HELLO, NICE TO MEET YOU.
We are the snowsurfers of Moss Snowstick. We are a family of friends who would love nothing more than to show you an alternative to today's snowboard culture. Snowboarding's past is filled with freethinking spirits and brilliant design ideas, something that has been sorely overlooked ever since snowboarding's early nineties ski-influenced, olympic-fueled boom. We believe less is more, the turn is everything and a life lived with a deep love for snowboarding is a wonderful gift.
Our design philosophy
Our surfboards for the snow are natural designs: made to flow in harmony with the threedimensional terrain the mountains create in winter. Long smooth noses, deep swooping sidecut profiles and progressive tail designs to give you a specific release feeling each. With our roots in early seventies radical and evolutionary surfing, our snowsurfing shapes are made using the best design ideas from our rich past yet built with todays knowledge and technologies. For aggressive yet flowing riding styles, these designs are what snowsurfing is all about.
Our shapes are best ridden 10-20 cm shorter than your normal freeride length. This may seem exotic, but our snowsurfing shapes with their smooth, long nose profiles handle a lot longer than they are. These outlines will smoothly transition up, over and against the threedimensional terrain the mountain presents you with and will allow you to ride deep snow with your balance centered, giving you back the freedom to maneuver. Each model has a specifically designed tail shape with each its unique release characteristic. These tail profiles will allow you to stay loose riding high up on vertical walls instead of locking the sidecut and getting stuck like most of today's ski influenced designs.
Ride them with your bindings closer together to free up your body movement, ride them from the back foot when weighting the edge to give them enormous edge hold and you will see the mountain transform into an endless, ear-to-ear grinning, hard carving, freeflowing snowsurfing session.
Moss snowstick was born in 1971. The early days of snowboarding were filled with free, progressive thinkers who had nothing to copy, everything was new.
The grandfather of japanese surfing, Shinzo Tanuma, decided to apply surfing to the deep japanese snow, and so it happened that the first shapes were completely surfboard inspired: long noses, short tails and they were ridden with the weight on the back foot, as in surfing.
Besides the design influence of surfing the whole mountain and its terrain was experienced as a flowing, waveriding experience. This natural, free and deeply personal approach worked so well that the snowsurfers of Japan have been designing and refining their shapes like this ever since, which nowadays gives us a line of one-of-a-kind freeflowing designs that combine the best ideas from the early days of snowboarding with the best design ideas and materials of today.