time there was a very grumpy man. He worked in a job he hated, working for 'the man' doing meaningless tasks that crushed his soul and soured his mood. He left his job, packed his bags and travelled across the Atlantic in search of mountains covered in the freshest snow. For months he snowboarded every day, loving being in the mountains and loving his life. But, all good things must come to an end. With tears in his eyes and a pain in his heart he returned to his homeland. With no work and little money a decision had to be made. To go back to work for the corporate monster was not a possibility this enlightened man could face, and so with balls of steel (and a ridiculously supportive wife) he sold his house, moved in with his parents and used the money to build his dream - a Snowboard Shop where he could stock his favourite brands and meet likeminded snowboarders.
The result? Fiftteen years later and we're still going strong. We are an independently owned and run shop that stocks rad brands at decent prices. As time has gone on we have diversified from just selling snowboards & skateboards to stock other ‘Alternative Outdoor’ products including Stand Up Paddleboards, Electric Skateboards & Stunt Scooters.
ALL of the staff are snowboarders, skaters and keen paddleboarders so we have first hand experience in the equipment we stock and extensive knowledge about what could work best for you.
You could buy online at thesnowboardshop.co.uk but if you're close enough, we'd love to meet you in the shop, talk snowboarding and have a cuppa
An ex-seasonnaire, Darren has been shredding for 20+ years. Being the 'Big Boss' he is the most powerful and feared member of The Snowboard Shop Team. He spends most of his day making the website pretty and shouting out that he needs more tea.
Ali has been riding for over 9 years and before that he skied for way too long. Although he is 'Little Boss' sometimes he thinks he is in charge of the whole shabang. He is in charge of the shop in Fleet and does the majority of the buying. He is also supreme lord over the Shop Monkeys.
First off, how can anyone who eats as much pizza as hendriks be so slim? Anyway, you'll find Hendriks on the shop floor tending to your every whim unless he is out the back servicing snowboards. He is our resident technician and takes pride in how fast he can make your snowboard (or skis) for you next trip. If he is not helping customers or in the tech room he is making tea for 'Big Boss'.
Adam has been riding for over 20 years. He has fallen from the mighty height of 'Little Boss' to become the Grande Shop Monkey. Normally found skulking amongst the snowboards at the weekend, he knows his stuff and is an official shop snowboard Tester and helps with the buying.
Sam has just come back from completing an Instructor course in Banff. He has been riding for 8 years and he's getting better. He kills it on the shop floor as he knows his technical shizzle and is pretty friendly to most people who come in.
Although Will Skis for GB he is also pretty tasty on a Snowboard. His day is consumed helping customers in the shop, packing internet orders and making tea for Big and Little Boss.