Archive for April, 2011

Any Given (TJ Rogers) Sunday

Monday, April 25th, 2011

TJ Rogers is a man on a mission, and here he is in yet another Sunday Funday sorting out a few moves at The Rail skatepark in Toronto:

Check out the footage from TJ’s Concrete Issue 111 banger-of-a-cover in this commercial.

Pura Vida: Part 1

Monday, April 25th, 2011

As we pointed out here, Etnies has teamed up with the La Reserva Forest Foundation and the Maleku indigenous tribe in Palenque El Sol, Costa Rica to plant a tree in the rainforest to match each sale of their Jameson 2 Eco shoe in the Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree initiative. Click below for the first of 3 Pura Vida videos from this trip, when Ryan Sheckler, Kyle Leeper and company were in Costa Rica to plant the first 150 trees…

Jack Curtin x LRG

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Jack Curtin puts down a few moves in San Francisco for the latest LRG commersh…

Check out LRG’s Summer 2011 look-book right here.

Gerwer Wears “The Jerk”

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Frank Gerwer is set to drop his C1RCA Combat pro shoe called “The Jerk”, and he explains this fine footwear specimen as only he knows how…

Ad Deadline? Machnau’s On It

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Long-time Dakine rider Paul Machnau handled an ad deadline while down in Palm Springs visiting his family and hitting the golf course. Rain and shine, morning and night, Machnau is ripping as usual. Check out his episode of Ad Day:

Figgy’s B-Side

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

It’s about that time for another Stay Gold B-Side from Emerica. This 12-minute episode features alternate angles and beastly bonus clips from Justin “Figgy” Figueroa. A Good Friday indeed…

Past B-Sides: Collin Provost / Braydon Szafranski

Toes to the Nose (and Tail)

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Straight outta Whitby, ON, Issue 111’s cover kid TJ Rogers along with Ajax’s Brandon “Beaster” Bandula bring some balance to the McKinney skatepark in Manual Madness Part 2:

Click here to watch TJ in Manual Madness Pt.1, and stay tuned for more from these two in Slub Bucks, coming August 2011.

Twa & Affiliate in Puerto Rico

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Issue 112 cover hombre (and “1611 East” feature subject) Ian Twa rides for a Chicago-based board company called Affiliate, and earlier this year he met up with the team down in Puerto Rico. Watch Twa, along with Derrick Wilson, Andre Colbert, Emmet Duffy and Dax Miller do their thing in a tropical paradise:


Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Earlier this week, Concrete video reviewer Ben Stoddard sent over a private link to Don’t Sleep Productions’ latest video. Shot in Squamish, BC, this project was a solid last-minute submission to the Whistler Telus Ski & Snowboard Festival’s “72hr. Filmmaker Showdown”.

“We went up to the director’s meeting with no script or plan hoping we would come up with something magically,” Benny explains. “On the drive it was blue bird and we decided to stick to what we know best and shoot a skate montage. After a few phone calls we gathered the troops and had an epic 2 day journey into Squambladesh.”

Now that it’s been given the green light to post, you can watch AJ McCallister, Corey Klim, Cory Wilson, Nick Moore, Nate Lacoste and company take care of business:

Kerupt does Kensington

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

And the park montages keep flowin’. This time around Ryan Smith (not the Ryan Smith) from Kerupt Films put together some footy shot at Vancouver’s Kensington skatepark. Spencer Hamilton (check him in Issue 112’s commercial and “1611 East” feature), Sean Lowe, Chad Dickson and Caleb Davies roll deep on the perimeter in this one:

To watch a night session in Kensington’s pool, click here.

Hanson and Sheppard join Quiksilver Canada

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

If you’ve run into them skating in Metro Vancouver, you might have noticed the tell-tale stickers on their boards, but now it’s official. Quiksilver Canada welcomes Magnus Hanson and Bradley Sheppard to the team.

They join Jordan Hoffart, Cory Wilson, Pat O’Rourke, Torey Goodall and Dustin Henry. Quite the roster. You’ll be seeing more from the Quik squad this summer during their tour-stints through BC, Alberta and Ontario. Stay tuned.

Click the jump to check out video parts from Magnus and Bradley, along with their Concrete covers…


Live From QB…

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Our commercial cutter/video reviewer David Ehrenreich put together the following montage featuring Colin Nogue, Nate Lacoste, Sascha Daley (who’s featured in Issue 111), Paul Machnau and more in support of this feature about New Westminster, BC’s hot new park: Queensborough. Pretty hard not to have a good time at QB…

CONCRETE #112 Commercial

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

The latest Concrete commercial promoting our May 2011 issue is brought to you by Matix and Coastal Riders:

Skaters in order of appearance // Spencer Hamilton, Darrell Smith, Will Marshall and JS Lapierre.

Filmed by // Dane Collison, Jesse Landen, Brian Caissie and Brian Shannon.

Edited by // David Ehrenreich

Music // “Not Enough” from the album Several Shades of Why (2011) by J Mascis (who’s featured on the Concrete #112 “Sound Check” page).

Issue 112 is available now (and for free) in finer skateshops across Canada. If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, you can find a preview run-through of 112’s cover and features right here.

Concrete Skateboarding’s exclusive videos can be found on our Vimeo and YouTube channels, and they’re viewable on your iPhone and iPad: //


Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

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

Prize pack consists of:
ROGER Scooter Roach Deck – signed by Nate Lacoste
ROGER Takes a Lickin and Keeps on Lickin T-shirt – Large
2 sets of MOMENTUM Rick McCrank Eco Soy Wheels – 53mm
#55 of 100 limited edition print from Michael Sieben (check out his Issue 112 “Art Blender” feature)

Answer the following trivia question by e-mailing

What year did Michael Sieben and Stacy Lowery start Roger Skateboards?

You can also answer by commenting on The Tuesday Toss post via the Concrete Facebook page. The winner will be contacted on Friday, April 22nd, 2011.

Spenny’s Amigo

Monday, April 18th, 2011

SUPRA Footwear has officially released the limited edition Three Amigos Pack, which was inspired by a March 12th-20th tour of the same name through Texas. SUPRA AMs Spencer Hamilton, Furby (Ramiro Salcedo) and Horsey (Scott Walker) each collaborated on a signature colourway, and the shoes are only available through and select accounts worldwide. Below is Spenny’s custom vulc Amigo, featuring a canvas upper and a nod to his hometown of Ottawa on the insole…

Check out Spencer and the rest of his Vancouver roommates in the “1611 East” feature in Concrete #112 (out now), and watch Spenny’s clips in this commercial.

Skull x Pro

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Pro Skates in Halifax, Nova Scotia has reached a milestone – 25 years in business. To celebrate, they teamed up with Skull Skates for a classic lookin’ limited edition collab trio. These gems are available exclusively through Pro Skates.