Archive for March, 2012

Lakai x Brandon Biebel: Board Throwers Beware

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Lakai Footwear’s latest commercial promoting the BB3 (Brandon Biebel’s new shoe) serves as a clever reminder that throwing your board out of frustration just might come back to haunt you.

CONCRETE Skateboarding – Issue 117 Online

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Concrete #117 was our first issue of 2012 and hit skateshops across Canada on February 20th. Vegas-Vancouverite Cameo Wilson made his big cover debut, and there’s plenty of solid content to peruse here in case you didn’t get a chance to pick up the free print version. Click the image below and use the simple navigation tools to check it out:

The Concrete commercial promoting Issue 117 is brought to you by DVS, Bones Wheels and Powell-Peralta. It features Jordan Hoffart, Jesse Landen, Paul Liliani, Adam “Mortal” McLaughlin and Cameo Wilson.

Filmed by: Mike Marasko, Mikendo, Oskar Szydlowski and Jordan Gibo // Edited by: David Ehrenreich // Music: ”The Bombs In My Pants!” from the EP A Wild Pear (2009) by The Evaporators (Nardwuar appears on the Issue 117 “Sound Check” page promoting The Evaporators-hosted compilation album, Busy Doing Nothing!

Brian Caissie and Jordan Mayfield joined Skate Bros Chris Haslam and Paul Machnau for a high-risk trip to a flood ravaged Thailand. They returned with Issue 117′s The Bangkok Experience feature and this video in collaboration with Push.ca:

Another collaborative content effort with Push.ca came in the form of this issue’s Las Vegas Sun feature. Rich Odam photo documented a trip with Nick Moore, Cory Wilson, Drew Summersides and Dan Redmond during a trip to Sin City that was uncharacteristically productive:

Click the image below to view Joe Castrucci’s complete Art Blender spread as it appears in the mag. And don’t forget to save your free desktop, iPad and iPhone wallpapers featuring the artwork entitled “Collage” that he created for the mag.

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The Cinematographer Project: DC’s Evan Smith

Friday, March 30th, 2012

As promised, DC Shoes presents the Chris Ray-assembled Evan Smith part, as featured in the latest TWS video, The Cinematographer Project.

HUF Commercial #035

Friday, March 30th, 2012

The latest from the short-and-sweet HUF Footwear commercial series features Brad Cromer

HUF is available in Canada through Take Five Trading.

LRG x Zumiez: Tom Asta

Friday, March 30th, 2012

LRG pro Tom Asta dishes out some footy and partakes in a brief Q&A with Zumiez.

China 2012: AJ McCallister

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Supra Dist. continues with their China 2012 video series, this time featuring Lakai rider AJ McCallister doin’ it in Shenzhen, Foshan and Guangzhou.

More from China 2012: Corey Klim

Retro Returns #5

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Since the exclusive content archives run pretty deep here at concreteskateboarding.com, we’re serving up something from the past on a weekly basis (or whenever we remember to do it)…

With direct AM status on Flip, Kamloops, BC’s Matt Berger is gaining rapid-fire momentum that’s not letting up. So Retro Returns #5 looks back at December 2010, when Matt graced the cover of Issue 109 (shot by Brian Caissie) and partook in The Instant Message feature interview. To view that issue and all the extras on your computer, iPhone or iPad, click here. Let’s re-watch the commercial (filmed by Kelly Litzenberger and Stacy Gabriel / edited by David Ehrenreich), shall we?

Street League: The Selection

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

For the 2012 Street League season (beginning May 18th), a draft of sorts is taking place. The DC Pro Tour has 5 open spots on its contest roster, and 10 pros competing for them via video parts. Jordan Hoffart and Ryan Decenzo are in the mix, so be sure to vote for them when The Selection begins on April 2nd.

Check out Jordan’s feature interview in Issue 117 (viewable on your cpu, iPhone and iPad next week), and stay tuned for some goods from Ryan in our upcoming issue.

Trajectory: Orion

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Winnipeg to Carlsbad transplant and former pro Jake Stewart is at the helm of the Orion Trucks rebirth, and he’s featured in an episode of Trajectory on The Berrics. He explains the brand that sponsors Ryan Decenzo, John Hanlon, Pat Duffy, Clint Peterson and more:

Learn more about Jake’s skate-roots and Orion in this Push.ca feature. Orion is available in Canada through Ultimate Dist.

Miles Silvas for Royal

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Royal Trucks (available in Canada through Supra Dist.) welcomes Miles Silvas, and it’s quite apparent that he’s one hell of a ripper…

The Sheckler 6

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Ryan Sheckler has the eye of the tiger when he skates, and as etnies puts it: “The Sheckler 6 offers full width and ample support for all of your onboard duties.”

etnies is available in Canada through Timebomb Trading.

Bric-a-Brac: Sean MacAlister

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Vancouver-based Kitsch Skateboards continues releasing parts from their first feature-length, Bric-a-Brac, and this time around Calgary’s Sean MacAlister gets the nod:

Check out Kitsch’s 2012 catalog by clicking here.

More from Bric-a-Brac:
Geoff Dermer
Mike Hastie
Will Blakley

The Timebomb Files: D.M.O.D.W.

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Episode 4 of the Timebomb Trading Files features none other than the BA.KU.’s Deer Man Of Dark Woods partaking in some abrupt transition violence.

Stay tuned for our online booklet of all 6 Range Of Propaganda chapters, which includes D.M.O.D.W. We’ll also be doing a special edition of the Tuesday Toss next week, featuring goods from Emerica, Barrier Kult clothing, Gullwing and Skull Skates. Stay tuned!

TJ Rogers: Slub Bucks B-Sides

Monday, March 26th, 2012

TJ Rogers (voted in for 2011′s top Concrete cover) is the latest subject in Jordan Moss’ latest Slub Bucks B-Sides, with 10 minutes of raw footy filled with old clips, new clips and used clips. Check out the complete content archive from this Concrete-supported video project right here.

Coming Soon: Evan Smith Part

Monday, March 26th, 2012

DC Shoes filmer Chris Ray was invited to partake in TransWorld’s 24th video, The Cinematographer Project, and his segment ended up becoming a full Evan Smith part that you’ll be able to web-witness on March 30th. Here’s the story behind Evan’s part:

Speaking of the latest TWS vid, Vancouver’s Mike Graveline cracked the Top 10 in The Cinematographer Contest, and his part is competing for the Fan Favourite award, also on Mar.30th. Learn more and watch his entry right here.

T-Puds Takes 2012 Tampa Pro

Monday, March 26th, 2012

DVS and Matix pro Torey Pudwill took home $20K and first at the 18th annual Tampa Pro over the weekend, with Chaz Ortiz ($15K) and Sean Malto ($10K) rounding out the Top 3. Ryan Decenzo was the only Canadian to crack the Top 10 in the finals, and took home $1,250 for 10th. Full results here. Take a look at Torey’s winning run: