Tons of snowboards are made in giant factories abroad by people who never snowboard. There are some fine exceptions, though, like my all-time favorite, Lib Technologies, based in Washington, and Signal Snowboards in California. Both offer boards handmade in the United States by snowboarders. Transworld Snowboarding is posting a 2-part series of videos featuring Signal owner/founder Dave Lee taking you on a tour of the factory and showing how they hand-make their snowboards. Check out Part 1:

Wanna take it to the next level and transform an existing snowboard into a backcountry splitboard? Check out Damien Scogin’s DIY in MAKE Volume 20 and get your build on.