It’s not often that you would expect to find a snowboard manufacturer in the UK. This is exactly what Douk wanted to change, by not only starting our own brand, but also designing and building the snowboards ourselves.
This first became a dream for founder David Ombler in 2009 as he felt the need for a new challenge after many years coaching snowboarding around the world whilst designing and building handmade custom furniture when there was no snow to ride. The goal was to bring both skills together to design and build the best snowboards possible whilst giving snow sport enthusiasts a unique option by getting a board custom designed.
In2012 the dream became reality as we set up or workshop in the midlands. Since then we’ve been building snowboards our way – with our own hands – for people who will not satisfy for anything but the best! We’ve come a long way in such a short period of time, it hasn’t been easy! We have had lots of ups and downs, sleepless nights and unforeseen setbacks. Nevertheless, Douks core belief hasn’t changed since that first board was pulled from the press: build the best snowboards possible, period.
Our construction has changed little since the start, as we made the choice to build our snowboards the right way from the start; utilizing the best local materials available. Each board is painstakingly built in-house by a very small handful of devoted snowboarders who strive to create the finest constructed and most durable snowboards out there. Even as our production volume increases, we’ll always keep the same hands-on, personal approach to building snowboards. The Douk team are proud of every board that comes off the workshop floor. While we know that our graphics, quality, and finish will make our boards stand out in any shop, we believe that it is how our boards ride that will truly captivate our customers.
"Got the boards! They look FANTASTIC! I'm beyond stoked! I can not wait to ride this weekend!"