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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Madrid Classics
February 18, 2014 – 5:09 PM | No Comment
Madrid Classics

Behind every skate graphic and every pro model, there’s an inside story. In the late ’80s, the X-Team Rider was introduced based on nothing more than rebellion – a rebellion against the establishment (and let’s leave it at that).

Sk8 and Surf Memorabilia
November 15, 2012 – 7:50 PM | No Comment
Sk8 and Surf Memorabilia

Sk8 and Surf Memorabilia is a collection of Skateboard and Surf history, and memoriabilia collected over 50 years by Dave”Fibrefats” McIntyre from his days with G & S, Santa Cruz/Indy and as a professional skateboard judge. this historic collection is availble from Dave through his website sk8surfmemorabilia.com. The collection includes books, cassettes, DVDs, decals, magazines, posters, programs, contests, and team apparel.

Skateboarder Magazine Legend: Jim Goodrich Photographer
July 6, 2012 – 7:32 PM | No Comment
Skateboarder Magazine Legend: Jim Goodrich Photographer

I had a passion and knowledge of skateboarding and photography, but never have achieved what I did if I had not lived in the center of the best skate scene in the world at that time, and skating with some of the best skaters in the world I provided the inspiration and the impetus he needed to become a better photographer.

Steve Ibbertson – The Original Canadian Freestyle Champion.
June 11, 2012 – 7:26 PM | One Comment
Steve Ibbertson – The Original Canadian Freestyle Champion.

Wee Willy Winkle was now working hard on the snow board craze (never catch on…what was I thinking) Willy had partnered with Tom Sims to make some Skateboards and now was making these wooden Snowboards the one problem was they had no edges and these guys were in the wood business.

CalStreets Featured In Ben Marcus Book
January 2, 2012 – 11:05 PM | No Comment
CalStreets Featured In Ben Marcus Book

CalStreets was recently featured in A Book by Ben Marcus called ‘ The Skateboard: The Good , The Rad And The Gnarly ‘. Many Photo’s for this book were provided by CalStreets.com as well as many of the vintage skate ads.

Calstreets Featured In The Disposible Skateboard Bible By Sean Cliver
January 1, 2012 – 9:36 PM | One Comment
Calstreets Featured In The Disposible Skateboard Bible By Sean Cliver

Our friends at CalStreets.com were featured in a wicked book written by Sean Cliver! In this follow-up to Disposable: A History of Skateboard Art, Sean Cliver has assembled what is undoubtedly the most comprehensive visual overview of skateboards in print.