How to Build Your Own Powder Board

Shape your own snowboard out of ply wood


Corey Smith shredding one of his own creations, what could be better?

For many years, making a snowboard was the preserve of factories with high tech equipment, but more recently home built boards have been taking the powder-surfing world by stor. Hobbyists in Japan have been crafting their own shred sticks for years now (see the latest issue of WL) and since Corey Smith put up the edit below in 2011 and subsequently started Spring Break Snowboards the Western snowboard world has been tuned in to the whole phenomenon.

And no surprises either, imagine blasting through powder on a board you’ve made yourself, hard to beat right? But now with the release of the first Spring Break production models hitting shelves next autumn a lot of people may be missing out on the homemade aspect; it’s the journey not the destination right?

Never wanting anyone to miss out, here’s the handy Whitelines guide to creating your own powder slayer; remember, this is only a snap shot of what is possible so don’t take this as a bible on the topic by any means. This is merely to get you started in the right direction.

Happy building and happy shredding!

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