Big mountain legend and speedy Swede Johan Olofsson shows off his new creation. PHOTO: Ben Gavelda

Johan Olofsson and Venture’s New Splitboard NoBoard

I ran into Johan the other day in Revelstoke. We grabbed a bite to eat and shot the shit about Silverton Mountain. Then he mentioned he’d been out there for the last three weeks shaping and building boards with Klem Branner, the man behind Venture Snowboards. This is one of the binding-less creations he brought back. With a big, buoyant, surfy shape the thing looked primed for pow. Maybe next time I’m passing through I’ll catch him shredding it….