First subs out the PRESS

OK so suppliers finally came through, customs and duties are all paid (what a nightmare) and the snow has been falling. Next... The first couple boards out of the press not only look amazing but  they are lighter than I expected and they ride so good. All of the extra prep time and research, oh and don't forget MONEY finally has paid off. I will never forget the feeling of riding something I built with my own two hands down the mountain, and not just any mountain, we are not talking some escarpment off the side of the highway or some 500 vertical foot mom and pop lodge, we are talking Whistler fucking Blackcomb, over 5,000 vertical feet, and more than 3,000 hectares of pure snowskating awesomeness. On our first chair up with the first Squampton Snowskates in hand, the lift attendant notices the boards and comments on how awesome they are or something to that tune when Jesse yells out "I MADE IT". I won't soon forget that either.

To be honest the first little while with our own boards has been unforgettable moment after unforgettable moment. Seeing the look on some people's faces when they see a Squampton Snowskate for the first time, and they say things like, "it's a real board?!", or "it has edges and everything" like they expected us to have stapled some straps to an old skateboard deck to slide down the ditch on or something. Photo bombs have become a regular thing for us since having our own skates, there are so many tourists snapping photos in Whistler it is just too easy. I hope some day I see a photo of some random in Whistler with one of us holding up our Squampton Snowskate in the background. - Jon Samborski {Squampton Snowskates}

 

The first 2 Squampton Snowskates ever. These will be worth a fortune one day!

Jesse Davidson putting the first ever Squampton Snowskate to the test with this dirty Judo Air!