Friday, October 30, 2009

skatedeck 8 13/16" x 32"

a quick snap outside the shop in the dark...
....this board needs more graphics...
making one more just like it ...a custom for joe the same dimensions...
Joe C. has been riding semi pro since a kid living in philly (love park) (sponsered by H-street)
surfed indo on his honeymoon, boarded chile or argentina I forget in the nineties, and has an old burton snowskate he rides it back in the day when chapman was pressing those decks...
he can flat out skate, he can surf anything but his skating defies effort, I'll shoot some video of him ....over the summer he was dying to skate that december we talked about making a quiver of skatedecks, this will be the first deck in the quiver...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Stormy October

LOTS of snowskates stuff happening...
more too come, even a late season skateboard deck being finished up....
.....hammering down the best empty snowskate/ surf spot on the earth...outside of alaska and New guess the lofoten islands NORWAY...?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

october issue of STARFISH

...some snowskate stoke came in the mail on saturday...Starfish magazine's buyer's guide...
if you need a copy email me at, i'll send u a copy...
some real classic photos in this issue, if you have even the slightest interest, you gotta check them out.
*the new florida powderskates look amazing, nicely done Adam...
another personal favorite * Aesmo's powder boards...very cool, always dig out of the box stuff even a blurb on december snowskates, thank you Starfish
Two other quick and interesting pieces in this issue...
...renown new hampshire legend : Lakeside gets some press for starting a "go snowskating day"...We have alittle history with Steve B. ...Lakeside placed the first custom order with december last spring... way to go brother..
Common wealth of Mass ripper Sean K. grabs some ink too...for joining the december team, keep doing your thing Sean (since April Sean's been 2for2 in the Snowskating zine...)

it maybe beachbreak, but its usually empty...
thanks again Starfish...see you in december...literally

random shots this past week

old tech textbooks:
if your a young carpenter/woodworker read alot about the work, it makes it easier.....(i have been told by many nail bangers that reading doesn't help, .....they just want you to keep getting their egg sandwiches, read...) cedar and basswood fin...

been a bunch of building days, followed by clean up days this october, not complaining...this day clipped poor jason's wing, he's wearing a sling and watching tv on his airmat...(speedy recovery) (building days have been better)

this sandy pit, gets good with about a foot of snow.....the best part is when there's a foot of snow here, the waves are cranking.........

i apologize for the poor quality of some of the on them to enlarge....

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Zambonie recycler

this weekend:

...Not one to sit around and wait for mother nature to do her thing, Sean K. decided to take matters into his own hands... He and a group of buddies poached some snow from a hockey rink, set up some lights, grabbed a rail, and got their first snowskate session in this season this idea.. He rode a December single deck for the first time on the snow (over the summer he mounted trucks and wheels and street skated it, a december original idea!!) and was happy how it performed... Love the commitment and the ingenuity of this Mass. crew, looking forward to Sean's endeavors this season...

39" 5 channel single with experimental kicks...

..very chill mid-october set-up....

set-up as skateboard..

thanks Sean for the pics.

.....relentless weather these past couple days lead to a few decent surf days this weekend......winter is coming!!!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

"It's the 'new' sticker" said my button guy...

...i think the button dude is full of it, so I'm giving them away ...i have a decent amount, so just shoot me an email if you would like one.......and i'll mail it out to you no charge...

..currently hand making a small run of pine tree logo stickers....when i get more I'll send those out too...thanks for checking out the blog...

powder december "singlestick"

wood core ..cherry with mahogney roughed out and laminated to the topsheet

vertical laminated woodcore ...old school style

foam and glass topsheet...all made by one person in the USA

...this one is coming along... completed pics to follow

Thursday, October 15, 2009


early nineties deck shapes are the subtle....inspiring design

brian lotti in action (not sure who's photo)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

december Demo Day Pics have arrived

Couple of VIDEO FRAME GRABS : from our demo session on labor day week...mikey C. made the trip happen and shot some great video...(thanks for everything mikey)
there was seven of us on the trip:
Highlights from the video was watching brian M.'s smile grow as he rode SWS's air mat to the sand...and my bro. Stevo standing tall on a foamie in one shot and trying to thread the needle in the next....
...this might look like common stance, and a lame wave, but if you been surfing for twenty years like stevo, this looks and I bet feels awesome...he's been battle tested in alot of crazy , huge, cold, sketchy and hawaiian surf places, and my guess he digs this shot too. (on a foamie)

the sequence

right about here steve's mojo started to go south as his ass started to drag...lookout..

the drop.. (two posts about pnuematics in one week..)

choosing the line

the smile

..."thats what's it all about"
great job mike, thanks for footage....(?next year)
waves, time off, and old friends, makes for a classy trip...cheers

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

some pics on my phone

the body is for scale new fins in the making

night shots....cedar fin... no stringer (stringer was cut out to reduce the rocker)

get info at:

WINTER 2009-2010 Snowskates
Singles, flat decks, and Powder sticks

Top decks....priced by size

december singles

december singles
.... our single decks are hand crafted and pressed using 8 ply Canadian Maple , engineered with five glide-lock channels that have been "skinned" with the latest technology in snowboard base material; 4000 "Red" Sintered Base with Gallium, to give today's rider tomorrow's speed and performance, now.....

december TOP decks for BI-DECKS

december TOP decks for BI-DECKS
....hand pressed out of 7 plys of hard rock maple. These top decks are to be mounted to the sub of your choice whether its for powder or park...Our decks are available with custom concaves, kicks, and sizes. These decks are best if tweaked to the riders desired dimensions....all truck holes will be pre-drilled..Prices vary upon sizes...

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