Snowboard company new in Comox Valley

Forbidden Snowboards is a new Comox Valley-based core snowboard company.

Forbidden Snowboards is a new Comox Valley-based core snowboard company.

“We just wanted to start something different,” says Patrick Kitto, Forbidden co-founder and owner of Jump Camp, Vancouver Island’s premier snowboard camp. “We know what’s missing in snowboarding right now, and Forbidden will fill that niche. We’ll be offering ultra premium, limited-edition boards mainly available to Island riders.”

Forbidden Snowboards plans to maintain integrity and quality through the team, friends, designers, manufacturers and products. Their limited edition boards reflect the passion they have for snow and are aimed at all snowboarders, from the bros doing powder turns in the trees to the upside-down shreds in the park.

Utilizing combined cambers and camrock cambers in their innovative boards, this year’s lineup is focused on quality over quantity. This means a limited run of 25 boards per model/size of some of most technical snowboards on the market. Each of the hand-crafted boards will be marked with its unique model number, which can be tracked.

Forbidden Snowboards is dedicated to working with brilliant local artists to create original and unconventional graphics and a team of riders, designers and manufacturers to research, test and build a product that they are proud of and ultimately, that works.

As Kitto says, “it’s just snowboarding”.

Forbidden Snowboards will be available Jan. 1 from select core retailers, however with a limited edition run they are urging riders to place their order online at before they sell out.

Founders Kitto and Jeff Zamluk have been involved in the snowboarding scene for over 20 years.

Patrick is the  founder and owner of a high-performance snowboard camp on Forbidden Plateau called Jump Camp, which he started after being a sponsored rider for many years.

Jeff has over 15 years of snowboard and board-building experience. He has ridden in different conditions worldwide but still considers himself a Mount Washington local.

Swell Source is a manufacturer and distributor of Zed Skimboards, Cascadia Board Co. and Forbidden Snowboards.

Established in 2008 after 10 years of working with and for a variety of brands, Swell Source offers a unique take on action sports manufacturing. They are most well known for fusing different board sport technologies to build highly technical product.

Still Vancouver Island-based, Swell Source works on projects around the world.

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— Forbidden Snowboards