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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A Short History of Our Scene in Upstate New York
February 5, 2014 – 6:25 PM | No Comment
A Short History of Our Scene in Upstate New York

My friend’s and I have particularly played a big part in growing the longboard scene around the Upstate NY area. Not to say there wasn’t longboarding going on in our town before, but it was certainly rare to see anyone longboarding around the streets at that time.

Cruising for a cause
November 27, 2013 – 2:41 PM | No Comment
Cruising for a cause

The birth of Cruisin’ for a Cause came out from sitting at our boardshops’ booth (Mad Monkey). I overheard a guy talking about people skating for a single cause and the great success they had. I began thinking of ways I could make a difference, especially with firsthand knowledge of what is was like being in a similar situation with Brain Injuries.

Central Mass 4 Longboard Festival Recap
September 12, 2013 – 3:28 PM | No Comment
Central Mass 4 Longboard Festival Recap

The sun was out, spirits were high, and skaters out in full force at this year’s Central Massachusetts Longboard Festival. Unlike years past the event took place over a full two days, meaning there was plenty of time (and energy) for both the downhill race and slide jam — a welcome change that made Central Mass a can’t miss event not only on the east coast, but the entire country. This year’s event saw 315 skaters and even more spectators from all over the world descend upon sleepy Harvard, MA for two days of relaxed longboarding fun with friends as well as some of the biggest names in the industry.

Skaters Set to Cross America by Board to End Alzheimer’s
May 30, 2013 – 12:24 PM | No Comment
Skaters Set to Cross America by Board to End Alzheimer’s

First Time Two Women Make the Push. On July 7th, a five-person team – ages 19 to 56 – will convene in Newport, Oregon to begin a 3,000-mile skateboard journey to New York City in order to raise awareness and $100,000 to help fund care, support and research in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Spearheaded by The Skateboarder’s Journal publisher Jack Smith, A Push to Remember – Skateboarding Across America to End Alzheimer’s draws attention to a shared vision of a future without Alzheimer’s disease, which currently affects more than five million Americans. One in three seniors dies with some form of dementia and someone is diagnosed with the disease every 68 seconds. Without a cure, that number will double – to every 33 seconds – in the next 30 years.

The World According to Seth
May 7, 2013 – 1:58 PM | No Comment
The World According to Seth

I first discovered marketing guru Seth Godin in the spring of 1999. I was working at Warwick Publishing trying to sell advertising for a wine magazine. For those who can remember, the late ’90s were pretty heady days. The Internet had gone bananas and there was a sense of infallibility in the air. Looking back, it’s hard to believe that AOL merging with Time Warner would end in disaster. Then again, for a lot of people, the idea of pets.com losing $300 million in investor capital in just over two years seemed ridiculous. But that is exactly what happened.

Designer Accused of Plagerizing Work of Santa Cruz Artist Jim and Jimbo Phillips
February 27, 2013 – 1:16 PM | No Comment
Designer Accused of Plagerizing Work of Santa Cruz Artist Jim and Jimbo Phillips

If some in Santa Cruz have their way, the Screaming Hand will soon haunt the dreams of Jeremy Scott. Scott is a famous fashion designer who is the object of a growing flame war on the Internet. He is being accused by legions of Santa Cruzans, as well as skateboarders from just about everywhere, of stealing the designs of iconic Santa Cruz graphic artists Jim and Jimbo Phillips. Scott’s Feb. 13 fashion show in New York, debuting his fall 2013 line, likely would have escaped the notice of most Santa Cruzans if not for several outfits that bore a strong resemblance to the work of the father and son duo who, between them, are responsible for many of the most famous looks in skateboard design, including the famous “red dot” logo for Santa Cruz Skateboards and the blue “Screaming Hand” logo.