Beginning in early 1995, trying to mimic the rush of snowboarding on pavement. All sorts of shapes made with Baltic birch plies, solid wood, modified shortboards, and various other objects became projectiles to careen down local hills with. Looking for a lively, precisely tuned and responsive ride. Old snowboards soon found themselves reincarnated with trucks and wheels attached— awaiting more brutal methods of destruction. Trying to get the wood and fiberglass to conform to compound contours was an affront to physics, and they got sick of hearing that it couldn’t be done with curvatures as pronounced as they wanted. But done it was, and the first ride made it clear that it was possible... and it was right.