World’s First Convertible Snowskate Offers Two Boards For The Price Of One
September 4, 2002 — Portland, Ore. — Premier, the original and authentic manufacturer of quality snowskates"¢, has introduced a late-season addition to its extensive line of snowskates for winter ’02-03 with the 241 Safari convertible snowskate. The bi-level snowskate features a wood deck upper with a detachable ski bottom that allows the rider to use the 241 Safari as either an original Premier snowskate or as a bi-level snowskate.
The multi-functional 241 Safari features an all new Premier wood deck upper with a p-tex 2000 base and a new performance channel pattern for increased stability that can be used as a traditional snowskate. The wide, detachable ski features a direct response truck system that can be easily screwed on to the upper deck to provide the rider with a more stable bi-level ride.
“We always thought it would be great if a bi-level snowskate could have a detachable ski and you could use it as a traditional snowskate as well,” says Andy Wolf, Founder of Premier Snowskate. “So we developed the 241 Safari to fill that void in the market. Premier is always looking to meet the needs of our customers and now with one piece of equipment, there are limitless possibilities.”
The 241 Safari retails for $180 and will be available through select specialty snow/skate shops worldwide this winter.
The Premier Snowskate team includes Todd Richards, J.P. Walker, Blaise Rosenthal, Sebastian Raban, Mitch Nelson, Jason Borgstede, Rio Tahara, Nicolas Droz, Nate Bozung, and John Cardiel.
Premier, the original snowskate manufacturer, launched in 1998. A snowskate, a board that is slightly wider and longer than a skateboard, is made of plastic with a channeled base for stability and tracking and a foam topsheet for grip. Snowskates combines the design, physics and feeling of skateboarding and snowboarding and are for use on snow-covered sled hills, snowskate parks, or even right in the backyard. Premier Snowskates are currently available in specialty snow/skate shops worldwide and in select mail-order catalogs. Consumers can call 1-800-305-4138 or log on to www.premiersnowsk8.com to find a dealer near them.