Corey Smith Launches Spring Break Snowboards

screen-shot-2011-05-16-at-122408-pmBorn out of a month long dryspell of snow this winter, artist and Comune member Corey Smith has created a new line of boards called Spring Break Snowboards that tap into his art’s aesthetic and the growing inspiration of throw-back boards.

Smith hand shaped the boards from the most rudimentary of materials (read single pieces of wood), t-bolted on bindings, and headed for the backcountry when the snow returned to his home turf in Tahoe this February to test the “functional pieces of art” with friends.

“Snowboarding is getting so crazy these days and I wanted to get away from anything macho and x-tremo,” explains Smith. “I wanted to get back to what snowboarding is all about, which to me is making beautiful powder turns and enjoying nature with your friends.”

Yep, that about sums it up.

Photography by Kealan Shilling

Video by Kevin Castanheira