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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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Longboard Girls Crew
October 10, 2013 – 12:45 PM | No Comment
Longboard Girls Crew

Hey, everyone! Longboard Girls Crew have big news for this issue! As you may have read on the Web, we have an exciting new film project coming out. But first let’s talk about what’s going on in the female longboard scene around the world. North America races were ace! Never in the history of this sport have so many women competed on a professional level, and few things can make us prouder. Elena Corrigall absolutely killed it in almost every race, as did Anna O’Neill, Katie Neilson, Tamara Prader and Victoria Waddington, just to name a few … extremely exciting, tight heats.

Concrete Wave Heads to The Land Down Under
January 31, 2013 – 4:18 PM | No Comment
Concrete Wave Heads to The Land Down Under

Good news for those living in Australia, Starting with the 2013 Buyers’ Guide, Concrete Wave Magazine will be landing on Australian shores. In less than one year Concrete Wave has increased its circulation from 16,000 to almost 29,000 copies. Distribution of themagazine will be through JHS CO, an Australian Skate Distribution company that handles distribution all across the land down under. In addition the name of Concrete Wave Euro Edition will be changed to Concrete Wave World Edition. If you would like to get your hands on the new World Edition of Concrete Wave in Australia contact your local Ozzie shop and tell them contact JHS directly.

S-One Helmet Co. Has A Longboarding Team
January 18, 2013 – 6:19 PM | No Comment
S-One Helmet Co. Has A Longboarding Team

Los Angeles ­ January 18, 2013 ­ S-One has a Longboarding Team. Peter Eubank, NIc Escamilla and Ari Chamasmany have been wearing the S-One Lifer Helmets for the last few years so we figured we would officially welcome them to the S-One Team. Now we can spread the word to the rest of the Longboard Community about how rad S-One Helmets are. It’s on!

Longboarding Rolls Into WKU
November 2, 2012 – 12:29 PM | No Comment
Longboarding Rolls Into WKU

Sliding down streets and weaving around obstacles, longboarders claim a unique mode of transportation. Now, WKU boasts its own longboarding club. The new club will host its first meeting Sunday at 4 p.m. in front of Southwest Hall. Whitehouse, Tenn., sophomore Caleb Nobles, the mastermind behind the club, said everyone is welcome. The group currently has about 27 members.

Mischo Wins Newton’s
September 12, 2012 – 7:10 PM | No Comment
Mischo Wins Newton’s

Round two of the 2012 IGSA World Cup season was held April 27-29 at the famous Mount Panorama motor-racing circuit in Bathurst, Australia. It was the fourth time a World Cup race has been held on the legendary track as part of the Newton’s Nation action sports and music festival. The organizers put up a $20,000 purse, making Newton’s the richest downhill race in history

IGSA Report: Tongue Breaks His Duck
September 12, 2012 – 6:35 PM | No Comment
IGSA Report: Tongue Breaks His Duck

The 2012 IGSA World Cup season kicked off April 20-22 in Wollongong, Australia, with the inaugural $10,000 Mt. Keira Challenge. Organized by the Australian Skateboard Racing Association (ASRA) and held in the picturesque surroundings of a tropical rain forest, Mt. Keira’s ever-changing weather made for some unpredictable and challenging racing. It rained nonstop on Thursday before the event, and due to the humidity, the track was still wet for Friday morning practice. It was beginning to dry for the afternoon qualifying session but was still slick and treacherous.