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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Bustin Boards Thermo Construction
November 5, 2014 – 3:22 PM | No Comment

Concrete Wave asked Ryan Daughtridge, founder and president of Bustin Boards, to tell us more about their new ThermoGlass and ThermoCarbon construction process.

Interview Edge Boardshop’s Mike Bornstein
April 5, 2014 – 4:44 PM | No Comment
Interview Edge Boardshop’s Mike Bornstein

An interview with Mike Bornstein, owner of the Edge Board shop to find out more about the shop and their plans for 2014 and beyond.

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.

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.

Interview with Jati Boards
November 30, 2013 – 4:18 PM | No Comment
Interview with Jati Boards

Jati is the brainchild of Aldrian Harjati. The little Asian dude from setup up shop about 4 years ago in his garage and started pressing the most durable downhill boards yet. Apparently first called Black Sheep and due to copyright infringement changed the name to Jati which I honestly like a lot better.

Company Profile: DB Longboards
October 10, 2013 – 2:20 PM | No Comment
Company Profile: DB Longboards

DB Longboards Company Profile on AXS: Like many skaters, the more we rode, the more we found ourselves coming up with ideas to change and improve the decks we were on. Eventually we gave in to the urge and took things into our own hands. The first DB boards were made back in 2003 when our founding crew was still in high school, so the initial startup capital came from loans through friends and family.