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|Submitted by buOLOco on Wed, 2012-01-11 01:09|
Since the winter of 2000 I had experimented with riding bindingless snowboards,
chopped down snowboards, vintage shaped snowboards and bi-deck snowskates. After so
many years of trying this with different types of snowboards, we decided to try
something different. I wanted something that I could ride forward and backwards, be
able to ollie, do skate style tricks, and be able to slash powder of any depth. So
in the winter of 2007-08 my friends and I (Jeremy Jensen, Brock Bitton, Craig
Stevenson, and Jarvis Parry) started experimenting with building our own boards and
developing the shapes and types of boards that would allow us to do this. This was
the beginning of Grassroots Powdersurfing. For me, "Powdersurfing" is the perfect
blend of skateboarding, snowboarding, and surfing. Three of my favorite things
rolled into one. A pure bindingless experience without any restrictions or aids.
Just you, a board, and a mountain covered in pow.
Our boards are designed to take advantage of all types of terrain from steep
backcountry terrain to the little hill behind your house. All you need is a slope
and a few inches of soft snow.. the rest is up to you. The freedom to do skate
style tricks means it can be as difficult as you decide to make it, no matter what
terrain you are riding. Add that to the unbeatable feeling of riding powder and you
have yourself one of the funnest activities on earth. This is Powdersurfing.
Photos... All photos/screen grabs were taken by me (Jeremy Jensen) .. all of them
are me riding except the first shot. That one is Craig Stevenson holding the board
in the snowy light.
Jeremy Jensen Ollie