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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Tearful family mourn Calgary teen killed in freak longboarding accident
September 4, 2012 – 7:55 PM | No Comment
Tearful family mourn Calgary teen killed in freak longboarding accident

Friends and family took to social media to mourn 13-year-old Duncan McRae, killed in a freak longboarding accident in Millrise on Tuesday August 28, 2012. #shredforduncan was trending across Calgary hours after news of his death.

Guide to Longboard Shapes and Disciplines
July 14, 2012 – 1:16 AM | No Comment
Guide to Longboard Shapes and Disciplines

Quick and general guide to the basic categories of boards and the disciplines they’re designed for. None of this means you can’t skate anything, anywhere, but for those of you wanting to figure out what allthose terms mean in the rest of the Buyer’s Guide, here’s a look at the general disciplines and some iconic shapes and setups you might recognize.

Longboarders Promote Helmet Use in cross-country ride
July 4, 2012 – 3:24 AM | No Comment
Longboarders Promote Helmet Use in cross-country ride

Wear a bucket. It’s a simple message that Jeff Abbott says too many people are ignoring. A bucket, in this case, is a helmet, something that Abbott wants to see on heads, whether they’re cycling, skateboarding, skiing or snowboarding. “It’s not cool to not have a helmet on.”

Speed, Puddles and Nuggets Rain can’t Stop Longboarders on Canada Day.
July 4, 2012 – 3:17 AM | No Comment
Speed, Puddles and Nuggets Rain can’t Stop Longboarders on Canada Day.

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The driving rain soaking St. Albert Sunday morning forced a small delay for the beginning of the downhill longboarding races, but once the weather eased up, the riders launched themselves downhill.  “It’s been pretty …

Maryhill the Pantheon of Longboarding
July 3, 2012 – 3:57 PM | No Comment
Maryhill the Pantheon of Longboarding

Maryhill Loops Road open in 1913 (a year after Boston’s Fenway Park) and was the first asphalt-paved road in the Pacific Northwest. It was built by Sam Hill, founder of the Maryhill Museum of Art, to create an easier route from Goldendale to the Columbia River.

Kentucky Outlaw
June 26, 2012 – 11:55 PM | No Comment
Kentucky Outlaw

True to outlaw tradition, no streets were closed and no police were to be found. Organizer Tom Weisenbach supplied each registered skater with a course map and then it was on! Bombing through the streets of Lexington, racers were greeted with high fives, cheering, honking, cursing, traffic, old ladies, and of course road construction.