November 25, 2014 – 2:57 PM | No Comment

Omen Longboards started with the Carbon Matrix, which was the collaboration between a bunch of local Seattle skaters including Nate Blackburn and Trevor Preston. Omen didn’t have a physical location at the time, so the Matrix was outsourced to a local company. Due to the relatively low price tag (compared to other carbon boards) Omen gained some notoriety pretty quickly. After a little under a year, Omen procured space in a north Seattle garage and started producing the first Pike prototypes.

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ASRF #13 Cheap Thrills Recap
February 26, 2014 – 8:03 PM | No Comment
ASRF #13 Cheap Thrills Recap

Tye Donnelly has been putting on races in San Diego county for a number of years. Here is a quick report on what happened this past weekend. Another really classic race – this was number 13. It was 1 mile course full of 45+ turns and drafting.

New Abec 11 Retro Erniez
February 26, 2014 – 6:37 PM | No Comment
New Abec 11 Retro Erniez

We are stoked to announce our new wheel for the 2014 season! The all new Retro Erniez, poured from our new Amber thane, fill the gap between the Bertz and Amber Flashbacks. At 65mm, 42mm, and a contact patch of a mere 33mm, the new Retro Erniez are easy to initiate into all sorts of slides. Unlike the Berts and Flashbacks, the Retro Erniez feature a round outer lip and a chamfered inside lip to reduce the chance of unexpected hook ups. With the sweet track record of the Bertz and Amber Flashbacks, the Retro Erniez definitely have our attention. These are ideal for freeride.

Genuine SikkShades By Eddie Bauer Jr.
February 25, 2014 – 8:30 PM | No Comment
Genuine SikkShades By Eddie Bauer Jr.

Handmade in Italy, the SikkShades brand stands on its own by incorporating breakthroughs in design with new technology. Showcasing these innovations are our two flagship frames: The perfectly weighted and balanced Huckleberry, a slightly over-sized wayfarer, and The classic wraparound design of Qualifier.

Sector 9 Driver Slide Gloves 2
February 25, 2014 – 7:14 PM | No Comment
Sector 9 Driver Slide Gloves 2

The new generation of the Sector 9 Driver glove has arrived and they’ve brought you some new colors to slide your hands into. Newly reinforced fingertips, foam padded wrists and palms, and sweat resistant dye treatment will extend your sessions longer than ever!

Shedding Light in the Gray Area
February 22, 2014 – 7:39 PM | No Comment
Shedding Light in the Gray Area

This past weekend Top of the World skateshop hosted Ottawa/Gatineau’s first snowskate contest and open jam. You may have not seen a snowskate at the hill yet, let alone try one, but I assure you that it will have a very strong presence in the near future as this emerging core culture takes its stand.

TSG Develops New Full Face Helmet: PASS Helmets
February 19, 2014 – 8:15 PM | No Comment
TSG Develops New Full Face Helmet: PASS Helmets

The Swiss Protection Gear brand TSG and triple World Champion in Downhill Skateboarding and product designer Martin Siegrist have teamed up to develop new Safety Gear specifically for Downhill Skateboarders.