Introducing “The Powsurf Chronicles” a series of short films about powsurfing. We will be dropping Chronicles throughout the winter season to keep the stoke running high and share with our audience the things that set Grassroots Powdersurfing (and powsurfing in general) apart from the rest of the world of snow sports.
The teaser is just the tip of the iceberg and it should give you a small glimpse of what’s in store for the future. With so many bangers, hammers and hum-dingers to sift thru, it took a while to get this little teaser done. We are stoked to pump out a few short videos this year that offer a little glimpse into what we have been up to over the past few years. The good times, the bad, history, direction, evolution, potential… there are so many avenues to base these films on.. the hard part is picking one and sticking with it.
So here’s the tease… and stay tuned for more. We will crank these out the best we can with the limited time we have. Hopefully they will open some eyes and minds, and get people stoked to go outside, grab a Grassroots powsurfer, and go get a face full of powder.
I received an email from Brandon Long with the Ogden Outdoor Adventure show requesting a radio interview. He wanted to talk about Grassroots Powdersurfing…. the boards, the history, and the future.
CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO HEAR THE INTERVIEW.
Jeremy Jensen interview – Grassroots Powdersurfing
Link the the blog post on Odgen Outdoor Adventure site:
Big Thanks to Brandon Long, the Ogden Outdoor Adventure show, and Jeff Young, who helped get the ball rolling on this.
The first early season tease of snow fell on October 7th 2011. We rallied up to the “sacred grove” to check the depth and were delighted to find enough pow to snowskate the campground and powsurf the upper fields.
The October issue of SLUG magazine just hit the shelves and there is a nice little two page story on Grassroots Powdersurfing. Big thanks to Slug mag and Shawn Mayer for coming up to Logan and checking out what we do.
We have been hard at work stocking up on boards for the upcoming season. Over the past spring and summer we’ve been playing a bit with some new shapes and styles.. . taking advantage of some of the scraps that are lying around. We are excited to get some of these on the snow. There are a few that we just built for fun and they probably aren’t the best everyday boards.. but they will have their days where they rip for sure. Unfortunately we will have to wait for snow to fall to find out.
“The Blue Bomber” is just one of a bunch of experimental shapes we’ve got brewing.
We have built and tested 30+ different shapes and sizes and it’s pretty cool to discover all of the differences in the way each one rides. Some subtle and others are very apparent. Some ride great and some will do better hanging on a wall somewhere. Shape is key.
A small collection of the quiver that has built up over the past 4 years.. the room wasn’t big enough for the whole quiv.
We decided to stick to a few shapes and sizes that have been tried and true for the 2011 line.
Shaping is a blast but we had to narrow down what we were going to offer to the public for now. There are a couple more that we may release after they have been properly tested and dialed in but this will likely be the line.
Adam in AZ is an old Winterstick rider from the 70’s. He saw what we have been doing and liked what was amped to have a custom board made for him. I customized this “Rocket” for him shaped for his height, weight and foot size. I wish I could have taken a few rides on her before I sent it off.
|Custom “Red Rocket” built for Adam in AZ.
Production has been in high gear since the season finally came to an end. I’ve revamped and updated the website, processed hours and hours of footage and photos, and pressed as many boards as possible. I have a grip of new experimental shapes and sizes and I can’t wait to take them for a test drive.
I’ve been shredding so much pow this year that i just haven’t had an opportunity to get on the bi-decks as much as I used to. Our local resort has outlawed them so they rarely see much action aside from early season campground sessions and apres shred parking lots. It felt great to get out and throw some slush around.