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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Longboardering for Peace And Board Rescue
June 21, 2013 – 1:14 PM | No Comment

Longboarding for Peace reached out to Board Rescue. Board Rescue is a non-profit public benefit corporation and is dedicated to providing skateboards and safety equipment to organizations that work with underprivileged and/or at-risk children in the USA. Together, Board Rescue and Longboarding for Peace will work with on initiatives to get longboards into the hands of organizations in the United States working towards peace.

Fully Automatic Weapons Exchanged for Longboards
June 3, 2013 – 1:50 PM | No Comment
Fully Automatic Weapons Exchanged for Longboards

Uzi among the guns traded for Longboards. A unique peace-building initiative called Longboarding for Peace is finding its way to Vancouver thanks to a brand-new Kitsalano longboard shop. As the gun debate rages in the USA, one skateboard company decided to come up with a unique initiative to bring about change. Neil Carver, head of Carver Skateboards had worked with Longboarding for Peace on their initial program in the Middle East last summer. This program brought Arab and Israeli children together to ride longboards in a number of cities in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. It has spawned programs in British Columbia with First Nations youth. It is also getting gang-bangers in Houston to leave gangs for longboarding and an after school program is now rolling in Watts.

New Loaded Poke Video: 2 Mile Radius
May 2, 2013 – 1:51 PM | No Comment
New Loaded Poke Video: 2 Mile Radius

Joining a pond of playful performers, the Poke is the latest incarnation of the Fish and Ceviche, mellow-mannered cousin of the Kanthaka, and little sibling to the Fattail. Nimble, highly pumpable, and freestyle-friendly, this versatile city commuter keeps up with your every whim and makes each outing a creative, dynamic adventure. The Poke features radial concave aggressive enough for quick and controlled transitions from rail to rail but comfortable enough for commuting. Slight rocker creates a subtle cradling effect, which is enhanced by mellow wheel well flares at either end of the standing platform.

Skateboarding With Saddam
April 30, 2013 – 4:08 PM | No Comment
Skateboarding With Saddam

“Skateboarding with Saddam” is a powerful new independent film in the works produced by the legendary Doug Claybourne who produced or executive produced such films as “The Fast and Furious”, “War of the Roses”, “Rumblefish” and “Mask of Zorro.” The filmmakers seek to not only tell a touching coming of age love story but also to make a film authentic to skateboarding culture and the golden skate era of 1990-91. Skate legend and artist Brian Lotti is acting as the skateboard consultant and Santa Cruz pros, Emmanuel Guzman and Justin Strubing are being featured in the new exciting teaser.

Loaded Boards Releases The Poke
April 11, 2013 – 5:25 PM | No Comment
Loaded Boards Releases The Poke

The Poke is a performance bamboo composite longboard designed to carve and slash through the urban landscape. Whether you’re shredding around campus between classes, navigating your way through town, or dicing up your favorite neighborhood hills, the Poke is here to fill your appetite to ride. “I’ve been at the helm for 17 years and I’ve never ridden another skateboard that pushes the limits of both cruising and public indecency like this little fella,” says Captain Merrill Stubing. Joining a pond of playful performers, the Poke is the latest incarnation of the Fish and Ceviche, mellow-mannered cousin of the Kanthaka, and little sibling to the Fattail. Nimble, highly pumpable, and freestyle-friendly, this versatile city commuter keeps up with your every whim and makes each outing a creative, dynamic adventure.

DL Skateboards Duo Draws Inspiration From 60s Surfing Scene
January 25, 2013 – 2:53 PM | No Comment
DL Skateboards Duo Draws Inspiration From 60s Surfing Scene

When Derek Mabra and Lauren Andino sit down to craft one of their custom, 1960s-inspired skateboards, they simply head out to their backyard. “I start with a slab of oak,” Mabra, 29, explained. “From there, it’s just drawing, sawing and sanding, basically.” The outdoor woodshop behind their Topanga Canyon, Calif., abode is a step up from the couple’s previous workplaces: first, their tiny living room in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.