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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How to Film Better
December 11, 2014 – 3:22 PM | No Comment

“By now, everyone and their mom has a YouTube account to share videos of their cat, their family trip to Disney Land, and yes…even skate videos. You may not have the funds to buy a RED Epic right off the bat, but there are plenty of affordable quality cameras & camera gear on the market. Ain’t no shame in buying used gear. I still do.” There are many ways to get pro results without having to take out a student loan or sell your kidney. Here are several things you can start with.

The Next Wave: Francesca Rosario
November 27, 2014 – 2:44 PM | No Comment

Francesca is the ideal example of how quickly a rider can progress. Every time wheels hit the pavement there is a clear sense of determination and confidence that has led Francesca to being one of the fastest learners I have seen. It seems every time I skate with her, she continues to impress, in a matter of sessions. She is one of the safest, dialed riders around with a perfect balance of pushing her limits.

November 19, 2014 – 2:15 PM | No Comment

Three weeks, three countries, skateboarding, fantastic food, more skateboarding; when it rains it pours. The longboarding community has always been one to impress me with its endless generosity, compassion, and love. It baffles me sometimes how a plank of wood with four wheels attached to it can bring a group of people so close together, but that is why the skateboarding community is so beautiful and alluring.

Blood from Boarders October 2014
October 17, 2014 – 2:53 PM | No Comment

Attention Boarders!!! There is an easier and less painful way to give blood! This October every year longboarder from all over Canada will be rolling up there sleeves to donate blood to save lives.

Fighting Human Trafficking with Longboarding
March 20, 2014 – 4:39 PM | No Comment
Fighting Human Trafficking with Longboarding

Most people don’t see the connection between long boarding and human trafficking. The two young men that proposed long boarding to raise awareness for those affected by trafficking found the link instinctive. A desire for change is passionately bridging that gap. Sparked by awareness, the two men responded to a call to action.

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.