How would you define what you do?
In all riding sports, the rider always looks for the perfect wave, the perfect mountain, the perfect skate-spot in order to land his best tricks. I want to create the perfect tool to help each rider succeed in his search.
What is special about your handmade boards?
My products must withstand shocks, extreme weather conditions and be completely waterproof. I use traditional woodworking techniques, such as marquetry and shaping, and complete them with modern composite materials including carbon and fibreglass.
© Jean-Christophe Bott
What goes into a well made object?
Countless moments of frustration, questioning and doubts, which are overwhelmed by epic moments of pure happiness and personal satisfaction... and vice versa. To acquire a 'well made' product is acquiring a part of that craftsman's soul and life.
What do you love most about making boards?
To have an idea, imagine the product, conceive the production process, find solutions that will enable me to overcome any possible obstacle, build it and – finally – ride it! Just as I did with the first snowboard I made on my own.