last winter i got interested in Alaias
They appeal to that whole slidely feeling, that bindingless, finless feeling
whittled down one of my early attempts at alaia and gave it a cokebottle shape a la "winterstick"...
..its a work in progress, but should be finished after it has been tested on snow...
I believed that "one" board would be so cool, just slip it into a boardsox and take it everywhere you travelled ..
skate it when its flat,
surf it when the waves come up,
and carve a powder hillside...I still love that idea
however after much R&D with all types of planks this summer, I have mixed feeling....who wants just one board.....i've had so much fun belly whomping on cedar paipos and fiberglass boogies, that i would hate to be stuck with just one ride now..
and even though I don't know these guys personally I'd like to thank wolle nyvelt, adam at floridapowderskates, mark at chillerdecks, and jordan at snowskaters.net, for their insight and willingness to think outside the box. they have inspired many to try a different approach to riding snow, and their hard work is greatly appreciated