In 2012, Woodward teamed up with Burton Snowboards to perfect Woodward’s patented ParkBoard™ indoor snowboard. Woodward’s ParkBoard is a wheel-based snowboard specifically designed to ride on Skatelite™ surfaces used for aerial awareness progression. The Skatelite wood surface is the same used in skateparks around the world.
Woodward started the ParkBoard revolution by testing various wheel configurations attached to a rigid wooden snowboard prototype. Once the board was tested and the model was proven, Woodward knew it needed to partner with a snowboard company to take it to the next level. Woodward went right to the most popular snowboard company in the world, Burton Snowboards. With their R&D capabilities and dedication to the progression of snowboarding, Burton was the obvious choice.
As soon as the Burton engineers got their hands on the ParkBoard, there was a noticeable difference. The first version of the Woodward X Burton ParkBoard had huge improvements in flex, both in torsional and under foot. From there the design really took off and brought the ParkBoard to where it is today. Burton has created a board designed to feel like a traditional snowboard with a conventional wood core and Burton’s Triax fiberglass, the same glass used throughout Burton’s snowboard line-up. Currently the ParkBoard is produced in four various sizes, all optimized to work alongside the wheel-based system allowing riders to emulate speeds found on-snow.
Utilizing the ParkBoard with the Ride with Woodward program, first time snowboarders are able to learn indoors until they become comfortable enough to take their skills onto the snow. The ParkBoard, along with Woodward’s unparalleled programs, are revolutionizing the snowboard learning model. The Woodward X Burton ParkBoard is available to campers and guests at Woodward Copper, CO, Woodward Tahoe, CA and Camp Woodward, PA.LEARN MORE