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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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Vancouver: Community and Connections in BC and Beyond Part 3
October 22, 2013 – 3:20 PM | No Comment
Vancouver: Community and Connections in BC and Beyond Part 3

Les Robertson of Rayne Longboards has been featured a number of times on TV, radio and newspapers discussing longboarding. He always remains self-assured under the glare of the media. He’s been able to give the general public a balanced perspective on longboarding. We wanted to get his take on things. As expected, he pulled no punches. Under The Microscope, Landyachtz Charts a Postive Path, The Shops do their part.

Vancouver: Community and Connections in BC and Beyond Part 2
October 22, 2013 – 1:45 PM | No Comment
Vancouver: Community and Connections in BC and Beyond Part 2

I met up with PD of Skull Skates, aka Peter Ducommun, when I started the research for The Concrete Wave book. In May 1999, PD was gracious enough to hold a book launch in his shop in Kitsilano, BC. PD has had a tremendous impact on skateboarding, and he’s never wavered from his vision. He’s also had a huge influence on Troy Derrick — but you’ll learn more about that in a few pages.

Latest Blast of Concrete Wave’s Noteworthy
June 12, 2013 – 1:16 PM | No Comment
Latest Blast of Concrete Wave’s Noteworthy

The latest blast of Noteworthy from Concrete Wave! Concrete Wave covers all aspects of skateboarding. Check out what’s new in the world of skateboarding, with the latest on people, products, and events! Check out what Patrick Switzer and Rayne have been working on, new wheels from Earthwing, new Paris trucks and much more right here.

Reader’s Choice: Analysis, Rants and Raves
April 30, 2013 – 2:48 PM | No Comment
Reader’s Choice: Analysis, Rants and Raves

The AXS Gear/Concrete Wave Readers’ Choice survey yielded a tremendous amount of information. Almost 4,000 people took the time to fill out the survey, with an average time of 14-plus minutes to complete! That represents almost 40 days’ worth of time! We produced a fully comprehensive listing of all companies in the Concrete Wave Buyer’s Guide. But here, for the purpose of space, we will address some of the key findings from the survey. We instituted two distinct changes this year. First, we changed the actual questions to reflect what brands are actually owned by readers. Rather than focusing on the word favorite,” we wanted to know what people actually had in their quiver.

Whistler Longboard Festival 2013 Registration Open!
April 16, 2013 – 1:19 PM | No Comment
Whistler Longboard Festival 2013 Registration Open!

Set at the base of Blackcomb Mountain is this gnarly 1.6 km road that features a 1000ft vertical foot drop as riders grip and drift through seven 180 degree hairpins with 12 corners. Imagine snow boardercross meets the Formula 1 of skateboards as 4 man heats rip down the mountain.

Dead for the Last Time By Paul Kent
April 24, 2012 – 9:25 PM | No Comment
Dead for the Last Time By Paul Kent

Prior to filming when I met up with Adam in Los Angeles he told me he wanted to do a Western themed skate video. And the video all began with one line. “Boy, you done gone dead for the last time!”