The ShaperSummit is the world’s premiere powderboard test and snowboard design gathering held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, presented by AVALON7.
Once a year we invite some of the most dedicated and solid riders on the planet to test powder and freeride boards. For 3 days we ride the heck out of as many boards as we can and give the feedback directly to each brand in an effort to collectively progress snowboard design.
We test over 150 snowboards, generate over 500 reviews, celebrate the culture of snowboarding through the SHREDTalks, and pretty much shred our faces off at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Organized by pro-rider Rob Kingwill.
The 9th annual event 2022 went off with 12 brands represented: Burton, Cardiff SnowCraft, Chimera, Franco, Grassroots, Igneous, Neversummer, Pallas, Rossignol, Telos, World Boards and Winterstick.
The Powsurf sessions were many this year at the Shaper Summit with a few solid crews venturing into the side country to test a wide variety of shapes. We had a special guest Martin Sammet who has been building snowboards since 1983 with his company Pogo Snowboards. I also had the pleasure of riding a vintage Sims Lonnie Toft board from 1978 that was a real trip to ride!
We always have way too much fun at this event and 2020 was no different.