Wednesday, March 31, 2010

awhile back I was stuck waiting for my old lady to finish up shopping, I was completely jammed up because we had her car and I had nothing to read or listen too...however I did throw the toyfish in her car "just in case"...after a while of staring at this bump in front of the car, I decided to ride turn out to be alot of fun, but doesn't really translate into anything on I never posted it...but today i did...turn up volume, music is would have been a total dud on a bideck...having different style boards makes all board riding interesting!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A couple of Late Season TOP decks have just been pressed

from left to right:

roughed out 38" x 9 3/8" with a 17" wheelbase, (its big, very roomy)

38" blank with a 15" wheelbase

35" blank with a 14" wheelbase

email: if you need one,

Out of the press deck has been roughed out to about 38"... That's a 31" topdeck
next to it for scale ....

Gluing up a 40" top deck

...plys six and seven waiting in the corner...

All decks are sorted, glued and pressed by hand using 100% Rock hard

Monday, March 29, 2010

Maples First -snowskate trailer

maples first teaser two from maples wax on Vimeo. this trailer, looking foward to catching the full length version...

(if you stop it at 50 secs. you can see the december team single..haha)

Sunday, March 28, 2010


If you never riddening a snowskate or tried bindings free
powdersnowsurfing, these boards might be alittle hard to gauge without the look of bindings..... this is the same board I have been posting's finished now... just need to peel the protective tape and grip is 52" x 12.5" with absolutely NO BINDINGS...

Thanks for checking this stuff out

Production notes:

just finished pressing a 40" top deck will post pics

looks like another between the seasons swell is focusing in on our area monday, tuesday, wenesday.... and then headed to the mountains for some spring snowskating later in the week....I hope...

anyone need a TOP-Deck, Powdersurfstick, or a 105cm SUB

email: kev



Saturday, March 27, 2010

Headed to the CDA

Hopefully this gets sealed and shipped in time for a couple of late
season powder runs....maybe it'll make it up to Schweitzer Mountain
for the skater cross

tough to see in these pictures how nice the grain looks....

in this shot, you can see the ptex (sintered waxable )base laminated with epoxy to the hand pressed wood core and maple topsheet, the wood core is sandwiched constructed for strength, flex, and weight....left a small edge for protection and possible edge work, camber, zero rocker (aka reverse camber)



Friday, March 26, 2010

Sandwich construction rock hard maple and 4000 gallium sintered base

Lightweight, strong, and lightning fast

Roughed out ptex'd powderstick, very happy how clear the epoxy dries,
this one is headed out shortly, just needs to be trimmed up a bit ,
sanded, clear coated and gripped ....

Don't melt

At the base of the mountain small springs were popping up all over the

Winter skimboarders??

Never seen this before, three dudes wearing 5 mils, hoods, gloves and
booties just to skimboard... Nice... These guys need to try snowskating

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Last night

Clean rights just before dark, took all day to get right ..

K. Blanco bottom turning the prettiest looking red tinted quad Mccallum...

Check out mccallum surfboards at

Jeff Mccallum is a young San Diego shaper who does a beautiful job handshaping custom boards..

Just enough bar to sneak in a fast long right...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

and in this corner

This board was laying in a corner of my friends office the other
day .. it's a local shape from back in the seventies, the shaper was a
legend back then, and by looking at those serious sidecuts, I bet he
was a legit skier too, I would even gamble he might have crossed paths
with wintersticks very own Demetri Milovich... D.M. grew up about 25
miles south of where I grew up, and would be a few hours drive to this
shapers' local beach....due to this proximity....DM's style and designs
could have influenced this shaper, or vise versa...after all DM was a
landlocked frustrated surfer hence the surf jargon 'stick' name ...Who
knows .... Either way that board is so cool, and light as a

remnants of a little two plus one action...

Monday, March 22, 2010

a string of swells----JOE's PICS

luckily we had a string of decent swells this past couple of weeks, a couple big days followed by clean smaller ones, here's some of Joe's pics from last saturday, after the swell had settle down into a small pulsey lefts..... air temp was a balmy 55 degree water temp was hovering around 38...

thanks for the pics joe

Saturday, March 20, 2010

109 cm sub $250

I picked up a red, and Bryce threw in the yellow for anyone checking
the blog who needs a sub... Email :
If interested

Can be set up as a complete..

Thursday, March 18, 2010

nick's shots from ZERMATT...Switz.

enlarge this picture, there are huts in the rock.... severe clear matterhorn......

check the matterhorn in the goggle reflection

i don't believe this is a snowskate, but regardless chill conditions and chill style

Ah! a december foamie ...

life is good...need a plane ticket

Nick said he had a 270 degree view of the valley from this grilling spot..(route montana)..and rode like crazy at Klein Matterhorn, which I think is the highest ski resort in the alps, on a clear day you can see 130 miles from the peak, which over looks the real Matterhorn ? sick..
the photos are awesome Nick..thank you
Happy St. Pats to everyone....

52" x13"


Friday, March 12, 2010

the newest SNOWSKATE website

.....stoked for the guys up at boydhill, check out their new of luck

just click on chewie it will take you right there:


Thursday, March 11, 2010

snuck in alittle time to ride... even bummed a few on kriss's new ride

a great place to this spot

....imagine living in a two story glass houseboat with a mountain in the backyard that picks up lake effect snow....and an icy cobblestone pointbreak in your front yard that peels right for two hundred yards? (might have to click to enlarge houseboat picture ) ps this houseboat had neither

the snow was plenty deep.... but alittle to wet for epic powdersurfing, but it was fun, I figured out why riding powder on a snowskate feels more like surfing then riding powder on a snowboard, ....ans.... its' all about having your feet free, even though some runs I didn't move my feet at all, just knowing I could makes it feel like surfing...really amazing

breaking thru the surface and postholing worked the both of us,
I packed a pair of snowshoes, ...should have used them...
....when I got to the commerical ski resort it was closed until 4 i went around the corner to the next ski area and got shut out...almost blew my lid at the dude behind the counter who said he was snoskater and he wasn't even allowed to ride the mountain.... but I walked out, got in my car, and called him back from the parking lot...the phone conversation kept it cool, but he stuck to his guns, my last plea was, "this isn't a tiny old burton junkyard type, its a solid ride," his answer "I know, that was a sweet set-up you had"...haha I was over being angry... went back and re-ran the FPS on all powderstick runs was a great day...

Monday, March 8, 2010

KG's "the 80's" powderstick 47.5" x 10.5"

Kriss's second powdersurfstick, this one is for the groms in his family, we decided to knock off all the dangerous corners that's on his powderfish model, so the board won't cause an issue on a wipe-out....
we came up with this version "the 80's" because the nose, tail and sidecut are all based on an old eighties skateboard i have....the sidecut matches the toyfish somewhat, which worked well...

board has been pressed and logo'd.... core and topsheet 100% rock hard maple, sandwich construction....
ptex waiting patiently in the bottom of the press..
coming out of the press for a second time laminated to the sintered ptex (fully waxable)
logo as seen thru the cloudy clear ptex

finished and fully gripped with hydroturf.... alongside another 52" rough cut blank
the rails :)

made for powder, but has some flat deck characteristics

super rugged, and grippy hydroturf decking

causal little kick in the tail, it can be ollied (with bump leash loop)

80's shape

classic kick in the skate nose

wood grain plays a role in the flexing of wood, it's a good role...

have you ever walked up to a familiar spot and the conditions are absolutely ideal, totally stellar......and you have the proper equipment with you? and surprisingly a feeling of confidence starts to build....that's what this board feels like under your arm....

thanks for checking in...
thanks Kriss

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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

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....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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