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MBS Pro 100 Mountainboard with noSno soft bindings

Mountainboarding, also known as Dirtboarding, Offroad Boarding, Grass Boarding, and All-Terrain Boarding (ATB), is a well established[1] if little-known extreme sport, derived from snowboarding. A mountainboard is made up of components including a deck, bindings to secure the rider to the deck, four wheels with pneumatic tires, and two steering mechanisms known as trucks. Mountainboarders, also known as riders, ride specifically designed boardercross tracks, slopestyle parks, grass hills, woodlands, gravel tracks, streets, skateparks, ski resorts, BMX courses and mountain bike trails. It is this ability to ride such a variety of terrain that makes mountainboarding different from other board sports.

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History

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Origins

Morton Hellig's 'Supercruiser Inc.' was the first company to manufacture and retail the 'All Terrain Dirtboard', patented in 1989.[citation needed] Mountainboarding (name coined by Jason Lee) began in the UK, the USA and Australia in 1992. Unknown to each other, riders from other boardsports started to design and build, and eventually manufacture boards that could be ridden off-road. This desire to expand the possible terrain that a boarder can ride created the sport of Mountainboarding.[2]

UK

Dave and Pete Tatham, Joe Inglis and Jim Aveline, whilst looking for an off-season alternative to surfing and snowboarding, began designing boards that could be ridden down hills. Inglis developed initial prototypes, and in 1992 noSno was started. Extensive research and development produced the noSno truck system which enabled the boards to be steered and remain stable at high speeds.[citation needed] NoSno boards utilised snowboard bindings and boots, with large tires for rough ground, and the option for a hand-operated hydraulic disc brake.[3]

USA

In 1992, after having snowboarded at Heavenly Valley Resort in Northern California, friends Jason Lee, Patrick McConnell and Joel Lee went looking for an alternative for the summer season. Not finding anything suitable they co-founded MountainBoardSports (MBS) in 1993 to build boards that they could use to carve down hills. The original MBS boards, known as 'Frame Boards' had a small wooden deck with metal posts to hold the rider's feet, a tubular metal frame connecting trucks which used springs to enable steering and thus create the carving sensation that the MBS co-founders were looking for.[4]

Australia

John Milne developed a three-wheeled version of a mountainboard in 1992 in his spare time during periods of very poor surf. It used a unique steering system to emulate surfing on land. It had 3 wheels and a skate-style deck with no bindings.[5]

Mid-to-late nineties

From the early days of invention there has always been a competitive element in mountainboarding. Encompassing racing, freestyle and downhill, competitions have been organised in the USA since 1993 and in the UK since 1997. In the same year the ATBA-UK (All Terrain Boarding Association), the national governing body for mountainboarding in the UK was born.[6] As a non-profit making organisation it represented and promoted the sport by putting riders interests first, promoting safety, sanctioning events, providing training, and sourcing funding to put on the ATBA-UK National Series, an annual series of competitions. The competitions did much to promote the sport and in 1998 mountainboarding had an estimated participation of over 1 million athletes worldwide[1]. The components evolved, and the sport continued to grow. MBS developed the open heel binding, the channel truck, the "eggshock" and the reverse V Brake system and sold boards in around 30 countries worldwide. In 1998 Maxtrack started distributing MBS mountainboards in the UK and Europe and in 2000 ATBShop became the first mountainboard specialist store in the UK.[7]

Equipment

Board Components

Deck

Mountainboard decks are the part that most of the components are attached to, and provide the base for the rider to stand on. They are generally from 90-110 cm in length, and can be made from a range of construction methods and materials. For example high specification boards may be made from composite carbon and glass reinforced plastics, possibly with a wooden core, similarly made to a snowboard deck. Basic decks are generally made using laminated wood pressed into shape, comparable to a longboard deck with larger dimensions and a different shape. There are variable characteristics such as flex, weight, shape, length and tip angle that can be catered for in custom or stock boards from a variety of manufacturers.

Trucks

Trucks are the components made up of a hanger, damping and/or spring system, and axles which attach the wheels to the deck. They also have the mechanisms required to allow the board to turn.

Skate Trucks
Skate Truck

Skate trucks have a rigid axle and a top hanger, with a single bolt and bushings, also called rubbers or grommets, that provide the cushion mechanism for turning the mountainboard. The bushings cushion the truck when it turns. The stiffer the bushings, the more resistant the mountainboard is to turning. The softer the bushings, the easier it is to turn. A bolt called a kingpin holds these parts together and fits inside the bushings. Thus by tightening or loosening the kingpin nut, the trucks can be adjusted loosely for better turning and tighter for more control. Skate-style mountainboard trucks are similar to skateboard trucks but more robust and with a longer axle.

Channel Trucks
Channel Truck

Channel trucks are common on mountainboards, and are made up of an axles mounted to the truck bottom piece, which is suspended from a top hanger by a kingpin. They are mounted to the deck using nuts and bolts through the hanger part, on an angle, (usually 35°). When the board is tilted laterally the axles turn together to angle the wheels in the direction of the turn. Two polyurethane dampers sometimes known as "egg shocks" are mounted between the hanger and the axle housing on each truck to provide resistance to the lean of the rider during turning. Springs are mounted in the same place with the dampers inside them.

Shock and spring arrangement

It should be noted that the 'shocks' present in channel trucks are there to dampen the turning system, and help reduce the oscillations of the trucks on the board commonly described as speed wobble. The springs are there to return the deck to centre after a turn has been performed, neither are there to provide suspension between the deck and axles. They have a kingpin that can't move vertically which prevents this.

It should also be noted that the effectiveness of springs as employed in current (2009) channel truck designs is open to debate. In a "Coil over Oil" shock, the extension of the spring is dampened as well as contraction. In a channel truck design, this is not the case as the damper sits freely inside the spring - therefore only contraction is dampened, not extension. This means that when a spring ceases to be under load and extends, it can extend past the equilibrium point. In 2009, the "West Coast ATB Truck Company" began selling a kit which fitted the popular "Matrix" truck design from MBS (Including copies such as the "Boost" by Scrub) and the "VerTigo" truck design from Trampa. This allowed the springs to be removed, with the dampers held in place using custom cups and bolts. Presently, they only work with MBS brand dampers.

NoSno Trucks

NoSno trucks use two 'kingpin'-type bolts to create a floating pivot, an axle with a plate into which the bolts go, an angled base plate that attaches to the deck, and polyurethane bushings to dampen the turn. The amount of turn available in the trucks can be adjusted by tightening the bolts or by using bushings of different hardness. A similar design was adopted by Howla Mountainboards for the limited time that they manufactured boards.

Bindings

Snowboard Binding
Ratchet-strap Binding with Heelstrap
Velcro Binding with Heelstrap

Bindings involve adjustable straps that hold the rider on to the board while allowing room to move his feet.

  • Snowboard bindings
  • Ratchet-strap bindings
  • Velcro Bindings
  • Bar-Bindings
  • Heelstraps

Wheels

MBS wheel made up of an Aluminium hub and 8" Tire

Wheels are made up of plastic or metal hubs and pneumatic tires ranging in size from 8-13 inches. The 8" wheel has evolved into the best choice for freestyle riding, and also an all purpose wheel for general riding. Larger wheels (generally 9" and 10") are more useful to the downhill rider; granting the rider access to high-speed runs and more stability when travelling at speed.

Tires

Various tires have been made available by different mountainboard manufacturers, giving riders a choice of tire specifications. For example, the thickness of the tire is variable between tires, usually either 2 or 4 ply. 2 ply tires are lighter, but more susceptible to punctures the 4 ply tires. There is a variety of tread patterns available, ranging from street slicks to deep tread designed for maximum grip with split center beads to channel water away. Width and diameter is also variable.

Brakes

Brakes are generally reserved for big mountain riding where riders need an increased ability to control their speed over long runs. The brakes are most usually attached to both front wheels of the mountainboard rather than the rear to give greater braking efficiency and reduce the chances of the rear wheels locking-up and skidding. They are operated via a hand-held lever which when pulled causes both brake mechanisms to work simultaneously. There are four types of brakes used on mountainboards:

Mechanical Drum Brakes

Those brakes use brake drums attached to the wheel with the 5 wheel-screws (Scrub). They are cheap and brake rigidly but get extremely hot and tend to melt the plastic hub. Good emergency brakes only, not any good for long steep hills. There is currently no heat resistant hub where they would attach to, which could however be easily made of e.g. alloy.

Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Hydraulic Disc Brakes use rotors attached to the hubs with hydraulically operated brake mechanisms that force ceramic pads against the rotors to effect braking. Advantages include high braking power and reliability. Disadvantages include cost, vulnerability of the discs, heat build up, and weight.

Hydraulic Rim Brakes

Hydraulic Rim Brakes use the hub, or preferably, a bolt on metal disc as the braking surface for hydraulically operated brake mechanisms that push polyurethane blocks against the braking surface. Advantages include good braking power, and good modulation. Disadvantages include possible damage to bearings.

Cable-pull 'V' Brakes

Cable-pull 'V' Brakes also use the hub or metal discs as a braking surface. The hand operated lever pulls a metal cable to push polyurethane blocks against the braking surface. Advantages include low cost, low weight, and easy installation and maintenance. Disadvantages include low braking power, and the need to be regularly adjusted.

Protection

Mountainboarders wear a range of protective equipment while riding.

  • Helmets are designed to protect the wearers head from impact during falls. There are two types; full-face, which provides more protection to the wearer, and open face, which provides greater visibility for the wearer.
  • Wristguards are designed to protect the wearers wrists from impacts. They come in two types, gloves and wrap-arounds, but both include plastic splints which prevent the wearers wrists from bending backwards during a fall and protect the palms aganist cuts and grazes.
  • Elbow pads are designed to protect the wearers elbows from impact during falls. Sometimes forearm guards are incorporated into the elbow pads.
  • Knee pads are designed to protect the wearers knees from impact during falls.
  • Padded Shorts are designed to protect the wearers hips, coccyx, and buttocks from impact during falls.
  • Body Armour is designed to protect the wearers upper body, arms, shoulders and back from impact during falls.

Disciplines

Mountainboarding has four main disciplines:

Downhill (DH)

Timed one-man descents. Usually relatively long courses (1 km+) in the mountains. Sometimes referred to as big mountain.

Boardercross (BoarderX, BX)

Two to four-man racing on a specifically designed track.

Freestyle (FS)

  • Slopestyle: Performing tricks on a slopestyle course consisting of multiple jumps, rails and innovative features.
  • Big Air: Performing tricks including grabs, spins and inverts over jumps.
  • Skate Park/Jib: Performing smaller and more innovative tricks with focus on self-expression and creativity.

Freeriding (FR)

Non-competitive riding over a range of natural terrain including woodland.

Similar Sports

Similar all terrain boardsports include Dirtsurfing and Kiteboarding.

Crossover Sports

Media

Mountain Boarding has had numerous stories in action adventure media outlets especially around the Mountain Board US Open that happens every year in Snowmass. The Ski Channel television network has stated publicly that they are going to be featuring the sport on air in 2009.

Webzines & Websites

  • Remolition[8] is the only mountainboard webzine based in the UK. Est. 2007. Regular features, articles, exclusive art and photos, interviews and much more, including THE comprehensive history of ATB, resources, links hub, guides and inspiration.
  • MountainBoard.net[9] Online mountainboarding magazine with how-to and lifestyle articles, news and event updates, gear reviews, videos and interviews.
  • Surfing Dirt An International Community based Webzine. Rider contributed news, event results, write-ups, rider interviews, product reviews, advice from veteran riders, and the most active mountainboarding forums on the net.
  • The Dirt[10] Online mountainboarding news site.
  • HillBilly Social Club[11] is a social networking site much like Myspace for mountain boarders.
  • DIRTboardMAG[12] is an online only bi-monthly mountain board lifestyle magazine. Original art and photos, stories, articles, product reviews, comics, music and more. Coming the summer of 2009.
  • Boarder Mag[13] stamps home the belief that riding is a reflection of attitude, aspiration, personality and even mood. The magazine is for everyone, from those just sneaking a peak and taking tentative first steps as much as it is the hardcore. It's a platform to share ideas, lessons learned, stories and images that make you want to head straight out the door to give it go, to push your own limits. It's about you guys and the simple joy of board riding. (No issues to date).

Historical Magazines

  • Off-Road Boarding Magazine founded in '99 with its editor Brian Bishop and other dedicated riders. It ran numerous pictorials, US riding spots, rider profiles and carried virtually no ads. It started small, and was given away at comps and shops. The last issue of the mag was printed in full color and a new name "Mountainboard Magazine". The new title was later adopted by a UK publisher.
  • All Terrain Boarding Magazine aka ATBMag: The longest running, 4 years, and only Mountainboard magazine to make it onto mainstream newsagent shelves. Distributed worldwide it ran to 39 copies and one photo album featuring the work of Paul Taylor. ATBMag was also responsible for the creation of the World Freestyle Championships, running it for the first 2 years. It also created the World Series, taking place in 12 countries. ATBmag sponsored a team of riders, who were later sponsored by EXIT. The team featured Tom Kirkman, Laurie Kaye, Alex Downie, Oli Morrison and Ig Wilkinson. The last year of the magazine saw the team take to Europe and ride in 7 countries following the World Series Tour.
  • Scuz Mountainboarding Zine was first published in July 2004 as a paid-for magazine, however subsequent issues were published and distributed for free both as a printed hardcopy version and on the internet as a downloadable PDF. It was announced in October 2006 that issue twelve would be the final issue.
  • Mountainboard Magazine was produced by the same people who created scuz, and it was re-branded to suit changing trends in mountainboarding, and a cover charge was introduced to help pay for the costs involved in producing the magazine as the advertising featured was sufficient. Only one issue was ever printed.
  • Mountainboarding Video Magazine (MVM) The only video mag to showcase mountain boarding from around the world. This publication only made nine issues, co-produced and edited by Justin Rhodes, Van DeWitt, and Brett Dooley.
  • UKATB ran for 6 years between 2000 and 2006 and was the first website to feature in-depth advice and tips from board maintenance to ramp building and trick tips. At it's peak the site attracted over 10 000 unique visitors a month.

Videos/DVDs

  • MBS Ride Guide (USA, reissued in 2008) is a great tool to learn how to ride and maintain your board.
  • Down And Dirty (VHS) (2001 - USA) Journey from Canada to Colorado all the way to the beaches of Southern California with mountainboarding's most progressive riders as they show you high speed descents, spin tricks, handrails, and flowing rhythm sections; this movie pushes the limits of mountainboarding way beyond what most will believe.
  • NoSno - US & Friends (VHS) (2002 - UK) It is a journey through 10 years of noSno and covers everything from initial riding and surfing to the latest competition racing and some top freeriding in the UK and Europe countryside.
  • Dangerous Brothers - Jubilee (2003 - UK) VHS based on the second UK All Terrain Boarding Series, witch was even bigger and better than last year.
  • Down And Dirty 2 - Rough Riders (2003 - USA) It blows every other mountainboard video ever made; it has truly pushed the envelope of extreme mountainboarding off the cliff, down the hill and into three consecutive rag-doll back flips to the head.
  • Dirty Tricks & Dirty Tricks 2 (2003 - UK) The first part contains "The noSno Ride the Hill Downhill Challenge" and the "Morzine Mountainboard Fest" featuring riders from all over the world. The second part contains "The Blinder" UK event.
  • Best Foot Forward (2005 - UK) A film following team Kite & Sk8 over the 2005 mountainboard season. This DVD shows some of the top racing in 2005 ATBA-UK series along with some freeride footage from dates over the summer months.
  • Big Air (2007 - UK) by Five Element Productions[14] - this DVD traces the origin of the sport and what makes it so appealing to those that take part.
  • Forest7.Org Mountainboarding The Netherlands (2007 - Netherlands) First Dutch DVD by Team Forest7.
  • Our Terrain (2007 - UK) DVD by Team Wx is a journey through the Chiltern hills showing what mountainboards do best - ride in the woods with your friends.
  • Sum Hills We Like (2007 - UK) is a film showing the sport and life of mountainboarding through the eyes of the ATBShop and Out to Grass Teams. The film covers all the rounds of the ATBA-UK Championships 2006 with a few extras thrown in too.
  • Siberian Ragga (2007 - Russia) Freestyle and freeride footages by Russian team «Grass Boards Family». There are Siberian Ragga 2[15] and Siberian Ragga 3[16] too.
  • 8 Inchez (2005), Dirty Free[17] (2006), Hard Times[18] (2007) and Still Friends[19] (2008) — Russian DVDs, by «Pruzini Izz Ada» Team.
  • Five on One (2008 - UK) is a free DVD distributed around Bristol[20] - this issue covers Team B.A.D. freeriding.
  • Like This[21] (2008 - UK) A DVD distributed freely, documenting the UK scene and the mountainboarding antics of the BFC. Produced by the BFC and edited by Jack Johnston.
  • Revolve[22] (2008 - UK) A DVD made by Pete Hills Productions, featuring the ATBA-UK competitions.
  • Shralpdown![23] (2008 - USA) A video documenting mountain boarding in the Colorado, United States. Produced by One 5 Media.
  • Hot Action[24] (2009 - USA) One 5 Media's second annual DVD - a digital film documenting mountianboarding in the United States of America.
  • Let IT Happen[25] (2009 - USA) Another American mountainboard movie by DirtStar Army Team.
  • Master of the Hill[26] (2009 - Poland) Movie from biggest mountainboard competition in Poland by Nielegal.
  • Mountainboard Freaks[27] (2009 - Poland) Polish mountainboard movie channel by Nielegal.

Movies

  • Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board[28] is the 70th Disney Channel Original Movie and is the sequel to the 1999 film Johnny Tsunami. The movie premiered on Disney Channel on June 8, 2007. 1.3 million viewers watched this movie in the U.L placing 3rd in its timeslot.

TV

  • Mountainboard Aux Saisies[29] TV coverage of the 2009 noSno World Downhill Championships, from the French TV channel Savoie ACTU.
  • History Channel[30]. The history of extreme sport on the History Channel. Featuring Mountainboarding and many other board sports.
  • They Think It's All Over[31]. Pete and Dave Tatham from noSno taking part in "Guess the sportsman" on BBC's sports comedy program "They think it's all over"
  • Park City TV: What is Mountainboarding?[32] The Utah DirtStar Army team on Park City TV in late 2005.
  • Good Morning Utah[33]. The DirtStar Army live on Good Morning Utah 2005.
  • US Open Mountainboard Championships[34] 2006, held in Snowmass, Colorado. JSP TV talks with the youth division winner and the director of the Dirt Dogs.
  • Toasted TV[35]. Interview with Munroboards team rider Ryan Slater on the Channel 10 show toasted TV.
  • Domino's Pizza[36]. "That was Puff" commercial featuring mountainboarders: Ryan Slater, Clint Farqhuar, Markus Lubitz, Adam Zemunic.
  • Horizon TV[37]. Willingen D-MAX World Series Mountainboard 2007.
  • Rockon[38]. TV report on WDR on the mountain board park opening in Winterberg.
  • At Your Leisure: The DirtStar Army[39]. TV report on Utah's DSA mountain board team ripping up the Park City dirt jumps.
  • Top Gear[40]. TV item showing a staged race between Tom Kirkman and a Mitsubishi Evo rally car and Bowler Wildcat.

Newspapers & Magazines

  • The Guardian[41]. What do snowboarders do when faced with the perennially powderless slopes of the UK? They find the nearest verdant hill and hurtle down it. Tim Moore and son go gung-ho in Surrey.
  • The Telegraph[42]. Jonny Beardsall loses balance and bottle as he faces a 40 mph slalom on a mountain board.
  • Men's Health[43]. Fancy travelling at speeds of 60 mph on a board down a mountain? Read on…
  • X-sport magazine[44]. Online 'extreme' sports magazine with regular mountainboard features.

Annual Competitions

  • ATBA-UK National Series consists of between three and six events a year with each event consisting of a two day competition. One day of the competition is given over to four man boardercross racing with the other day reserved for freestyle. The competitors are divided into groups based on age, gender and ability.
  • Championnat de France French national mountainboard series.
  • Japan MBA (Mountain Board Association) Champion Japan national mountainboard series.
  • European Cup features five events with four disciplines; big air freestyle, four-man downhill, freecross, and two-man downhill. Riders have to qualify to compete in an Open category.
  • US Open The USA's largest mountainboard competition and the sport's longest running championships. Features bordercross and freestyle.
  • IMFI Invitational Consisting of a mass start big mountain race down high drive pass and the International Mountainboard Ffreestyle Invitational. The IMFI brings together riders from around the world to participate in a big air event at the MBS Backyard park.
  • World Downhill Championships
  • European Downhill Championships
  • White Air UK extreme sports and music festival.

World Freestyle Championships

From 2005 to 2008 was named Fat Face Night Air WFC.

  • 2004 (Weston Super X Arena, Weston Super Mare) — Leon Robbins, USA
  • 2005 (SWMBC, Bideford) — Tom Kirkman, UK
  • 2006 (SWMBC, Bideford) — Alex Downie, UK
  • 2007 (SWMBC, Bideford) — Arno VDV, Belgium
  • 2008 (Bugs Boarding, Gloucester) — Renny Myles, UK
  • 2009 (Bugs Boarding, Gloucester) — Tom Kirkman, UK

Mountainboard Manufacturers

Below is a list of companies who produce mountain boards and mountain boarding equipment.

  • Anarkite (Germany) land kite boards based on custom shaped Trampa decks and own trucks (Сoncentertrucks).
  • Be Unlimited (UK) are uniquely designed all terrain freestyle boards with the deck mounted under the trucks to allow the rider to grind more easily.
  • Blu Earth Boards (UK)
  • Biohazard Industries (BHI) (Czech Republic)
  • Boneshaker (Czech Republic)
  • Carve Industries (USA) Manufacturers of Carve3 unique pedal driven 3 wheel bike-board-skate combination.
  • DesignExtreme (UK)
  • Earthboard (USA)
  • ERBoards (Argentina)
  • Exit (UK)
  • F2O (Japan)
  • Flame (Germany)
  • Flexifoil (UK)
  • Ground Industries (USA) are a bunch of riders that want to share their passion and contribution to the sport with other riders, to make the riding experience better, thus evolve the sport. They show dedication for quality, fun, visual appeal, and put those things into each of their products.
  • Hyline (UK)
  • Howla (UK)
  • Kheo (France)
  • Kitedeck (UK)
  • Libre (Germany)
  • MBA Mountainboards (Italy)
  • MBS Moutainboards (USA) are manufacturers of mountainboards and kiteboards. Combining the carving & freestyle of snowboarding, skateboarding & surfing with the trail & mountain riding of mountainbiking & BMX.
  • Mongoose ATB (USA)
  • Munroboards (Australia) live and breathe all-terrain boarding since 1996.
  • NextOne (Russia) doesn't produce boards since 2005.
  • noSno (UK) are passionate about designing and riding, and develop the most advanced mountainboards on the market. Quality of design, product and service is their highest priority. Using hi-tech composites and specialist aluminium alloys, boards are developed in noSno’s dedicated workshops and the unique components are manufactured by aerospace engineers in the UK.
  • NPD All-Terrain Skateboards (USA)
  • N:XT (Germany)
  • RKB (Spain) is a brand of kites and toys company Eolo-Sport.
  • Scrub Boards (UK) was established in 2001, in the south west of England where the Scrub team develop and test downhill and kite boards.
  • Skysnake (Russia)
  • Tekny (Spain)
  • Terra Board (USA)
  • Terrano (Brazil)
  • Trampa Boards (UK) are the first mountain board & kite board manufacturer in the world to be able to produce a bullet proof, rider weight specific, custom handmade mountain and kite board deck, that can be super flexi or stiff. They fit to any type of truck system to replace old or tired wooden decks as an up-grade, or as complete units hand made to the customer's dimensions and requirements.

Other Mountainboard Related Companies

  • The BFC[45] UK's premier mountain board film crew.
  • HillBilly company is a supplier of safety gear with a product range for mountainboard, skateboard, mountainbike, bmx and snowboard enthusiasts. The company use techniques and materials to create high quality products with functionality and style. Based in the US.
  • Dirt Cloud Racing Event management, course construction, race day operations, consulting. Based in the US.
  • DirtStar Army [46] Clothing, video production, photography, illustration and design, event support, exhibition pro-team. Based in the US.
  • One5 Media[47] is an action sports orientated multi-media company with a focus on mountain boarding. They provide video production, photography, design and stock video/photos. Based in the US.
  • Maxtrack Distributor of MBS Mountainboards in the UK and Europe.
  • Nielegal Extreme sports orientated advertising agency based in Poland. Providing professional video production, photography and marketing solutions. Co-organizer of Master of the Hill - biggest mountainboarding competition in Poland

Local Trip, the first company to make a mountainboard in Brazil, 1996.

Governing Bodies

Below are a list of organisations who act as governing bodies for mountain boarding around the world.

The IMA aims to help worldwide mountainboard scenes promote their events, identify the best dates, find some useful guidelines, and promote their sponsors.

The ATBA-UK is a non-profit making organisation that represents and promotes mountain boarding in the UK by putting riders interests first, promoting safety, sanctioning events, providing training, communicating our actions and decisions to members and sourcing funding.

The French Mountainboard Association is a community that publicise events, news, and other information relating to French mountainboarding.

It's the site of the Portuguese community that publicise events, news, and other information relating to Portuguese Mountainboard and Kitelandboard community. Whe also organize "Demo Day's" that it provides material which will have to give them a new experience and thus promote the sport!

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