Product Spotlight - Closer Volume 1

Dan Bunn
Another premium offering for the big brain skate consumer, Closer is the latest skate mag to hit our shelves and it's safe to say it's a coffee table essential.
Closer Skateboarding Magazine Volume 1 Front Cover - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store

Founded by Jaime Owens, formerly of Transworld Skateboarding and Skateboarder Magazine, Closer Skateboarding Magazine is all-new, independent skate magazine for 2022 with a distinct focus on the nerdier side of skate culture. If you're looking for something with a bit more thought behind it than the standard beer-soaked, hellride-infused interviews typical of most mags, then Closer's going to be a welcome breath of fresh air.

Closer Skateboarding Magazine Volume 1 Mike Gigliotti interview - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store

The first issue of Closer Skateboarding Magazine features written contributions from a variety of legends including Ted Barrow, Eric 'Chrome Ball' Swisher, Farran Golding, and more. This includes interviews with countless big names from throughout skateboarding, like Mike Gigliotti shedding light on the closure of Lotties Skate Shop, Louie Lopez talking about his Days of Grace part, Jason Adams on sobriety, legendary photographer J. Grant Brittain taking a look through his archives, and Clyde Singleton taking us through his first skateboard, sponsor, and more. You'll also be happy to know that Clyde will have his own dedicated column focusing on different topics of skate nerdery in the next issues. The mag covers topics from the ancient past of skateboarding all the way up to the present day, so if you're interested in your skate history, Closer is guaranteed to scratch that archival itch.

Closer Skateboarding Magazine Volume 1 First Things First First Vert Ramp Feature - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store

Even if reading ain't really your thing, Closer skate mag has got you covered with some of the finest never-before-seen flicks from over the years. With photos ranging from way back in 1986 all the way up to the present day, Closer skate mag is the most comprehensive compilation of legends that you'll ever lay eyes upon. The featured photographers include Anthony Acosta, Mike Blabac, J. Grant Brittain, Mike Heikkila, Reece Leung, Spike Jonze and many, many more with iconic shots of countless legends like Julien Stranger, John Cardiel, Guy Mariano, Jamie Reyes, Tom Knox, Anthony Van Engelen, Bobby Dekeyzer, and too many others to name.

Closer Skateboarding Magazine Volume 1 Skate Photos - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store

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

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