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A Noboard is a snowboard binding alternative.
The original snowboards, developed in the 1960s by Sherman Poppen and Dimitrie Milovich, had no fixed bindings, the riders stood on the board like a surfboard. When Jake Burton won a competition in the late seventies using bindings they rapidly became the norm.
Noboard Sports was incorporated in 2001, although the design stage started in 1998 by Greg Todds and Cholo Burns out of Greg’s cabin in Revelstoke BC. The first prototypes were garage pours from homemade molds. In Fall of 2002 the first consumer ready product was launched as the Noboard pad. Noboard is the premiere industry leader in the bindingless movement in snow sports. In 2007 Noboard collaborated with Burton Snowboards to create the nofish. In 2009 they quit working with Burton Snowboards and now have gone back to making, manufacturing and selling the noboard pad in British Columbia, Canada.
The Noboard Kit is a peel and stick pad that can be applied directly to any snowboard deck. This allows riders to turn their favorite powder board into a Noboard. The pad is made of a special polymer rubber designed to shed snow and ice and provide maximum grip even in very cold environments. It is sold in a package with a leash and fastening hardware.
- Hollow heavy-duty bungee sewn into one inch tubular webbing, with loops sewn in for different rider sizing. Attached by key chain leash.
- NoBoard carabiner to attach rope to rear mounting.
- Strapping and hardware to mount rope to rear mounting.
- Strapping and hardware to mount rope to board.
- Polymer handle for carrying convenience.
- Casted heavy-duty thermal-set elastomeric-polymer pad. Specifically designed to maximize grip. Good up to -65 degrees Celsius, this pad can handle the cold.
- Noboard pad attached to the board by 3M double sided tape, strong to the last drop.
Noboard is the first collaboration with Burton Snowboards. Based on a hybrid Burton Fish snowboard shape, the new Nofish is a board that combines speed, control and float with the freedom to move your feet, similar to the sensation of riding a skateboard or surfboard.
The original Burton Fish, co-created eight years ago by Terje Håkonsen and Burton Testing Supervisor John “JG” Gerndt, allowed for a smaller board to be ridden in deep powder due to its unique shape. The NoFish takes that concept one step further by replacing the traditional snowboard bindings with an engineered rubber composite pad that sits 3 mm into the recessed topsheet. The board is a softer-flexing Fish hybrid that combines some elements of the Burton Fish, Malolo and Piranha shapes into one. The rope, a nylon bungee cord used to pull the board closer to the feet for control, can also be dropped for surf style riding.
A percentage of sales from the Nofish will go to the Greg Todds Foundation. Greg, the originator of Noboard, died in an avalanche in 2005.
- 155 cm Running Length
- Custom Flex
- Super wide stance
- Swallow tail
- Recessed top sheet
- Surf style anti-camber
- Skate style concave action pad