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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 1
October 17, 2013 – 4:34 PM | No Comment
Vancouver: Community and Connections in BC and Beyond Part 1

Faithful readers of Concrete Wave will know that we’ve explored some pretty unusual topics in the magazine: Spirituality. Serendipity. Authority. In this issue, I wanted to give readers an opportunity to understand how much of our skate community is connected. But as you will soon see, it goes deeper than a sense of connection. It’s where those connections take us. Part 1 of 4

Cancer Survivor to Longboard Across Canada To Raise Money
August 28, 2013 – 1:03 PM | No Comment
Cancer Survivor to Longboard Across Canada To Raise Money

A 19-year-old cancer survivor is longboarding across Canada to raise money for children suffering from the disease. Brandon Harrison is taking the 7,000 kilometre trip with his father, Michael Floyd. The duo left St. John’s, N.L. on May 14 and are hoping to reach their final destination in Vancouver, B.C. in 137 days from now.

Arbor Collective’s Kody Noble Luge Track Session
March 12, 2013 – 12:41 PM | No Comment
Arbor Collective’s Kody Noble Luge Track Session

Kody Noble of Arbor Collective spent some time in French Canada filming his Montreal video part and had the opportunity to barge a certain luge track outside of the city. A time honored tradition in skateboarding , Kody takes his own approach on a spot not designed for skaters, and re-appropriates it for shredding purposes. Kody in his new vid online can be seen riding the Arbor Shakedown 38 with Paris Trucks and Divine Wheels.

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.

Ahousaht: First Longboard Nation
January 11, 2013 – 3:27 PM | No Comment
Ahousaht: First Longboard Nation

Ahousaht First Nation is found on a verdant slab of lush rain forest brushed by the hard-charging waves of the Pacific Ocean. The isolated village on Flores Island has a population of 900 and is accessible only by float plane or boat; it’s a 40-minute boat ride from Tofino, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. We have gathered here on the First Street Wharf in Tofino on an unusually sunny October morning to deliver longboards and love to the village and hopefully strike up a friendship. Often First Nation communities in Canada live in isolation from the non-aboriginal populations.

An Interview with Michael Brooke of Longboarding for Peace
January 10, 2013 – 2:12 PM | No Comment
An Interview with Michael Brooke of Longboarding for Peace

His dream is peace and his heart is in the work; he lives out his dream by continually working daily for a culture of peace in the world. But he lives the message in a quite different way than you might expect: he is a longboard skateboarder whose mission for peace has been realized in what he loves to do most. Though the dominant paradigm surrounding skateboarding is that of the hoodlum and hooligan, Michael and other longboarders around the world have found that longboarding instead promotes a globally cohesive community which stimulates a culture of unity and peace. An Interview by Lifemattersjournal with Michael Brooke.