Kindred keeps snowboard building local

Kindred Snowboards

Thankfully, the outdoor sports industry is taking domestic manufacturing seriously. While it’s not an easy slope to skin, the numbers of companies sourcing supplies and talent locally is growing. Kindred, a Canadian custom snowboard (and ski) builder, is making what I think are easily the best looking snowboards on the market this year. (And I ride a Jones Flagship, which I’m confident is a close second.)

Not only are Kindred boards absolute art on snow, the company is not shy about sharing how they’re made. It’s not easy or cheap, but this video shows every step in almost enough detail to be considered a how-to.