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The purpose of the Snowboard Construction posts on this site is to provide information on exactly how I built snowboards at Happy Monkey Snowboards, Inc., so that others may learn from it. This will not be a comprehensive treatment of all the different ways to accomplish these tasks, but rather just the ways that I have personally done it that have yielded success. For alternatives to these techniques see and, where they have collected detailed how-to’s on how they and others build boards, and have extensive and active forums with even more information on alternatives.

  • The Basics category has posts that should give you a good overview of the process from beginning to end.
  • The Advanced Techniques category contains the rest of the details, including part numbers, suppliers, materials, tools, etc.

If you have any questions that aren’t answered in these posts, or clarification on something that is here, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will do my best to help you out. I’m constantly answering questions and helping out other small builders, so don’t be shy. There is a thread at SkiBuilders on our process that may be helpful as well.

Disclaimer: some of the information in these posts can be dangerous. Use common sense, and if in doubt, consult a professional directly. Neither myself nor Happy Monkey Snowboards, Inc., can be held responsible if you injure yourself or damage your equipment through use of the information here. Proceed at your own risk.

Note: if you right click a thumbnail in any of these posts and select “Open link in new tab” or “Open link in new window” then you will get the images full size, rather than scaled for the normal picture viewer. All images are 1280 pixels wide and hopefully detailed enough to help you see everything you need.