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Our Story

It all started with a desire to build a better ski for snowkiting. We were living in the Canadian Arctic at the time, snowkiting on the frozen, snow covered lakes. Production skis worked, but were missing that extra something that could deliver the performance I wanted for snowkiting. With my background in aviation as a pilot/engineer, I was already working with composite materials on airplane structures. I used my knowledge in this area, coupled with my extensive ski background gained as a youth in the Kootenays of British Columbia, Canada, to build my first pair of skis.

The first pair turned out better than I could have ever imagined. This in turn sparked my passion to continue to push to develop a better ride on the snow and water. What started out as an aggressive hobby, slowly progressed over the years to a multidimensional company that produces skis and boards for kiting on both snow and water, as well as gravity assisted fun.

Sheldon DeCosse, H.M.F.I.C
Founder, Designer & Builder of DeCosse Customs Boards and Skis