Posts Tagged ‘Concrete Skateboarding’

Recap: Brian Caissie x Rich Odam Photo Show

Monday, April 21st, 2014

On Thursday, April 17th Concrete photo editor Brian Caissie and contributing photographer Rich Odam held an invite-only photo show in Vancouver. It featured a grip of images shot in and around the city over the years.

Here are a few photos from the event, along with a few on display that have appeared in the pages of Concrete.

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[o] Odam

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Nate Lacoste, kickflip [o] Caissie

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[o] Odam

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[o] Odam

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David Reyes, front blunt [o] Caissie

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Nick Moore & Jamie Walker [o] Odam

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Ryan Bonnell, backtail fakie [o] Odam

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Chad Dickson, Luke Tanner & Mikey Scott [o] Odam

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Gailea Momolu, backside nosegrind [o] Odam

HUF Canada Plantlife Sock Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

The Easter long weekend is upon us, so Take Five Trading is putting on a HUF Canada scavenger hunt featuring the limited edition pastel Plantlife Socks. Select shops across the country will be planting socks all over their respective cities (full details in the flyer).

Concrete will also be giving away 16 pairs, so stay tuned to our Instagram account on Saturday, April 19th to find out how you can win a pair during that 24 hour period.

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Concrete Skateboarding #130: Out Now!

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

As we enter the realm of sunny, dry days in Canada, Concrete #130 will bring the heat, while serving as an interview issue of sorts. Grab a free copy at skateshops across the country starting April 22nd. To get things started, check out our latest cover, feature previews and a round-up of recent web exclusives…

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THE STRANGER // Cover photo & caption by Keith Henry

I shot this photo the day I met COLIN LAMBERT. He picked me up at the airport in Winnipeg a couple hours prior and drove me to his apartment so I could drop my luggage off and get settled. We headed to Sk8 Skates shortly after and rolled around the Forks plaza when he mentioned that this rail was at the top level of a nearby parkade. It seemed sketchy by his description, and upon arrival I was pretty shocked—the ground was pretty rough and the run-up had a glob of Bondo that looked like it hadn’t been spread. I was worried for him and his potential offspring, but his trusty 58mm Bones Wheels didn’t let him down. He got this FAKIE LIPSLIDE and I was just happy that I didn’t have to drive a stranger to the hospital. Thanks for that, Colin.

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Words: Josh Clark, Kevin Lowry
Photos: Brian Caissie, James Morley, Nathan Éthier-Myette
Design: Dave Keras

Is Montreal’s Charles Rivard a Useful Person Of Society, or the total opposite? That is the question. It’s explored in an interview with the adidas Skateboarding, Fourstar, Spitfire and Thunder rider that includes leg sweat, Peace Park insight, theft under $5000, bipolar highs and a 72-year-old roommate. If Chuck’s interview doesn’t raise eyebrows and make you smile, we’re not sure what will.

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Words: Josh Clark, Brian Caissie
Photos: Rich Odam, Brian Caissie
Design: Dave Keras

What happens when the rain and snow falls steadily in Canada and a handful of dudes start getting antsy? They buck up and go to a place that’s the complete opposite – a place where Tinder friendships can be made under the tropical sun, warm water waves can be ridden in a number of ways and a popular tourist attraction can become a majestic urinal. That place is the Hawaiian island of Oahu, and the dudes that went were Stacy Gabriel, Nick Moore, Josh Clark, Jamie Maley and Drew Summersides. | #concretefiveoh

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Words: James Morley
Photos: James Morley, Dan Neufeld, Arto Saari, Brian Caissie, Keith Henry
Design: Dave Keras

Winnipeg’s Colin Lambert came up as a skate rat that localized one of Canada’s longest running skateshops, Sk8 Skates, before eventually becoming its owner. He also continues to be a relevant sponsored skateboarder (for Altamont, Bones Wheels and more) thanks to his unique personality and high level of motivation. With the help of shop-accumulated Air Miles, Colin has managed to pull this all off while still keeping residence in the land-locked Manitoba capital he holds dear. That being said, we’re happy to hook up his first (and well-deserved) Concrete cover, along with this feature interview.

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Words: Christian Senrud
Photos: Nick Henderson, Cameron Strand, Cody Lisch, Joe Krolick, James Morley, Rich Odam
Design: Dave Keras

At this point it’s no mystery that Whitby, ON and SoCal resident (thanks to his P1 Sports Visa) TJ Rogers produces cover-worthy photos on repeat, and caught everyone’s attention in Blind’s Damn… video. TJ has also been hitting the road, which has further increased his stock (and fan base). For this issue’s headline feature, the Bones Wheels rider kicks it with the Decenzos in Huntington Beach and chats with former Skateboarder staffer Christian Senrud about being a goal-oriented Canadian transplant in skateboarding’s epicentre. TJ’s doin’ it, WOOO!!

RECENT EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT

•Mar.4: Altamont Canada Vegas Days & Nights digital article & video, with Skylar Kehr, Colin Lambert, Andrew Wenckstern, Scott Varney and Hugo Balek.

•Mar.6: Past Blast – Concrete Powder Issue 17, 1995 digital edition.

•Mar.7: 60 Seconds Or Less Video #5: Issue 129 release party, mini-ramp jam and Leeside fundraiser at Joe’s Apartment in Vancouver, BC.

•Mar.18: Wandering: Alexis Lacroix digital edition interview & RVCA video part.

•Mar.31: Issue 129 online in full.

“Double Standard” Webisode #1: Arizona

Friday, April 11th, 2014

For the first Double Standard webisode, Colin Findlater, Jesse Belrose and Dave Hnatiuk hit up hell-hot Arizona for a week to get tricks for the big video. See more at #doublestandardaz and learn more about this video project right here.


Filmed & Edited by Jordan Guzyk
Music: “I Always Knew” by The Vaccines

The “Double Standard” Video Project

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Double Standard is an Ontario-based and Concrete-supported video project, that’s also brought to you by Bones Wheels, Bro Style and more. Shooting for a Spring 2015 release, the video will feature the talents of Colin Findlater, Ben Paterson, Jon Cosentino, Andrew Wenckstern, Dave Hnatiuk, Jesse Belrose and Byron Ready. Stay tuned for webisodes and more leading up to the release.

Keep tabs on Double Standard here at concreteskateboarding.com, on Facebook and Instagram.

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Digital Edition: Concrete Skateboarding #129

Monday, March 31st, 2014

If you didn’t get a chance to grab a free copy of the print edition or if you live outside of Canada, check out the free digital version of Issue 129 (release date: February 24, 2014) by clicking the image below…

WANDERING: ALEXIS LACROIX

Emerica, RVCA (Timebomb Trading), Krooked, Thunder and Spitfire (Supra Distribution) rider Alexis Lacroix keeps things creative on the wood-wheel, and hits the road to points unknown whenever possible. We caught up with him when he was in Vancouver a while back to finish shooting his Wandering interview, and the video evidence can be found in this Timebomb x RVCA part:


Edited by: Tyler Holm
Filmed by: Tyler Holm, Dakota Allison, Jake Kuzyk, Alex Doyle, Charles Giroux, Phil Lavoie
Song: “John” by Jam Boulevard

ALTAMONT CANADA: VEGAS DAYS & NIGHTS

Timebomb Trading sent Skylar Kehr, Colin Lambert, Andrew Wenckstern, Scott Varney and Hugo Balek from Altamont Canada to Sin City to get tricks for the Issue 129 Vegas Days & Nights split feature. Some felt it was a tall order, but the boys managed a solid balance of debauch, gambling and skateboarding.


Filmed & Edited by: Tyler Holm
Additional Filming: Dominic Grenier
Song: “Primitive Blast” by The Shrine

ISSUE 129 RELEASE PARTY

Thanks to RVCA and Timebomb Trading, our latest 60 Seconds Or Less series features footy from the Concrete Issue 129 release party, mini-ramp jam and Leeside fundraiser at Joe’s Apartment in Vancouver on February 27th. Watch Matt Berger, Johnny Byers, Conlan Killeen, Jorden Murray and many more rip the 4-foot and crack some coldies.


Filmed & Edited by Kolby Harris
Additional Filming: Jorden Murray
Music: “14,400 Minutes” by Chance The Rapper

Find our 60 Seconds… video archive right here.

ART BLENDER: ANDY PITTS

Learn more about Deluxe artist Andy Pitts by clicking his Art Blender profile below as seen in Issue 129. Don’t forget to save your free computer & mobile device wallpaper images of the amazing “Visual Guide To Skateboarder’s Signs” – a graphic he created exclusively for the mag. Symbols to live by, really.

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Alexis Lacroix “Wandering” Interview & Video

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Emerica, RVCA (Timebomb Trading), Krooked, Thunder and Spitfire (Supra Distribution) rider Alexis Lacroix keeps things creative on the wood-wheel, and hits the road to points unknown whenever possible. We caught up with him when he was in Vancouver a while back to finish shooting his Wandering interview, which can be found in Concrete #129 (out now!).

Check out the digital version of it below (viewable on your desktop or mobile device), and take a gander at his latest video part scored by his stoner folk band Jam Boulevard and presented by Timebomb Trading and RVCA.


Edited by: Tyler Holm
Filmed by: Tyler Holm, Dakota Allison, Jake Kuzyk, Alex Doyle, Charles Giroux, Phil Lavoie
Song: “John” by Jam Boulevard

Unsolicited Video of the Week #010

Friday, March 7th, 2014

People send unsolicited video links via private message on our Facebook page and by emailing them to web@concreteskateboarding.com regularly. The name of the game is to get us to post them, and every Friday (hopefully) we’ll select our Unsolicited Video Of The Week.

This week’s came via email from Montreal’s Micke Lemay. He’s the owner of Father Skateboards, which has been alive and kicking for 16 years, and this is their latest feature-length: Get Together

60 Seconds Or Less #5: Issue 129 Release Party

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Thanks to RVCA and Timebomb Trading, our latest 60 Seconds Or Less series features footy from the Concrete Issue 129 release party, mini-ramp jam and Leeside fundraiser at Joe’s Apartment in Vancouver on February 27th. Watch Matt Berger, Johnny Byers, Conlan Killeen, Jorden Murray and many more rip the 4-foot and crack some coldies.


Filmed & Edited by Kolby Harris
Additional Filming: Jorden Murray
Music: “14,400 Minutes” by Chance The Rapper

Find our 60 Seconds… video archive right here.

($hit Fuck$) The Video

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

As reviewed on our Video Links page in Concrete #129 (available in Canadian skateshops now!), ($hit Fuck$) is a video by Strange Landing‘s Bradley Warlimont. He’s also featured in it, along with Derek Epp, our Video Links page curator David Ehrenreich, Jamie Maley, Rob Rickaby, Ben Blundell, Tyler Warren and many more. Don’t let the name fool you…

Altamont Canada: Vegas Days & Nights

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Timebomb Trading sent Skylar Kehr, Colin Lambert, Andrew Wenckstern, Scott Varney and Hugo Balek from Altamont Canada to Las Vegas to get tricks for a Concrete Issue 129 feature. Some felt it was a tall order, considering it’s called Sin City for good reason. But the boys managed a solid balance of debauch, gambling and skateboarding.

As a matter of fact, the following video with partitioned day and night footy is proof-plenty of their wood-wheel work. And if you didn’t have a chance to pick up that free issue of the mag (or if you live outside of Canada), no prob! Just flip through the mobile device-friendly digital version of the article below.

“VEGAS DAYS & NIGHTS” VIDEO:


Filmed & Edited by: Tyler Holm
Additional Filming: Dominic Grenier
Song: “Primitive Blast” by The Shrine

CONCRETE #129 “VEGAS DAYS & NIGHTS” FEATURE:

Concrete #129: Andy Pitts “Art Blender”

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

If you’ve looked at or skated any goods created by the Deluxe camp (Krooked, REAL, Anti Hero, Spitfire, Thunder, Venture) in the past five years, chances are you’ve seen Andy Pitts‘ graphic handiwork. From his humble roots in South Dakota, to his current life as a Bay Area skate rat, learn more about Andy by clicking his Art Blender profile below as seen in Issue 129.

Don’t forget to save your free computer & mobile device wallpaper images of the amazing “Visual Guide To Skateboarder’s Signs” – a graphic he created exclusively for the mag. Symbols to live by, really.

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Concrete #129 Release Party at Joe’s Apartment

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Thanks to Timebomb Trading and RVCA, we’re celebrating the release of Concrete #129 at Joe’s Apartment on 919 Granville St. in Vancouver on Thursday, Feb.27th! Come skate the 4-foot mini in the bar with the RVCA Canada team.

Coming out and having a good time also means supporting a good cause. The bar will donate 25 cents from every drink sold the iconic Leeside DIY. On top of that $300 and product will be handed out to ramp rippers.

Full details on the Joe’s Ramp Jam Facebook event page. See you there!

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Concrete Skateboarding #129: Out Now!

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

Unsolicited Video of the Week #007

Friday, February 14th, 2014

People send unsolicited video links via private message on our Facebook page and by emailing them to web@concreteskateboarding.com regularly. The name of the game is to get us to post them, and every Friday (hopefully) we’ll select our Unsolicited Video Of The Week.

This week’s arrived via email from Trent Krueger – the dude who shot and edited the video Trife Life, featuring skaters from the Guelph and Greater Toronto Area. Check out Tyler Pearson-Mallin‘s part…

Digital Edition: Concrete Skateboarding #128

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

If you didn’t get a chance to grab a free copy of the print edition or if you live outside of Canada, check out the free digital version of Issue 128 (release date: December 9, 2013) by clicking the image below…

ETNIES CANADA: MULTIPLICITY IN PORTLANDIA

Stacy Gabriel, Cory Wilson and Derek Swaim from etnies Canada (along with special guest Justin Allain) hit the high road through the Seattle area and down to Portland, Oregon. Watch the 2-part video (thanks to Timebomb Trading) that accompanies the Issue 128 feature.

PART 1:

Filmed & Edited by Tyler Holm
Music: “Never Ever” by All Saints

PART 2:

Filmed & Edited by Tyler Holm
Music: “So Far Away” by Dire Straits

ON THE REEL: THE ULTIMATE VIDEO PROJECT

With the success of the first On The Reel video series in 2012 (watch ‘em here), Concrete sat down with Ultimate Distribution at the beginning of 2013 with a new goal: to produce 2 montages that each showcase the Canadian teamsters that represent Tum Yeto (Toy Machine, Foundation, Pig Wheels and Bro Style) and Blitz brands (Black Label, Life Extention, Sk8MAFIA and JSLV). Here’s the 2-part video series that accompanies the Issue 128 feature.

PART 1:
Featuring: Dane Pryds, Gab Lalande, Justin Allain, Spencer Corbett, Conlan Killeen, Andrew Wenckstern, Drew Summersides, Ben Paterson and Michael Ray.


Filmed By: David Ehrenreich, Sheldon Barr, Kolby Harris, Chance Swainson, Jordan Guzyk, Charles Giroux, Tyler Holm, Rich Colwell, Ben Stoddard, Kyle Steneide, Fred Lantegne, Marty Arsenault, Luke Connor // Edited By: David Ehrenreich // Music: “Rut” by Teenanger

PART 2:
Featuring: Mickenzie Keller, Jorden Murray, Sam Brown, Dan Redmond, Josh Forgues, Chad Wilson, Mike Schulze, Dustin Locke and Adam Hopkins.


Filmed By: David Ehrenreich, Sheldon Barr, Kolby Harris, Charles Giroux, Wade Power, Rich Colewell, Paul Reid, Chris Wardle, Tyler Holm, Kyle Steneide, Ethan Craig, Eric St. Laurent, Sam Greenwood // Edited By: David Ehrenreich // Music: “Conductin’ Thangs” by Maestro Fresh Wes

DVS CANADIAN BACON TOUR

Chico Brenes, Torey Pudwill, Marty Murawski, Jon Nguyen, Paul Shier, Luis Tolentino and Canadian teamster Cory Lakeman from DVS Shoes spent some time on our side of the border recently for the Canadian Bacon Tour, thanks to Supra Distribution. Documentation of their travels through Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City appeared in this issue’s headline feature, and for your viewing pleasure here’s DVS’ official tour video.


Music: “It’s Never Over (Oh Orpheus)” by Arcade Fire & “I Can’t Stand It” by The Velvet Underground

ART BLENDER: MARC MCKEE

Click the image below to view the complete Art Blender spread as it appears in this issue, featuring OG graphic artist Marc McKee. Don’t forget to save your free computer & mobile device wallpaper images of the “Loonie Bin” graphic, created exclusively for Concrete.

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