Archive for July, 2011

Quiksilver x Baitshop Collab

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Quiksilver will be celebrating a collaboration with The Baitshop at their space in Toronto (directions here) on August 6th. Check the press release below for all the details and be sure to swing by if you’re in the GTA.


On Saturday, August 6th at 7pm the Quiksilver X Baitshop Collaboration will be released with the Fall 2011 Quik Skate Collection line. There will be a mini-ramp jam at 8pm with tons of prizes along with special guests from the Quiksilver skate team.

The entire skate collection along with limited amounts of the collaboration product will be available at The Baitshop for the month of August.

“The ‘Hold Fast’ – Baitshop X Quiksilver collab is rooted in the central theme of sticking to your guns and staying true to your roots; in a turbulent action-sports industry, it’s important to maintain focus and push through the storm. It’s been wicked working with a company as dedicated to board sports throughout the years as Quik has been, and we’re stoked to not only be operating in a collaborative capacity but also showcasing the new Quiksilver Skateboard Collection in our space.”
—Ken Chong / Baitshop Co-Owner

“It’s always a pleasure to work with the Baitshop. This collaboration really encompasses what the Skate Collection is all about. With the past successful collab with Uprise Skateshop in Chicago and now The Baitshop in Toronto, along with the release of the full-length Quik Skate film in 2012, everything is headed in the right direction.”
—Dario Phillips / Quiksilver Marketing Manager

The Life of a ManWolf

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Vancouver’s Corey Adams and Alex Craig (the dudes behind the 2009 visual odyssey, Machotaildrop) created Kick to Kill for éS Footwear. It’s all about the ManWolf squad and their Fall 2011 éS shoe, the “Taido Machotaildrop“.

Prepare to be entertained by this creative short featuring John J. Mackie as the ManWolf leader, Rick McCrank as Blair Stanley and John Rattray as the doctor.

Paris Days

Friday, July 29th, 2011

etnies presents Paris Days featuring Christoph “Willow” Wildgrube, Jose Rojo, Ryan Pearce, Tyler Bledsoe, Barney Page, Jameson Decew and Kyle Leeper.

Check out photos from Paris Days in the full post right here, and stay tuned for more from Willow in our 2011 Photo Annual, coming August 12th.

A Thin Line…

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Chris Haslam shot this Almost Double Impact commercial while in Africa with very little margin for error…

Can’t Get Enough Plaz

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Some more Vancouver Plaza love, this time from Ty James. Can’t go wrong with Mike Campbell (check him out in “The China Report” as seen in the online version of our July 2011 issue), Derek Swaim (stay tuned for more from him, coming soon), Desmond Hoostie, Boyd Young, Magnus Hanson and more…

Aidan Acton Memorial Skate Comp

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

The 8th Annual Aiden Acton Memorial Skate Comp, presented by onethirtythree is happening this Sunday, August 7th at the park in Courteney-Comox on Vancouver Island. Check out the full press release after the jump for all the deets…


Raw Machnau in Strange Landing #19

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

David Ehrenreich is working on a lil’ video project for us that’ll be dropping mid-August, but more recently he hooked up Strange Landing #19. This time around, he provides us with raw Paul Machnau footy and alternate angles from Don’t Sleep Productions’ (Team Grizzlies) winning entry in the 2008 Red Bull Shoot To Thrill film contest (click here to learn all about that project).

Check out Strange Landing on Tumblr and on YouTube.

CONCRETE Skateboarding Issue 113 Online

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Concrete #113 was released in finer skateshops across Canada on June 10th. If you didn’t get a chance to grab the print version, it’s available right here for the same price – FREE. Click the image below and use the simple navigation tools to check it out. While you’re at it, take a look at how far the mag has come since 1990 by visiting the digital archive we’ve been building.

There’s an 8-page feature called The Portugal Recollection, and this exclusive video supplement (brought to you by Think and éS) features Russ Milligan, Kevin Lowry and Josh Matthews // Filmed and edited by Justin Carlson // Post-production elements by David Ehrenreich // Music: “Too Many Rules” (1961/Portuguese version) by Connie Francis.

As part of the Slub Bucks: A Suburban Exploitation feature in the mag, Jordan Moss and Wade Power released the second Slub Bucks promo. It includes Brandon “Beaster” Bandula, Bobby De Keyzer, Jesse Mullins, Charles Deschamps, TJ Rogers, Will Marshall, Mitch Donovan, Brandon Del Bianco, Matt Berger and Will Cristofaro. // Filmed and edited by Jordan Moss and Wade Power // Post-production elements by David Ehrenreich // Music: “Numéro 10″ (featuring Booba & Kurupt) from the album The Passion Of Tupac (a DJ Critikal mixtape, 2005).

While Concrete Photo Editor Brian Caissie was rolling 15-deep in the Far East earlier this year, he provided The China Report photo updates (and 14-page feature in Issue 113), as well as this bro-cam montage from the trip featuring Will Blakley, Nick Moore, AJ McCallister, Mike Campbell, Justin Allain, Evan Bourque, Corey Klim, Stacy Gabriel, Derek Swaim and Cory Wilson // Music: “Automatic Stop” by The Strokes from the album Room On Fire (2003).

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Eric Wollam has been steadily providing art direction for Almost Skateboards since 2004, and he was featured in this issue’s Art Blender spread.

To download “Paris Indian”, created for Concrete by Eric Wollam, select a wallpaper size you like and save the image from the new window:

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Sean Lowe for Cariboo Brew

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Ran into Sean Lowe at the pub recently, and was hyped about getting on the Cariboo Beer skate team. He also mentioned the fact that this here Vancouver Plaza video for the ‘Boo was about to drop…

Visit the recently instated Cariboo skate team blog right here, and check out Sean’s interview in the online edition of Concrete #110 (he’s got a clip in the commercial, too).

Drew Merriman (and Kevin Lowry) for The Source

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Here’s a commercial featuring Drew Merriman for The Source in Alberta, guest starring Kevin Lowry.

Stay tuned for more from Kevin in the 2011 Concrete Photo Annual, coming August 12th.

PD’s Hot Shop – New Location Celebration

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

PD’s Hot Shop in Vancouver, home of Skull Skates, was born in 1976 and stands as the longest running skateshop in Canada. After 18 years of being in the same location on West 4th (which will remain open until January 2012), they’re proud to celebrate the grand opening of the new store on 3734 West 10th near Alma.

Join ’em on this Saturday, July 30th from noon ’til 7 at the new location, and catch a special performance by Skull Skates recording artists, the Sorcerers (learn more about the band on the “Sound Check” page in the online edition of Concrete #104). Click here for more info about the event..

Gore Goes Pro

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

SF’s Ben Gore has joined the pro ranks and has done so in full fidelity sound with Stereo

Top’s Ontario Park Tour

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Ottawa’s Top Of The World skateshop took in a little skatepark/camping tour of Eastern Ontario, and Mitch Barrette took it upon himself to film and cut this vid for the cause. It features Richard Sarrazin, Mitch B., Sam Lind, Chris Marleau, Ryan Racine, Trent Matley, Jon Pie, Caro Farrell and Matt Canadien.

Stay tuned for more from Richie Sarrazin in our 2011 Special Edition Photo Annual, coming August 12th.

Apples at The Berrics

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Mark Appleyard dropped by The Berrics for another Bangin!, and his ender stays true to the title. Click the image:

Revisit our “Living The Fantasy” feature in Concrete #102, with a foreword written by Rodney Mullen and tales about Apples from Bill Weiss, Paul Machnau, Geoff Rowley, Corey Sheppard, Darrell Stanton and more. Find it right here.

Hugo in the Boneyard

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Montreal’s Hugo Balek appears in this Boneyard montage that also features Joey Johnson, Yonnie Cruz, Willy Akers, Jason Johan, Jason Spivey, DJ Gaudin, Dave Abair, Adrian Mallory, Daniel Weinstein, Curtis Rapp, and Fernando Covarubias Dela.

Goods from the Roger Camp

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Roger Skateboards has turned Houston, TX’s Nate Broussard pro, as the sick video announcement below points out.

Over on the Roger newsroll you’ll find a couple recent skate photos of their other Nate – Canadian AM Nate Lacoste (click here and here). In case you missed it, you should definitely check out Roger honcho Michael Sieben’s “Art Blender” article that appears in Concrete #112 (and download the “Retaining Wonderment” piece he created for it).