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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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Vancouver: Community and Connections in BC and Beyond Part 3
October 22, 2013 – 3:20 PM | No Comment
Vancouver: Community and Connections in BC and Beyond Part 3

Les Robertson of Rayne Longboards has been featured a number of times on TV, radio and newspapers discussing longboarding. He always remains self-assured under the glare of the media. He’s been able to give the general public a balanced perspective on longboarding. We wanted to get his take on things. As expected, he pulled no punches. Under The Microscope, Landyachtz Charts a Postive Path, The Shops do their part.

Vancouver: Community and Connections in BC and Beyond Part 2
October 22, 2013 – 1:45 PM | No Comment
Vancouver: Community and Connections in BC and Beyond Part 2

I met up with PD of Skull Skates, aka Peter Ducommun, when I started the research for The Concrete Wave book. In May 1999, PD was gracious enough to hold a book launch in his shop in Kitsilano, BC. PD has had a tremendous impact on skateboarding, and he’s never wavered from his vision. He’s also had a huge influence on Troy Derrick — but you’ll learn more about that in a few pages.

Attack of Danger Bay XII – Race Day May 19th 2013
May 27, 2013 – 1:21 PM | No Comment
Attack of Danger Bay XII – Race Day May 19th 2013

This was the 12th annual Attack of Danger Bay, the longest running downhill race in the world,which turns the sleepy rural village of Pender Harbour into a skaters mecca for three days and we love it. Hosted by the ever popular Bricin “Striker” Lyons of Coast Longboarding who encourages and supports new riders, helps sponsor riders in circuit races and creates an organization for the Canadian West Coast longboard community. The race sees the emergence of Team Irene, based on the Sunshine Coast BC and made up of 10 talented young new racers eager to prove themselves on home ground.

Vancouver 2011 Longboard Expo and Evolutions 7 Film Festival
August 30, 2011 – 5:41 PM | 3 Comments
Vancouver 2011 Longboard Expo and Evolutions 7 Film Festival

Bricin Lyons of CoastLongboarding.com will be master of ceremonies, the Trade Expo is free and the Evolutions 7 show is only $10 and will be shown twice, once at 7:00 pm and again at 9:00 pm

Bricin Lyons: Striker’s Tales – Just got out of the Williams Lake Hospital.
June 20, 2011 – 5:36 AM | No Comment
Bricin Lyons: Striker’s Tales – Just got out of the Williams Lake Hospital.

“Oh shit no!” I stood tall and tried to feather these suckers but at the speed I was going I had no chance. I got about three quarters of the way before I started seeing stars. I love when you hit the road at that speed – you don’t see the ground coming. I felt my insides crush and I saw more stars.

A Downhill Battle by Brian Lee
May 28, 2011 – 10:41 PM | No Comment
A Downhill Battle by Brian Lee

When I interviewed cover boy Bricin Lyons in recognition of the 10th Attack of Danger Bay longboard race, we had a chuckle about one of the first times we met. It was about 11 years ago and I had just moved back to Pender Harbour. Before that I had only casually rode my roommate’s longboard around the side streets of North Burnaby.