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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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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.

Father and Son Longboard to Fight Cancer
June 20, 2013 – 3:24 PM | No Comment
Father and Son Longboard to Fight Cancer

Father and son duo Michael Floyd and Brandon Harrison are relying on the kindess of Canadians as they glide from coast to coast on their longboards to raise money for cancer after Harrison struggled through the disease as a kid. All the money raised from their journey, documented on the Long for Life website, will go to the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation. So far, they have been on the road for three weeks and two days and plan to finish their cross-country trek September 28.

Kitsilano Rises as Vancouver’s Retail Hot Spot
January 31, 2013 – 3:25 PM | No Comment
Kitsilano Rises as Vancouver’s Retail Hot Spot

It’s easy for local residents to take the cluster of snowboard and ski stores for granted along West 4th Avenue, because they’ve been around for so long. Few Vancouverites realize that it’s the largest such grouping anywhere in Canada. And their remarkable success offers intriguing insights into why Greater Vancouver has emerged as one of the most vibrant street-oriented retail regions in North America.

P. Swiss’ Destructive Championship Year
September 27, 2012 – 11:15 PM | No Comment
P. Swiss’ Destructive Championship Year

The 2011 IGSA Downhill Skateboarding World Cup Series will be remembered by the dominant performances put in by some of racing’s biggest stars, bigger events that spread the sport further around the globe and the fierce level of competition that became common place. Prior to the season Kevin Reimer, the all conquering downhill skater of 2010 suffered a severe leg injury. This left him off his skateboard and unable to defend his newly earned IGSA World Cup Series Championship.

Alberta emergency doc warns cities are too dangerous for young skateboarders
September 4, 2012 – 7:36 PM | No Comment
Alberta emergency doc warns cities are too dangerous for young skateboarders

A local safety advocate says Canadian cities are too dangerous for kids after a 13-year-old Calgary longboarder died last week. University of Alberta professor Dr. Louis Francescutti, an emergency physician and president of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, says tragedies like Duncan McRae’s death could be prevented with more kid-friendly engineering. McRae was travelling down a back alley on his longboard in Calgary Tuesday when he lost control and fell into a cable fence.

Longboarders pay Tribute to Teen
September 4, 2012 – 6:46 PM | No Comment
Longboarders pay Tribute to Teen

The world’s fastest longboarders took to the streets of Calgary this weekend, slowing down long enough to pay tribute to Duncan McRae, a 13-year-old who was killed in a longboarding accident last week. The IGSA World of Downhill Skateboarding championships wrapped up at Canada Olympic Park on Sunday.