this is a list of old snowboard makers we've come across. THEY ARE LISTED IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER. it's not, nor will it ever be, a totally comprehensive list of all old snowboards made pre-1990. there's to many small scale companies that quickly disappeared, or home made's that have long been forgotten. we're only trying to compile the info for a historical perspective and as a reference for collectors. the focus is on pre 1990. we applaud all those who made early snowboards regardless of number made, corporate or small shop, still around or defunct. if you know of any others please message us with the info. thanks!
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snurfer - 1965, SHERMAN POPPEN, BURTON - 1970'S, burlington, vt. JAKE BURTON, SIMS - 1970'S, TOM SIMS, santa barbara, california BARFOOT - 1970'S, CHUCK BARFOOT, WINTERSTICK - 1970'S, DIMITRIJE MILOVICH, utah avalanche - california lib tech - washington skeeboggan - 1930'S, wickland bunker - 1940'S, adirondak ski board - 19xx snowplast hammerplast - 19xx coleco - skeeter - by snowcrafters variflex - 1980'S / dsi everest - swingbo - by alpine surf hy-arc - DR. avalanche - damien sanders agression - origins: matt nipper, 1983, began building boards from old head ski press (boards not named) gnu - washington hooger booger - swiss suanzee - western michigan maker of fibergalss hand paintd snowboards 1980's black snow - funky - new hampshire crazy banana - swiss kemper - ontario, canada mistral - maryland snowtech - new york look lamar - BERT LAMAR, hot - by surge dupraz started in france 1984. plenk - crazy creek - tied to crazy banana(?), swiss novak snurfboards - BOB NOVAK, michigan Gordon & smith - california elan - dynastar - K2 - atomic - SKI MFG, rossignol - SKI MFG, fischer - SKI MFG, kastle - ski mfg kniesel - ski mfg head - ski mfg neidecker - ROCKY MOUNTAIN - STEVE LINK, colorado FLIGHT - summit - steve link, silverthorne, co 1982, then silverthorne, co 1986 ULTIMATE CONTROL BOARDS - MICHAEL TROPPMAN, carl "butch" bronski(?), lakewood, co, 1981, thermoplastic SLICKER - steve cathey, ca MOSS - japan PROP - first twin(?), washers on rear sidewalls for edges. matt donovan, santa barbara, ca. early 80's. LOFO - LOUIS FOURNIER, MORROW - ROB MORROW, SKIFER - SNURFER TYPE BOARD WHITE BEAR - SNURFER TYPE BOARD bec-mar sno skimmer - snurfer type board ski bombe - by sea gliders co., montreal canada. snurfer type board grell - snurfr type board, jeff grell, colorado arrow - snurfer type board antix - 1ST YEAR, michigan LENDERINK - BLANK supplier (MICHIGAN wood products supplier to early snowboard makers) wild duck - nitro - seattle, wa. tommy delago and Sepp ardelt. formed in 1989 / established 1990. ripcurl snowsurf co. - thierry donnard. victoria, australia. 1980's (euro mfg?) solo ski - san diego, ca. mark vance, john west. integral circular rotating binding built in board checker pig - heavy tools - elfgen - duparz - serge dupraz apocolypse surf - regis roland, 80's early swallowtail models carbon surf - winter surf - founded by sergio aghemo, turin. italy 1985. later mfg hoffstetter, germany(?) snow surf (lusti) - FOUNDED BY RUDI PROBSTL & MICHEAL GEYER, 1978 BAVARIA, GERMANY clem surf - sweet surf - mfg in france hawaii surf - eric gross, french made bird surf - 1983-89, french, by e. mayhew, (sponsored jean nerva & phil martin) surf key - snowfish - swiss skull skate - swift - 1983, co. tracy/tim canaday (of never summer). burton like board skriss - "escape" model. jeff grell design & mfg., 1986/87, colorado crystal ocean - pre-avalanche design, damien sanders, california swash - seam - euro storm - alberta, canada vortex / techtonic - quebec, canada hiper - denver, co, by myron knappschafer [hyperslick base (borrowed from snowplow blade technology] ski board - late 70's, by bob webber (precurser to sims flying yellow banana base) maui - mamboo - australia dea - jacks - italy jester - jazz - transition - 80's. brampton, ontario, CAN. legendary skater and all board maker wee willie winkles. gussade - california steep & deep - local motion hawaii - powder stick - 1983-1992. calgary, canada, lindsey rodgers, formed early 80's, later became "option sb" snowboards snowfish - sKOSH - bill o'connell, carrie campbell, proto's built 1974, littleton, co FANATIC - 1989 pogo - vector - vortex - quebec, canada alpha - by attack international. mfg austria. late 1980's wind surfing company Aloha - inferno - pinzgau, austria, late 1980's glacier - lipstick - mfg by F.R.G. rabbit - by anders wittusen, OSLO, NORWAY 1983 mountech - anders wittusen, norway pee funk - ANDERS WITTUSEN, NORWAY utopia - ANDERS WITTUSEN, NORWAY razor blade - eskimo - MUNICH GERMANY LATE 1980'S no guarantee - fun dominator - eigenbrau - a-team - jack smith, gary fluitt, john brunson. morrow bay, ca late 1970's. made sand-boards too ultra - hf - french (pyrenees mountains), early 80's naked boards - california. made in factory that became agression nectar - california rebel skate & snow - oregon boulder boards/aggression - colorado town & country snow stick - canadian largo bigfoot - kniesel delbert pumpernickle - ? snurf - french brand from 1983-87 by skateboarders r. backes and the almuzara brothers. radical - contra line - ska board - colorado, established 1981(ish) gar - colorado omni - australia, 1986?. small batch. originally skate maker shady sharks - 1987, carsten cappi (made for EBI), low volume booger you - wave 270, late 80's, made by "greg" extreme boardsports, glenelg-adelaide, australia, low vol chaix vanom - small french maker 1984-1986 saxo fun - small french maker circle one - 1983. english wind surf co that got into snowboards wave - adelaide, australia. greg?. 1980's ayack - ski surf, japan, mid 1970's - early 80's johly - previously ayak, japan late 80's brandy(?) - allen rech, ca. swallowtail, mid rudder, side fins, yellow topside, 1984. polar - euro outland - 1983/84 low vol, bc canada, by james kalssen (US open dh champ late 80's) colab with neil daffern. surfneige - french, models aspen-1 1985, aspen-2 1985/86. skyrider - big foot model, united kingdom, 1980's. SNOWBOARD-SURFBOARD CO. - WIDER SURFBOARD LIKE SNOW DECK WITH A ROPE. SNOW-SURFER - VERY WIDE SURFBOARD LIKE SNOW DECK F2 (FUN & FUNCTION) - 1988, austrian made SONIC - SOUTHER CALIFORNIA. STAINLESS STEEL BASE. SURFAVO - HOMEMANDE BRAND OUT OF ITALY. MASSIMO DI PONZI - MAKER. TRANSITION - COLLINGWOOD, ONTARIO CANADA. WEE WILLIE WINKLES FAMILY FACTORY. INVENTED "SKYHOOKS". freeway - 1980's "west" germany bradar - 1986. fully plactic with short edges only near each binding energy - french made
(in the process of adding others as we come across them)