This limited edition snowboard is a triple collaboration with the super powers of Dragon Ball Z, APO and Kumi Yama, with a production of only 100 boards making it a true collectors item.
APO, the pioneers of snowboarding in Europe has joined forces with the leaders of animation from Japan, Toei Animation. The partnership has created a limited edition snowboard featuring the cult Japanese phenomenon, Dragon Ball Z. This late edition to the APO winter line for 13-14 will be available online and in selected stores as of October 2013.
How did you work to generate the design?
‘Rather than telling the story, I wanted to represent the Dragon Ball Z universe with all the key characters and Sheron in the middle. I also adapted different treatments to the surfaces to highlight the illustrations with a selective varnish‘.
APO is a brand that produces snowboards, skis and outerwear. The roots of the brand date back to the 80’s and the groundbreaking Apocalypse snow movies. The movies brought snowboarding to Europe with Regis Rolland, who featured in the films and created the brand. After 30 years of experience in developing products, the brand continues to be known for its creativity and team riders.
About Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z was the creative brain child of Akira Toriyama starting in 1984 and becoming a huge cult in Japan in the 1980’s. The animation broke world records with 508 tv episodes, 17 films and 1 film released in 2013, more than 250 million Manga sold worldwide and more than 3 million DVD’s sold in Europe since 2002.