Magenta Skateboards and Etnies have joined forces to create a collab apparel and shoe collection celebrating a mutual rider. Koichiro Uehara brings the heat in this amazing video showcasing skateboarding on the world stage. nice work all around. great looking collab!!
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Emerica in the City of Angels
Photos by Rich Odam
Would you find it more exciting or intimidating to go on a skate trip to Los Angeles? On the one hand, endless concrete, and on the other, ABD lists, sometimes even written on the walls of spots. For some people that might be a deterrent. For the Emerica Canada team though, a 0% chance of rain or snow heavily outweighed any concerns of who did what and where they did it. Listen, I don’t know if any of the tricks these guys are doing have been done before at these spots. I wish my mind didn’t even go to ABDs when I hear of people going to film and shoot in LA or any other skate hotspot. If I was going to bet on it, I would say that it’s more than likely someone has done each of the moves pictured in this article. But it doesn’t matter to me, and I’m not going to seek out confirmation one way or the other, because these fellas had a good time and came back with some great photos. Enjoy. —Jeff Thorburn
The first time I met Dillon was on a last minute trip to Montreal a couple years back. Not knowing much about him I quickly learned his ways. Always smiling and enjoying life, Dillon’s laid-back attitude and positivity has the ability to infect those around him. His never-ending goal to enjoy life to the fullest kept our days long and exciting, usually well into the nights. Now three years later not much has changed, still a forced to be reckoned with on a skateboard. Dillon is easily one of my favorites to watch shred, skating fast, smooth, and full of power and style. Its no surprise this 21 year old has such a solid group of people backing him. Now recently moving out of home and into his own place with his lady in downtown Oshawa, Ontario Dillon is killing life in all aspects. Take a look through the next few pages and you’ll see for yourself.—Michael Kazimierczuk
All photos by Michael Kazimierczuk
Lets get the formalities out of the way… My names Dillon Robert Moore and I’ve skateboarding since I was 7 years old and am currently 21 years old. Grew up skateboarding in Trenton and Oshawa mostly.
How’s growing up in Oshawa been? For the most part pretty good. Living in Oshawa your family life probably isn’t so good, but other then that just keep your head on straight and everything happens for a reason. I love it though, just a train ride from the city so I get to see all the homies out in Toronto often. It’s a lot easier to be productive out there so I’ve just been heading there as much as I can.
Yeah, it seems when you were younger you’d always be in Toronto. Do you think that’s how you first got noticed and hooked up? Yeah, we’d just hop the Go Trains and head down to the Toronto area and do some filming and enter contests. Just try my best. Try to outshine the shiners. (Laughs)
So ever encounter any sketchy situations with Transit Police while hoping the trains? Oh yeah. One time actually I got caught, ticketed and they made me shotgun the rest of my beers. They kicked me off three stops from my house, but it was the last train that night so I had to hop back on and they seen me run back on. They caught me again in Oshawa and called the cops. The cops made me shotgun my beers then just dropped me off at home, didn’t say anything to my parents or anything.
Wow. How old were you when that happened? 16 (Laughs)
I know you guys were up to shenanigans when you were younger. How was skating PATH (underground walkway/Mall) in Toronto during the winter times? Back in the day that was a hoot! Hop the train just to skate in Path all day. We’d go to Scotia Bank 9 stair probably over 20 times in a day, just rush it every time. You know you’re too young to get in any serious trouble. A couple times I got arrested, but I’d just cry my way out of it because I was young. But for the most part it was really fun, glad Toronto has an underground mall you could just barge. (Laughs)
Speaking of sketchy situations, how was Vancouver last year? I hear it ended off on a rough note. Vancouver was awesome! Met some great people, went flying fishing with Judah Oakes. Got to do things I’ve never done before, it was great. The trip ended off with us flipping our car three times into a ditch. Just a couple kids going for it to hard, didn’t sleep enough just drove constantly. Something bad was bound to happen.
Damn, luckily everyone was alright. How far across Canada were you guys? We flipped half way across Canada, somewhere in Saskatoon. Had to take a bus home the rest of the way. It was a great learning experience though; we’re all alive and left ok.
How have you been able to stay so positive and humble? Especially while living in Oshawa, it’s not the greatest of cities..I read a book a while ago and it really helped me a lot in my life. There are four rules that I find will help you live your life a lot easier that a lot of people should try. First one is, don’t use words for bad only for good. Against yourself or anyone else. Secondly, don’t take anything personal. There’s no difference between anybody else, were all-equal. No ones better, no ones worse, were all perfect people just trying to get by. Third rule, don’t make assumptions because you’re most likely wrong and that’s what starts most problems. And the fourth rule is just stay positive about everything. Life’s a blessing and it’s actually a miracle that anyone is here living. It’s awesome. Truth is we’re immortal, after life is just another life. Like John Lennon says, “It’s just getting out of one car and into another.”
Damn, It’s refreshing to see that kind of outlook on life in today’s world. So you think that book helped you out? 100%. If I didn’t read that book I don’t know where I’d be mentally, physically and emotionally. Pretty much it has made all the difference in my life and it’s made me see things the way I wanted to see things. Its common sense people are too stubborn to realize, they’d rather ignore it and be miserable.
I completely agree. For a while you were living off the grid. Being phoneless made it pretty difficult to get a hold you. What’s the sudden change for getting an Iphone and joining the rest of the world on Instagram? I met a beautiful girl who I’m madly in love with; we actually just got our own apartment downtown Oshawa. If it weren’t for her I probably wouldn’t have a phone to this day. But it’s nice, I get to keep in touch with friends a lot more and keep in touch with her. I’m stoked where my life’s going. And Instagrams good, it’s a fun gig (Laughs)
So what’s an average day look like for you in Oshawa? Wake up; go have an iced coffee and a smoke. Eat some breakfast and head down to Donovan skatepark. Wait for the old Mike Davidson to try and do some street skating. He likes to run on his own schedule, a minute to him is actually 40, but its ok. We all love him.
Speaking of smokes, I’ve been told about a new tattoo you got… A cigarette pack that has the words “Life” written on it? What’s the inspiration behind that? Yeah. Well I’m a smoker and don’t see myself stopping anytime soon, might as well get committed fully. I always got a pack in my pocket might as well have one on my arm. (Laughs)
Growing up in Oshawa and around Toronto who did you look up to as a kid? I looked up to Hill Sulphur, Jesse Tessier and Bowie as a person, seeing him appreciate skateboarding for what it is. At the end of the day he’s honestly the person I’d love to go skate with the most. Chris Quick, all those homies made my skateboarding and made me appreciate what I got. Without them I don’t see me doing it as I am now, they had a big impact in my life. I think Toronto is a lot different of a place with them gone and I can’t wait for them all to be back.
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So do you have any specific goals in skateboarding or are you just here for a good time? Stay positive and have fun with the homies. Keep on keeping on man.
What do the next years in your life look like? Got a 5-year plan? Just do some more travelling, hopefully with the Timebomb crew. Head out west and be loony in Vancouver. That’s really all I’m hoping for.
Anyone one you’d like to thank? Oh yeah. I thank my mom so much, she’s been there my whole life and I wouldn’t be anywhere today without her. My brother, he’s always helped me out. A big thanks to Tyler Holm, Judah Oakes, Geoff, Homer and everyone at Timebomb and Faction. Chris Quick, Bowie. I thank all the homies out in Oshawa and Toronto. Zach Noftall and Jason Moyle, some big inspirations to my life. Much love to all you guys, thank you very much!
From Mike McKinlay:
“This is a short skateboard film that my friend Matt Holdenried and I recently collaborated on. Shot over a couple of afternoons, the film touches on themes that surround society, nature, and mankind’s ever growing isolation.”
Concept by Mike McKinlay and Matt Holdenried
Shot and edited by Matt Holdenried
Produced by Mike McKinlay
Sound design by Mark Lazeski
Narration by Alan Watts
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.
Chris Joslin, who from the sounds of it (or lack of) is the best kept secret in skateboarding, has just dropped this welcome part for ETNIES. Word is Chris is going to have another heavy part in the upcoming Plan B video, “True”, which makes it hard to even imagine what else he’s got given the level of skating going on here.
“Chris Joslin is one of the most talented, consistent skateboarders on the planet! His heart and his drive to skate are unmatched. Get ready world!” – Ryan Sheckler
Timebomb Trading had a little BBQ shred session. Here are some highlights. Have a great weekend.
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
There’s no question that Andrew Reynolds leads the charge on the urban battlefield when it comes to conquering spots. So getting Battle Commander status at The Berrics only makes sense. Watch his part, complete with special guest appearances and his newly released Reynolds Vulc Low by Emerica.
Emerica footwear is available in Canada through Timebomb Trading.
DGK comes through with Blood Money – a video feature highlighting Marquise Henry and Boo Johnson, both of which have recently experienced well-deserved pro upgrades. In the team montage you’ll be seeing clips from Shmatty Chaffin, Lenny Rivas, Marcus McBride, Woogie, Wade DesArmo, Rodrigo TX, Stevie Williams, Baby Scumbag, Jack Curtin, Josh Kalis, Derrick Wilson, Keelan Dadd, Dwayne Fagundes and Dane Vaughn.
DGK gear is available in Canada through Timebomb Trading.
The Marana Bloodline by etnies is complete. For those unfamiliar, the original Marana was originally developed for Ryan Sheckler to withstand the abuse of his skating (check out his exclusive Concrete interview about the shoe here). Now you can slip your feet into the new E-Lite, along with the OG and Vulc models. Scroll down for a closer look and click the images for more details.
The full Marana Bloodline is available in Canada through Timebomb Trading.