NW Mervin Factory Tour

On April 11th and 12th a select crew of NW Mervin Mfg retailers / rad bros hitched a ride on the Grease Bus out to the Olympic Peninsula to tour the Mervin Mfg Factory and get some good old Olympic powder.

Mervin Mfg. has been making snowboards and skateboards in the great NW since 1987. Makers of Lib Technologies, Gnu and Roxy… we craft each by hand. Only 23 short miles from the factory is a mecca of powder and well earned runs leading back to the road where the Grease Bus was there to pick us up with petroleum free power. A perfect way to test a freshly made shred stick and get Experimental…

The Oregon crew were picked up in Portland for a tour up I5
Meet up at the Mervin Factory for a tour lead by Eco Mervin icon: Norm Nelson
A Skate sesh on the sidewalk pump humps to volcano
A BB-Q with Temple Cummins and NW Rep Ryan Davis’ underground salmon sauce
Off to Port Angeles for beer drinking and sucking at pool
Hotel… black out…
Wake up. Some faster than others
Load the Grease Bus and off to Hurricane Ridge
Arrive to 8″ of powder and clear skies
Shredfest all day : Highlights : Riding the Hammock, corked straight airs, cornices, Maggies… and the Exit snowboard park…
To the PA skatepark to watch Ryan attempt to dive through the concrete…

Great times, good humans, US made snowboards… made by snowboarders and some of the best retailers on this planet.
Thanks for the support. Come up north any time // Cheers: Ryan and Tim w Mervin Mfg and Moonshine Distribution

Categories: WA


  • Matthew Virginia

    Was stoked to find out Mervin factory was in Sequim , Washington as I visit family there regularly and recently started riding a GNU carbon credit last season.
    So I just stopped by the factory last Wednesday, I teach at Butternut, Mass and a few instructors ride Mervin Boards. Figured I would get a “nice to meet ya but were kinda busy” You would of thought I just won a gold medal in the half pipe the way I was treated!!! I was introduced to “Norm” who promptly began a tour of the facility, This place is amazing, cores manufactured and sanded to specs on site, Graphics designed and printed on site, Boards glassed on site, and yes no B/S each board inspected in a separate building for quality control. Factory staff looked like they just stepped out of the park! Boards made by boarders for boarders, sorry not to many board companies can say that (no outsourcing here!)After this tour I can’t see a reason to ever buy anything but a Mervin deck, Get up to Sequim and check it out yourself!

    Matt V, Butternut, Mass. (B-NUTZ!)