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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GRADE
December 3, 2014 – 2:26 PM | No Comment

Brought to you by Caliber Truck Co, and Arbor Skateboards, and in association with Blood Orange, GRADE is a full-length feature film that captures a full year of of the Caliber and Abor team riders tearing it up on some of the world’s best downhill and freeride spots. GRADE stars team riders James Kelly, Liam Morgan , Tyler Howell, Brandon Tissen, and Jordan Riachi as they travel around the world skating spots that you can only dream of skating.

Signal Hill Speed Run 1975 – 1978
November 15, 2014 – 3:26 PM | No Comment

Why is Signal Hill important in the history of skateboarding? Signal Hill was the first downhill skateboard race, and pretty much every aspect of current downhill skateboarding started at that race. A short list of innovations from Signal Hill would include air braking, the Hut Tuck (developed by John Hutson and Michael Goldman,) the first women’s downhill skateboard race, the first street luge in a race, the first skatecar, the first sliding gloves, and many more.

Longboard Girls Crew
November 11, 2014 – 4:41 PM | No Comment

If you’ve been paying attention for a few years, I’m sure you’ve noticed the evolution that women in this sport have been going through. It’s not simply the number of women involved, but also the level of the riding. This high level of performance is setting the bar for the new generation of women, and they are rising up to meet it. Kim Woozy is the founder of Mahfia, which is a network of female pro athletes, artists and in action sports culture.

Amanda Powell: Balance of Power
November 7, 2014 – 3:12 PM | No Comment

Amanda is a good friend of mine, as well as my teammate. Amanda is always a happy and positive person to be around. She’s a beautiful girl, but knows how to kick it with the guys! She is truly multi-talented, whether it’s skateboarding, surfing, or snowboarding; Amanda is passionate about what she does and an all around rad person to be around. I’m stoked to have her as a friend and teammate. – Kody Noble

Houston Battle for Peace Race
November 5, 2014 – 1:36 PM | No Comment

Houston happens to be home of one of Longboarding For Peace’s most active and successful chapters

Concrete Wave Noteworthy Winter 2014
October 29, 2014 – 3:01 PM | No Comment

Concrete Wave Magazine Noteworthy for Winter 2014 is everything you need to get excited about before the end of the year! Never Summer is releasing two new boards that are sure to turn heads, New Australian Outbacks are here, The bearing lube with NanoTech: Ionic Flux, and much more to sink your teeth into.