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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: Karma Police by Troy Derrick
October 24, 2013 – 1:23 PM | No Comment
Vancouver: Karma Police by Troy Derrick

I am a proud First Nations person from the Gitxsan Nation in British Columbia and a proud member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. I will be a cop until I retire, but I will be a skater for life. My father, Clarence Derrick, is a full-blooded Gitxsan Hereditary Chief from the “Frog” Clan and my mother, Sharon Derrick (may she rest in peace) was adopted into the “Wolf” Clan. For most of my life, though, I denied being a First Nations person, based largely on experiences that are beyond words. If a part of you is called a piece of s— enough times, after a while you start to believe it.

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.

Longboarding For Peace: Blood From Boarders
September 10, 2013 – 7:14 PM | No Comment
Longboarding For Peace: Blood From Boarders

This coming October 22nd is your chance to step up and give blood! Longboarding for Peace is working with Canadian Blood Services and skate shops from all over Canada to save lives. In Montreal Longboarding for Peace is working with Restless Skateboards, in Toronto with Longboard Haven, Royal Board Shop in Calgary, and Longboarder Labs in Vancouver.

Longboardering for Peace And Board Rescue
June 21, 2013 – 1:14 PM | No Comment

Longboarding for Peace reached out to Board Rescue. Board Rescue is a non-profit public benefit corporation and is dedicated to providing skateboards and safety equipment to organizations that work with underprivileged and/or at-risk children in the USA. Together, Board Rescue and Longboarding for Peace will work with on initiatives to get longboards into the hands of organizations in the United States working towards peace.

Fully Automatic Weapons Exchanged for Longboards
June 3, 2013 – 1:50 PM | No Comment
Fully Automatic Weapons Exchanged for Longboards

Uzi among the guns traded for Longboards. A unique peace-building initiative called Longboarding for Peace is finding its way to Vancouver thanks to a brand-new Kitsalano longboard shop. As the gun debate rages in the USA, one skateboard company decided to come up with a unique initiative to bring about change. Neil Carver, head of Carver Skateboards had worked with Longboarding for Peace on their initial program in the Middle East last summer. This program brought Arab and Israeli children together to ride longboards in a number of cities in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. It has spawned programs in British Columbia with First Nations youth. It is also getting gang-bangers in Houston to leave gangs for longboarding and an after school program is now rolling in Watts.

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.