We've all owned or ridden a board at some point where it's been almost right but just a little off... Maybe it was slightly too stiff or you couldn't get the stance exactly right - the little can things can sometimes throw you off your game whilst you're trying to shred.
It's always been a dream of any rider to own a personalised board, one custom made just for you, one you could pretend was your first pro model. But unless you're actually a pro or even just lucky enough to work for Burton, Lib Tech or Signal it's always been an unlikely dream.
But now enter Offshore Snow Shapes, an Australian company aiming to get everyone shredding on their own custom rides. Their simple idea is that they provide a range of shapes - currently four - and you then choose the length, flex, profile, setback and paint job that suits you best.
It's an attractive proposition to say the least. In their own words:
Offshore Snow Shapes is our step toward uncompromising personalised snowboard design that seeks to make the most out of all conditions as we endeavour to surf the earth. Made by the hands of snowboarders using the highest quality materials, this marks a return to care, integrity and passion that has faded in a world of mass produced cookie-cutter boards.
So what do you think? Reckon you'll be heading out on your own whip next season?