Product Spotlight - Closer Skate Mag Issue #5

Dan Bunn

Skate nerds rejoice! Closer Skate Mag is back with their latest issue and as always its jam-packed with interviews, features and photos from some of skateboarding's biggest legends, including Rick Howard, Dick Rizzo, Clyde Singleton and more.

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Closer Skateboard Magazine Issue 5, available now from CSC! - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store

For Issue 5, Closer Skateboarding Magazine has ditched the traditional photographic cover in favour of a more multi-media approach, with a bangin' hand-cut paper collage of Rick Howard by Benny Hughes of The Curb Cuttings Project. This eye-catching cover features photos and graphics both old and new, including a contemporary pivot fakie shot by Closer's head honcho, Jaime Owens, alongside some old graphics, magazine snippets and a shot of a young Rick alongside partner in crime, Mike Carroll. We shouldn't have to tell you that Closer ain't your average skateboard magazine; this unique cover speaks for itself.

Rick Howard Pivot Fakie from Closer Skate Mag Issue 5, shot by Jaime Owens - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store
Original photo of Rick Howard's cover shot pivot, shot by Jaime Owens.

Inside the pristine cover, the intrepid reader be rewarded with a wealth of interviews, features and articles from some of the finest wordsmiths in skateboarding, including a new 18-page Chromeball interview with cover guy, Rick Howard, which features a special introduction by fellow legend, Brian Anderson, alongside classic photos by Spike Jonze, Ben Colen, Lance Mountain and more; an interview with the chieftain of cellar doors, Dick Rizzo; Clyde Singleton discussing his favourite shoes; more vintage skateboards courtesy of Chris rice; Mason Silva's soundtracks and so much more.

Dick Rizzo Back Lip from Closer Skate Mag Issue 5, photo by Mike Heikkila - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store
Dick Rizzo doing what he does best, shot by Mike Heikkila.

But don't worry, it's not all boring old words, you'll also find plenty of pretty pictures to keep you entertained. As always the photography contained in Closer Skateboarding Magazine spans eons of skateboard culture, from prehistoric pictures of your favourite pros, like a shapely slash grind from a youthful Eric Dressen on the back cover, to more contemporary shots of modern legends like Dane Barker, Jake Braun and Max Garson. No matter what your preferred era is, Closer Skate Mag is guaranteed to have you covered.

Max Garson Frontside Feeble Grind from Closer Skate Mag Issue 5, photo by Kyle Seidler - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store
Max Garson dipping a ride-on front feeble, shot by Kyle Seidler.

We're always stoked to have Closer Skateboard Magazine on our shelves and this latest issue is another straight-up banger that's a must-have for any aspiring skate nerds. With that said, we've got an extremely limited stock of Closer skate mags and they always sell out quick so you'd better move fast if you want a piece of the action!

Rick Howard Hurricane to Fakie from his Closer Issue 5 Chromeball Interview, photo by Jaime Owens - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store
Rick Howard hurricane to fakie, shot by Jaime Owens.

That's enough chit-chat though. Head to the shop to browse the full range of Closer skateboard magazines and buy now from CSC. Or, find out more about the latest skate product on the CSC Blog. Safe.

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