Äsmo (Wolfgang Nyvelt and Stefan Gruber) has been meticulously designing and crafting the Pow Surfer from their shaping bay situated in the Austrian Alps in the ZiIllertal Valley since 2006. What began as a passion project is now turning into a full fledged quest toward progression and functionality. Over the course of the last half decade the boards have evolved from crude hand hewn shapes to masterful works of art fused by both hand and unique technology. Drawing from a wide variety of inspirations spanning from the surf inspired shapes from great thinkers like Bob Simmons and Dimitrij Milovich to the technically minded boards from our passion for Skateboarding. The ASMO Pow-surfers combine elements from all 3 primary board sports, Snowboarding, Surfing and Skateboarding and fuse them into something fresh, progressive , totally unique and above all fun.
"Made with Hands and Machines in Zillertal Austria! The construction of the Äsmo is similar to a High End Snowboard but the production process is even more complex because of its unique 3D form. The process of building one Äsmo takes a few days and is very labour intensive. All the Materials used, get hand selected and are put together with great care and constant quality control. A CNC Machine does many of the precise work needed to make for the perfekt board and every Board gets custom made for each customer and there are many options to upgrade your own ÄSMO. For example the Composite Materials can be changed to a complete Carbon Fibre Construction and a Paulownia Woodcore can be used to get an even lighter Construction. You can choose different Topsheet Venner such as American Walnut.
„The channels are a key feature to every Äsmo Powsurfer as they allow the board to tilt on each side and dig in an edge which gives the board control in turns, to traverse and for jumps. The channel acts much like a fin in a surfboard! But rather than being placed at the tail end, the channels run in the middle of the board inbetween your feet. It enables you to draw the line you want and let you navigate the board even on slopes to reach your next powrun. We offer 2 different versions of channels. The All Terrain Series is a flat entry channel wich is made to fit those narrower shapes, maintaining as much surface area as possible. The High End Line channel is the newest version and is 2,5cm longer and has a spoon nose entry. It is made to fit the wider outlines of the High End Line and offers a smoother glide and more control.
All Terrain Series
- -Maximum Width 32cm
- -Isosport Topsheet White
- -ISO 7200 sintered Base with a Dicut (Die Cut ÄsmoLettering)
- -CNC Machined 1.0 3D Poplar Woodcore
- -Quattro Axial Fibreglass
- -360º Sidewalls
- -ATC Channel (AllTerrain Channel)
High end series
- -Maximum Width up too 45 cm
- -3D Custom Beech Veneer (Custom option Walnut Veneer)
- -ISO 7200 sintered P-Tex Base with a Dicut
(Die Cut Stringer and Äsmo Logo)
- -CNC Machined 2.0 3D Poplar or Paulownia Woodcore,
3D High Perfomance Channel HYPRO)
- -Quattro Axial Fiberglass and Tri Axial Carbon
- -360º Sidewalls
- -HYPER Channel (High Performance Channel)
The Endfinish of the Äsmo is really important to us. The Topsheet Veneer gets sealed twice with UV resistant Coating. Then the Board gets annealed for a few hours at about 70° Celcius for 2 reasons. One to get it waxed ,which is equivalent waxing a board about 10 times with a regular Iron! An allround wax is used in this process and the boards come ready to scrape. Second to enhance the characteristics of the Epoxy Resin which makes the flex and torsion of the board more smooth
The Äsmo powsurfer comes with a Pad, wich is stick to the topsheet to adjusts the deep channel to a nice, skateboard like, concave. The Pad made out of EVA foam, is custom made for each model of powsurfer! It has a kick on the tail and nose end for solid stance and good sized nob´s for good traction! It features a double sided tape to stick on your powsufer! Further more the Äsmo powsurfer comes with a stainless steel leashplug, wich is screwed into the back insert, to hook up the leash. A easy DYI projekt for your Äsmo is to install magents. There is a few different ways to do this but the most common one is magnets in/on the boots and iron sheets on the pad. Pot magnets, which you can find on various magnet websites, are easy to screw to the sole of any kind of boot. The iron sheets should be placed at your stance and allow you to move around a little bit. A standard size of the ironsheet would be: length 10-14cm, width 8-10cm. We use a singular sheet with 1mm thikness but you can try alot of different ways. To put it on the pad, cut the knobs were you want to place the sheet and stick on the sheets with a doublesided tape. Finish it off by applying a foam or rubber on top of the sheets.
The Artboards shown in our gallery were completed at various events such as the „Eggerhäusl Powart Session“ the Wängl Tängls Powart Projekt“ and other Gatherings through out the last few years. If you are interested in any of these board graphics on your own custom Äsmo please write to us. firstname.lastname@example.org!