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Issue 133 Preview

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015


Dylan Fulford, No-Comply.

Photo by Jeff Thorburn

Dylan displays an utter lack of compliance with physics and gravity, taking him and his board over the bar safely and onto our cover. Below is a little taste of what else you’ll find inside this issue.

32-39_Emerica-2Emerica in the City of Angels

Photos by Rich Odam

Confident that if they could find savoury spots unaffected by snow and rain they’d be fine, the Emerica Canada team traveled to Los Angeles without any worry about what’s been done before.


A Love Affair by the Bay

Photos by Keith Henry

Lured by the hills and wooed by the weather, Fourstar’s Canadian squad traveled to a spot-sightseer’s dream city, San Francisco. There, they managed to dodge garbage juice but were almost taken out by a toxic gas leak.


 Cross Country Checkup

Photos by Jeff Thorburn

One man on the road looking for sessions from coast to coast—but willing to settle for a quiet curb jam when need be—this is but a peek into what was happening across Canada over the course of a month late last year.

Cory Wilson: The Turning Point Video

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Concrete Issue #132 has a feature interview on Cory Wilson, where he and Frank Daniello discuss the adversity he’s faced in recent years. Armed with a newfound clarity and focus, Cory came through with ripping skating in his interview and now in this video. Enjoy.

Filmed and edited by Brian Caissie
Additional filming by Tyler Holm, Ryan Smith and Dave Ehrenreich.

Thanks to Etnies, Timebomb Trading and Kitsch Skateboards.

Nice Beaver Tour Part 2

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

The Powell-Peralta team invaded Western Canada on their “Nice Beaver Tour” for  Issue #132. This is part 2 of their journey.

Charlie Blair
Victor Aceves
Brendon Villanueva
Nolan Munroe
Zack Kuehne

Filmed/Edited By: Kolby Harris
Additional Filming: Terry LaRue
Music: “Always Then” – The KVB


Brothers in America

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

BRIGGS OGLOFF and some of the BROTHERS video crew put together this video from their trip down south earlier this year. Feel good vibes, great skating, and one hell of a pole jam at the end.


Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

The talk of the town from coast to coast, CLUBGEAR has just released this short promo video.

CLUBGEARTV PILOT from Dave Livingston on Vimeo.

Ryan Decenzo In The Streets

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Ryan Decenzo takes to the streets with TJ Rogers in this short brought to us by The Dew Tour.

Fourstar Wair To Spare Re-Edit Contest

Friday, August 29th, 2014

This looks fun. Fancy yourself a video editor? Fourstar is running a contest allowing you to re-edit footage from the Done Deal Tour.
you can download the footage through this link.

Powell-Peralta: Nice Beaver Tour Pt.1

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Unfamiliar with the new-look Powell-Peralta team? That’s going to change. This summer Charlie Blair, Victor Aceves, Brendon Villanueva, Nolan Munroe, Zack Kuehne and Brad McClain came up to the Vancouver area to do demos and assault street spots on the Nice Beaver Tour. We think you’ll be pretty surprised by the photos they came up with; stay tuned for the full article in Concrete #132.

For now, here’s a video of the demo madness (including guest Bones Wheels skaters Chris Russell, Cody Lockwood and Ben Raybourn) produced by Ultimate Distribution.

Cover photo by: Brian Caissie
Filmed & Edited by: Kolby Harris
Additional Filming: Terry LaRue
Music: “Cents” & ” My Sunshine” by Ty Segall

Hippie Mike’s Super Tour

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Following Hippie Mike’s Tour de Surrey, which had a 10-year run (read about it in Concrete #128), he’s bringing the grassroots contest series beyond Surrey, BC’s borders. Now it’s called Hippie Mike’s Super Tour and it’s staying in the Metro Vancouver suburbs of Surrey, Burnaby and Port Coquitlam.

Find all the info you’ll need by visiting the Facebook event page.


“Double Standard” Webisode #3

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

The Double Standard crew continues stacking clips for their Spring 2015 feature-length, and their next filming mission takes them to Vancouver, Seattle and Portland starting on August 19th.  For now, enjoy some moves from Colin Findlater, Jesse Belrose, Sam Fidlin, Dave Hnatiuk and Ben Paterson in Webisode #3 (shot at the new White Oaks park in London, ON) as we continue our updates during their filming journey:

Filmed & Edited by: Jordan Guzyk
Music: “2 Cups Of Blood” by Gravediggaz

Webisode #1
Webisode #2

“Double Standard” Webisode #2

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

The Double Standard crew comes through with Webisode #2 as they continue filming for the Concrete-supported Spring 2015 feature video project. This time around you’ll find clips from Ben Paterson, Jesse Belrose, Jon Cosentino, Byron Ready and Colin Findlater.

Watch Webisode #1 here.

Concrete #131: etnies Canada in China

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Timebomb Trading sent their etnies Canada squad over to China for three weeks to explore charted spots and discover new ones in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dongguan, Guanghua and Foshan. Unlike what they’re used to during their North American travels, the crew discovered the unique and expansive alleyway marketplaces of the Far East. There they found everything from unrefrigerated street meat, to pet turtles, pool tables and even their accommodations.

As seen in Concrete #131 as a 14-pager, Alleyway Vacay features Matt Berger, Derek Swaim, Cory Wilson, Drew Summersides and Stacy Gabriel. Check out the accompanying Part 1 & 2 videos, as well as a digital version of the feature as it appears in the mag.



Filmed & Edited by: Tyler Holm
Additional Filming: Dakota Allison, Jordan Mayfield
Music: “Keepin’ The Faith” by De La Soul


Filmed & Edited by: Tyler Holm
Additional Filming: Dakota Allison, Jordan Mayfield
Music: “Straight Up And Down” by The Brian Jonestown Massacre

“Past Blast”: Issue 77, 2005

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Our latest archive pull related to the Past Blast spread in Issue 131 provides a look back at Concrete Powder #77 from 2005. Arron Johnson was making his presence known both in Canada and the US, and the fact that he got this cover with a cherry-popping kickflip at the infamous downtown Vancouver Black Ice double-set only helped his case [o] Brian Caissie.

Flip through the digital edition of this issue below…

past blast issue77

Want to watch some Past Blast videos? Check out our Chris Haslam one here, and our Soul Train edit (feat. Magnus Hanson, Paul Trep, Scott & Ryan Decenzo & Ted DeGros) here.

Dylan Fulford for Surprise Skateboards

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Edmonton, AB’s Dylan Fulford rides for Surprise Skateboards through Ultimate Distribution, and he was also featured on one of our Issue 131 Young Bloods pages. Check out his shralpy tendencies in this part he shot for us, and take a look at his YB page below…

Filmed & Edited by: Nick Hale
Additional Filming: Cayden Stoddart
Music: “+65 6742 1771″ by ESPRIT 空想 / “FEELING” by VHS Logos


Concrete #131: “HAZBROS: Made in China” Video & Article

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Bones Wheels pro Chris Haslam was itching to go on a trip, so he contacted his pal Steve Nesser from SEND HELP, who decided to bring an up-and-coming AM for the brand, Tabari Cook. Destination? Guangzhou and Foshan, China. Brian Caissie tagged along as the one-man media assault unit, handling the photography and filming duties for our HAZBROS: Made in China feature.

Flip through the digital edition of the article as it appears in Issue 131, enjoy the video and check out a few photo extras from the trip…

Filmed & Edited by: Brian Caissie
Additional Filming: Will Cui
Music: “If You Want Me To Stay” by Sly & The Family Stone

Chris Haslam, rainy-day calisthenics.

Baofeng Temple.

The matrix.

Steve Nesser, ollie over rail.

Haslam prepping for the flight home.

Pop-up cop shop.

With the amount of ripping he was doing, Nesser gives Tabari Cook a break.

All photos by Brian Caissie.

Van Doren Invitational: Highlight Video

Friday, July 18th, 2014

The Canadian edition of the Van Doren Invitational went down on July 11-12th at the iconic Hastings Bowl in Vancouver. Check out our photo-set from Qualifiers along with the Final results right here. Better late than never, here’s our highlight reel from the main event, featuring Raven Tershy, Adam Hopkins, Nolan Munroe, Brad McClain, Riley Stevens, James Clarke, Raney Beres, Ben Raybourn, Tom Schaar, Alex Sordente and Rob “Sluggo” Boyce.

Filmed & Edited by: Brian Caissie
Music: “Surf Beat” by Dick Dale