Pro Signature Wood Construction
Premier snowskates has four pro signature wood full size boards available, with screened graphics on the top pads and graphics set beneath the clear layer on the bottom. Pro Premier team riders JP Walker, John Cardiel, Nico Droz and Sebastian Raban all have full size pro signature snowskates. The full size snowskates are 36" long.
The mini pro signature wood snowskates are 33" long, and have the same design. Only two mini snowskates are available - a JP Walker mini and John Cardiel mini.
Riding Pro Wood Snowskates
I have to say, these boards were a lot of fun to test out. They're more toy-like than snowboards, in that you can just pick it up and take it outside, with no gearing up or driving to the mountain. Premier snowskates are designed to be used anywhere you have snow - your backyard, a golf course, a small hill, anywhere. If there's snow outside, you can snowskate.
And the learning curve isn't as large as it might look. If you can skateboard, you can probably hop on one of these Premier pro signature wood snowskates and re-create most of your moves in no time. In testing, we had guys performing kickflips and shuvits right away, with no warmup or explanation. Ollies were very hard to do, since the tail of the snowskate is so close to the ground, and you are pushing it into snow, but they were still possible.
The only other problem is that snowskates and snowdecks themselves aren't really popular yet. This means that at some resorts and other snowparks, you might get harassed or even turned away for trying to snowskate there. Many parks are opening up their doors to snowskaters, especially the bigger ones - whistler even has an area dedicated to snowskates!
I also found that these snowskates didn't want to slide on true powder without waxing - butthe bottom of the boards take wax easily. In wetter snow we didn't need wax at all, it was only in dry powder. You will also want to make sure that you don't try any huge hill on your premier pro signature wood snowskate - not that I don't think you can do it, but if you fall your nicely waxed snowskate has a good chance of flying down the hill without you, and killing some unfortunate skier or fuzzy woodland animal.
Premier Pro Signature Wood Snowskates
If you are looking for a cheaper, more entry-level snowskate that you can still have piles of fun with but not worry about as much, take a look at the Warrior series.