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Jeremy Jensen surfing thru the snow and weeds without any bindings on his Grassroots Powsurfer

Welcome Winter! Opening Powsurf Session 2015

The first day of the season is always the best day of the season!  This year we waited a bit longer than usual and started out with conditions a bit shallower than usual too. But we have no complaints.. “low tide” is better than no tide.. and I don’t mind blasting thru the weeds. It feels so great to get out and breathe the cool mountain air, and of course to surf the beautiful whites that mother nature provides.

With only about 11 inches of snow separating the dirt from our boards it was a light-footed session, quick and mellow turns on the lower angle terrain. We listened as skis and snowboards scraped the ground, but the float of our Grassroots Powsurfers kept us floating on top.

It’s always amazing the amount of fun we can have in such simple terrain as we wait for the big waves to fill in. Stoked as ever to welcome a new season of powsurfing! Enjoy our quick and dirty Opening Session edit!

Grassroots Powdersurfing founder Jeremy Jensen talks about his company for a Warren Miller Entertainment Athlete Spotlight.

Jeremy Jensen – Athlete Profile for Warren Miller’s Chasing Shadows Film

Classic Wood Powsurfers

Grassroots Wooden Classics

Many of these babies were actually handcrafted over a year ago and they were just too beautiful to let go.  I am a bit of a hoarder when it comes to powsurfers, my house and walls are littered with them. It drives my wife absolutely crazy. Fortunately she sees the long hours and sleepless nights that I pour into this passion and she recognizes the unstoppable drive I have to get outside and rip as much pow as humanly possible. It obviously makes me happy and it is part of who I am so she puts up with it.

Sometimes I feel that I get carried away with designing and building things to be as functional as possible; ptex bases, fully gripped topsheets with deep concave, shapes based on performance rather than just aesthetics, etc.  I want the boards I make to ride as good as possible, or else the experience is compromised.  I feel the experience is really what it is all about, more so than how “cool” the board looks. I work to blend the two, but often times my mind chooses function over fashion.

So I decided to take a break from my normal attitude and focus on making something beautiful as priority one, but still make it ride great so as not to disappoint the rider.  They may not be as fast and as durable as our ptex based boards but they are gorgeous.. so much so that you may not even want to ride them for fear of scratching them.  Whether they end up on your wall or under your feet, these boards will certainly turn heads and put smiles on faces.

Check out whats available on the Grassroots Wooden Classics Page. Each of these are one-of-a-kind, personally handcrafted and signed.  I hope the lucky few who pick these up enjoy them as much as I have.  (wiping tears)

Classic Wood Powsurfers

Designed and handcrafted in Logan, Utah by Jeremy Jensen

Grassroots Powsurfers 2014 Models

Specialty Powsurfers Released!

We’ve been having so much fun riding these shapes that we started to feel guilty keeping them all to ourselves. So 2013-14 is your lucky season! We are stoked to make these unique shapes available to the rest of the powsurfing community. Each board was designed and shaped by Jeremy Jensen and they handmade with care, one at a time in a tiny garage in Logan, Utah.  Their sex appeal goes beyond just aesthetics, they back it up with performance.

We are offering an number of different graphic & shape combinations so click here to pick out your next ride or contact us to inquire about a combination that is not listed.

Specialty Powsurfers

Grassroots Specialty Powsurfers

Grassroots Powderslut

Graphics for the 2014 Line of Stock Powsurfers

We couldn’t be more stoked on the new graphics for this season’s boards.  We have collaborated with some brilliant artists in the US and Canada to give this year’s powsurfers a great new look.  The “stock” line consists of our best selling shapes that we have offered over the years.  The Powder Skate Twin, the Slasher, the Powder Shark, and our best selling model- the Powder Slut.

Check the 2014 Stock Powsurfers

Grassroots Powder SkateGrassroots SlasherGrassroots PowderslutGrassroots Powder Shark

THE ARTISTS:

Colby Eubanks airbrushed the Powder Skate graphic back in 2000 on one of my skateboards. It was so fitting for the “Powder Skate” model that I had to bring it back.

Jordan Nielsen is an LA based artist who created the “Slasher” and the “Powder Shark” graphics. Jordan’s creates some great illustrations and design work and is currently working his dream job designing Vans shoes.

Vanessa Stark is responsible for the graphic on this year’s “Powder Slut”. Vanessa lives in Pemberton BC and draws here inspiration from a healthy outdoor lifestyle. Aside from being a brilliant artist she is a full on ripper on the snow, a mother, and a damn good cook.
We are stoked and proud to have such talented people contributing to this years line of boards.

 

 

 

 

Kronicle Magazine Article featuring Jeremy Jensen, shaper and owner of Grassroots Powdersurfing.

Jeremy Jensen interview with Kronicle Magazine

If you haven’t checked out Kronicle backcountry snowboard magazine yet then you are missing out.  This is a great magazine, packed full of mouth watering photography, backcountry gear reviews and great stories.  This mag is geared towards people who love exploring the backcountry and riding fresh pow. We highly recommend buying a copy or two of their print material and following them online.  Last week Jeremy Jensen, owner/creator of Grassroots Powdersurfing sat down with Kronicle Magazine to talk about the history of Grassroots and what the future holds for binding-free riding.  Click the link below to check it out, and don’t forget to subscribe to their feed, their facebook page and their print mag.  You will be glad you did.

http://www.kroniclemag.com/kronicled-jeremy-jensen/

Facefulls of fun

The Powsurf Chronicles Episode 5 – Facefulls of Fun

The Powsurf Chronicles Episode 5 – Facefulls Of Fun

Kickback, watch the snow ripple and feel the powder blast you in the face.  Here’s a quick episode from an early season day in the Utah Backcountry. Enjoy it… we sure did.

Watch on Vimeo or Youtube

 

Jeremy Jensen Ollies his Grassroots Powsurfer in the Utah Backcountry.

Solstice Powsurf Session 2012

While some of the world hunkered down to prepare for armageddon, the Grassroots crew headed into the hills to celebrate the solstice the best we know how, by enjoying life to the fullest.  A fresh couple of feet had fallen over the past couple of days and the skies turned blue for us.  The shortest day of the year brings seriously epic light on a bluebird day.. long shadows and cold smoke conditions made this one extra special.

The new Powsurf Compatible Cheetah Racks are absolutely bomber. So hyped on this setup!

Mike Lane, a good friend from back in the day was in town from Santa Cruz.  Lane has been surfing non-stop out there for a few years now and he was back to test his skills on the snow.  Lane slayed the steeps and threw in a few good ollies in the process.

Clack! Mike Lane popping ollies in the Utah duff.

 

Lane with a pow-eating grin.

Powsurf Slash

Lane only had a couple of powsurfing days under his belt but he ripped it like a veteran.  There was no second guessing or hesitation when we hit the steeper slopes, just fearless charging and big smiles at the bottom.  While the snowpack was relatively shallow, there is no complaining about fresh cold smoke on a bluebird day.  We seized the day and made the most of what we had to work with, slashing every slash in sight, and popping every fun button.  We milked every last bit of sunlight and left stoked.   So hyped on a new season of exploring possibilities and celebrating a new take on a familiar past time. Happy Solstice!

Jeremy Jensen lining up a couple of ollies.

Powder 8’s on the sled are always fun.

Jeremy Jensen, JJ Thomas, and Scotty Arnold about to surf some powder.

Park City Backcountry Powsurf Sesh with JJ Thomas, Scotty Arnold, and Jeremy Jensen

Jeremy Jensen, JJ Thomas, and Scotty Arnold ready for action in the PC neighborhood backcountry

After a few big hammer pow days in the backcountry it was time for a mellow day.  I linked up with Scotty Arnold and JJ Thomas in Park City to check out a rad little surf zone that JJ’s girl had found for us. Beth Anne has a good eye for powsurf zones!  The snow was shallow but we made the most of it and had a killer time slashing the gauntlet for a few runs and seshing the mini catwalk hits.

 

The 6 inch crusty “base” and 5 inches of fluf on top was pretty challenging but that’s all part of the fun of powsurfing.  JJ and I rode the Powder Sluts and Scotty tried out the Bullet 140, a great board for riding shallow pow. We burned a couple quick laps and that pretty much tracked up the skinny guantlet run.  Stoked for that thing to fill in so we can give it a proper slashing another time.

JJ had to roll out and take care of his lady…birthday celebrations the previous night were taking their toll on the poor girl.  She was a trooper, guiding us to the zone and snapping some pics along the way. Big thanks Beth Anne!

Scotty and I poked around for some bumps to pop off of. We found a little catwalk trail that kept us busy for a couple of hours.  Simple pleasures!!

Shuvits were popped, and kickflips were kicked and stomped.

It was so much fun riding with these boys. So rad to see people just pick up powsurfing and start killing it..even in sketchy conditions.  Big smiles and big fun.  Thats what it’s all about.

Kickfliping into shallow tracked up pow is not easy. Somehow I rode away clean on this one.

Scotty finding a deep (relatively) spot!

Turns out JJ snowboards goofy footed and powsurfs regular footed. The man has skills!

Scotty popped a big ollie and stomped a solid pop shuv after just a few tries.  The kickflip was next and he was determined to ride out clean.  He landed bolts numerous times and rode a couple out for a few feet.  Landing on ice and dirt is not easy.  The skills and determination that this guy has are gonna continue to blow minds for years in both snowboarding and powsurfing.  So stoked to have Scotty on board.

This kids’ got pop!

Jeremy Jensen Interview on Salty Peaks Blog

We are stoked to have the support of more and more shops around the world.  Salty Peaks has been a leading retailer in the industry for decades and we are proud to have our products on the shelves and in the museum.  Check the Salty Peaks interview with Jeremy Jensen (founder/owner) of Grassroots Powdersurfing, pics and videos here!

http://www.saltypeaks.com/blog/2012/12/grassroots-powdersurfing-freeriding-never-felt-so-free.html