Concrete #129, our first issue of the 2014 publishing season, will be available for free at skateshops across Canada starting February, 24th. Check out our latest cover and feature previews…
SKINNY TO SKINNY // Cover photo & caption by Nathan Éthier-Myette
ALEXIS LACROIX and I are always talking shit to each other. A few weeks after I moved to Quebec City last summer, he called about shutting down the city with an epic banger. As usual we laughed about it, but I knew it was no joke when he told me to meet up at this gap called Skinny To Skinny. He’s been talking about doing this trick for a few years now, and even though it’s not the biggest gap, the danger factor is high. At first he just wanted to cruise around and wasn’t down to try this 360 FLIP. I don’t usually put on the pressure, but I told him there’s no way I’d leave without him trying. Good thing Alexis works well under pressure; he rolled away a few tries later and was ready to crack a beer on our way to the next spot.
Words: Justin Allain, Jeff Delong // Photos: Jeff Delong, Dustin Seca // Design: Dave Keras
Barcelona, San Francisco and Shenzhen are a few places that come to mind when dreaming up skate destinations. Fact of the matter is, there’s plenty of urban centres in our vast stretch of homeland to explore on the wood-wheel. The Maritimes should be on every Canadian’s bucket list of places to visit, so in this issue we take a locals’ look at #skatelife in Saint John and Moncton, nestled in the friendly province of New Brunswick.
Photos: Jay Delaney, Brian Caissie, Rich Odam, Josh Hotz, Dan Mathieu // Design: Dave Keras
Whether it’s smearing a strip of Bondo on an annoying crack, building a cinder block ledge, putting a little (or a lot) of tranny on that barrier, or pouring a full-blown park handmade by the homies, this special instalment of Exposure is a nod to the constantly changing DoItYourself landscape.
Words & Photos: Rich Odam // Design: Dave Keras
Going on a skate trip to Las Vegas seems like a brutally counter-productive idea. Fact of the matter is, Timebomb Trading was confident that their Altamont Canada squad would be on their grind in Sin City. Colin Lambert, Skylar Kehr, Hugo Balek, Scott Varney and Andrew Wenckstern didn’t disappoint, as shown in this Days & Nights split feature. Stay tuned for Timebomb’s video component, dropping on March 4th here at concreteskateboarding.com. | #altamontsincity
Words: Tyler Holm // Photos: Nathan Éthier-Myette, Jay Delaney, Brian Caissie // Design: Dave Keras
Montreal’s Alexis Lacroix runs things pretty loose by not having a phone, staying in tents, hostels and on couches for undisclosed amounts of time, and playing harmonica and trumpet in a stoner folk band called Jam Boulevard. But the dude knows how to roll. It’s no wonder that Supra Distribution backs him with Krooked, Thunder and Spitfire, while Timebomb Trading hooks him up with Emerica and RVCA. Stay tuned for Alexis’ Timebomb video part, dropping on March 18th here at concreteskateboarding.com.
RECENT EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
•Dec.4/2013: #DARKSLIDEVAN video recap.
•Dec.11: etnies Canada in Portland digital article & video, featuring Stacy Gabriel, Justin Allain and Cory Wilson.
•Dec.12: Issue 128 Art Blender, featuring Marc McKee (digital article & free wallpaper downloads of Loonie Bin, which he created for the mag).
•Dec.20: DVS Canadian Bacon Tour digital article & video, with Torey Pudwill, Chico Brenes, Luis Tolentino, Jon Nguyen, Cory Lakeman, Paul Shier and Marty Murawski.
•Dec.23: Concrete 2013 in review – top videos and photos.
•Dec.30: Photo gallery of unseen images shot by Concrete photo editor Brian Caissie.
•Jan.14/2014: On The Reel Parts 1 & 2 – a Concrete x Ultimate Distribution video collaboration featuring Dane Pryds, Gab Lalande, Justin Allain, Spencer Corbett, Conlan Killeen, Andrew Wenckstern, Drew Summersides, Ben Paterson, Michael Ray, Mickenzie Keller, Jorden Murray, Sam Brown, Dan Redmond, Josh Forgues, Chad Wilson, Mike Schulze, Dustin Locke and Adam Hopkins.
•Jan.20: KNOWSHOW – Vancouver, BC trade show photo set.
•Jan.21: 60 Seconds Or Less Video #4, with Josh Clark, Kyle MacDonald, JS Lapierre, Charles Rivard, Charles Deschamps, Johnny Purcell and Andrew McGraw.
•Jan.28: Past Blast: Soul Train video, featuring Magnus Hanson, Ryan & Scott Decenzo, Paul Trep and Ted DeGros.
•Feb.3: Issue 128 online in full.