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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ASRF #13 Cheap Thrills Recap
February 26, 2014 – 8:03 PM | No Comment
ASRF #13 Cheap Thrills Recap

Tye Donnelly has been putting on races in San Diego county for a number of years. Here is a quick report on what happened this past weekend. Another really classic race – this was number 13. It was 1 mile course full of 45+ turns and drafting.

Longboard Therapy: A Pro Skater’s Journey Through Skating and Healing
October 12, 2013 – 2:27 PM | No Comment
Longboard Therapy: A Pro Skater’s Journey Through Skating and Healing

A few months ago, following the publication of an article in the Miami Herald about longboard therapy, I received an email from Josh Kasper, a longtime pro skater from San Diego, Calif. In it he shared his intrigue with the idea of longboard therapy and thanked me for the work I do as a therapist. He explained that therapy had been very influential in helping him heal through many challenges in his life. I was so touched by the email that I began a dialogue with Kasper about therapy and skating. I feel that his story is very important to the healing and skating movement, and I want to share it in this issue in hopes that it will be as meaningful to the readers as it has been to me.

Travels with the Humble Hippie: First in a series
March 19, 2013 – 5:45 PM | No Comment
Travels with the Humble Hippie: First in a series

So I just drove 1,600 miles from Missouri to San Diego in a tiny car with two daughters, a stinky little dog, my smoking hot wife, four longboards and a cooler full of energy drinks. I had been back in Missouri for a few months staying with family. While I was there, I was unemployed, with not much money. But you don’t need money to skate, so my wife and I skated every day. We hit trails and back streets, rolling through the parks under giant trees, cruising past bikers, baby strollers and holly rollers.

One Good Turn
January 11, 2013 – 1:19 PM | No Comment
One Good Turn

So welcome to 2013. Isn’t it nice to know the world didn’t end and things are still turning? Sure, there were some pretty tense situations last year, and you really have to wonder if we’re going to be OK. But then again there are times when you take a step back and marvel at how well things come together. Thankfully, I’ve been fortunate to have a few of these experiences, and I’d like to share some of the most recent with you. As some of you might recall, we started Longboarding for Peace in Israel and the Palestinian Territories this past July. I had no idea what would happen. I just knew that getting kids skating and having fun would be a highly positive experience.

Natural Log Skateboards: A Kickstarter Project
December 14, 2012 – 1:38 PM | No Comment
Natural Log Skateboards: A Kickstarter Project

Natural Log Skateboards are individually handcrafted in San Diego, California by craftsmen who are passionate about skateboarding. We strive to create sustainable, high-performance skateboards with major emphases on quality, aesthetics, and classic designs that highlight the natural beauty of the wood. Natural Log Skateboards started as a hobby, but quickly turned into something much more. The idea to make skateboards came to us when we couldn’t find a skateboard that met our standards.

Carving a Living Out of a Hobby
December 11, 2012 – 2:15 PM | No Comment
Carving a Living Out of a Hobby

A Solana Beach skateboarding school can list off lots of success stories, though interpreting them might require a primer in skate lingo. For instance, the school has taught an 80-year-old man to ride a longboard, a 55-year-old woman to do an ollie, and a 9-year-old girl to do a manual. Since the Go Skate Skateboard School opened three years ago, it has provided more than 10,000 skateboarding lessons to students of all ages from all over the country. The school was created by Rob Dunfey, 27, a former Solana Beach resident who has been skating since he was 13.