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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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Links to the Last 2 Issues of AXS Longboard Retailer!
April 9, 2012 – 10:06 AM | No Comment
Links to the Last 2 Issues of AXS Longboard Retailer!

Here’s a link to the last 2 issues of AXS Longboard Retailer I hope you all enjoy!

April 2, 2012 – 4:16 PM | No Comment
Navigating is your one-stop shop for all things skateboard. We are a worldwide directory for all skate shops and manufacturers as well as a place to get all the latest skate news from around the world. Our printed publication aims to arm retail sales associates and business owners with the tools and information they need to succeed in an evergrowing and evolving longboard market.

The Showstopper
April 2, 2012 – 11:00 AM | No Comment
The Showstopper

Like many of you, I’ve attended dozens of trade shows. Sure, they all feature lots of cool products, but it’s rare to encounter something that absolutely blows your mind. But that’s what happened to me in January when I attended the SnowSports Industries of America (SIA) show in Denver. Tucked away in a back corner (remember, it always pays to visit the edges of a show) was an extraordinary machine: a ski and snowboard simulator from a company called SkyTechSport.

Bud’s Column – The Board Meeting
April 2, 2012 – 10:04 AM | No Comment
Bud’s Column – The Board Meeting

Often “our industry” likes to think of itself exclusively in terms of manufacturers, brands, distributors and retailers. You know: “Industry Dudes.” Likewise, “industry events” are routinely designed solely by, and geared exclusively toward, those very same manufacturers, brands, distributors and retailers that employ the “industry dudes” – who ultimately become the event’s exclusive attendees.

AXS Profile – The Longboard Loft
March 23, 2012 – 9:58 PM | No Comment
AXS Profile – The Longboard Loft

New York City’s Longboard Loft has made quite an impact in less than three years. The store combines strong customer service with brilliant merchandising displays. AXS had an opportunity to sit down with Rob Perry, who oversees operations for the store, and find out more about how it operates.

Retail Reflections
March 23, 2012 – 9:30 PM | No Comment
Retail Reflections

It’s up. It’s down. Down again and then up. Hiring. No hiring. Consumer confidence and spending go up, followed by another downturn. We all need a lifetime supply of Dramamine to weather the daily ups and downs in this new world.