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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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Reader’s Choice: Analysis, Rants and Raves
April 30, 2013 – 2:48 PM | No Comment
Reader’s Choice: Analysis, Rants and Raves

The AXS Gear/Concrete Wave Readers’ Choice survey yielded a tremendous amount of information. Almost 4,000 people took the time to fill out the survey, with an average time of 14-plus minutes to complete! That represents almost 40 days’ worth of time! We produced a fully comprehensive listing of all companies in the Concrete Wave Buyer’s Guide. But here, for the purpose of space, we will address some of the key findings from the survey. We instituted two distinct changes this year. First, we changed the actual questions to reflect what brands are actually owned by readers. Rather than focusing on the word favorite,” we wanted to know what people actually had in their quiver.

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.

Whistler Longboard Festival finish Sparks Controversy.
July 16, 2012 – 5:17 PM | No Comment
Whistler Longboard Festival finish Sparks Controversy.

Kelly’s loss was Andrew Chapman’s gain. He stayed out of the crash to take his first major win on the circuit, edging out Max Wipperman, who placed second, while Reimer recovered fastest to take the final spot on the podium. For Chapman, a 23-year-old racer from London, Ontario, it was all about opportunity.

Hawgs: Kyle Martin FSUs are finally Out!
June 14, 2012 – 1:43 AM | No Comment
Hawgs: Kyle Martin FSUs are finally Out!

HAWGS After months of R&D, the Kyle Martin FSUs are finally out and ready to shred! Designed from the ground up with a new core and unique urethane profile, FSUs will be the longest-lasting and most consistent freeride wheels on the market. Available in natural glossy and stone-ground finishes, these wheels are ready for any high-speed, technical run out there. landyachtz.com

Landyachtz South American Skatecation Part 3
February 13, 2012 – 2:05 PM | No Comment
Landyachtz South American Skatecation Part 3

The crew roll into Tarma, Peru for the IGSA race. Transportation issues, high elevation and local cuisine pose a few problems but that won’t stop the Eh Team from having a great time.

Northern Undergound Adrenaline Circuit Updates from coastlongboarding
August 16, 2011 – 2:06 PM | No Comment
Northern Undergound Adrenaline Circuit Updates from coastlongboarding

Here Are The Update Nuac Stats Updated From Summerland!!!