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Established in 2004 in Canada, Ambition Snowskates is committed to the progression and innovation of single deck snowskating. Every season, we take pride in offering the highest quality snowskates and consistently pushing the progression of snowskating. Whether it’s through organizing events, supporting the world’s best snowskaters or spreading the hype on social media, we strive to share our passion with fellow boarders from all around the globe so that they can also fully experience snowskating. For snowskaters, by snowskaters!
We're always looking to support the world's best snowskaters. If you've seen our videos and think you've got what it takes to make the cut, send in your sponsor video to email@example.com for review.
Although we used to send out free stickers to our fans, daily inquiries have become overwhelming and polluted with spam from bots and sticker collectors who have no interest in our company or snowskating. For this reason, we unfortunately don't reply to sticker inquiries anymore.
Our Jib series are entry-level plastic injected snowskate for the beginner snowskater with limited skateboarding experience. Perfect for hill bombs, backyard setups and learning basic tricks.
Both our team and signature snowskates are handmade from canadian maple. Our signature snowskates take our classic team construction one step further with full bottom graphics and top-concave for enhanced board control and feel. Designed by our pro riders, they are our top of the line snowskates, offered in signature shapes and sizes to fit all riding styles. Although cheaper, we make sure our team models live up to the hype by including all of the key features that make our snowskate construction renowned.
All of our snowskates are proudly made in Canada.
Although height and foot size can be factored in when choosing your snowskate, it mostly comes down to your own personal style of riding. It's generally accepted that a smaller snowskate will be easier to flip and have more of a skateboard-like feel, whereas bigger models offer more riding stability, rail balance and forgiveness. That said, all Ambition snowskates are designed to perform in all aspects of snowskating and that's why it truly comes down to personal preference.
Although they all share the same tip height for pop, our specific snowskate shapes differ in tail / nose cut radius.
AS2 | The AS2's wider cut radius helps your popping foot sit comfortably on the tip of the tail/nose, while providing improved pop and scooping power in the corner pockets.
AS3 | The AS3's rounder skateboard-like contour mimics the feel of skating on snow and helps with the release of flip tricks in the corner pockets.
AS4 | The AS4 combines the squarer tail of the AS2 with the rounder nose of the AS3 to create a balance between both shapes, in a slightly old-school looking shape.
AS5 | The AS5 is a slightly longer version of the AS4, giving it extra nose and tail height for improved pop.
How long a snowskate lasts really depends on how you use it; jumping down stairs will put more abuse on your board than riding a flatbar in your backyard. Some riders can use the same snowskate for years, whereas more aggressive snowskaters will go through a couple every season.
Usually, a snowskate will be replaced because it has become too slow and scratched. Quick maintenance tips such as base and grip repair will go a long way in extending the life of your snowskate. All in all, don’t sweat it too much and just got have fun!
Prism grip is highly recommended for riders with prior skateboarding experience. The extra grip is truly a game changer in terms of trick execution and consistency. Beginners will enjoy the stock foam grip when first learning to ride down hills and hitting ride-on obstacles. As they transition to skateboard-influenced tricks, prism grip becomes key to the snowskate experience. It also protects the stock foam grip, extending the life of your snowskate.
Prism studded grip is very durable, often outlasting the snowskate itself. Depending on their layout, pieces may wear off from impact, but sticking them back down is usually an easy and quick fix. Most riders will transfer their prism grip with a heat gun when switching snowskates.
Although it looks like it would rip a hole through your shoes after a few kickflips, prism grip actually barely wears down footwear at all, especially compared to traditional skateboard griptape. You can use the same shoes for years when snowskating with prism grip.
Snow falls everywhere and covers the whole landscape, and that’s why snowskating is so fun. Grab a shovel and get creative in your backyard by building some ramps, ride your favorite skatepark, bomb some hills in the woods, skate your favorite street spot; the world is yours! Check out our videos for inspiration and remember that it’s all about having fun!
When first starting out, it helps a lot to get speed from a hill, slant or starter ramp. It’s a great way to get used to the basics of riding and hitting ramps without effort in the backyard. That said, most advanced snowskaters will often ride on flat surfaces, wether it’d be at the skatepark or a street spot. With practice, you will learn to thrown down and generate your own momentum, much like you would on a skateboard.
Some days, conditions will be just right and the streets will be covered in snow, allowing you to push around just like you would on a regular skateboard. That said, these days are the exception and snowskating cannot be relied upon for transportation. Snowskaters will usually push in between tricks when doing lines, but not to initially generate speed.
While some resorts allow them, general rule is that single level snowskates aren’t allowed on the slopes. By design, they do not meet the resort requirements; no metal edges, no bindings, etc. Easiest way to find out is to simply call and ask first.
The age old question. We're glad to say we finally have the answer. Ambition has teamed up Deeluxe Snowboard Boots to create the first snowskate-specific winterized shoe. The 'NSRW' will keep your feet warm and dry without compromising board feel. You can purchase a pair directly from our website.
Other options include using a good pair of skateboarding shoes along with warm winter socks. They are great for board feel and are a great combination with Prism studded grip.
The “all-weather” or “winterized” skateboard shoes on the market (Ex. Vans MTEs) also are an acceptable solution, although they may feel too grippy for some. Be aware that they will wear down your foam grip much faster than traditional skate shoes.
Boots are not ideal as their bulkiness will hinder board feel and also damage your foam grip.
That being said, remember that footwear is a matter of preference and not as crucial if you're just starting out.
When snowskates impact the ground with force at certain angles, snow can get pressured in between the board and griptape, causing the foam to peel up. These issues can also be caused by snowskaters using their board as a shovel, which although tempting, is a very bad idea. We recommend fixing the grip peel before it the situations worsens, using most kinds of glues for overnight repair (gorilla glue, superglue, shoegoo, epoxy, etc.). Beware that very grippy shoes or boots will also often damage the foam grip and cause tearing. See footwear recommendations in the section above.
The inevitable scratches from rocks, pavement or sharp obstacle edges will eventually slow your snowskate down. Thankfully, a quick scrape from nose to tail with an exacto or razor blade will fix the board’s base and help bring it back to speed. Performed regularly, this maintenance tip along with being mindful of where you are riding will greatly extend the life of your snowskate.
Ambition Snowskates feature a non-porous extruded base material, which does not hold in wax. Although waxing your snowskate will help temporarily, we don’t recommend it as we chose this base material to keep maintenance at a minimum and let the riders focus on riding. Scraping your base as detailed above will prove more efficient and less time consuming.
We offer a 30 day warranty on all snowskates against manufacturing defects. Please direct all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org including purchase date and location, description of the problem and photos of the defective snowskate.
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