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Help us celebrate 30 years, as we launch a limited edition of 30 Jackson "STACK" Snowboards and 8 killer rewards packs. Drop in!
Help us celebrate 30 years, as we launch a limited edition of 30 Jackson "STACK" Snowboards and 8 killer rewards packs. Drop in!
27 backers pledged CA$ 7,723 to help bring this project to life.

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What an amazing trip it has been!  And it just keeps getting better.  

In the spring of 1988, while attending the University of Western Ontario, I launched Grubwear Clothing Co. & hit the streets, shops and campuses across Canada in a venture to create a streetwear/action sports clothing brand that was irreverent, distinct, grass-roots and cool. After 30 years, I think it's safe to say, I did it. 

My infamous TRI-G logo has led me around the world with endless amazing life experiences. After launching Jackson Snowboards in 1991, I moved west to Vancouver (in a van, with my dog Memphis, pulling a U-Haul) only to open THRILLER, my first venture into retail…what a journey! 

After 18 years in retail and a few subsequent incarnations, I find myself celebrating 30 years of independent business and would not change a thing.  I want to share that with you!

Suffice to say I could not have made it here without endless support from family, partners, friends, customers, retail shops and especially all the TEAM RIDERS who rode our decks -  many and most I am still tight with! Without you, I'm nothing….so THANK YOU!!! 

I wanted to create a Kickstarter campaign to celebrate this milestone.

By offering a limited edition production run of Jackson 'STACK' Snowboards with amazing value packed support rewards, we think this campaign will skyrocket and bring our grassroots movement back together.  Please watch this video that Moonrider Productions prepared for us and DROP IN! 

(REWARDS NOTE -  We will post digital pics of each reward package, shortly after the campaign ends. We want to make sure you get the right product, color and size of your preference)

JACKSON STACK - REAL RENDER
JACKSON STACK - REAL RENDER

 BOARD MATERIALS

  • TopSheet: Glossy PBT. We do not add toxic lacquer for these boards. 
  • Top Fibreglass: Biaxial fiberglass. 
  • Woodcore: Full length Canadian Aspen wood core. 
  • Sidewall: We use state of the art Urethane that runs the whole Perimeter of the wood core for a perfect bond. Urethane is extremely damp and makes for a better over all ride. 
  • Entropy Resins: Entropy Resins makes thermoset epoxy systems for a new generation of products. Products that not only perform, but also take a crucial step towards lowering our impact on the environment.
  • Inserts: Stainless Steel. Two 12 packs per mount.
  • Bottom Fibreglass: Biaxial fiberglass. 
  • Rubber Dampening: Rubber foil between the edge and fibreglass helps with bonding. It also helps with over all board chattering.  
  • Edge: Rockwell 48. 
  • Base Material: Sintered IS 7500. Super durable and fast base material. 
Sidecut showing layers of our board. (graphic complements or Wired Snowboards).
Sidecut showing layers of our board. (graphic complements or Wired Snowboards).
BOARD SPECS (we will only be making 4 sizes)
BOARD SPECS (we will only be making 4 sizes)
Camber profile of the Directive Series.
Camber profile of the Directive Series.
Jackson 96-97 Catalog
Jackson 96-97 Catalog
Jackson Postcard Mailer 1995. This also shows the Alien & Fur Coat models.
Jackson Postcard Mailer 1995. This also shows the Alien & Fur Coat models.
Jackson JAPAN (big in Japan)
Jackson JAPAN (big in Japan)
Shameless Press!
Shameless Press!
Wacko Jacko Ad 1999?
Wacko Jacko Ad 1999?
Jackson Scratch Catalog graphic
Jackson Scratch Catalog graphic
Jackson Maple Leafs tribute...loved this one.
Jackson Maple Leafs tribute...loved this one.
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Risks and challenges

With the exception of the actual manufacturing of the Stack series boards, I've designed and will produce all the rewards myself. This is what I have done for 30 years as my passion. No brainer and I AM STOKED! I will be participating in the production of the boards myself.

As a small brand (JACKSON), we always got pushed around and bounced, eventually causing me to cease production in 2010 (read as RUN OUT OF MONEY).

By securing production time and with a rock solid expense budget, once funding is complete we have ear-marked time with WIRED Snowboards in Vancouver. In brief, the creator of Wired is no other than Rob Dow, who has 25 years of experience in the snowboard industry from design to production and marketing all the while bring a respected professional rider for more than 10 years. Rob has seen it all….Legend status.

Fulfilment of the smaller rewards and day trips will be both easy and a pleasure. My goal of raising $5,000 will cover the deposit for production of boards and rewards with padding to initiate new projects and more board production should I find myself getting orders. Should we get support for more boards, we'll make more boards. We're making 30 boards no matter what goes down here. :)

Here's the only problem I see - if we get support for more than 50 boards, production time will run past opening day. I don't want this to happen unless a supporter is OK with it. I want to keep production local, organic and in my control.

There will be forthcoming details for boards custom made to spec for those that desire it, but we will have limitations. (existing WIRED shapes and sizes, cores, and finishes).

All snowboards come with a one year warranty for manufacturer's defects.

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    Pledge CA$ 2 or more About $1.49

    Twoonie Tweak - FOR NOTHING! But….

    You get my eternal love and a mention on our webpage (post campaign) and a link to your INSTAGRAM account.

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    Bro-Bra-Bru Pack! (only 100)

    No Brainer here! You get a beer (beverage) Koozie, button, and a few Jackson / Grubwear Stickers, a thank you in our post event report and a link to your Instagram account.

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    Pledge CA$ 15 or more About $11

    CANADA EH! Pack

    When was the last time you waxed your deck? Exactly. This pack offers you a printed Beer Koozie, sticker and a fresh bar of JAXWAX scented all temp wax made just for this campaign!

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    Pledge CA$ 20 or more About $15

    TOQUE Package!

    Check your head! Your choice of a Grubwear or Jackson Slouchy beanie, embroidered with our latest logo incarnate! We'll thrown in some stickers and a button! Of course, we'll follow you back on Instagram.

    Retail value $25

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    Pledge CA$ 36 or more About $27

    Groomer Pack

    The Groomer reward package includes a Grubwear 30 year Anniversary t-shirt, signed "IN GOODS HANDS" art poster (LTD EDT of 144), sticker, and button pack!

    Retail value of $50 CDN.

    Once pledged, we'll make sure we get you the perfect size and shipping details.
    Shipping and taxes are added on top.

    Pics of this reward will be posted on our blog, Facebook page and Instagram.

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    Pledge CA$ 65 or more About $49

    Jackson Fresh Tracks Reward Pack

    The Jackson 'FRESH TRACKS' reward includes a Limited Edition Jackson Snowboards Longsleeve T-shirt by Grubwear, a Jackson Toque (beanie) and a Co-lab JAXWAX bar from Beaver Wax and a signed Limited Edition "IN GOOD HANDS" poster print.

    Retail value $85 CDN

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    Pledge CA$ 250 or more About $187

    'Shred the Gnar' Day Reward Pack

    Join me (and others) for a full day of snowboarding during the upcoming 2018-2019 season in Whistler.

    Package includes full day lift ticket, lunch and Apres in the village. There are 6 packages available and I will likely share it with 3 supporters over 2-3 separate days. Maybe we'll even work in some FRESH TRACKS!!

    Keep in mind a lift ticket in Whistler is now over $155 plus GST (wow).

    Thank you to Whistler Brewing for sponsoring this Reward.

    NOTE: You don't have to buy a snowboard to get this package...hell I'll ride with any knuckle dragger ! (No Skiers, sorry Stevie).

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    Pledge CA$ 579 or more About $433

    Jackson STACK Snowboard Pack (ONLY 30)

    You will receive a Limited Edition Jackson "STACK" Snowboard, a Jackson Toque (Beanie), stickers, a bar of JAX WAX, and a signed "IN GOOD HANDS" print poster (edition of 144).

    Pick from sizes 155, 157, 159, 163cm.

    Shape:True Twin
    Flex: Medium to Stiff
    Camber: Multi Camber
    Terrain: Freestyle / All Mountain / Freeride

    These boards are designed and made by hand in Vancouver, BC by WIRED Snowboards. Mike is participating in the manufacturing process of every single board.

    Each board will be numbered and have a certificate of authenticity.

    LOCAL PICK UP is available. Shipping rates apply on rewards packs pledged out of Vancouver.

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Funding period

- (30 days)