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Neighbourhood Skateboard Magazine Issue 1, Spring 2017 Editor/Photographer Nathan Stripp Copy Editor Ashley Greene Logo Design Kalyn Murray Contributing Photograper Cole Jewitt

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Introduction On the Cover Neighbourhood Watch Point of View: Kevin Perez Tribute: Ontario Place Interview: Cody Beaudry FOCUS

Cover: Joey Boyce risks life and limb on this Feeble transfer. Stripp photo Contents: Sando Angotti, Boneless from the top shelf. Stripp photo


There has been a big shift in the way skate content is viewed recently. I don’t think this is a bad thing, although it may seem like a mixed blessing depending how you look at it. Media has become exclusively digital for the majority, and with the addition of 60 second video to Instagram you can see almost everything from one common platform. This is great and all but I feel like something is missing. That’s the main motivation behind this magazine. Print will always be important to me and have a place in skateboarding because it balances out the fast paced digital world we live in and shows


a deeper view that is not available through a mobile device. When I flip through a printed magazine things slow down and I can give more of my attention to the details. The name Neighbourhood seemed fitting, there is so much great skateboarding happening locally that otherwise might get overlooked. This magazine will be an outlet for that. Neighbourhood is fully independent, which is something I feel we can always use more of in the skateboard community. I plan to have future issues, so if you like what we are about show your support and hopefully this will be a regular thing. -Nathan Stripp


Carter Grandin getting vertical on some glass. Bank to wallride. Stripp Photo

On the Cover

“ Joey did the feeble transfer on two separate days. The first time was at dusk and you could hardly see the spot so he agreed to come back and reshoot it a second time during daylight. This thing has some serious consequences but Joey went in with full commitment every attempt and land on our first cover.� Nathan Stripp

Mitchell Cowerd

Neighbourhood Watch

Location: Mississauga, ON Age: 21 Years skating: Unknown Warm up spot: PC park (Port Credit) Worst Injury: Dislocated Thumb Skate Ritual: A good meal and a good joint before the session Conspiracy Theory: The earth is hollow with an entire living world inside Favorite Video Part: Bryan Herman, Baker 3 Dream Skate Destination: Barcelona Words of wisdom: Don’t skate with a hangover


FS Bigspin to the street

Photos by Nathan Stripp

Neighbourhood Watch

Nosebonk grind


Evan Jewett

Neighbourhood Watch

Location: Barrie, ON Age: 21 Years skating: 13 Sponsors: Tropical North Surf Shop, Gnarmy skateboards Warm up spot: Queens park in Barrie Worst Injury: Shattered elbow Favorite Video Part: Jamie Thomas, Dying to live Skate ritual: I always skate as fast as possible Dream Skate Destination: Hastings Bowl Words of wisdom: Appreciate everything and expect nothing


Ollie over and down

Photos by Cole Jewett

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Taildrop thread the needle


Riley Cronin

Neighbourhood Watch

Location: Mississauga, ON Age: 22 Years skating: 10 Sponsors: Santa Cruz, Red Dragons, Independent, Etnies, Madn3ss, The Local Skateshop Warm up spot: Iceland skatepark Worst Injury: Tore my urethra Skate Ritual: Coffee and some tokes Favorite Video Part: Antwuan Dixon, Baker 3 Dream Skate Destination: Europe or Asia Words of wisdom: Just have fun


FS Feeble

Photos by Nathan Stripp

Neighbourhood Watch

Crook over sewer



Point of View: Kevin Perez

rimitive skateboards recently came through Toronto as part of the Canada 2016 tour. I caught up with Resident Filmer Kevin Perez to talk about Canadian street spots, filming and life on tour. 1. How did you get into skateboard filming initially? How did you make the transition to being a full time filmer? Ever since I started skating I’ve always wanted to watch skate videos with music I enjoy listening to, so I ended up buying some cheap little handy cam with a screw on fisheye just to film the homies. One day me and my buddy Jesse Turley are skating around filming some stuff and he tells me “You should get a Vx!” In my mind I’m like haha, there’s no way I could afford that. I would use my buddy Tommy Bohn’s vx1000 some times to get the feel of it, until I saved up enough to convince my family to help with the entire set up. I was so hyped to have a VX1000 set up. Honestly, it all just fell into place. I was just filming with homies and as time goes by I ended up skating with more and more peeps. In 2014 I made my first full length video called “Sequel” featuring Chris Blake & Rob Wootton. Those dudes helped me so much to be who I am now. After I dropped the first video I got a lot of exposure from TWS (Transworld Skateboarding) and Thrasher with the video going online on the sites. A year later I dropped another full length video called “EXHIBIT”, this one I put more work into. It was a 2 disc DVD set. First disc was a full HD video and the second one was a 10 minute VX montage of all the dudes who had a part in the video. After that TWS showed a lot of love and gave me a full interview. Couple months later I got a call to see if I was interested to work for Primitive. Went to California for a month trial with the company and within the first 2 weeks I got the job. 2. What are your favorite and toughest moments from the Primitive Canada trip? Favorite moments would have to be the banging dinners we would have after each demo haha! Toughest moment was dealing with airport security and my equipment every stop. 3. How does street skating in Canada compare to US/California? Do you have a favorite Canadian spot? Did the Primitive team have trouble adapting to the rougher spots in Canada? I loved peace park. I watch all the Dime stuff all the time, those dudes are dope. I like skating in Canada way more. The spots look so much better in footage


then anything in California. These guys are amazing, they can adapt to anything, it’s crazy. 4. SD vs HD, do you have a preference? Does primitive request you film with a certain camera? For me it’s SD all day I wish I can use my VX on the daily and not worry about it crapping out on me, but unfortunately the industry is all about HD so that’s what I’m using now. Primitive prefers HD to keep all the footage relevant, but I talked my way into using my VX for the Notorious B.I.G video we did.

Words and Photos by Nathan Stripp

Point of View: Kevin Perez

Shane O’neill, Switch FS Flip over rail 5. Filming workflow? You must get a lot of footage on a tour, how do you manage such high volumes of HD footage while on the road? I just have extra hard drives. It’s a lot of footage but I’m always organized with all that stuff. It drives me insane when the footage isn’t organized. 6. How did you guys celebrate Diego Najera’s Battle at the Berrics win during the tour? Spanish Mike had his laptop connected to the TV in his room so we all watched it together. It was amazing but I wish I was at the berrics with my boy.

7.The social media age....Youtube initially and now Instagram seems to be changing the game for skateboard media in a drastic way, how has this affected your approach to film making? Yeah it’s kinda crazy! But honestly I use my phone with these dudes just as much as I use my camera haha. It’s kinda wild but whatever I’m with it. 8. Any new projects to look out for from you? Yeah, subscribe to the Primitive skate Youtube we drop edits on it all the time. PrimitiveSkate


Tyler Pearson-Mallin, Ride the Lightning

TRIBUTE: Ontario Place “I always loved seeing photos from the old water park at Ontario Place. It wasn’t until March 2016 that I finally checked it out for myself, just weeks before it got demolished. The day started out looking like rain but Tyler was down for a mission so I grabbed my camera and set out for Toronto. We were brainstorming spots and I figured this would be a good one since Tyler has some transition skills. At this time construction was ramping up and the security had been significantly increased, but somehow we managed to make our way to the blue slide undetected just in time for the clouds to part and the sun to come out, making for an unforgettable final session at this landmark spot.” Nathan Stripp


Tribute: Ontario Place

Tribute: Ontario Place

Tyler Pearson-Mallin, BS Smith Grind


The Cody Beaudry Interview Words and Photos by Nathan Stripp

Cody was my first skate photo subject. I didn’t know him very well at that time, but since then he has spent more time in front of my lens than anyone else. Fast forward about two years, and hundreds of photos later, here I am writing an introduction to his interview for the first issue of Neighbourhood. Seems appropriate‌. Cody has always been one of my favorite people to shoot and for good reason.

A typical skate session with him consists of exploring a new area and him jumping on anything he sees. The way he can handle a spot with next to no runway combined with his huge pop makes it possible for him to literally skate just about any spot he wants to. His raw power on a board cannot be denied, Cody is a true east coast powerhouse.

BS 5050

How old are you and where are you from? I’m 24 and I live in Mississauga. When did you start skateboarding? I’ve been skating as long as I can remember, ever since I was a little kid riding my skateboard down hills on my ass. At what point did you start to take it seriously and begin doing tricks? I never really started taking skateboarding seriously, I always did it for fun. I started making videos and that sort of thing when I was 19. You always seem to have the sketchiest looking setup. Where do you get your boards? Most of the time I just get boards that my friends are done with and don’t want. Occasionally, I will go to a skate shop and pick up a deck, but not very often. Do you ever worry that the deck isn’t going to pop like it should when you are skating? [Laughs]. Yeah, but that’s only when they are old as fuck. If they are crusty or waterlogged. But nah, most of the time I don’t worry about it.


You have always had a lot of pop, does that come naturally to you? I guess it comes naturally, an ollie is just an ollie, you know? I remember you used to own a weight vest. That was when I was working out a lot, back in my high school days. Maybe even when I was 18 or 19, I would wear a weight vest and skate, or do burpees and jumping jacks. I’m not into that anymore. Well I’m sure that didn’t hurt. You have never been big on warming-up before skating, it almost seems like you would prefer going to the gnarley spots first. I like to go to spots with fresh legs. That way I can give it 100%. I would rather put my energy towards a street spot than warm up at the park first. I warm up by doing a few kickflips on flat wherever we are. That way I don’t get tired as easily.

Bluntslide to Fakie

Interview: Cody Beaudry


“I would rather put my energy towards a street spot than warm up at the park first.�

Top Left: 5-0, Bottom: Kickflip over street gap

Interview: Cody Beaudry


BS Lipslide

FS Smith

“I never really started taking skateboar


You just know the trick is going to be there when it’s time to skate? Yeah. Usually I have an idea in mind of what I want to do before getting to the spot, but I find the best skating always happens on random missions. Just driving around to random spots, I’ll spot a rail from the car and tell the driver to pull over. That’s how the best stuff happens, for me anyways. I just like having a good time cruising around with my friends, and whatever happens, happens.

Whenever we go on skate missions it always brings me back to that feeling I used to get going to Toronto to skate as a kid back in the day. You’re just roaming the streets with your friends, hitting anything you come by. It’s fun you know? Smoking weed, having a couple beers and skating with your friends. It’s usually how the best times occur.

ding seriously - I always do it for fun.”

Ollie to Late Shuv

Sometimes it can get too serious, people worry about what’s been done at what spot and that kind of thing. Yeah, I don’t give a shit about what’s been done at what spot. If I want to do a trick I’ll do the trick. I’ll try to do something different if I know that something has gone down, but I don’t pay too much attention to all that. Who’s done what, what’s ABD, what’s NBD, I really don’t care! If I like the trick and I want to do it there I’ll just do it.

You have a unique/unusual trick selection, how did that come about? I do these goofy tricks some times, and my friends will be like “you gotta do that down stairs or on a handrail”, and I would just try and it would work. Any last words? Thanks to anyone who has ever filmed me, anyone who has shot photos of me and anyone who is just stoked on my skating in general.




Photos by Nathan Stripp


Brandon Del Bianco, Switch BS Flip


Stafhon Boca, Kickflip



Evan Perkins, Gap to crook




Stephen Gharghoury, Inward Heelflip




Damon Conners, Boardslide

Justin Fabus, Ollie to FS Wallride

Evan Perkins, BS Tailslide

Neighbourhood Skate Mag - Issue 1, May 2017  

Toronto Based Independent Skateboard Magazine

Neighbourhood Skate Mag - Issue 1, May 2017  

Toronto Based Independent Skateboard Magazine