Gentemstick was established in the home of freeride snowboarding; Hokkaido, Japan nearly 30 years ago by Taro Tamai. Taro crafted some of his first snowboards not knowing how it would revolutionise the snowboard industry. Now we see his shapes and designs honoured in almost every snowboard range world wide whilst Gentemstick continues to be the gold standard in Japanese snow surfing to this day.
Designed in Japan, Taro Tamai's Surf inspired Gentemstick snowboards are created from unfarmed materials, selected and prepared with the utmost care. This ethos allows Gemtemstick to deliver unmatched quality recognised world wide.
These unique and beautiful snowboards can be used on both groomers and in the powder thanks to their iconic shaping. This is regarded as the most essential factor in board design, with these hand crafted shapes offering a unique riding experience - even on the same slope. Gentem have adopted classical designs, such as swallowtails, which they established in the '70s combined with modern designs driven by their own experiences.
These iconic shapes like the Mantaray have shaped the evolution of snowboarding & all Gentem snowboards are incredibly limited & were previously only available in Japan. Absolute-Snow will be exclusively stocking Gentemstick Snowboards in Europe, bringing these agile and balanced snowboards from the deep and snowy Japanese mountains to your front door.