OGDEN -- By water, by land, and now by snow, a local company is evolving from its California surfing roots and foraging into the realm of snowboarding with a new product that embraces Ogden's snow culture while paying homage to other board sports.
Ogden-based Kahuna Creations, which broke into the market several years ago with its sleek longboard skateboards and patented land paddle known as the Big Stick, has adapted the stick for use on the slopes. Kahuna has taken the basic design of the Big Stick, which is built from everything from bamboo to reinforced carbon composite materials, and added a new attachment designed specifically for use on the snow.
"We've sold over 10,000 Big Sticks all over the world," said Steve McBride, founder and owner of the company. "We've done well with the stand-up paddle trend, so the last couple of years, we've been thinking of ways to adapt it to snowboarding."