Thanks for all the love! I love you too!!
Lets just take this back to the basics..... How long have you been snowboarding? mr. SENOR MEMBER linvillegorge?? I bet u havnt even been riding 5 yrs.
I grew up in Tahoe. I have been riding since 6th Grade which is now over 20 years. This is when snowboarding was near its infancy. Small federations had begun and the advent of the park was just starting. I have been on Automaton for 7 years before switching to Tyrant. I have rode all over the world including, Spain, Chile, France, Canada, and the western us CA-CO. We were riding deep powder backcountry cliffs in donner summit, before you probably ever ate a snow cone. There were no such things as camber vs. non camber vs rocker, reverse rocker. triple omega rocker, and 40+ other words for why one board is better than the other. They barely had decent boots and boards. Shit my first Santa Cruz wasnt even a normal snowboard shape . it had some crazy nose curves on the top and bottom and my first boots were sorels... Our Favorite Snowboard Videos were the TB series and the Whiskey Series! SNowbaording has come a long way. Snowboarders living the way they want to live and pushing the limits of the sport while having a blast doing it. and Yes Partying was part of the lifestyle. Its only recently with addition of multi-national sponsors that partying and snowboarding are somehow looked down upon? (or just by squares on message boards. you decide?)
and Mr Senor Member BURTONAVENGER.
Do your history; Sean Kearns, Jimmy Hallopoff... Devin Walsh and the Entire Wildcats series. Not only some of the best snowboarding in history is also claim to rowdiest bunch of party hardy motha-fuackas on the planet. So if u wanna hate on partying and Snowboarding check out your modern day phenoems.... or just go ahead and bust a line with Shaun White in his lambo or get alcohol spit in the face by Danny Kass.
Honestly; I was never prepped or paid to rep for the company; I am just a snowboarder. I just really liked there boards and took the chance to rep them on the internet when Funner Projects gave me the opportunity to do so.(thank you funner) And the boards are badass, you cant front on that. I didnt go over the specs cuz honestly i didnt know them at the time of the interview it was my first day at SIA denver. And I aint gonna lay down false info to people. Looking back ya i wish i had the info, espeically when I saw Capitas interview. I guess i mainly just ride snowboards and dont build em but since you want to know; Every TYRANT SNOWBOARD is Tip to Toe Alpine wood cores, 4000 sintered base, P-Tex Sidewalls, core metal edges. All Top of the line materials handmade in the USA by snowboarders for snowboarders.
As far a Las vegas not being close to any mountains you are trippin' we have Mountains in all directions. The closest Mt Charleston is only 40 minutes from the strip. If you head North you have Mammoth & June, if you head south you have Big Bear, Mt. High, Mt. Baldy. IF you head East you got Brian Head, Park City, Snowbird. 4 distinctly different types of snow and terrain that we ride and test or boards on a continuous basis!!
Yeah we are a small company that hand makes every board individually in our own factory. We are not out sourced to china, japan, europe or other companies. We are not 60 year old grandma's pressing all you favorite companys boards in finland with different logos. We still hand sand every core to our exact specifications. We try our own techniques and modifications, like carbon fiber implants and dont jump on every trend that comes out. or try to "copy" other manufacturers ideas like the "rocker" "pickle" "banana" fad that just hit. when you actually bust a nose or tail press there is still that since of skill that comes with landing the trick instead of the press illusion that the new boards make. and im not even hating on those boards or the riders who choose to ride them to each there own.
@WeRunDp if you want a Hat hit me up at SIA this year and I will hook you up; no worries.
There are few companies that are still Indepenedntly owned and operated. Everyone that has saw a glimpse of success has SOLDOUT to the bigger dogs in the industry. Very few companies come to mind that are still independent and made in the US (props to SMOKIN', NEVER SUMMER, etc.) and a few more in Canada that deliver HIGH quality north american craftmanship. Have we been offered to outsource are boards? YES. Have we done it? NO. DO we plan on outsourcing in the near future? NO.
I may not be the ideal snowboard salesman; but I am a real snowboarder that loves snowboarding and life maybe more than most people.
SO you can say whatever you want about me its cool; I dont mind. I love you all very much too!
Last edited by damato22; 06-28-2010 at 11:43 PM.