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Jackson, Wy. (September 19, 2017) — Today, Franco Snowshapes, makers of the finest handcrafted snowboards in the world, is proud to announce a new line of snowboards: The RPK Line. A collaboration with Sego Skis, the line features three boards, RPK-1, RPK-2 and RPK-3. Each shape is designed, tested and built on both sides of the Teton Mountain Range.
An acronym for Rendezvous Peak, a well-known mountain located at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, the RPK winter weather forecast alerts how much snow is expected overnight- the higher the number, the greater the predicted overnight snowfall. The RPK forecast is considered the most important information of the day for patrollers, mountain employees and locals alike. It also creates a lot of buzz and excitement for the next day’s bounty.
“I am extremely excited to announce the long awaited RPK line,” said Mikey Franco, Founder of Franco Snowshapes. “I want to honor not only the Jackson Hole Ski Patrol for the hard work they do, but commemorate the stoke and fire that exists in a community like Jackson Hole and other ski towns around the world.”
The RPK line features one women’s and two men’s all mountain and powder specific boards designed for powder carves, tight trees, steep chutes and supreme carving. Franco chose the shapes for the RPK line by utilizing client feedback and peer reviews and testing to determine the perfect shapes for a wide variety of riders. Each board is meticulously designed, tuned and ready to rip!
The RPK line will be available in mid-October and can be preordered now. To learn more about Franco Snowshapes, visit francosnowshapes.com.
About Franco Snowshapes:
Franco Snowshapes, makers of the finest handcrafted and limited-release snowboards in the world, are built with care and soul in Jackson, Wyoming. Developed by passionate riders, designers and expert shapers to ensure every finished board offers a unique, quality and soulful riding experience time after time. The boards are shaped to exact rider specifications through decades of research and a personal, authentic approach to board building. Discover the art and passion of snowboarding at francosnowshapes.com.
Media Contact: Sarah Steinwand Purple Orange Brand Communications