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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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Portland Police Target Skateboarders
August 14, 2012 – 5:45 PM | No Comment
Portland Police Target Skateboarders

Although the Portland City Council hasn’t decided what to do about skateboarding through part of the West Hills, the police have, at least temporarily, anyway. Enforcement. Between July 25 and August 8, Portland police spent about 25 hours monitoring the popular speed route that starts near the Zoo MAX stop and ends near West Burnside.

Long & Boarding Serendipity
August 10, 2012 – 5:22 PM | No Comment
Long & Boarding Serendipity

You never know where your life will take you. You have to open up to the universe and accept what is offered to you – that is serendipity – and always try to do some good along the way.

N.Van District bans Longboards on Skyline.
July 16, 2012 – 5:30 PM | No Comment
N.Van District bans Longboards on Skyline.

“I don’t hear anybody screaming about banning swimming or preventing people from going into the water,” he said. “There’s not been a single longboarder dead this year.”

July 14, 2012 – 1:48 AM | No Comment

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Engineer, 55, Seeks to change City’s skateboarding Ban on Trails
July 4, 2012 – 2:57 AM | One Comment
Engineer, 55, Seeks to change City’s skateboarding Ban on Trails

The Bay Trail in Mountain View, where he once worked as an engineer at Silicon Graphics, is one of his favorite spots. But skateboarding isn’t allowed on Mountain View’s section of the trail, though it is allowed in Palo Alto and Sunnyvale. A ranger Shoreline Park confronted him after he’d been skating the trails for a year. He’d never seen a sign about the law.

Longboarders Skate to Support: Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
July 3, 2012 – 4:59 PM | No Comment
Longboarders Skate to Support: Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

This isn’t the first time that Connor Reeves, 18, Jacob Weese, 18, and Ethan Johnson, 17, have embarked on such an endeavor. Last year they rode their longboards 150 miles around their home state of Maine and managed to raise $4,200 for the cause selling bracelets and bumper stickers. But this year’s trip is even more ambitious in terms of both distance and fundraising.