Last season Akasha Weisgarber, Gabe Langlois, and Tyeson Carmody joined forces to create Hightide Mfg. Inspired by the "buy local" movement, the trio picked up a snowboard press and, drawing from Weisgarber's design background with brands like YES, launched the small-batch board brand out of Pemberton, BC, Canada.
Although only in their first year of production, Hightide claimed one of our new Tested & Approved awards in the Powder Board category for the wickedly carvable, surfy Hippy Slasher.
See the full review of the Hippy Slasher here: snowboarding.transworld.net/gear-guide/2016-tested-and-approved/hightide-hippy-slasher/
Enjoy this stylized look at how Weisgarber brings a board to life.