After twenty years dedicated to the innovation and thanks to the intuitions and experiences gained on the ski slopes and in winter sports companies, Alessandro Marchi “Sandy” creates Sandy Shapes, a young company that produces snowboard completely made in Italy, based in Friuli Venice Giulia.
Years spent on the snow practicing but especially listening to the riders and their needs: each board has its own history and journey for which it was developed.
Today the constructive philosophy has remained the same: to create snowboards that, thanks to the harmony of the materials and their combination and assembly, are unique on the market.
From snowboarders to snowboarders.
The artisan skills combined with the competitiveness of the Italian industrial system have allowed the creation of a company that stands out in the world panorama.
Craftsmanship is distinctive of Italian culture and economy and is the basis for the realization of each new model. We build snowboards using advanced design and finishing tools, numerical control machining centers to cut and prepare materials, and artisanal gluing method, in a process where the hands and the eyes are still the protagonists, following step by step the realization and checking the quality several times.
Modern craftsmanship is the key to create products with unique performances by controlling their quality and allowing their replicability. This added value, generated by the combination of expertise and technology, can not be reproduced in industrial production processes or in traditional artisanal processes.
IT IS NOT THE SINGLE MATERIAL TO DETERMINE THE SKI QUALITY, BUT THE PERFECT HARMONY OF ALL THE MATERIALS USED
The use of very complex woodcores, composed of selected wood type, together with assembly features unique in the snowboard sector, such as the control of bonding temperatures and those generated during finishing, combined with the cleaning and selection of the best quality materials, has brought our boards to obtain excellent results also comparing with the biggest producers in the world, introducing solutions that differ from mass production needs.
In addition to these results we have the creation of the Wood Evolution™ patent, with which the characteristic Sandy Shapes topsheet is made; the wood returns to be the protagonist, and thanks to its natural diversity each board is unique and has a timeless beauty, that goes beyond the seasonality of serial products.