Thursday, March 31, 2011

clip from sunday

Jeremy from december snowskates on Vimeo.

...we got Jeremy into snowskating this winter, he seemed taken with it right away, he even borrowed a set-up for a weekend trip on his second attempt at riding one.

here he is on sunday riding a FPS 125cm sub deck with 39" december top-deck almost three seasons old... the video is nice because you can get a pretty good glimpse of the bi-deck set-up... I like the way he gets the board back underneath him at 35-38 secs!! Jeremy's fourth time ever riding a snowskate

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

(the urgency) Sunday afternoon 3/27/11

Snow had been melting quickly... We had a small window of time, and we hoped alittle higher up conditions would be setting up for a session.... Luck was on our side. Perfect afternoon of bi-decking cream cheese... Heading further up into the state this weekend for a powder surf, snowskating and by default some peak bagging.. Plenty of winter left here.

Jeremy took these three photos and sent them to me.. Amazing how three simple pics can tell a story! Thanks for ride to the mountain and for pics!

Clean and glassy

Jeremy touches down

120cm x 30cm

The Spartan - headed to San deigo

This one was offered up a bit ago.. Well it found a new home in San Diego, I finally gripped it, so here's a couple of views of the grip and our bare bone design before it ships out ..

With Inquires

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

TERJE- knows the Method (Pow surfing, ocean surfing, snowboarding)

great clip of amazing board riding....and crazy,crazy boards...Asmeo powder surfers, and Burton Snowboards..the clip reeks of potential...if the powder surfing scratches you were you itch?

check out
a day at the beach blog
Kirk has a one of ours for sale. When your at his site, just read a few of his posts, benchmark stuff! (ps he has a photo of some of the nicest snowboards I've ever seen. not my cup of tea, but if your interested,contact him I'm sure he'll email you the picture :)

calling for more snow this weekend in town..its already nicknamed "the april fool's storm" we shall see!!! its gonna be a long spring up in the mountains

(last thing; in the video,the water temp was down to a freezing 36 degrees, if you don't live near here, it might be hard to believe, but the water can get (much) colder then that...lots of local surf stuff to be posted soon!!!)

thanks for checking in, and thanks for checking out a day at the beach blog

Kirk's online surf shopfoam and function

Monday, March 28, 2011

Congrats to Boyd hill Crew!!

Pulled the W with their new sub, just a week or two out of press!!

Here's there new factory blog
Looking real good !!!


Winner of the "strapless weekend powder downhill" riding Boydhill's latest and greatest pow sub the 132... Stoked 19 yr. old Joachim

Late night pow-surf

Gearbox film crew (skate the snow) member shredding up the Boyd hill hotel room on a (December) powder board at the Hurricane Ridge Event
Photo by Bryce R.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Live from the olympics

Bryce sent this in earlier today.. He and Todd and rest of snowskate world, were riding powder runs at hurricane ridge! He said it is amazing there! ....looks it ....

Friday, March 25, 2011

If your in San Diego this weekend check out the Hydro show.. Real leaders of innovation and design will be in attendanced (check flyer) with their classic designs on display... And as a huge surprise to me , but way back on the reasons to attend.... will be a december powder board mixed in .. Invited by RK and delivered by Kirk .. Thanks to all!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

6:35 am today 3/23

We woke up to snow on the front yard.. But the real story was a couple miles away.. With grooming offshore winds..

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The saw says it all

(email read) Hey Kevin. Two photos. One of Mamoun on a Costco (sawed off finless)
Jeremy and his son in HI last week

The fin doesn't fall off far from the tree

Check the stare

132's all mountain pow subs

Boydhill's newest sub is big, tapered, and design to ride in and out of pow from the groomers, or just stay in the backcountry..

Imagine standing at the top of a big resort with that sub and skate .. nothing binding your feet, and then dropping in, and heading anywhere ... Just coming in and out of feet of snow in total control!
I once asked bryce of Boydhill ..speed or carve? His Answer: "the best line on a snowskate is a straight line!"

100% sure the boydhill crew will be at hurricane ridge this weekend for the big open snowskate event.. They will have this sub there to demo.. And it will carve..

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Aaron's tracks in colchester VT

Aaron sent me this pix of his neighbors backyard...these were a few of his first test runs he made on a december pow-skate on waning local conditions.. Luckily, his neck of woods is gonna get reloaded this week.. more to come..

Speaking of reloaded.. The mountains in CA. Are getting crazy amounts this week, so far over 48" in spots... That's gonna delay summer!!!

Even my coastal hell hole, is going to pick up plowable snow this week,.. Also calling for more snow next week.. These storms will really smack the local mountains adding to sweet base already.. What a spring!

Says alot

Predog's pow-sub

Jim @ predog sent me a pix of a new design he's working on, it's a Burton retrofitted to shred the pow as a sub on a snowskate... The swallowtail is so clean ...good looking. Today he relayed the message he sold two of them to the snowboard museum in salt lake city.. via salty peaks board shop!! He's stoked!

Sunday, March 20, 2011


...received a few pics from Kirk at FOAM and FUNCTION based in LA... They were sent to him from Australian surfboard shaper Mick Mackie.... If you surf you seen Mick's surfboards in Glass love and other Kidman movies.. If you don't surf, well he's a real good shaper.. But what always intrigued me about mackies is his ability to blend surfboard and snowboard designs... sidecut, flex, textured decks, etc... He's on his own path addition I believe he's made a few bindingless pow surfboards too... I love this pic he took of the drop!!! If your interested in more, and live near Santa Cruz, CA.. You can stop by the Sacred Craft Show at the Rittenhouse today!!!... Kirk's there right now with a few of Mick's board.. And there's even a December powder surfer somewhere mixed in with all the stuff ... Thanks Kirk!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Back to the Surfre <-

120 cm maple powder surfer $150-

Finished this board awhile ago.. Had this idea even further back... A Spartan version of the powder board... no ptex, no channels, no edges... Just a heavy handed clear coat on all sides.. I've ridden one like this last season , and after hand rubbing wax into it, it went really well ... Great way to start hitting the powder strapless... Maple, poly, and custom Eva grip...$150.00

Don't head into the backcountry without one

Back to future POWDERsurfer

the Grip getting v-bag'd

5,000 lbs packing it into the concave

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wind went offshore at 3pm

Fun stuff rolling in when the wind shifted today ...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Powder surfing

When I took this picture of a friend riding one of the pow sticks... I asked him to come close to me, so I could get a good shot of the board.. He had to traverse a bony wind scoured section to reach me... just before dipping down into a nice powdery bowly section..
Any mere mortal would have slid out on the traverse but not him, after a bunch of years surfing liddles he knows how to use his edge without pressure... Nothing in this group of photos translated into a useful post.. Snow looks washed out, can't see the board, and slope looks flat.. Useless.. until you see his smile....pow boards are a trip to ride.. I blew the photo, but he made the section.. And disappeared out of my cell video zoom ....was a really nice run... Lots of stuff going on in the powder surfing world over here. Getting emails weekly of DIYers giving it a go! My blacktip board is at smugglers notch, VT getting demo'd by A.D., and some more good news coming from a father son kayak builder in BC, Canada .... And Kirk from foam and function is bringing a squashtail pow board to Sacred Craft Show in Santa Cruz CA. (surfboard trade show)... He's gonna have it on display with some amazing boards he's involve with..super stoked... Looking foward to hearing feedback from all those venues...

Monday, March 14, 2011

"where do you sit?"

Is the strangest question I have gotten waiting for a chair answer was "it's like a skateboard", and he said, "I know, but where do you sit?"

I guess bi-deck snowskates are alittle strange!! This pic is from bryce, it's a complete he put together with his new sub, and the 34.5" top-deck we just sent out... He said it sold to a Idaho smokejumper!!... The dog is definitely stoked ...matter of fact he's demonstrating how you stand on it... Don't sit...

Days are getting longer... Water still cold here but surf has been up !! Mt. Baker is getting crushed from what I heard .. Hope everyone is getting some good snowskating in

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Newest STARFISH tee-shirt

Picked up a few in long sleeve ... Check starfish link at the bottom if your interested in one

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Eva grip with kicks for powderboard

Just like a surfboard traction pad the raised Eva kicks really cradle your feet, giving added leverage to link some smooth turns!!

My favorite weather forecaster is calling for macker (snow) on the 20th..who knows.....

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Here's a bare bones pow board

No bindings, no ptex ... More to come

Monday, March 7, 2011

Big old waves here ... 1.5' of snow upstate

Coast got surf... Mountains got dumped on... Nice system last night.. here's kurt's report:
surfline mobile

Hey, this is Kurt with the report for Monday afternoon 

6-8 ft +
head high + to 3 ft. overhead

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The MasterMinds behind Boydhill snowskates

Instant classic
Bryce and Todd on the deck at silver mtn. Idaho today ... They got decked out to show the Gearbox Films' crew their local stomping grounds ... Looking foward to seeing their clip

Friday, March 4, 2011

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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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