-date, that’s what.

Josh is also a Concrete regular, usually via sick skate photos and more recently by pulling interviewer duties for the upcoming Issue 112. How about we get reacquainted with his City Of New Lights part from ’09, which includes another epic display of fakie flippery, shall we?

‘Since Day One’ is upon us…

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Real‘s very anticipated Since Day One will premiere at 7pm this Saturday, April 2nd in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. It’s free, and you’ll find the locations of the Canadian premieres right here. Naturally there are afterparties for the 19-and-olders (18ers if you’re in MTL). Get the skinny on where all 3 parties are right here.

Before the premiere, ‘Couver will also play host to Real’s Justin Brock, Peter Ramondetta, Ishod Wair and James Hardy for an autograph sesh at 5pm (details here). Speaking of Ramondetta, here’s a little 666 treatment from him as a warm up to Since Day One.

No premiere in your town? Don’t fret, the Collector’s Edition DVD and iTunes download will be good to go for rollers the world over on April 11th. For the Real video primer on featuring Deluxe VP and Real co-founder Jim Thiebaud (pictured below), Since Day One editor Dan Wolfe and Real ripper Davis Torgerson, click the image:

Check out photos and video from the March 31st world premiere in San Francisco by clicking here.

Spenny’s Quickie

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Morgan Smith recently took part in a Digital Skateboarding Quickies clip, and Spencer Hamilton is next up to bat with a line filmed in AZ. Check out a few photos of him from the recent SUPRA Footwear Three Amigos tour through Texas, and stay tuned for more from Spenny in Concrete #112.

Yankou Locked Down…

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Last week, Thrasher is running videos from their Double Rock Lockdown contest, where 2 skaters from Foundation, Think, Alien and Krooked are sentenced to 24-hours at the mag’s Bay Area indoor. Think was in the clink recently, and were represented by Toronto’s Lee Yankou along with Josh Matthews. Check out their pre-lockdown interview here, and don’t drop the wax!

Jeremy Wray’s Five Spot

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Artist and legendary pro Jeremy Wray appeared in and illustrated our “Hook, Line & Sinker” Bones trip feature in Issue 110 (p.62 in the online mag). More recently he took part in Issue 111’s “Five Spot” (check it out on p.108 of the digital edition), and his top response to “Favourite videos you’ve appeared in” was Plan B’s 1994 release, Second Hand Smoke. Take note of his flawless technique that was way ahead of its time:


C.A.S.E. Provides Answers

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Calgary is good times in the skate-department, and this Tyler Warren video gives you a dose. The Calgary Association of Skateboarding Enthusiasts have also addressed a commonly asked question: “What can I do to help get a new skatepark?” Well, this is what you do.


Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

This week, NEFF along with Concrete Skateboarding bring you the latest prize pack for The Tuesday Toss.

Prize pack consists of: so much stuff we’re not naming it all, just look at the picture.

Answer the following trivia question by e-mailing

Which dudes on the NEFF skate team have their own website?

You can also answer by commenting on The Tuesday Toss post via the Concrete Facebook page. The winner will be contacted on Friday, April 1st.

Lee Yankou on the Firing Line

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Toronto’s Lee Yankou just got himself a quick Thrasher clip on the San Fran side of things, which serves as a reminder of his proper pop:

Another example of Lee’s Bay Area pop comes in the form of his Issue 105/March 2010 smith grind cover shot by Dan Zaslavsky:

Ben Raemers’ Proper Welcome

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

It appears that Ipswich, England’s Ben Raemers has (properly!) been welcomed to the éS Footwear team. Rick McCrank and Co. chime in on the “new” team-lad in a trio of videos. After watching Part 1 below, check out Bad Luck Ben! and Boy Genius by clicking here.

In other Firing Line news, here’s a little rugged spot love by British Ben:

Evan Smith: Up North and Down South

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Pittsburgh, PA’s Evan Smith is featured in the latest DC Shoes commercial (he also appears in the Canadian Pop-Up Tour video that just dropped recently). 30 seconds well spent:

Photos from SUPRA’s 3 Amigos Texas Tour

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

After releasing this teaser from the Three Amigos Texas Tour, SUPRA Footwear just posted some photos from the trip that feature JS Lapierre, Keelan Dadd, Boo Johnson, Spencer Hamilton, Cody McEntire and Scott “Horsey” Walker. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of Shad Lambert’s photo-set from the Lone Star State.

Stay tuned for more from JS and Spencer in the upcoming issue of Concrete.

BA.KU. Plague-Week

Friday, March 25th, 2011

The Barrier Kult’s plague-spreading initiatives have been going strong all week with the Bones Wheels commercial and the web-release of their hidden Stay Gold section. Next up, Emerica posted a video from the BA.KU. Black Mass at Leeside on March 18th celebrating the Kult’s latest shoe:

Stay tuned for the second chapter of the Concrete x BA.KU. “Range Of Propaganda” in the upcoming Issue 112.

The New

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Vancouver’s Hunter Wood just let us know that the Film Fatties site has been revamped, and for the first new post he put together a little March Madness video featuring Christopher Logiacco, Steven Bearance, Jeff Pisony and Tony Myshlyaev. Spring has sprung on the west coast:

Visit the upgraded and check out our content archive in support of the Film Fatties 2 video.

Enjoy the SLUB BUCKS Promo…

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Concrete, along with ElementScotties and Switch are proud to present the Summer 2011 release of Jordan Moss and Wade Power’s Slub Bucks.

The video will feature Issue 111 cover kid TJ Rogers, along with Bobby De Keyzer, Will Marshall, Mitch Donovan, Charles Deschamps, Brandon “Beaster” Bandula, Will Cristofaro (check out his interview on p.38 of Issue 110 online), Jesse Mullins and Brandon Del Bianco. Stay tuned for more from the Slub Bucks camp. For now, let’s kick things off with the promo…

Slub Bucks promo from Concrete Skateboarding on Vimeo.

St.Patty’s at Green Apple

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Over on you’ll find some images and commentary from the St. Patrick’s Day release of 3 styles of DVS x Green Apple limited edition shoes at Mike McDermott’s Winnipeg shop. Click the image or right here to get the full scoop.

Photo: Ryan McGuigan

Joey Pepper Remix

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Expedition-One’s Joey Pepper teamed up Concrete for a little somethin’ that’s coming soon, and KAYO TV just posted a remix of his footy from Madness and beyond. Always a pleasure to watch the Pepps: