Based in Calgary, Alberta, Mark Kowalchuk is a Canadian illustrator and graphic artist. His roots lie in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He holds a Fine Arts degree and a Design diploma from George Brown College in Toronto. Alberta provided him with experience and confidence to venture into sports and clothing industries, forging connections and lifelong friendships.
Mark's success unfolded by showcasing his designs in numerous skate shops across Canada and the US. His collaborations span major snowboard and skate brands, and his work has graced Thrasher Magazine's canvas section and Snowboard Business' 'Flight of the Art'.
01. TopSheet: Glossy PBT. We do not add toxic lacquer for these boards. 02. Top Fibreglass: Biaxial fibreglass. 03. Inserts: Stainless Steel. 04. Sidewall: We use state of the art Urethane that runs the whole perimeter of the wood core for a perfect bond. Urethane is extremely damp and makes for a better overall ride. 05. Epoxy Resins: We use a specially formulated two part epoxy resin system to bond all of the materials in a snowboard. 06. Woodcore: Full length Poplar wood core. 07. Carbon Beams: We added 2 beams to help with strength while adding tail pop. 08. Bottom Fibreglass: Biaxial fibreglass. 09. Rubber Dampening: Rubber foil between the edge and fibreglass helps with bonding. It also helps with over all board chattering. 10. Edge: Rockwell 48. 11. Base Material: Sintered IS 7500. Super durable and fast base material. Sublimated artwork.
The Walsh Series comes with a traditional camber. The camber runs the full length of the contact. This helps the board have more control at high speeds while offering more pop.
NEGATIVE CORE PROFILE
The Walsh Series comes with a negative core profile. We remove some of the wood core between the bindings to help balance the flex from tip to tail. The board feels more playful and adds foot control on all terrain.