Jesse and Lukas at Huffman Studio started their video careers as pro snowboarders, so no big surprise that riding is still a major source of inspiration and renewal for them. But what’s a professional production team to do when they run across experiences, personalities and moments worthy of video, and there’s no camera crew to capture the action? Dispatches is Huffman Studio’s off the hip, on the fly, totally DIY series of short videos. Shot on iPhones, GoPros and borrowed cameras, Dispatches presents snowboarding, surfing, skateboarding, and life in a raw and authentic format-- just like the real thing.
For this installment, Huffman Studio spent a day in the Shark Snowsurf shaping shed, where each deck is handbuilt by founder Tim Wesley (sometimes with a little help from friends like local legend Elan Bushell) in this miniature workshop jammed full of tools, templates and sawdust. A short 20 minute drive to Stevens Pass equals quick and easy testing in the variable conditions and steep terrain of the Pacific Northwest, a location that inspired the bindingless designs effortless float and carving ability. Come along for a tour of Wesley’s commitment to craft, and finding freedom on a Shark Snowsurf.