Giving Big D a French connection even more addictive than smack: Treadsmith Board Co. The new venture's headed by a couple of Dallas brothers who, to achieve "the Zen of a great carve", send their specs to a small French town for fabrication that includes hand-painting and buffing with choice Canadian wax (so, yet another use for Loverboy's Get Lucky LP). Boards are made to order, with options including:
Style: Go with the minimalist Blackline look (a single color with an offsetting stripe), the Triline (two-tone w/ center stripe), or the Woodside, with a wooden veneer and a hand-painted nose, perfect for clowning around on the mountain.
Shape, Size, and Stiffness: The three designs count the Treadcarver (a narrow, built-for-speed model for seasoned riders), the All-Tread (more horizontal curvature, good for hard impacts), and the Treadstyle (ideal for kickers and rails), with each coming in three different sizes and four stiffness options to match your dimensions/riding style.
Whatever you choose, the brothers humbly request that you "don't ride like a punk", so instead of snowboarding, you'll just have to spend your holiday in Cambodia searching for sweet, sweet heroin.