Ka-pow started in 2015 when my Dad and I where in a snowboard shop in Whistler, BC and I looked up at a strangely shaped snowboard on the wall and asked “What kind of board is that, Dad?”, he told me it was a swallow tail and meant to be used in powder. I asked why and he explained it made the rider naturally lean back which made riding in deep powder much less tiring. It sounded like a great idea so I asked if they made them in kid sizes, and we realized that even though they would be perfect for kids, nobody was making them in small sizes.
We decided to try making one ourselves by re-shaping a used board we found at a local shop. We finished it just in time for a big powder day at our local mountain and it worked AMAZINGLY well. I thought other kids would want to try it and had the idea to start a business for making them.
The reason why I started Ka-pow was because kids love powder, but they can’t stay in it for very long because there legs get super tired. The shape of the Ka-Pow boards help smaller riders float in powder without getting as tired. This means more time in good snow for kids and whoever they’re riding with!
Ka-Pow boards are perfect for kids who already know how to snowboard, but want to have more fun floating in powder. We recommend that riders choose a board a few centimeters longer than what they usually ride.
If you have any questions or if you’d like to get your hands on a Ka-Pow board, let us know on our Contact Page!