Posts Tagged ‘Charles Deschamps’

60 Seconds or Less #4: Deschamps, McGraw & More

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Brian Caissie paid Montreal a visit before the weather turned, and shot the latest 60 Seconds Or Less instalment on his iPhone. Featuring Josh Clark, Kyle MacDonald, JS Lapierre, Charles Rivard, Charles Deschamps, Johnny Purcell and Andrew McGraw


Filmed & Edited: Brian Caissie
Music: “Forty Days” by Billy Brooks

Find our 60 Seconds… video archive right here.

Concrete Skateboarding #126: Out Now!

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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 LoweChad Dickson and Timebomb Trading TM Tyler Holm did. Destination? The planet of Vancouver Island.

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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.

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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.

Concrete #125: DC Canada in AZ Article & Video

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Josh Clark, Chad Dickson, Sascha Daley, Micky Papa, Will Marshall, Bobby De Keyzer, Morgan Smith and Charles Deschamps from DC Shoes Canada spent some time in the desert not too long ago. They called Tempe, Arizona home temporarily, loading up their 15-passenger van and road-trippin’ to spots on the regular.

Check out the exclusive AZ/DC video that supplements the 14-page headline feature in Concrete #125 (available for free in Canadian shops now!). Oh yeah, we’ve made the digital version of the article available below, which is also viewable on your mobile device. Enjoy!


Filmed & Edited by: Brian Shannon
Additional Filming: Josh Clark
Music: “Ventilator Blues” by The Rolling Stones

Get linked up to our Tumblr sets from the trip right here. Stay tuned for Brian Caissie’s iPhone x olloclip video of extras, along with a Flickr set of unseen photos, coming soon!

Concrete Skateboarding #125 – Out Now!

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

The season is upon us and so is Concrete #125 (June/July), our third issue of 2013. We’ve run with a horizontal cover for the first time, and as you’ll see it’ll be well worth the tilt when you get you hands on a copy. Speaking of which, you’ll find them for free at shops across Canada starting June 17th.

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WEEKEND WARRIOR // Cover photo & caption by Brian Caissie (click the image to enlarge it.)

Driving all the way to Seattle to finish off an interview can create some pressure. I mean, so many things can happen. Luckily, the two days we spent there were a breeze, minus the long border waits. Garfield High is a staple go-to, whether it’s to warm-up or skate there all day, and these concrete rails have definitely seen some action. Doing a SWITCH BACKSIDE NOSEBLUNT on a rail is pretty rare—it’s only been handled by a few in the world, and PAUL TREP is now one of them. We thought it was fitting to lay this photo out in its natural state, which led to our first horizontal cover. Behind the scenes, Paul landed it three times so he could get the perfect roll-away, and understandably said: “That shit made my day, dude!” It was pretty damn amazing to watch, and you’ll find much more from him in this issue.

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Words: Antosh Cimoszko // Photos: Brian Caissie, Antosh Cimoszko // Design: Dave Keras

This issue, Tsawwassen, BC’s Michael Ray is On The Radar. Not only is the dude ripping, he’s a student president, runs Instagram off his mom’s iPhone, and is considering a career in the nursing field. A well rounded individual, indeed.

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Words: Ty James // Photos: Brian Caissie // Design: Dave Keras

This isn’t the first time you’ve seen the famous Vancouver skate house, 1611 East, on the pages of Concrete. Previously we focused on the residents and what makes 1611 tick as a household. This time, with rain falling outside and the landlord coming through with some startling news, Bryan Wherry, Ian Twa, Caine Cripps and Joey Williams decided to session within the comforts of home. Stay tuned for the video evidence.

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Words: Matt Meadows // Photos: Brian Caissie, Rich Odam, Will Jivcoff // Design: Randy Laybourne

Paul Trep is known to be elusive and even disappear for periods of time, but whenever he resurfaces, his skills on-board are always mind boggling. We’ve been stacking Trep photos for a minute, and a quick trip to Seattle pushed things over the edge. Just take another look at the cover! Plenty more where that came from in his interview feature.

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Words: Josh Clark // Photos: Brian Caissie // Design: Dave Keras

DC Shoes Canada doesn’t mess around. They’ve got one hell of a squad, and teamrider/TM Josh Clark keeps the troops motivated and the opportunities plentiful. Speaking of which, he arranged a home in Tempe, Arizona for himself, Chad Dickson, Sascha Daley, Micky Papa, Will Marshall, Bobby De Keyzer, Morgan Smith and recent addition Charles Deschamps. With a 15 passenger van and a strictly skateboarding schedule (well, they made time for a pizza and 40 party), the dudes came through with tons of photos and scribbled in notebooks during their down time. Watch for this feature’s video accompaniment right here on concreteskateboarding.com.

RECENT EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT

•HUF Canada in LA photo extras, along with the digital feature & video that includes Bryan Wherry, Tyler Warren, Mike Vince, Brett Gifford, Mike Fyfe, Zander Mitchell and Massimo Cavedoni.

•Issue 124 Art Blender, featuring the Kayo Corp’s Brian Baker (includes free wallpaper downloads).

•The World Freestyle Round-Up coverage and results.

•Video: 60 Seconds or Less, featuring Paul Machnau, Jordan Zazula and Paul Trep.

Issue 124 online in full.

Tumblr Recap: DC Canada in Arizona

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

The DC Shoes Canada team opted for one last fair weather jaunt before positive temperatures return to our fine land. They spent two weeks in Arizona, posting up in Phoenix and road-trippin’ to all spots in range.

Sure, with heavy hearts they missed Mitch Barrette (who couldn’t get across the border), but Josh Clark, Chad Dickson, Micky Papa, Sascha Daley, Morgan Smith, Will Marshall, Bobby De Keyzer and Charles Deschamps ran things in the desert and made Mitch proud. You’ll be seeing what went down on the pages of Concrete, but for now Photo Editor/Staff Photographer Brian Caissie shared a few behind-the-scenes photo-sets via our new Tumblr page. Click each image to check out the 4 photo-sets.

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Captain Josh Clark gassing up the van and genny / Charles Deschamps, back 5-0.

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Josh Clark, frontside nosegrind.

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The crew posted up at a ditch spot.

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Sascha Daley, 50-50.

You’ll also find a grip of Instagram photos from the whole crew by browsing the official tour hashtag, #AZDC, right here.

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Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Jordan Moss takes Neighbors Charles Deschamps and Pierre-Marc Sauvé out for a roll at the North Oshawa, ON park, backlit by Juicy J.

Check out Jordan Moss and Wade Power’s Concrete-supported feature-length Slub Bucks here, and see more of Charles in the online version of our Issue 116 feature, Charles The Champ’s Spanish Victory.

Slub Bucks B-Sides: Charles Deschamps

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Check out the raw B-Sides from Charles Deschamps – some of which went into his Slub Bucks part, and some that didn’t.

Straight out of Issue 116, you’ll find a post featuring the online version of Charles The Champ’s Spanish Victory 10-pager along with his Slub Bucks part right here.

CONCRETE Skateboarding – Issue 116 Online

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Concrete #116 was released in skateshops across Canada on December 12th, 2011. East Van wild man Jamie Maley made his first cover happen by taking on a seldom-skated and classic downtown Vancouver out-ledge. If you didn’t get a chance to grab the print version of the mag, 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 our digital archive.

The Concrete commercial promoting Issue 116 is presented by SpitfireC1RCA and Coastal Riders. It features Cephas Benson, Tyler O’Grady, Grant Patterson, Charles Deschamps and Jamie Maley // Filmed by Devin Guiney, Jordan Moss and David Ehrenreich // Edited by David Ehrenreich // Music: “Wanna Be ADD” from the album The Spits V (2011) by The Spits (who appear on this issue’s “Sound Check” page).

Visit CONCRETE TV for the complete archive of our exclusive videos.

To supplement a 6-pager shot by Will Jivcoff in #116 featuring Red Star Skateboards in Detroit, Devin Guiney put together a solid edit featuring Cephas Benson, Tyler O’Grady, Grant Patterson and Paul Machnau:

As an online bonus to the Charles The Champ’s Spanish Victory 10-page feature in the issue (shot by James Morley and Sam Fidlin), we hooked up an advanced look at Charles Deschamps’ part in the Concrete-supported Slub Bucks (by Jordan Moss and Wade Power – check out the full vid and more right here).

Click the image below to view Travis Millard’s Art Blender spread from this issue. And don’t forget to save your free desktop and iPhone wallpapers featuring the artwork entitled “Poked Eye” that Travis created for the mag.

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CONCRETE Skateboarding – 2011′s Greatest Hits

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

To coincide with our 2011 cover vote, we wanted to tip our hats to the past year by cutting a video featuring 3 minutes worth of the best clips from our Concrete exclusives.

There are too many dudes to mention in this one, so you’ll have to click play and watch 37 of Canada’s finest rollers (with a few south-of-the-border bros in the mix). Brought to you by Fourstar, C1RCA and OMIT:

Filmed by // Mike Gilbert, David Ehrenreich, Dane Collison, Justin Carlson, Jordan Moss, Wade Power, Devin Guiney, Ian Docherty, Brian Caissie, Aaron Wylie, Vern Laird, Brian Shannon and Jason Picton.

Edited by // David Ehrenreich

Music // “Three Little Bears” from the album Merry Christmas and Happy New Year by Jimi Hendrix.

A special thanks goes out to David Ehrenreich and all the filmers who’ve contributed to our videos over the past year. We’re looking forward to padding CONCRETE TV with more visual goodness in 2012!

CONCRETE #116: Charles Deschamps & Co. in Barcelona

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Charles Deschamps, along with Will Cristofaro, Bobby De Keyzer and Jordan Moss caught a bird and skipped over the pond to Barcelona, Spain’s architectural wonderland. The mission was to wrap up some filming for the Slub Bucks video and the feature below (as seen in Issue 116).

Charles The Champ’s Spanish Victory, written and shot by James Morley (with additional photo support by Sam Fidlin and Charles Deschamps), outlines the strange and savage path Charles and Co. carved in order to reach the ultimate goal.

Click the image to launch the feature, and below that you’ll find the exclusive online release of Charles Deschamps’ Slub Bucks part, filmed and edited by Jordan Moss and Wade Power…


•On your iPhone or iPad? View the article right here.

Want to view another online Issue 116 feature/exclusive video? Check out Dysfuncional In Detroit, featuring the Red Star team (Paul Machnau, Grant Patterson, Chad Dickson, Cephas Benson and Tyler O’Grady) right here.

CONCRETE Skateboarding – Issue 116 Commercial

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

The latest Concrete commercial promoting Issue 116 is brought to you by SpitfireC1RCA and Coastal Riders. It features Cephas Benson, Tyler O’Grady, Grant Patterson, Charles Deschamps and Jamie Maley.

Filmed by // Devin Guiney, Jordan Moss and David Ehrenreich.

Edited by // David Ehrenreich

Music // “Wanna Be ADD” from the album The Spits V (2011) by The Spits (who appear on the Concrete #116 “Sound Check” page).

Issue 116 is available now (and for free) in finer skateshops across Canada. If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, you can find a preview run-through of the covers and features right here.

Visit CONCRETE TV for the complete archive of our exclusive videos.

CONCRETE Skateboarding Issue 116 – OUT NOW

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

WAX ON, WAX OFF // Cover photo by Brian Caissie – Caption by David Ehrenreich

Usually the peanut gallery waits until the session is over to divulge horror stories of previous attempts. But the legend of Sean Hayes’ multiple hospital visits had found its way to JAMIE MALEY by the time I arrived at the famous downtown Vancouver spot. Amongst all our preparation, no one bothered to check if the spot was waxed. Why would it be? No one waxes marble. But Jamie’s first attempt at a FRONTSIDE NOSESLIDE tipped us off. It was disastrous, and the only reasonable explanation was that a renegade Rollerblade posse unleashed their entire scented candle stash upon the ledge. It took longer to scrape off the massive Post Office out-ledge like it was a frozen car window than it did for Jamie to finish what many had started. Who’s next?

The latest Concrete Issue 116 commercial is brought to you by SpitfireC1RCA and Coastal Riders. It features Cephas Benson, Tyler O’Grady, Grant Patterson, Charles Deschamps and Jamie Maley.

Filmed by // Devin Guiney, Jordan Moss and David Ehrenreich.
Edited by // David Ehrenreich
Music // “Wanna Be ADD” from the album The Spits V (2011) by The Spits (who appear on the Concrete #116 “Sound Check” page).

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“Bring Me Back Home” – Full Vid

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Here’s one to watch with today’s lunch. Bring Me Back Home is a 22-minute feature cut by Quebec’s Will Cristofaro, Simon Vadlamudy. It includes skating by Joey Larock, Will Cristofaro, Jeff Denomme, Charles Deschamps and more…

Check out Will Cristofaro’s To Serena, With Love interview (and commercial appearance) in Issue 110, along with Joey Larock in the It’s About Damn (Mari)Time feature and video from Issue 115.

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).

Check out all of our commercials and exclusive videos by visiting:

www.vimeo.com/concreteskate // www.youtube.com/concreteskatemag

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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CONCRETE #113 – ‘Slub Bucks’ Promo

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Check out the second Slub Bucks promo that coincides with an 8-page feature about the upcoming video in our July 2011 issue.

Skaters in order of appearance // 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).

Issue 113 is available now (and for free) in finer skateshops across Canada. If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, you can find a preview run-through of 113′s cover and features right here.

Concrete Skateboarding’s exclusive videos can be found on our Vimeo and YouTube channels, and they’re viewable on your iPhone and iPad:

www.vimeo.com/concreteskate // www.youtube.com/concreteskatemag

Enjoy the SLUB BUCKS Promo…

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Concrete, along with ElementScotties and Switch are proud to present the Summer 2011 release of Jordan Moss and Wade Power’s Slub Bucks.

The video will feature Issue 111 cover kid TJ Rogers, along with Bobby De Keyzer, Will Marshall, Mitch Donovan, Charles Deschamps, Brandon “Beaster” Bandula, Will Cristofaro (check out his interview on p.38 of Issue 110 online), Jesse Mullins and Brandon Del Bianco. Stay tuned for more from the Slub Bucks camp. For now, let’s kick things off with the promo…

Slub Bucks promo from Concrete Skateboarding on Vimeo.