THE CONCEPT of Blank Snowboards is not new to most snowboarders, yet nobody can seem to find a quality board at the right price. This is the reason Blank Snowboards was created—to answer the demand.
Rob Foy, one of the owners of Blank, shares the story of how Blank got started.
"It all started one day when I was reminiscing with some friends about the good old days, when we weren't slaves to the 8-5 grind. It was during one of these lunchtime BS sessions that the concept of Blank hit me. A long story and a few years later, I was looking at prototypes and molds with Brandon Bybee, Jason Murphy and Benson Miller. It was a dream come true--me and some bros were forming a snowboard company. It took several models and lots of time on the hill to get the board where we wanted it. We weren't going to settle; we wanted more than just your average board. We were also just as determined to be able to offer it at an even better price. Boards today are so outrageously priced because there is so much wasted cost built into the price of a board other than the board itself, like corporate overhead, overloaded graphics and a retail markup. Since when do you have to be rich to snowboard? We didn't want to have anything to do with all this crap. We wanted to make snowboarding more affordable without compromising quality, and here we are."
"We are in every sense of the word a "blank" company. We're all about the purity and love of the sport, not about all the other stuff. We just want to make a great board and have a great time doing it."
Age: Don't worry about it
Home Mountain: All of Wasatch
Years Riding: Long enough
Board: 155 to 160
Best Snowboarding Memory: Starting a snowboard company with my bros just so I could be on the team. See More
Home Mountain: Powder Mountain, UT
Years Riding: 14
Board: Blank 155
Best Snowboarding Memory: Watching my super bro Ryan Olson throw a perfect swan dive over a crazy punishing road gap at Brian Head, UT. See More
Age: Just a number
Home Mountain: Brighton, UT
Years Riding: 17
Board: 155 Black/White
Best Snowboarding Memory: Stomping a frontside double cork 900 stalefish and pushing the limits trying new tricks, riding with all my bros, helping develop Amped and Amped2 video games for Xbox and being one of the riders in them. See More
Age: Young at Heart
Home Mountain: Park City/Brighton
Years Riding: 20
Board: Blank 155
Best Snowboarding Memory: The best memories I have are with Jeff's Surf Shop, a small group of talented riders who all rode a tiny mountain nameed Brian Head. We made the best with what we had. See More