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COMPANY //

WHO ARE WE?

Established in 2004 in Canada, Ambition Snowskates is commited to the progression and innovation of snowskating.  Every season, we take pride in offering the highest quality snowskates and consistently pushing the limits of our sport. Whether it’s through organizing events, supporting the world’s best snowskaters or spreading the hype on social media, we strive to share our passion with fellow boarders from all around the globe so that they can also fully experience snowskating. For snowskaters, by snowskaters!
 

HOW DO I GET SPONSORED BY AMBITION?

We're always looking to support the best snowskaters worldwide. If you've seen our videos and think you've got what it takes to make the cut, send in your video to info@ambitionsnowskates.com for review including a short bio of yourself. 
 

CAN I GET FREE STICKERS?

Although we used to send out free stickers to our fans, daily inquiries have become overwhelming and polluted with spam from bots and sticker collectors who have no interest in our company or snowskating. For this reason, we unfortunately don't reply to sticker inquiries anymore.
 

PRODUCTS //

TEAM SERIES VS PREMIUM SERIES. WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES?

Our premium snowskates take our classic team construction one step further with full bottom graphics and top-concave for enhanced board control and feel. Designed by our pro riders, they are our top of the line snowskates, offered in signature shapes and sizes to fit all riding styles. Although cheaper, we make sure our team models live up to the hype by including all of the key features that make our snowskate construction renowned.
 

SNOWSKATE SIZE. HOW MUCH DOES IT REALLY MATTER?

Although height and foot size can be factored in when choosing your snowskate, it mostly comes down to your own personal style of riding. It's generally accepted that a smaller snowskate will be easier to flip and have more of a skateboard-like feel, whereas bigger models offer more riding stability, rail balance and forgiveness. That said, all Ambition snowskates are designed to perform in all aspects of snowskating and that's why it truly comes down to personal preference
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AS2/ AS3 / AS4 SHAPES. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Although they all share the same tip height for pop, our specific snowskate shapes differ in tail / nose cut radius.
AS2 | The AS2's wider cut radius helps your popping foot sit comfortably on the tip of the tail/nose, while providing improved pop and scooping power in the corner pockets.
AS3 |  The AS3's rounder skateboard-like contour mimics the feel of skating on snow and helps with the release of flip tricks in the corner pockets.
AS4 | The AS4 combines the squarer tail of the AS2 with the rounder nose of the AS3 to create a balance between both shapes, in a slightly old-school looking shape.
 

HOW LONG DOES A SNOWSKATE LAST?

How long a snowskate lasts really depends on how you use it; jumping down stairs will put more abuse on your board than riding a flatbar in your backyard. Some users can use the same snowskate for years, whereas more aggressive riders will go through a couple every season. Usually, a snowskate will be replaced because it’s become too slow and scratched. Quick maintenance tips such as base and grip repair will go a long way in extending the life of a snowskate. All in all, don’t sweat it too much and just got have fun!
 

DO I NEED XTREME GRIP?

Xtreme grip is highly recommended for riders with prior skateboarding experience. The extra grip is truly a game changer in terms of trick execution and consistency. Beginners will enjoy the stock foam grip when first learning to ride down hills and jib ride-on obstacles. As they transition to skateboard-influenced tricks, Xtreme grip becomes key to the snowskate experience. It also protects the stock foam grip, extending the life of your snowskate.

HOW DURABLE IS XTREME GRIP?

Xtreme Grip is very durable, often outlasting the snowskate itself. Depending on their layout, pieces may wear off from impact, but sticking them back down is usually an easy and quick fix. Most riders will transfer their Xtreme Grip with a heat gun when switching snowskates.

WILL XTREME GRIP WEAR DOWN MY SHOES?

Although it looks like it would rip a hole through your shoes after a few kickflips, Xtreme Grip actually barely wears down footwear at all, especially compared to traditional skateboard griptape. You can use the same shoes for years when snowskating with Xtreme Grip.

RIDING //

WHERE SHOULD I SNOWSKATE?

Snow falls everywhere and covers the whole landscape, and that’s why snowskating is so fun. Grab a shovel and get creative in your backyard by building some ramps, ride your favorite skatepark, bomb some hills in the woods, skateyour favorite street spot; the world is yours! Check out our videos for inspiration and remember that it’s all about having fun!
 

HOW DO YOU GENERATE SPEED?

When first starting out, it helps a lot to get speed from a hill, slant or starter ramp. It’s a great way to get used to the basics of riding and hitting ramps without effort in the backyard. That said, most advanced snowskaters will often ride on flat surfaces, wether it’d be at the skatepark or a street spot. With practice, you will learn to thrown down and generate your own momentum, much like you would on a skateboard.

CAN YOU PUSH AROUND ON A SNOWSKATE?

Some days, conditions will be just right and the streets will be covered in snow, allowing you to push around just like you would on a regular skateboard. That said, these days are the exception and snowskating cannot be relied upon for transportation. Snowskaters will usually push in between tricks when doing lines, but not to initially generate speed.
 

ARE SNOWSKATES ALLOWED ON SKI RESORTS?

While some resorts allow them, general rule is that single level snowskates aren’t allowed on the slopes. By design, they do not meet the resort requirements; no metal edges, no bindings, etc. Easiest way to find out is to simply call and ask first.
 

WHICH SHOES SHOULD I WEAR SNOWSKATING?

We recommend using a good pair of skateboarding shoes along warm winter socks when out snowskating. These give you the most board feel and are definitely the best combination with Xtreme Grip. The increasingly popular “all-weather” or “winter” skateboard shoes on the market (Ex. Vans MTEs) are an acceptable solution, although they are often considered too grippy in combination with Xtreme Grip. They’re a good option when riding without Xtreme Grip, because of their grippy soles, but be aware that they will wear down your foam grip much faster than traditional skate shoes. Boots are similar, while their bulkiness and thickness greatly reduce board feel. That being said, remember that footwear is a matter of preference and not as crucial if you're just starting out.
 

RELEASE OF LIABILITY

Product User is aware that snowskating involves certain inherent risks, dangers and hazards which can result in serious personal injury or death. Product User hereby freely agrees to assume and accept all known and unknown risks of injury while using Ambition Snowskates' Products. Product User further recognizes and ackowledges that risks inherent in the sport of snowskating can be greatly reduced by riding within his abilities and using common sense at all times. Product User agrees to waive and and all claims that I have or may in the future have against Ambition Snowskates and to release the releasees from any and all liability for any loss, damage, injury or expense that he may suffer, or that his next of kin may suffer as a result of his use of Ambition Snowskates' Products, due to any cause whatsoever, including negligence, breach of contract or breach of warranty on the part of the releasees in respect of the design, manufacture, selection, intallation, maintenance or adjustement of the Products, or in respect of the provision of or the failure to provide any warnings, directions, instructions or guidance as to the use of the Products.

MAINTENANCE //

HOW DO YOU REPAIR GRIP WEAR AND TEAR?

When snowskates impact the ground with force at certain angles, snow can get pressured in between the board and griptape, causing the foam to peel up. Often more than not, these issues are caused by snowskaters using their board as a shovel, which although tempting, is a very bad idea. We recommend fixing the grip peel before it the situations worsens, using most kinds of glues for overnight repair (gorilla glue, superglue, shoegoo, epoxy, etc.). Beware that very grippy shoes or boots will also often damage the foam grip and cause tearing. See footwear recommendations in the section below.

HOW DO YOU REPAIR A SLOW AND SCRATCHED SNOWSKATE?

The inevitable scratches from rocks, pavement or sharp obstacle edges will eventually slow your snowskate down. Thankfully, a quick scrape from nose to tail with an exacto or razor blade will fix the board’s base and bring it back to speed. Performed regularly, this maintenance tip along with being mindful of where you are riding will greatly extend the life of your snowskate. Video Instructions
 

HOW ABOUT WAX?

Ambition Snowskates feature a non-porous extruded base material, which does not hold in wax. Although waxing your snowskate will help temporarily, we don’t recommend it as we chose this base material to keep maintenance at a minimum and let the riders focus on riding. Scraping your base as detailed above will prove more efficient and less time consuming.
 

ONLINE PURCHASES //

WHAT'S THE WARRANTY ON AMBITION SNOWSKATES?

We offer a 60 day warranty on all snowskates against manufacturing defects. Please direct all inquiries to infos@ambitionsnowskates.com including purchase date and location, description of the problem and photos of the defective snowskate.
 

HOW ARE PAYMENTS PROCESSED?

All payments are securely processed via Paypal. We value your privacy and do not have access to any of your personal billing information. Paypal's buyer protection also enables customers to dispute a transaction and get their money back in case of non delivery within 45 days of purchase.
 

WHAT IS THE POLICY ON RETURNS AND EXCHANGES?

Refunds and exchanges on new and unused products may be issued in particular situations. Please contact us if you are having issues.
 

WHICH PAYMENT METHODS ARE ACCEPTED?

PayPal supports a large number of credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, Diner's Club and EnRoute. Users who have a Paypal account may also pay directly with their account's funds.
 

MY CARD WAS DECLINED. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

First and foremost, make sure you are using a credit card. Step two is to contact your bank, as they will sometimes automatically decline online transactions as fraud prevention. If you are still unable to place your order, please contact us for assistance.

HOW LONG WILL SHIPPING TAKE?

Orders are shipped out daily via Canada Post and USPS. Here are our shipping time estimates depending on your location. Be aware that these are only guidelines and calculated in business days.
🇨🇦 CANADA (3-5 DAYS)  |  🇺🇸 USA (4-6 DAYS)  |  🌎 INTERNATIONAL (6-7 DAYS)
 

CAN I GET A TRACKING NUMBER?

All snowskate orders are shipped with a tracking number. You should get your tracker via an automated e-mail when your order ships out. On rare occasions, some small orders might ship in enveloppes without tracking numbers to save our customers on shipping cost.

 

If you need any assistance or have any more questions or comments, feel free to contact us!