Rider Profile - Morgan Schofield

Rider profile - morgan schofield

Park to powder - Morgan Schofield has it on lock.

Where are you from? 
Albany, Auckland

How did you get in to snowboarding and how long ago?
Mum shipped me off on a snowboard camp for a school holidays in 2005. I was hooked from the moment i made my first not so graceful falling leaf.

Where's your favourite place to ride in NZ, and overseas? 
Remarks is the spot in NZ, so much terrain to hike if you have the legs for it. Hokkaido, Japan probably the most fun I’ve had on a snowboard snaking through tree lines and sending it into bottomless landings.

What's your best travel tip for snowboard missions?
Extra socks, you can be cold hungry and tired, but there's nothing worse then wet stinky feet.

If you weren't snowboarding, what would you be doing?
Surfing.  My Whanau grew up surrounded by the ocean so it would have been only naturally to get on a different board sport.

Where do you see the future of snowboarding going, quads or carves etc?

There;s only a few guys doing quads so… Carves, grassroots snowboarding will never die!!!, Snowboarders minds are expanding on the creative side so i only see it fit that we explore every possible realm of the carve... plus anyone can do them. 

What are your goals for winter 2016, adventures or tricks etc?

My overall goal would be to pack as many adventures i can into the season, while shooting photos with some photographer pals and stacking footy for a full part. Fingers crossed all goes to plan!

What's your current setup and sponsors?
Boardertown, Capitahl, Bataleon Snowboards and Switchback Bindings.  
This season ill be boosting on a Evil Twin Asym 156 with some fresh Switchback Universe bindings for a good transition between sending booters and riding Remarks chutes. 

What's your stance, any secret tips or tweaks?
Degrees: +9, -9 degrees
Stance Width: not sure on my width... I’m short as so not very wide!

Find something that is most comfortable for you, play round with a bunch of widths and angles until you find something you like the feel of.  Everyone's is different so just play around and find whatever feels good!

If you were a cake, what kind would you be?
Cake…. nah!  Chocolate self saucing pudding - YES! 

Rider Profile - Jack Spence

Rider Profile - Jack Spence

Get the low down on Boardertown team rider Jack Spence.

Where are you from?
Wellington, New Zealand.

How did you get in to snowboarding and how long ago?
First time I was 12 on a school trip but started when I was 18 doing an instructor course with my two mates.

Where's your favorite place to ride in NZ, and overseas?
Cardrona for sure, best park in NZ and real fun free riding when powders around. Japan for powder overseas and Colorado/Utah for park.

What's your best travel tip for snowboard missions?
Having a good crew .

If you weren't snowboarding, what would you be doing?
Surfing, and probably a boring ass job so still snowboarding!

Where do you see the future of snowboarding going, quads or carves etc?
Innovation of style and more tweaks, comp riding will probably be quads.

What are your goals for winter 2016, adventures or tricks etc?
Film alot and try stack a shot or two, learn more technical rail and heavier jump tricks.

What's your current setup and sponsors?
Snowboard: Bataleon Evil Twin 157
Bindings: Union Team
Outerwear: O'neill
Goggles: Anon M3
Gloves: Rad Ranch Hand Mitts
Accessories: Capitahl Hood
Home Shop: Boardertown Queenstown

What's your stance, any secret tips or tweaks?  
Angles: 15, -15. 
Width: Around 20 something inches, trying to tweak everything helps

Capita Mothership

Capita Mothership

The future of snowboard manufacturing

The future of snowboard manufacturing has opened in Austria.  Featuring some of the most advanced and unique machinery available, the Mothership from Capita produces some of the world's most advanced snowboards.

The factory itself is carbon-neutral, operates using hydro-power and uses ammonia as a heating source, and any off-cuts from the wood cores are treated and used as a heating source by locals.  

Making it more rad, much of the technology has been developed in-house by Capita themselves, making the factory totally unique.

Along with Capita, the Mothership also manufactures boards for Bataleon and Lobster Snowboards.

Capita, Bataleon and Lobster 2017 models will be available in Boardertown stores in Auckland and Queenstown, and online shortly.