L-R-G goods are available in Canada through Timebomb Trading.
Concrete #128, our sixth and final issue of 2013, will be available for free at skateshops across Canada starting December 9th. Until then, take a look at our latest cover and feature previews…
FEAR FACTOR // Cover photo & caption by Brian Caissie
With new videos dropping online each day, some people seem satisfied with posting average skating. Others, like NICK MOORE, choose to be picky, have a higher standard, and push their abilities. Seeing this skinny Vancouver-area full pipe from the road, we knew the security factor would be high. So we quickly jumped the fence and after climbing up to this thin hole we all noticed how scary and dangerous it was. Still in the construction phase, it wasn’t very smooth. We found nails and cracks in the cement transition, and there was about a 10-foot drop on either side; the metal bars at the bottom made bailing and jumping down even less of an option. After some close calls and zero security encounters, Nick got an OLLIE TO FAKIE and we got the hell out of there.
Words: James Morley // Photos: James Morley, Sam Fidlin // Design: Dave Keras
Who ever thought being a “space cadet” could work to your advantage? As James Morley finds out, Oakville, Ontario’s Ben Paterson wrote the book on it. Well, not really. But amidst Ben’s world of breaking phones, focusing the front end of his Vamborghini and looking for his shoes lies the true advantage—applying a high level of gnar to his skateboarding.
Words: Justin Allain, Tyler Holm // Photos: Rich Odam // Design: Dave Keras
As you can see, a small group can easily become a small army. Such was the case when Timebomb Trading sent etnies Canada’s Stacy Gabriel, Derek Swaim, Cory Wilson and special guest Justin Allain to Portland. It wasn’t all craft beers and food trucks, either. The fellas got down to business to bring us this special multiplicity-style sequence feature.
Words: David Ehrenreich, Jorden Murray // Photos: Antosh Cimoszko, Nathan Ethier-Myette, Sam Fidlin, Brian Caissie // Design: Randy Laybourne
To begin 2013 we collaborated with Ultimate Distribution on a one-year goal for the latest On The Reel video project, which will include two montages that feature Canadian riders who represent brands under the Tum Yeto and Blitz umbrellas. Video specialist David Ehrenreich wrangled and assembled clips from a lengthy list of Ultimate teamsters scattered across the land, and this feature stands as a primer to the video series—available for viewing at concreteskateboarding.com and ultimateskateboarddist.com in January 2014.
Words: Dane Collison, Josh Hotz // Photos: Josh Hotz // Design: Dave Keras
Torey Pudwill, Chico Brenes, Luis Tolentino, Marty Murawski, Jon Nguyen, Paul Shier (and Canadian team rider Cory Lakeman) from DVS Shoes made a solid up-north appearance recently (thanks to Supra Distribution). The Canadian Bacon Tour hit Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City, and despite a tight demo schedule, short timeline and some unsavoury weather, these dudes found a way to please the crowds and fill a stack of pages in the mag. Stay tuned for accompaniments from Supra Dist. and DVS.
•Oct.16: Print Run video by Brian Caissie, featuring the making of our 2013 Photo Annual.
•Oct.17: Issue 127 Art Blender, featuring Daniel Curtis (includes free wallpaper downloads).
•Oct.22: Concrete x Lakai Disposable Vancouver mega-post (video/slideshow/digital feature) with Riley Hawk, Jon Sciano, Sebo Walker and Miles Silvas.
•Oct.29: Vancouver Visit video, featuring Cody Lockwood, Brad McClain, Charlie Blair, Mason Merlino, Steven Reeves, Danny Tumia and Frank Faria.
•Nov.5: 60 Seconds Or Less Video #2, with Shay Sandiford, Paul Trep, Stacy Gabriel, Tom Nelner, Conlan Killeen, Magnus Hanson and Jason Wilson.
•Nov.16: The Straight & Narrow – full Vancouver alley video and behind-the-scenes interview right here.
•Nov.18: 60 Seconds Or Less Video #3, with Drew Summersides, Arte Lew, Ian Twa, Paul Trep, Matt Berger and Cameo Wilson.
•Nov.25: 2013 Photo Annual online in full.
Chapter One of the MADE video series by Emerica features Brandon Westgate, Collin Provost and Leo Romero (introducing new AM Jeremy Leabres). It’s definitely a must-watch!
As of Monday, September 16th, Emerica is offering a pay-what-you-want download of MADE. Click the image and get yours!
On Thursday, September 12th there will be premieres hosted by shops across Canada (thanks to Timebomb Trading). Find the fine details by checking out the official event page, and get your hands on a DVD (which includes a limited edition photo book curated by Jerry Hsu.)
Thrasher will host a limited-time web premiere from September 13-15; watch the video in full right here.
Timebomb Trading sent LRG Canada teamsters Arte Lew, Sean Lowe, Mike Campbell and Chad Dickson over to Vancouver Island for a quick escape from their usual grind. It’s impressive what a couple of days on the other side of the Strait of Georgia (with a libation supply from Cariboo Brewing) can do for your mind-state. These fellas took it upon themselves to slow the pace, Island-style, and focus on shooting an article for Concrete #126.
Watch Timebomb TM Tyler Holm’s edit of their Island adventure, and check out the mobile-friendly digital edition of Escaping The Usual, as it appears in the mag.
Filmed & Edited by Tyler Holm // Music: “Driftwood” by the Menahan Street Band
Check out the Insta action from the trip at #LRGIslandlife.
Looks like the etnies Canada fellas killed it in Peru. Watch Derek Swaim, Matt Berger, Stacy Gabriel, Drew Summersides and special guest Bruno Bonilla bring their A-game to South America in this video shot and cut by Concrete contributor David Ehrenreich…
etnies footwear is available in Canada through Timebomb Trading.