BURRITO SACRIFICE // Cover photo and caption by Saeed Rahbaran
CAMEO WILSON is one of the most consistent skateboarders I’ve had the pleasure of photographing. He currently lives in Vancouver and comes back to Las Vegas about twice-a-year to visit his family and skate as much as possible. On this particular day I was incredibly hungry, so I decided to get a burrito at the Baja Fresh right at the top of the famous six-flat-six in Vegas. Through the window I was watching Cameo warm up with some ollies. He opened the door and told me he wanted to land a 360 FLIP first before shooting it. So I tossed my food, grabbed the gear, and by the time I walked to the set he did one perfectly. But, as promised, Cameo landed an even better one for his first-ever cover on a Canadian magazine.
The latest 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 Murasko, 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!, which is set for release on March 6th).
Skate Bros: HASLAM & MACHNAU
The environmental pressure was on when long-time travel companions Chris Haslam and Paul Machnau decided to embark on an adventure to a flood ravaged Bangkok, Thailand. They had a mere 2 weeks to overcome a heavy language barrier, dodge water-blown spots, battle a heat wave, avoid altercations, nurse multiple rolled ankles and somehow get tricks for this feature. As you’ll see, it all worked out in the end. Stay tuned for Push.ca‘s video footage from this trip on February 28th…
A Yank’s View of TORONTO
There are definite viewpoint parallels when people visit Canada’s largest city, and this particular one happens to come from an eccentric moustached man from Los Angeles. Mikendo spent a brief stint in Toronto making familiar observations, and perhaps a couple of new ones. During this process of positive realization he photographed Jesse Landen, Paul Liliani, Jay Brown and Adam McLaughlin.
BARRIER KULT: The Range Of Propaganda / Chapter 6
We’re not sure if there is a more fitting way to bring The Range Of Propaganda series to a close other than featuring key Kultist Deer Man Of Dark Woods. Even more fitting is the fact that it features a letter he wrote that documents an important turning point in 2002 – the time when he was ultimately transformed via a “renewed mindset” geared towards violent barrier transitions and nature worship. The world has known of D.M.O.D.W. ever since.
UNIVERSE BOARDSHOP: 2011 C1RCA Store Wars Champs
We teamed up with C1RCA and Push.ca for the 2011 Store Wars Canadian shop video contest. The 17 entrants had 5 months to film and submit their videos to Push.ca, which were then subject to viewer votes and a panel of judges. When the smoke cleared, it was Repentigny, Quebec’s Universe Boardshop that emerged as the 2011 champs, winning $10,000 worth of electronics, an upcoming custom C1RCA shoe and this Concrete feature.
JORDAN HOFFART Interviewed
Having Canada-to-Cali transplant Jordan Hoffart occupy some solid page-count real estate in the mag has been a long time comin’. And since he’s been busy as both a pro (for Powell-Peralta, Bones Wheels and Swiss Bearings, NEFF, Theeve, Quiksilver Canada, Active, 9Five) and with his latest life consuming project (renovating his new home in Vista), we went directly to the source to make this interview happen.
LAS VEGAS with Redmond/Summersides/Wilson/Moore
The feature well in Issue 117 ends with a heavy 12-pager. Rich Odam took photos while Brian Caissie filmed the likes of Dan Redmond, up-and-comer Drew Summersides, Cory Wilson and Nick Moore in Sin City. With spots o’plenty and debauchery around every corner, this quartet of rippers created their own headlines in our newspaper rendition of their adventure. Stay tuned for Push.ca‘s video footage from this trip on March 6th…
Take a closer look at all this and much more by picking up Concrete #117, which will be available in skateshops across Canada on February 20th. Find all the extras here at concreteskateboarding.com, and cruise the digital archives for back-issues and catch all of our exclusive vids on CONCRETE TV.
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