Just North of Sunbury in Winfield, PA, there is team of about 15 or so designers, craftsmen, and adventurers along with their dog Ollie that come together to take locally grown, Pennsylvanian poplar wood and turn it into cores for some pretty awesome snowboards. Gilson Boards' choice wood is Pennsylvania Poplar because it is light, durable, and beautiful.
They produce boards for both men and women, and even have the
option to submit your own design and truly create a one of a kind snowboard with your own graphics and color schemes. (These would make great Christmas presents!) Their boards travel down mountains all throughout the US snow belt and part of the Gilson team even travels the country in a vintage 1970’s Airstream chasing the best snow to promote their snowboards.
The boards are designed with a unique three dimensional base and are built with Pennsylvania hardwood for reliable strength. The reviews rave about the "flawless edge hold when you need it, all the flex you could ever want, and exceptional pop for throwing big tricks that the other boards on the market can’t match". If you find yourself in the market for a snowboard at any time and want to support a business that uses Pennsylvania hardwoods, we highly recommend Gilson Boards.
To see more of what they're all about, please click here for a short video showing their shop and manufacturing process and a little bit about how much fun snowboarding with a Gilson board can be!