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Versatile Seasons boards ride pavement and snow (and sand and water, too)

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Seasons decks are built from a blend of materials, including maple veneers and polymers
Seasons decks are built from a blend of materials, including maple veneers and polymers
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Skating a Seasons board
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Skating a Seasons board
Seasons decks are built from a blend of materials, including maple veneers and polymers
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Seasons decks are built from a blend of materials, including maple veneers and polymers
The blended deck includes both UHMW polyethylene and wood
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The blended deck includes both UHMW polyethylene and wood
Trucks off, bindings on
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Trucks off, bindings on
Seasons builds boards to ride asphalt and more
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Seasons builds boards to ride asphalt and more
Seasons currently has three different skate/snow models
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Seasons currently has three different skate/snow models
Seasons longboards
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Seasons longboards
Seasons boards won't be mistaken for full-sized snowboards, but each has its own character designed for different snow uses
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Seasons boards won't be mistaken for full-sized snowboards, but each has its own character designed for different snow uses
Seasons is working on a skate/sand model
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Seasons is working on a skate/sand model
Seasons is testing different base materials for a planned sand model
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Seasons is testing different base materials for a planned sand model
Aboard a Seasons deck on the sand
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Aboard a Seasons deck on the sand
New season, same Seasons
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New season, same Seasons
Seasons boards
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Seasons boards
Seasons boards are available for order now
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Seasons boards are available for order now

Adding some new juice to the idea of an all-in-one quiver board, Colorado startup Seasons wants you to stop riding a different board every season – skateboard, snowboard, wakeboard – and start riding the same board. Its boards are built to erase boundaries and navigate all types of surfaces, helping you trim down your toy collection while still enjoying the sports you love.

"Why only wheels?" It's a simple question that served as the basis for Seasons' mission to create a line of longboards that could be used all year, in all types of conditions. From there, it set out to blend skateboarding with related sports like snowboarding and sand boarding.

In order to give its decks functionality with or without wheels, Seasons abandons the usual skateboard construction methods and adds in new materials like polymer and metal, giving its decks cross-sport characteristics.

Seasons builds boards to ride asphalt and more
Seasons builds boards to ride asphalt and more

So far, Seasons has come up with three skate/snow designs. The Alpine longboard measures 39 inches (99 cm) and includes snow-specific features such as metal edges, sidecut, and a wax-able base made entirely from ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW), commonly referred to as P-tex. The Alpine also includes mounting inserts for those who want to use snowboard bindings and leashes. The camber-rocker profile and twin shape are designed to perform on both wheels and snow.

Both the Antelope and Explorer boards are shorter and include less traditional snowboard designs. Neither has sidecut or metal edges, and their bases are made from mixes of wood and UHMW instead of pure UHMW. The 38-in (97-cm) Explorer is designed for backcountry/powder cruising and freestyle, while the 32-in (81-cm) Antelope is a short, maneuverable skate/longboard hybrid that's more similar in spirit to a snow skate than a snowboard. The Explorer accepts bindings and leashes while the shorter Antelope works with straps and leashes.

Seasons boards won't be mistaken for full-sized snowboards, but each has its own character designed for different snow uses
Seasons boards won't be mistaken for full-sized snowboards, but each has its own character designed for different snow uses

Beyond its current skate/snow line, Seasons is also working on multipurpose designs for the sand and water. It has a skate/wake board in the works and is considering a surf model for the future. As for sand, it's narrowing down possible base constructions, including all-wood, all-metal and hybrid.

Seasons plans to stick with dual-surface boards for now, but it's also hoping it can find just the right blend to develop an "ultimate board" to ride all surfaces. That's a tough nut to crack, though, since traditionally, skateboards, snowboards, sandboards and watersport boards incorporate very different materials, geometries and characteristics.

Aboard a Seasons deck on the sand
Aboard a Seasons deck on the sand

The three Seasons skate/snow decks are available for order now, though at the time of writing the US$120 Antelope is listed as sold out on Seasons' website. The Explorer retails for $195, and the Alpine for $235. The boards are handmade upon order.

Source: Seasons

2 comments
POOL PUMPREAPAIR guy longwood
Finaly 3 ways to break your neck, with just one toy.
sk8dad
Even within each of the sports intended there are specialized disciplines. A GS snowboard is entirely different from a freestyle board for example. Plus, who, besides midgets, would want a snowboard that's only 99cm long?