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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Sector 9 Driver Slide Gloves 2
February 25, 2014 – 7:14 PM | No Comment
Sector 9 Driver Slide Gloves 2

The new generation of the Sector 9 Driver glove has arrived and they’ve brought you some new colors to slide your hands into. Newly reinforced fingertips, foam padded wrists and palms, and sweat resistant dye treatment will extend your sessions longer than ever!

Concrete Wave Noteworthy Fall 2013 Part 1
November 19, 2013 – 7:03 PM | No Comment
Concrete Wave Noteworthy Fall 2013 Part 1

Latest Blast from the Fall 2013 Concrete Wave Magazine. Get all the ins and outs of the latest in gear and company info. This issue showcases companies such as Loaded with the cork board finished Tesseract, Predator Helmets new FR7 Helmets, Zombie Bone Precisions, and many more. Check out part 1 of the Fall 2013 Noteworthy right here on AXS Gear.

North American Race RoundUp
October 11, 2013 – 6:51 PM | No Comment
North American Race RoundUp

Some of the most interesting news to hit the downhill racing scene this season was the sudden emergence of the International Downhill Federation (IDF). This new organization is presenting events previously hosted by the International Gravity Sports Association, as well as introducing new events to the World Cup circuit with the aim of continually pushing the boundaries of downhill racing. Concrete Wave followed the North American leg of the IDF tour to support and be a part of this first annual series.

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.

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.

La Muella Freeride
April 18, 2013 – 12:29 PM | No Comment
La Muella Freeride

After an outstanding first edition, La Muela Freeride is back in Zaragoza, Spain. Despite its short life, this is already one of the most awaited events in Spain, running out of inscriptions after 48hs of opening them. Organized by Longboard Zaragoza, Longboard Girls Crew and Caribbean Sport Shop, this year’s freeride has a new approach that includes donating all the benefits that might be generated to the NGO KASAK, an organization that works to promote social sustainability in urban and rural Nicaragua.