Every Third Thursday

10 episodes

If you’ve seen one snowboard, you’ve seen them all. Right? Not if you’re Dave Lee. Lee is the founder of Signal Snowboards out of Huntington Beach, California. His company produces some of the best boards on the market. But Lee also likes to push the envelope and Every Third Thursday is where the crazy ideas in Lee’s head come to life.

From boards made out of glass to the first 3D-printed snowboard, each episode of Every Third Thursday features a new invention. These snowboards aren’t made to sit on a shelf. Lee and the Signal Snowboards team ride every one of their creations on the mountain to see how they perform.

In this new episode of Every Third Thursday, Dave Lee introduces new Signal teamrider John Jackson. Every rider dreams of building a custom snowboard designed exactly to their specifications. John gets exactly that opportunity as we dive into building his Sierra Series pro model at the Huntington Beach Signal factory. John and Dave then head up to California’s Sierra Mountains during a late season snowstorm to test out John’s new custom pro model. What a way to close out another epic winter!

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Boston has had plenty of snow this winter (PLENTY). So the Signal Snowboards crew decided to get into a little throwback vibes and hit up Boston.

On this episode of Every Third Thursday, Dave Lee and the crew team up with longtime skateboard designer Paul Schmitt to create the ultimate backyard, back hill, neighborhood golf course fun board—we’re calling it Mr. Fun. Dave finds legendary skateboarder Christian Hosoi’s pro model shape in Professor Schmitt’s workshop, which serves as the foundation for this 7-ply deck. Hosoi himself stops by the factory to add some crucial design input to the Hammerhead-esque shape (kinda like the surfboard he made of it). Mr. Fun gets a custom Hosoi grip tape job and then it’s off to the streets of Boston for the historic amounts of snow to see if Mr. Fun delivers on the promise of fun.

See this simple board take on snowy streets, parks and everyday urban features with no lift ticket (and no bindings) required. Does this look like fun to you? Let us know in the comments below!

Despite the East Coast being pounded again and again with snow and cold this winter, it feels like summer over in California and the Signal Snowboards crew has got surfing on their minds. In this episode of Every Third Thursday, Dave Lee and the Signal Snowboards crew play around with surfboard stringers (the stringer is the thin strip of wood that runs down the middle of the surfboard to increase the strength and rigidity of the foam board).

Dave teams up with Appelcore Surfboard Stringers to create laminated veneers to use in the construction of two snowboards: one a traditional core snowboard and the other a totally experimental veneer laminate board at half the thickness of a normal snowboard. The crew bails on the beach for the mountains to test out these crossover boards. Does this surf technology make for a great snowboard? Watch the episode to find out and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!