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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Greetings, Retailers And Skate Companies!
November 13, 2012 – 8:54 PM | No Comment
Greetings, Retailers And Skate Companies!

To say that things have been busy these past several months would be an enormous understatement. AXSgear.com continues to make progress and is now hitting more than 10,000 look-ups per day. These are YOUR customers searching out your shop at our site. If you haven’t already got your shop listed, please take the time to do so.

Stepping On, Off, or Up?
November 6, 2012 – 2:06 PM | No Comment
Stepping On, Off, or Up?

This past summer, the Los Angeles city council voted to ban skaters who ride faster than 10 miles per hour. Also in California, city officials, longboarders and concerned citizens in the town of Laguna Beach have been trying to work out a compromise as streets get banned. Meanwhile, in North and West Vancouver, British Columbia city officials have enacted bans on skating on certain streets. And in Moncton, New Brunswick, longboarders are now facing fines of up to $125 for riding on the street or sidewalk. It might surprise some readers to know that the issue of banning skateboards has been with us for quite some time. In fact, you can go back to 1964, when The New York Times reported on the ban of skateboarding in New Jersey.

The 2013 CW/AXS Gear Readership Survey is OPEN!
November 1, 2012 – 3:36 PM | No Comment
The 2013 CW/AXS Gear Readership Survey is OPEN!

The 2013 CW/AXS Gear Readership Survey is OPEN to hear from you. This is YOUR chance to tell the skateworld your thoughts. You can win a $500 shopping spree from Daddies Board Shop. Survey closes on Feb 28, 2013. The Survey is a little different from last year and will have you looking into your skate quiver a little more. It’ll only take a moment of your Skate time and would really help us see where skateboarding is in your community. The Link to the survey can be found bellow.

Longboarding for Peace in the Middle East
September 14, 2012 – 4:03 PM | No Comment
Longboarding for Peace in the Middle East

What would happen if you took 30 skateboards and 30 helmets and brought them to kids in Israel and the Palestinian Territories in an effort to create a peace-building initiative? Michael Brooke, publisher of longboard skateboard magazine, Concrete Wave came up with the idea of longboarding for peace to answer this question. He contacted Arthur Rashkovan of Surfing for Peace and Matt Olsen of Explore Corps. This is the story of what took place in July 2012.

They see me rollin’
September 12, 2012 – 2:35 PM | No Comment
They see me rollin’

Some pedestrians may hate it and authorities may try to catch them when they ride, but the love for longboarding is only growing around campus.

Skateboarder Without Borders
September 12, 2012 – 1:37 PM | No Comment
Skateboarder Without Borders

Ever since I first got on a longboard—a longer version of a typical skateboard—in 1976, I was hooked. I had been skateboarding for a year by then, but I loved the way the longboard’s soft wheels glided over cracks and turned so effortlessly it felt like I was surfing on concrete waves. Boarding, I was sure, was the great love of my life.