PowderJet Snowboards are handmade in Vermont by Jesse Loomis and friends, who started making the boards in 2009 because,
I couldn’t find the board I wanted in the mayhem of the current snowboard industry. I wanted a classic powder surfer that would float me through open powder fields, and turn tightly enough to manage the squirrely trees here in Vermont. It needed a concave tail that would make quick turns even quicker, and have a loose, surfy feel out in the open. It also needed bindings, needed to be light, and it needed to be built as ecologically-minded as possible.
Only 150 or so boards are made a year, and they sure do look fun. Don’t take our word for it though, watch Mikey Leblanc ride one instead.
via Catfish Chronicles.
PowderJet Snowboards announces that longtime pro snowboarder and Holden Outerwear co-founder Mikey LeBlanc is now a PowderJet brand ambassador. Mikey will be joining Hisanori Katsuyama, Lukas Huffman, David Wien and Scott Lenhardt on the PowderJet ambassadorial roster.
PowderJets are limited edition, high performance and hand crafted wooden snowboards that are custom built for backcountry powder fun. They are engineered for maximum float and “surfy-ness”, as well as eco-friendliness. One of PowderJet’s goals is to bring simplicity back to snowboarding.
In 2009, woodworker and artist Jesse Loomis founded PowderJet Snowboards because the specific type of board he was looking for wasn’t being built. He wanted a classic powder “surfer” style that would float through open powder fields, and turn tightly enough to manage the tight trees common in the Northeastern United States. The boards feature USA grown FSC certified maple and poplar wood, clean bio resin laminate and a Vermont made, whey based polyurethane finish.