Objective : Create a powder / soft-snow specific board
Characteristics : Surf-style feel , Quick turning radius , exceptional float , ultra stable , fast on the flat sections ,
Process : Take 25 years of personal experience mixed with all the modern technology in the snow and water sports , shake vigorously and lightly pour some "outside-the-box" thinking before consumption.
I first witnessed snowboarding in an early 80's Warren Miller movie. What intrigued me the most was the apparent "sensation". I've always strived to find better equipment to yield better performance , and thus even better sensation.
Not many will argue that snowboarding in powder is one of the best sensations available to us on this planet. I believe in "Condition specific" equipment , and the same gear you use for all round mtn riding is NOT optimum for riding POW. If Powder days are among the best in your life , don't you think you'd like to optimize the experience and sensation ?? I do.
I've begun prototyping and testing some rather radical boards specific to " softer " snow conditions. May 27th was day 1 on the latest FAWCETT snowboard. Great success considering the mashed potato conditions. It definitely out- performed a conventional board. I'm looking to create further generations this summer with a plan to produce a limited batch of boards available this Fall. Next Stop....Mammoth June 2 - 9. Then on to N.Z. in Aug for some southern hemisphere dry-powder testing. Photos as soon as I'm content that this IS the best powder machine out there.
Posted by mark
03/30/2011 3:22 PM |
Hello ! Welcome to my Blog. I will attempt to keep you up to date on my "goings-on" with The National Team and my own activities. Check in frequently for updates. Just as much fun stuff occurs in the summer as in the winter , so pop over in the warm season for a peek as well. Cheers !!! Mark Fawcett