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SnowboardMaterials.com was formed in 1998 as a division of Custom Shop Snowboard in Toronto, Canada, by longtime snowboard industry veteran Lindsay Rogers.

Our History

1978-1983. Lindsay Rogers was a nationally ranked skateboarder in Canada, and 2 time National youth skateboard champion in 1979 and 1982. During the winter months Lindsay started experimenting with and making crude snowboards based on the early Snurfers,  Burton and Sims snowboards he had seen in some of the skateboard magazines of the day. In 1982 Lindsay's shop sponsor suggested that they could sell his snowboards in their store if he came up with a brand name and worked on getting the finish and graphics to look more professional. Encouraged by that, in 1983 Lindsay formed Powderstick Snowboards Ltd., one of the first contemporary snowboard companies in the industry.

1984 - 1991 Powderstick became a top Canadian snowboard brand and had retailers and distributors in 10 countries. By the early 90's Powderstick had a very advanced factory and was building some of the most advanced boards on the market. In 1991 the company was taken over by another Canadian company, and Lindsay and the Factory were relocated to Vancouver to form what would become Option Snowboards.

1992 - 1998. Lindsay worked for Option and FBM composites as a board designer, equipment and machinery designer and sales manager. Option in particular grew very fast and became a top brand in the world earning a Canadian Exporter of the year award in 1997. In 1996 Lindsay left to set up and run a snowboard factory for Kuusport Mfg in Toronto Canada through 1998.

In 1998 Linday made the desision to leave Kuusport Mfg and form a small but very high end custom ski and snowboard company called the Custom Shop. The Custom Shop was the first company in the world offering people the ablility to design and order completely custom skis and snowboards over the internet. As part of this company Lindsay also opened SnowboardMaterials.com the world's first online ski and snowboard materials supplier for small to medium sized manufactureres and individual buyers. SnowboardMaterials.com is still one of the main suppliers of materials, machinery and technololgy in the industry.

2000 - Present  SnowboardMaterials.com was re-located to Los Angeles in 2000 and its sibling company Action Sports Technology Inc was formed in 2004. These businesses continue to operate as two of the main suppliers of machinery, technology and materials in the extreme sports industry.

Recent News/Articles

  • Introducing our CNC Multicutter - CNC Router with blade

    Introducing our new CNC Multicutter CNC router with blade cutting attachment - Hand built in our facility in Los Angeles California.

    The CNC Multicutter is a medium format CNC router and blade cutter with a cutting area of 84" x 16" (2130mm x 406mm) up to 96" x 48" (2440mm x 1220mm) depending on the configuration. Standard sizes are 84" x 16" and 84" x 24".

    We call it the Multicutter due to the cutting versatility the machine offers when combining a traditional spindle for routing and milling tasks with an interchangable Donek blade cutter that allows a variety of other cutting tasks wih thin materials that would otherwise not be possbile on a traditional machine.

  • New 2015/2016 ski and snowboard materials in stock

    We just received a shipment of our new 2015/2016 snowboard cores and ski blanks. The new snowboard cores feature new twin tip flex profiles as well as a new 20 hole "Bullet Pack" binding insert pattern. Check em out on the cores page!

    Also, Isosport 4400 black base and Isosport 1140 Gloss white PBT topsheet are on sale!!

    Action Sports Technology Inc / SnowboardMaterials.com stocks the latest and greatest ski materials, snowboard materials, skateboard materials machinery and equipment.

    Check out tons of new content, new materials and machines for sale in our updated online store, as well as our newest addition, a continuing series of technical videos and articles about manufacturing and other relevant topics.

    All content is also now in a tablet and smart phone friendly format so you can take us with you on the go...

    If you want to stay up to date with our latest, please subscribe to our twitter feed or friend us on our Facebook page

    We hope you enjoy our new look...!

     

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