The Greats

Just when you thought this theme could not be milked any further, we blow you away with the graphical mind-fucking of Mr. Peter-John de Villiers. Inside the world of these deeply layered illustrations you’ll be seduced by historical references of past glories, influences and milestones. The talents of Todd Richards, John Cardiel, Noah Salasnek and the infamous Shawn Palmer will never be forgotten and this year we give respectful thanks for the world they had a heavy hand in creating.

This year we’ve reshaped and refined the Asymmetrical-twin that re-started it all. By redesigning the nose and tail and tweaking the sidecut geometry we’ve created an even better asym. The tighter heel sidecut than toe, balances out the inefficiencies of the way we naturally ride and creates a board that is both highly intuitive and rips going switch.

  • RIDERS: JP Solberg, Austen Sweetin
  • LENGTHS: 152, 154, 156, 158
  • SHAPE: Asym Twin
  • OUTLINE: Asymmetric Radial Sidecut
  • FLEX: 4/5
  • BASE PROFILE: Camrock 2-4-2
  • CORE: Poplar + Bamboo
  • GLASS: Triax w/ Carbon Stringers
  • BASE MATERIAL: Sintered True
AVAILABLE SIZES:
The Greats 158 The Greats 156 The Greats 154 The Greats 152
"CREATING THE ARTWORK FOR THE GREATS SERIES IS LIKE GOING FULL CIRCLE IN MY PERSONAL SNOWBOARD HISTORY."

With the artwork, I wanted to pay homage to those great early 90's graphics I grew up with, so I went digging and collected as much as I could from each of the riders old board graphics, ads, stickers, and photos and started to create something new from this foundation. Each board was drawn by hand with pen and ink as one large drawing.

PETER-JOHN DE VILLIERS | SHALLOWTREE.COM

OUTLINE

ASYM TWIN / RADIAL

Back in the day, asymmetrical boards meant you had to choose between a regular or goofy-stance board. Not only was that a nightmare for retailers, it didn’t suit anyone with a duck stance – which is everyone now. The Asym Twin applies a tighter, deeper heelside radial sidecut compared to the toe. In effect, balancing out the difference in a body’s natural tendency to over-turn the toe edge and allowing you to ride switch better than you ever have. Regular or goofy; it’s still a true twin. Just flip it around.