It?s all about fun!
Today's attraction to banked slalom can be seen as a kind of return to the natural roots of a discipline that is almost original to snowboarding, created in the first half of the 80's, inspired by the downhill skateboarding then practiced by Californian surfers in search of waves and transposed naturally on the snow.
But beyond the fashion effect, and the core values conveyed, it would be to overlook what it means to really take place in a gate at the start of a banked slalom and to hurtle down the succession of turns as quickly as possible well camped on the board? under the watchful eye of the timekeeper! A practice at the crossroads of sports boards, which for efficiency must also give free rein to style and fluidity, mixing support from skateboarding and surfing for a feeling very close to a powder ride on a course that best suits the often natural terrain ... Sensations that speak to all riders.
It is this notion of the pleasure of the curve, federating for everyone, riders who often come from different backgrounds, riders of all levels, young and old, etc... that makes us vibrate and animates the machines we develop. It is therefore logical that Dupraz snowboards has been committed to promoting Banked Slalom for the past fifteen years, a discipline that had fallen into disuse in the face of formats driven more by marketing than by the expectations of riders.
Today, Dupraz snowboards can be proud to be a real actor of the revival of the discipline, with a real know-how recognized with no less than 50 events organized, some of which have become annual events, season after season for hundreds of anonymous riders as well as professionals, and to be represented through our riders, even on the podiums of the most prestigious international events...
Come and join us!