Issue 118, our second of the 2012 publishing season, will begin making its way into skateshops across Canada on April 16th (available for free, of course), and it serves as our second Interview Issue (the first one dropped in 2008). There’s a lot to peruse in this one, but for now check out the latest cover followed by previews from our 5 feature interviews after the jump…
THE HAT TRICK // Cover photo and caption by Mikendo
From an American’s perspective (and one who knows nothing about hockey), I wasn’t exactly sure what “hat trick” meant at first. Sounds like a magic trick to me. And if you think about it, skateboarding is kinda like magic. Take this NOLLIE FLIP, for example. RYAN DECENZO had to blast off a skinny ledge and into a bank that’s about two storeys tall and steeper than a double black diamond. If that’s not magical, I don’t know what is. But let’s go back to the hat trick. This is Ryan’s third Concrete cover [he joins Jon West, Max Dufour, Ryan Smith, Corey Sheppard, Alex Chalmers, Paul Machnau and Chris Haslam in reaching that benchmark], and with his professional status in overdrive, a TransWorld part under his belt and a pro model Globe shoe on the way, Ryan is truly a goddamn magician.
The latest Concrete commercial promoting Issue 118, The Interview Issue, is brought to you by Vans, Spitfire and SK8MAFIA. The video features Ethan Kilgour, Jon Cosentino, Jamie Maley and Ryan Decenzo.
Filmed by // Eric Lindsay, Steve Rothwell, Brian Caissie and Mikendo.
Edited by // David Ehrenreich
Music // “Peso” from LiveLoveA$AP (2011) by A$AP Rocky, who appears on the Issue 118 “Sound Check” page (download the LiveLoveA$AP mixtape right here).