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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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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.

Longtime friends and team riders, Adam Colton, Ethan Cochard, and myself, trekked through Germany, Spain, and France, skating in some of the most beautiful, architecturally astounding, and culturally rich cities in the world. It was incredible and humbling to meet the skaters in each city that Loaded and other companies have directly affected over the years. Whether they were thanking us for inspiring them to skate, or hearing their personal stories, it was truly a wondrous experience to get the chance to teach and skate with these cool cats.

The skaters in Germany, Spain, and France have built up some very strong communities and we look forward to watching them continue to grow. I thank each city for the enormous amount of love we received and cannot wait to return again to skate with our brothers and sisters in arms.
Story By Daniel Fissmer
Photos By Gordon Timpen

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