Just in from Japan: the custom fit neoprene sole cover. You can use the cover with your bindings attached, making them perfect to keep your snowstick safe while riding in trunks, flatbeds and ski boxes.
Send us an e-mail to order, price will be 99,95 Euros each ex. shipping. We will add them to the surfshop in the coming days.
Check out our Snowsurfin' session camp, they are a blast. If you are near Hakuba, Japan next month let us know, we will get you all the info!
NEW 2014 MODELS ARE HERE!
The surfshop is open! Our new snowsurfin' shapes can now be found on our website and are ready to be ordered through www.mosssnowsurfing.com/store.
This is going to be a great winter!
OUR LITTLE SNOWSURFING BOOK
We love our mailman: our new lookbook with next winter's snowsurfing goodness in it just landed on our doorstep. Send us an e-mail at email@example.com with your adress and we will send you one!
We would love to show you a new snowsurfing concept that came from all that riding means to us: pure free expression, connecting to the movement of nature, creative individualism and simple ear-to-ear grinning fun. We believe progression comes from the minds of riders so we designed a snowsurfing concept that makes this possible.
We call it The Free.
We have built the sandwich construction for you: a vertically laminated wood core, a very extensive insert pattern, camber and nose/tail heights and a p-tex 4000 sintered base which is the fastest, most durable, hardest base material there is.The Free exists in two lengths and has no outline. That is right, no outline. Giving you the total freedom to shape your snowsurfing the way you imagine.
The Free is a soft-snow specific snowsurfing shape that will allow you to shape any outline your mind creates. Choose your length, width, stance. Think of the lines you ride and create a sidecut profile that fits it perfectly. Choose the nose length, tail length and setback balance. Choose which shape is the most harmonious for the terrain and conditions you ride. A longboard or a fish? A wide stubby or a sleek, fast gun? A split shape or a Yuki-ita bindingless shape? A pintail, a moontail, a deep swallow or a tail design nobody has thought of yet?
The Free is a clear concept: created to bring rider inspired change to snowboarding, influenced by the lack of design dogmas in the early days of snowboarding, constructed from the best materials of today, and no metal edges. It is a highly functional soft snow specific snowsurfing experience. Slush, corn, powder: all natural snow surfaces is where The Free excels.
The Free comes with clear instructions and ofcourse we can assist you in the designing and shaping process. We will also offer custom made orders. We have been perfecting the shaping process and will shape a limited amount of custom designed orders this winter, each one handmade in Japan with attention to detail and a deep understanding of snowsurfing design.
Contact us for more info, prices and delivery dates will be available in the fall!
This summer we would love to take you on a journey to our roots.
We will regularly post our inspirations, influences and stories from the birth time of Moss Snowstick. This is also the time which has shaped us into the snowsurfers we are today and we believe will shape snowboardings future. We are talking about the early 1970's, a radical, freethinking and transformative time.
So keep an eye on our news, gallery and Facebook page, we've got some really inspiring ideas lined up for you. Snowboarding’s future is truly in the past!
PRE-ORDERING FOR WINTER 2014 HAS STARTED
Details on all our new models can be found under 'gallery' on the website!
THE 2014 U SERIES
In the coming days we will show you the new lineup and start our pre-order period. The first series we would love to show you is our U series!
Nearing the end of a long and fantastic winter season filled with shaping, testing and refining we are about to introduce next winter's Moss snowsurfing shapes. Our family of friends is headed in a direction that makes us very, very happy and we can't wait to show you our new designs.
Hope to see you next saturday the 6th of april!
ARE MOSS SNOWSTICK SHAPES FUN TO RIDE IN A SKI AREA?
Yup. They are:
Riding everything in sight at the wonderful little ski area of Les Sybelles in France. Teppei Hirota, Naoto Kotsugai, Sho Shiramizu, Masahiko Sato, Morris and Lodewijk Duijvesteijn all riding the 2014 Moss Snowstick shapes.
Edit by: www.frankvanleeuwen.nl/film
WE LOVE GROOMERS
We love showing lots of powder shots, but very often we get the question if Moss Snowstick shapes can be ridden on hardpack or groomed slopes. Easy answer: yes, and then some. The outlines and sidecut profiles make these early-seventies inspired snowsurfing shapes pretty much better in every way for drawing deep&long carved turns on hard snow than any ski influenced modern-day shape out there. Here is an example!
MOSS SNOWSTICK REVIEW
Here is a recent review of our shapes by the powderchasing guys of WePowder.com. Full of their own brand of humor but a review without sugarcoating we think. Here is the translation!
Review: Moss Snowstick, by Dr. Gear
Bizarre, but oh so good.
What length did you say!? "149,3 centimeters" is what i hear on the other end of the line. A long silence is what follows...I'm on the phone with the distributor for Moss Snowstick in Europe. "And what about the swallowtail?". He answers: "the longest one you mean?...162 centimeters". Another long silence. Why should i test children's snowboards? The last time i rode a board this short was 15 years ago. A 151 cm. The first freestyle fashion wave grabbed me and i just hád to ride a short snowboard. I've seldom been more bummed out. Deep powder everywhere and all i did was sink. Up to my hips. Moreover, 15 years of drinking beer in seedy bars filled with Scandinavian beauties certainly did not make me any lighter. No, this certainly is not going to work.
But the distributor turns out to be one hell of a salesman. "it'll take 2 weeks to get used to". And: "you'll have to change your stance width ánd your body position". Normally any customer would have left the store by now, but my curiosity was provoked. I'm going to need two weeks to get used to riding these boards? I already know we are going to burn these snowboards down to the ground in our review. Why? The magic word useability. How dare you design a snowboard that will take you two weeks to get used to?
So, which models are we taking with us? The distributor gives us several boards to try out. In the boardbag we find the Moss Snowstick Wing Swallow, the Moss Snowstick 62 Swallow and the Moss Snowstick U4. I'm hearing the usual promotional speech and i'm startled when i hear the prices. "How much?" do i ask. "Between 799 and 999 euros". Hmm, this is going to be an easy one. Having to get use to it ánd pay a high amount, this is going to be break instead of make for this review.
I decide to travel along with my Friends Haas and Morris to go ride for a few days. When they hear my story they wish me luck and let me know they will never ever strap one of these children's boards to their feet. There is powder to be found and they've got something better to do.
Untill i force them, with my undeniable charm, to switch their bindings onto one of these 'children's boards'. Mind you, this cost me quite a few beers. I even force them to leave their own boards at home. The first doubts soon appear. "Short, too short. Way too short for us Europeans, let alone us tall Dutch folk." Soon thereafter we hear the usual excuses while in the chair going up: "i'm not in shape today" right up to "i bet they'll overtake me on the kiddy slope".
And then...something happens. The clouds part, the sun comes out and the first turns on a Moss Snowstick turn out to be..not at all difficult. Even better, A Moss rides like a normal snowboard. a nose press here, a 180 there. Time to hit some powder. Where these guys normally can't stop talking to me about avalanche safety they quickly leave me behind and try to ride out of sight, leaving big roostertails of flying snow. They are still letting me know what they think though: their hooting and hollering can be heard as far as the next valley. A Moss snowboard turns out to invoke a pure eureka-feeling in powder. They look a little strange, but they are só much fun to ride. And so we head out to look for limitations, of which we can't find any really. Ok, you are not going to ride switch a whole run, but besides that they are as good as a normal snowboard, dare we say even better: Carving a groomed slope? No problem. 180, 360? No problem. Control and straightlining? Very nice indeed. Powder, powder and more powder? It seems Morris has refused to return his board and is taking it to go heliskiing in Canada soon.
So you don't need to get used to it?
No, because of the long nose the boards are forgiving and leaving out the tail makes the board easily sink in deep snow. A board that anyone can ride instantly but...if you want to get the maximum effect out of this snowboard you need to ride actively. As in: knees bent. Then a whole new world opens up for you.
And then there us another 'but': those who prefer to remain anonymous had best not ride a Moss Snowstick. Absolutely éveryone strikes up a conversation with you. Dude, i feel like a pro..
Dr. Gear end score:
Five stars out of five. Why? Because bizarre can be oh so good..
Look closely and you'll find a taste of the 2014 Moss Snowstick shapes.
SNOW | SURF
A selection of our snowsurfing shapes will be part of an exhibition in our seaside town on all things snow&surf: a photo exhibition exploring where the love for sea and snow meet, we'll be showing classic and obscure snowsurf & surf movies, we are introducing a limited edition shirt by our excellent clothing designing friends from Ongetemd , we'll have music and ofcourse winterBBQ and beer!