Winter 2018

Press

 SnoPlanks Press & News

 

 

 

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"Bend company winners [SnoPlanks] take home 100k Prize"    -ZoloMedia

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Angry Snowboard reviews SnoPlanks SnoDay Snowboard

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"If you get the chance to ride one, do it. If you are going to buy one, go for it. These boards and especially this model [SnoPlanks SnoDay] are just a different ride that makes you feel like you're surfing the mountain."    -Angry Snowboarder

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Teton Gravity Research Reviews SnoPlanks Powder Snowboards

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"SnoPlanks' bamboo powder snowboards will change your riding forever."   -Teton Gravity Research

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Transworld Business Interviews SnoPlanks

 

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"SnoPlanks is a snowboard brand based out of Bend, Oregon producing handmade, bamboo powder boards. An experience surfboard shaper, SnoPlanks Co-founder James Nicol was seeking a snowboard that allowed him to surf the snow. When he didn't find what he wanted, he began shaping it himself.... SnoPlanks cofounder and shaper James Nicol sat down with TransWorld Business to discuss the bamboo difference, the rising popularity of surf inspired snowboarding, and what lies ahead for the emerging brand."    -Transworld Business

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Bend Magazine SnoPlanks

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"...the founders remain committed to crafting their products by hand, and doing it here. "Bend literally and figuratively shaped SnoPlanks," Nicol said. "This is an Oregon brand through and through.""    -Bend Magazine
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Startup Bend Venture Conference SnoPlanks

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"SnoPlanks has primarily grown organically. They anticipate that this winter could be a milestone as they laser in on getting the word out about their products beyond Bend."    -Startup Bend

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Bend Broadband Blog Article. SnoPlanks Venture Out Conference.

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"SnoPlanks secured $100,000 in funding Wednesday night as the winner of the inaugural Venture Out Festival."   -Bend Broadband Business

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Whitelines Snowboarding SnoPlanks

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"If you're looking for the ultimate in snowboard gluttony, or lust, you couldn't do much wrong with getting a handmade stick from these chaps at SnoPlanks. Handmade in Bend, Oregon; each and every stick has equal parts knowledge and love shaped into them."    -Whitelines Snowboarding

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Built Oregon SnoPlanks Article

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"With sales doubling year over year, and a brand that has received its fair share of press, you'd think James and Ryan had done all of this before, but in fact they are first time founders."    -Built Oregon

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Heckler Magazine SnoPlanks Writeup

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"The board really came out of its shell. Floating was no problem and its small shape made it more nimble and fun. Maybe not your everyday board, but it really opened my eyes to how much hype is behind a good amount of traditional board technology. Hands down, this things rips."    -Heckler Magazine

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Splitboard.com SnoPlanks Interview

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"This bamboo splitboard lacked paint and color, but popped due to its design and precision craftsmanship. A local informed me the branded bamboo board was hand built, and shaped by SnoPlanks, a local Bend Oregon based company. These ptexed edgeless beauties piqued my interest and I wanted to know more." -Splitboard.com 

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SnoPlanks Article

"...SnoPlanks, a powder focused snowboard company based out of Bend, Oregon. Shaping gorgeous bamboo boards with an improved rocker designed specifically to float over powder, this season is looking to keep co-owner/shaper James Nicol very busy."   -Experience Magazine

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Teton Gravity Research SnoPlanks

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"All boards are hand-shaped, sanded, finished, and branded (literally). From start to finish, these decks are shown love and individual care that is unmatched in any industrial factory setting."    -Teton Gravity Research
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Source Weekly SnoPlanks

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"Inspired by waves, Bend's newest snowboard manufacturer is rousing the connection between two board sports linking carving turns on the mountain to surfing. And like many great innovations, SnoPlanks got its start in a garage."   -Bend Source Weekly

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Bend Bullentin SnoPlanks

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"SnoPlanks is a company that manufactures a number of different and unique powder snowboard shapes featuring a reverse sidecut, similar to a surfboard, and a large amount of rocker built in allowing for optimal powder cruising and extreme maneuverability."   -Bend Bulletin

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SnoPlanks James Nicol Article

 ""'Innovator' is definitely a label thrown around a little too generously these days, but we're going to go ahead and use it anyway because that is precisely what James Nicol is. We caught up with the man from Oregon to chat about his company SnoPlanks, and learn a little more about the man behind the brand."   -Men At Work