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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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Girl Is NOT A 4 Letter Word
October 12, 2013 – 4:30 PM | No Comment
Girl Is NOT A 4 Letter Word

Many ideas in the skateboard industry have been born over great food, cold beer and good friends hanging out. This just seems to be how we all work best. Ask any old-school skater and they will tell you stories from the 1960s and 1970s of how the ideas for various trucks, boards, wheels and even skate shorts and shoes were conceived from ideas thrown around among friends on a California hot summer night. But as we all know, ideas are just ideas, until someone puts the crazy plan into actual motion.

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.

International Association of Skateboard Companies: Update
May 3, 2013 – 1:20 PM | No Comment
International Association of Skateboard Companies: Update

I’ve been on the job at the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) for a little more than two years now. The question I get over and over again after telling people that I’m the executive director of the nonprofit trade association for the skateboard industry is, “Oh, so what do you guys do?” IASC exists to promote skateboarding, increase participation, educate and save our members money. We’ve got some great programs and initiatives in place to accomplish our goals. We’ve even managed to break them down into hashtags so we can communicate our message more clearly.

Broken Skateboards Become Stunning Wooden Sculptures
January 15, 2013 – 5:07 PM | No Comment
Broken Skateboards Become Stunning Wooden Sculptures

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Self-taught sculpture artist Haroshi uses the discarded leftovers of broken skateboards to create striking wooden creations. The 35-year-old Tokyo resident, who prefers to not use his full name, began skating at age 15 in …

All Star Auction Builds Skateparks
December 11, 2012 – 1:32 PM | No Comment
All Star Auction Builds Skateparks

Tony Hawk and top skaters team up with award-winning recording artists to benefit at-risk youth. What do pro skaters do with the boards they skate and destroy? They turn them into skateparks. Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk and renowned singer-songwriter and musician Ben Harper came together today for a press conference at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles on Friday to discuss a very special project, Boards + Bands.

Tom Sims: The Pioneer’s Pioneer
September 13, 2012 – 6:04 PM | No Comment
Tom Sims: The Pioneer’s Pioneer

om Sims has been skateboarding for over fifty years. He has accomplished many remarkable things and has been at the forefront of four major board sports: skateboarding, longboarding, snowboarding and wakeboarding. He is truly the godfather of action sports. Is he worth multi-millions? Hardly. But this has not dampened his stoke. Sims is a visionary who has never lost the love for riding. He’s not just lived life, he has embraced it. Tom Sims is not just the godfather of board sports. He is the embodiment of pure stoke. His passion has enabled hundreds of millions of others to enjoy the ride, too.