Concrete #126, our fourth issue of 2013, will be available for free at skateshops across Canada starting August 12th. Until then, here are a few previews to get you hyped…
VICTORY BEFORE RETREAT // Cover photo & caption by Brian Caissie
Have you ever tried to skate in a heat wave? It was around 40°C during this session at a ditch in the Arizona desert, and instead of skating, most of the DC Canada crew understandably hid under a bridge for shade. Getting the speed, figuring out the pop and landing near the bottom of the bank below was a little tricky for CHARLES DESCHAMPS. After a few bad bails onto the molten cement and a few litres of sun-warmed water, he handled this massive hip OLLIE and we quickly retreated back to the van to fire up the air conditioner. The thing with ollies is that they never get old. It’s the most photographed trick in skateboarding and we can add Charles’ first Concrete cover to the pile. Speaking of amazing, be sure to check out his feature interview this issue.
Words: Frank Daniello // Photos: Brian Caissie, Nate Lacoste // Design: Dave Keras
During a stint in his hometown of Vancouver, BC, Roger pro Nate Lacoste applied his signature style to a few spots in the city. Accompanying these skate photos are images he shot with his trusty 1962 Olympus PEN EE half-frame camera during his extensive U.S. travels. It all adds up to a solid Both Ends Of The Lens instalment.
Words: David Ehrenreich // Photos: Tadashi Yamaoda, Steve Marentette, Derek Fukuhara // Design: Dave Keras
In this interview feature, Kevin Lowry, Jed Anderson and Ben Blundell chime in on Calgary-based ripper Dustin Henry, who discusses the importance of watching old school vids, his enjoyment of filming, editing and shooting photos, having a couple tricks in Cliché’s Bon Voyage, getting caught in the 2 Chainz trap and much more…
Words: Frank Daniello // Photos: Rich Odam // Design: Dave Keras
Your daily routine might be sweet or might be a drag. Either way, it’s always refreshing to break out of your bubble with some homies and hit the road, even if it’s just for a few days. That’s exactly what LRG Canada team riders Arte Lew, Mike Campbell, Sean Lowe, Chad Dickson and Timebomb Trading TM Tyler Holm did. Destination? The planet of Vancouver Island.
Words: Ian Twa // Photos: Brian Caissie // Design: Dave Keras
Bryan Wherry is a Canadian skateboarding OG, true tiGa and fan of all that is proper. Fellow @1611East resident Ian Twa explored the valid opinions, extra terrestrial testimonial and much more in this short-but-sweet interview with the HUF Canada TM and team rider.
Words: Sascha Daley, Josh Clark // Photos: Nathan Ethier-Myette, Brian Caissie, James Morley // Design: Randy Laybourne
Hailing from Montreal’s South Shore, Charles Deschamps has been featured in previous issues of Concrete when he was lesser-known in the country. Landing himself on the cover of this issue and having a solid presence during his first team trip to Arizona with DC Canada, Charles is clearly on the come-up. Get to know him a little better in this headline feature.
RECENT EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
•Video: Past Blast, featuring raw seen and unseen footage of Chris Haslam spanning 2002-2007.
•Issue 125 Art Blender, featuring the one and only Andy Jenkins (includes free wallpaper downloads).
•Ultimate Distribution x Concrete Go Skateboarding Day Vancouver video.
•DC Canada in Arizona: official video, digital feature, bonus video/photos, featuring Chad Dickson, Josh Clark, Sascha Daley, Micky Papa, Bobby De Keyzer, Morgan Smith and Charles Deschamps.
•Theeve Trucks Canada commercial, featuring Caleb Davies.
•Cheyenne Hehr, Isaac Walker, Luc Fast, Leon Breton and Dane Pryds in Victoria, BC’s Road To Remulak video.
•Video coverage of the Vans Canada RoadBlock contest, held in Vancouver, BC.
•Video: Mike Schulze, Dustin Locke, Desmond Hoostie, Arte Lew, Tyler Holm and more from the Cariboo Brewing team skating Barcelona.
•Issue 125 online in full.