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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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.

Vancouver: Community and Connections in BC and Beyond Part 1
October 17, 2013 – 4:34 PM | No Comment
Vancouver: Community and Connections in BC and Beyond Part 1

Faithful readers of Concrete Wave will know that we’ve explored some pretty unusual topics in the magazine: Spirituality. Serendipity. Authority. In this issue, I wanted to give readers an opportunity to understand how much of our skate community is connected. But as you will soon see, it goes deeper than a sense of connection. It’s where those connections take us. Part 1 of 4

Longboarding For Peace: Blood From Boarders
September 10, 2013 – 7:14 PM | No Comment
Longboarding For Peace: Blood From Boarders

This coming October 22nd is your chance to step up and give blood! Longboarding for Peace is working with Canadian Blood Services and skate shops from all over Canada to save lives. In Montreal Longboarding for Peace is working with Restless Skateboards, in Toronto with Longboard Haven, Royal Board Shop in Calgary, and Longboarder Labs in Vancouver.

Cancer Survivor to Longboard Across Canada To Raise Money
August 28, 2013 – 1:03 PM | No Comment
Cancer Survivor to Longboard Across Canada To Raise Money

A 19-year-old cancer survivor is longboarding across Canada to raise money for children suffering from the disease. Brandon Harrison is taking the 7,000 kilometre trip with his father, Michael Floyd. The duo left St. John’s, N.L. on May 14 and are hoping to reach their final destination in Vancouver, B.C. in 137 days from now.

Longboarding Banned in North Shore?
August 1, 2013 – 7:28 PM | No Comment
Longboarding Banned in North Shore?

Should longboarding be segregated to certain hills? Is better enforcement the solution? Or should the sport be banned all together on the North Shore? While there is no clear answer, one thing is for sure — something needs to be done before more boarders are hurt.