Wooden Snowboards for Everyday Riding
PHNX Boards: Handmade Wooden Snowboards
However, the sport of snowboarding became expensive, designed for resorts, with boards ranging from $300 to many thousands of dollars. What about people who just want to take a few runs in their backyards with a lightweight snowboard?
Rising from the ashes of the Snurfer, the original wooden snowboard, PHNX Boards reinvents snowboarding and rediscovers the 99% of terrain beyond resorts.
The PHNX Boards Wooden Snowboard
PHNX Boards combines the retro simplicity and freedom of riding a wooden snowboard in your backyard with a revolutionary binding system. PHNX Boards are RETROVOLUTIONARY.
PHNX Boards are wooden snowboards designed as an alternative to expensive resort snowboards. Going to a mountain is expensive and takes time – why spend time driving to a mountain when you have fresh powder in your backyard? Why not use a lightweight wooden snowboard while the snow is still falling?
PHNX Board Benefits – Why Ride a Wooden Snowboard?
Use any winter boot!
No special boots or expensive equipment necessary
Pull the cord to lock the binding over your foot
Stay on our wooden snowboard over jumps and through turns
Release the cord at any time to release the binding
Binding automatically releases if you fall
Integrated brake stops the board from flying down the hill
Easy to use for children and adults alike!
Handmade in the USA with North American wood
PHNX Boards wooden snowboards have a handmade wood base (made in the USA from North American wood) and a pull cord to help steer in almost all types of snowy conditions. The unique binding system is a true step-on, step-off binding – you just pull the cord to lock the binding over your boot and release the cord when you want to step off. No strapping in or out and no special boots required.
PHNX Boards are perfect wooden snowboards for winter days when you want to snowboard but don’t want to travel to a resort or go through the hassle of using a cumbersome resort snowboard in the backyard. Just grab a PHNX Board, hop on, and go!
Use the discount code WOOD2014 to get $20 off a PHNX Boards V2 in our store.
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Wooden Snowboards for Local Riding
PHNX Boards are inexpensive wooden snowboards, better for local and backyard riding than resort snowboards, which are too big and difficult to use in the backyard. The Snurfer was the original wooden snowboard and was ideal for taking a few quick runs before (or after) school or work, or for spending a whole day cruising on local hills and backyards.
Up until now, there were no good options for snowboarding in your backyard – you either have to use a full resort snowboard, which are expensive and require you to lock yourself to the board, or flimsy plastic sleds, which break easily and do not feel like riding a real wood snowboard.
With the PHNX Board, you get the best of both worlds – a wooden snowboard that you can use anywhere there is a hill and some snow.
For $195, you can board on a classic wooden snowboard and have endless fun anywhere – backyards, local hills, backwoods, or anywhere else you can find a few inches of snow. PHNX Boards are durable wooden snowboards, reminiscent of the Snurfer you (or your parents) used back in the 70’s; updated with a wider wooden snowboard base and a revolutionary binding system that lets you stay on the board over jumps and turns but releases you when you want to get off. Because the binding releases automatically, PHNX Boards are perfect for beginners who want to learn how to snowboard but might be intimidated by learning on a big, heavy board.
Low Cost Wooden Snowboards
When we designed the PHNX Board as a wooden snowboard, we wanted to fix some of the problems the original Snurfer had: it was too narrow and there was no binding to keep you onto the board. However, we also wanted the hop-on, hop-off ease of use and did not want the rider to have to strap in and out of the binding at the beginning and end of each run. We also wanted our wood snowboard to remain inexpensive for riders to purchase ($600 for a resort snowboard? We just want to take some runs in the backyard!) – no extra equipment or boots required.
Enter the Rip Cord Binding-Brake System, a patent-pending binding system that allows you to step on the back of the board, pull the cord and engage the binding. When you let go of the rope (after a fall or at the end of the run), the binding automatically disengages, allowing you to safely step off the board. The brake then engages, slowing or stopping the board from taking off down the hill. The board is made from wood but remains lighter than regular snowboards, and the brake adds a level of safety to the PHNX Board (please wear a helmet though!)
This binding system is Retrovolutionary – it fixes the Snurfer’s biggest problem in a rider-friendly way. No boots or extra bindings required; just hop on the board, pull the Rip Cord, and go!
Enjoy snowboarding in your backyard? Love the feel of classic wood snowboards? Have any stories of you and your friends riding wooden snowboards on local hills? Let PHNX Boards know and we could feature an article on you and your snowboard experiences!
PHNX Boards are durable wood snowboards with a unique binding
PHNX Boards are wood snowboards that have a quick-release binding to allow boarders to ride anywhere. Because they’ve just been released, they don’t fall into any existing categories. Here are a few ways we would describe PHNX Boards: Snurfer, snowskate, beginner snowboard, backyard snowboard, powder snowboard, cheap snowboard.