Is the unfavourable time of year getting you down? Well, we’re here to help you rise above that Canadian winter skate depression with Issue 122 (December ’12/January ’13). Check out our latest cover and feature previews, and grab your free copy at shops across Canada starting December 10th.
OPPORTUNITY WALKS // Cover photo & caption by Kyle Camarillo
Pretty sure I’ve driven my car to every San Francisco spot I’ve ever shot a photo at. Not because they’re far away; it’s just easier and faster with so much equipment. But for this photo of KEEGAN SAUDER, it was the first time I walked from my house to the spot. Prior to this, the school in front of my place has only been good to me for a ledge and flatground—nothing really to shoot. This staircase was built as part of a recent renovation at the front of the building, and Keegan attacked before they could add on the rest of the un-hittable hubba lining the set. After rolling away from this FRONTSIDE 180 we walked back to my house for tea and crumpets. Oddly enough, I’m pretty sure this is his first Concrete cover.
Words: David Ehrenreich // Photos: Brian Caissie, Keith Henry // Design: Dave Keras
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan’s MIKE CAMPBELL has always wanted to make the move to Vancouver. Once he did, he became a favourite skater to many, got himself some sponsors, and recently came through with last part in the critically acclaimed video, SUPLEX. Most importantly, behind his calm Prairie demeanour, ample pop, and interesting job-related scenarios, Mike has skating on the brain. Non-stop.
Words: Ben Oleynik // Photos: Sean Cronan // Design: Dave Keras
Needless to day, we were pretty damn stoked when Vancouver’s IAN TWA became the latest International Pro on the Zoo York squad. And what better way to celebrate than a visit to the brand’s motherland, New York City. In this feature, Ian explores the boroughs on a photo/footage mission with Mike Vince, Zoo brand manager Ben Oleynik and fellow teamsters Dave Willis and Chaz Ortiz.
Words: Matt Meadows // Photos: Brian Caissie // Design: Meep Creative
There’s no doubt that MONTREAL is one of the most fun and culturally dynamic centres in Canada. The skate scene is fuelled by ample spots and talent, which has helped the city emerge as a destination for skate rats from Canada and beyond now more than ever. Forget the car when you’re there, keep it classic by jumping on your board with a crew and getting to it. When it’s time to chill, a tall can is always just a Couche-Tard away. This 12-pager is packed full of reasons to visit (or make the move) and tricks from both residents and visitors alike: Josh Clark, Adam Green, Brandon Bandula, JS Lapierre, Max Fine, Nick Moore, Zander Mitchell, Mitch Barrette and Andrew McGraw. Elsewhere in this issue you’ll also find Will Marshall and Sam Chouinard ripping MTL spots.
Words: Robert Brink // Photos: Brian Caissie, Bart Jones, Rich Odam, James Morley // Design: Randy Laybourne
We all know the name, and we’re well aware of the skill-set. But what has SCOTT DECENZO been up to lately? Well, we have 12 pages worth of photos (all of which were shot on Canadian ‘crete) that summarize his recent destruction. Rob Brink’s story also explores how an estranged elderly lady provided Scott with wine and enough wax to get through his skate trip, what it’s like to be the low-key half of the Decenzo Bros, and being on an eye-of-the-tiger footy mission for the highly anticipated Plan B video.
Bookmark concreteskateboarding.com to keep tabs on our Issue 122 extras, available for viewing on your desktop, iPhone and iPad. Take a look at some recent Concrete-exclusive web highlights, in case you missed out:
•Issue 121: Concrete x Cariboo Skate Okanagan Battle video series – 2-part video series and digital feature featuring Arte Lew, Jamie Walker, Tyler Holm, Sean Lowe, Nick Moore and Cam Schuster.
•Issue 121: Mark “Fos” Foster Art Blender, including free wallpaper downloads.
•Issue 121: Emerica Canada’s Dust Demons Tour video and digital feature, with Skylar Kehr, Alexis Lacroix, Andrew Wenckstern, Spencer Corbett, Bradley Sheppard, Daniel “Alien” Nelson and Jamie Tancowny.
•Issue 121: Ultimate Distribution’s 6 Shreddly Sins Tour 3-part video series and digital feature with Drew Summersides, Adam Hopkins, Dan Redmond, Desmond Hoostie, Jorden Murray and Danny Tumia.
•Leeside (Vancouver) Halloween Jam photo set.
•Store Wars 2012: And the winners are…
•#PrettySweet Vancouver premiere photo setleave a comment, or trackback.