It pains me to do this, as this board means a lot to me. But it’s time for someone else to enjoy it.
If you, or someone you know, wants to get into snowboarding, hit me up on my Instagram (@jin411) and introduce yourself.
Going back to the late 90s, I had started this snowboard company out of my dorm room. Around the same time, Monument Snowboards was launched by Dave Tran (follow him!) on the East Coast. I watched as his influence in the industry grew, even if Monument was mostly a small niche brand with a cult following. The designs and shapes were some of the most unique I had ever seen.
About 5 years ago, a friend of mine said he’d have a hard time supporting small snowboard brands, and I thought that was asinine. The small brands keep the big brands on their toes and aren’t afraid to innovate.
So I reached out to Dave and got a hold of this 2014 District 153 snowboard. It was the first flat camber board I had ever ridden. I thought it was amazing. The contact points were always on the snow and I could ride as fast as I wanted, but it could still butter and have a playful effect. Up until then, I had always loved classic shapes like the Burton Custom. But after that, I was riding blunt nose boards, pointy tip boards, swallow tails, a splitboard, and eventually, I started riding other smaller brands like Super Happytime Death Machine and United Shapes.
My quiver is ever evolving just because I’m surrounded by gear on a daily basis. So getting rid of old boards is unfortunately the norm and something I’ll always regret in hindsight, like selling your Jeep.
The Monument District is rare, it’s fun, it’s solid. And in this case, it’s FREE. So hit me up.