November 25, 2014 – 2:57 PM | No Comment

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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Latest Blast of Concrete Wave Noteworthy
January 4, 2014 – 4:28 PM | No Comment
Latest Blast of Concrete Wave Noteworthy

Start the year off with the first blast of Concrete Wave Noteworthy for 2014! Featuring the new lineup from Madrid Skateboards, Loaded’s recently released Truncated and Cantellated decks, Harfang wheels, Rojas’ and recaps from 2013.

Hamboards gets a bite in the Shark Tank
October 17, 2013 – 1:45 PM | No Comment
Hamboards gets a bite in the Shark Tank

Pete Hamborg’s goal was simple: Create a big skateboard that felt like surfing, so his young sons could get used to the feeling of riding a wave while on land. With five small boys at home, the firefighter from Huntington Beach found he was landlocked far too often. “Being a longtime surfer, I knew the quickest way to get back in the ocean was to get my sons the surfing bug,” Hamborg said. Hamborg pitched his invention – a surfboard on wheels that can be paired with a paddle – on ABC’s “Shark Tank” on Friday.

Longboard Therapy: A Pro Skater’s Journey Through Skating and Healing
October 12, 2013 – 2:27 PM | No Comment
Longboard Therapy: A Pro Skater’s Journey Through Skating and Healing

A few months ago, following the publication of an article in the Miami Herald about longboard therapy, I received an email from Josh Kasper, a longtime pro skater from San Diego, Calif. In it he shared his intrigue with the idea of longboard therapy and thanked me for the work I do as a therapist. He explained that therapy had been very influential in helping him heal through many challenges in his life. I was so touched by the email that I began a dialogue with Kasper about therapy and skating. I feel that his story is very important to the healing and skating movement, and I want to share it in this issue in hopes that it will be as meaningful to the readers as it has been to me.

The Force Is Coming!
September 24, 2013 – 8:06 PM | No Comment
The Force Is Coming!

Dusters California is proud to announce it is bringing back Kryptonics Star*Trac Wheels. Soon to be unveiled, you will once again have the Force of advanced technology at your command. New wheels that will take you far beyond the performance capabilities of your present equipment, into the outer limits of urethane technology.

Arbor Skateboards Presents: Tyler Howell
September 6, 2013 – 1:36 PM | No Comment
Arbor Skateboards Presents: Tyler Howell

Arbor Skateboards is proud to announce our newest team rider – Tyler Howell! A Santa Barbara local, Tyler Howell takes a naturally fluid California style of downhill skating and matches it with his powerful and technical determination. His approach is unique and gives a new look for skaters to aspire to.

Are You Ready for The Whistler Longboard Festival?
July 4, 2013 – 6:06 PM | No Comment
Are You Ready for The Whistler Longboard Festival?

The countdown is on for the third annual Whistler Longboard Festival, which features a downhill skateboard race on the winding road at the Whistler Sliding Centre — 12 corners (including seven 180-degree hairpin turns) and a total vertical drop over 300 metres over 1.6km of road.