KORUA Shapes, wellknown for its unconventional shapes and its awesome videos is celebrating it’s rise on the Market. The incredible “Yearning for turning “ series are  drawing a lot of attention, and accelerated the sales of attractive shapes that popped up in these videos. In fact: it was one of the best marketing tools a snowboard brand ever used in years…

It seemed the brand couldn’t honor the promise. Product were sold out halfway, restock was taking ages and first complaints came back to the shops. Product quality became an issue. The initial disaster with the inferior base of the first series, the vulnerability of the edgeless tails or  delamination of the topsheet lead to critical questions and an increasing amount of disappointed -or really pissed off – customers. It’s kind of simple: In the end snowboard buyers just want reliable products which will last. Turn after turn, Run after run: A good product should definitely  last till the end of the season

Bring back the good vibes

Sometimes an awesome marketing campaign just isn’t enough. With the brand booming sky-high, competition between shops became increasingly hostile. The corporate identity and guidelines started to feel like a carefully designed straitjacket. Customers complaining about product quality were given a  discount on a substitute board, which exactly matches the retail price…. This isn’t the way we like to do business. We’d like to be open – call it naive- and stay true to our actual roots and deliver high end products. Unfortunately  KORUA couldn’t match our expectations. It made us decide to pull the plug and move on.

While Sander has resigned from SEVERE and will focus entirely on snowsurf brand Powfinder Snowboards,  this website will slowly transform into a more skate and surf orientated platform. Bring back the good vibes

Our skateboardclinics, miniramp- and skatepark rentals, organize and hosting of events will be the core business of SEVERE. Stay tuned

Learn to skate like a pro. Kaj knows how.

A brand new initiative by former teamrider and current owner of SEVERE  Kaj Kuipers:  Severe Skateboarding Clinics.  Kaj combines his passion, experience and knowledge of skateboarding in giving Skateboard clinics.  Rookies youngsters or  festival freaks   will be given the opportunity to learn skateboarding in mixed groups or in private lessons. SEVERE skateboardclinics  has the full equipment – a mobile skatepark, miniramp, skateboards and protective gear for groups, events and festivals- Support your local skate scene!  Kaj was  present at one of the best  Dutch Surf and skateboard music festivals around:  MadNes  at the Isle of Ameland   (NL)  For additional information about skateboardclinics check

SEVERE skateboards donates  its  profit  to Lyme research

After years of intensive treatment , sander K. -founder of SEVERE-  started  the  crowdfund campaign   “Skateboardartists support Lyme research”  to support research and treatment towards  the devastating impact of  Lyme Disease:   “Dutch design fighting Chronic Lyme “.   Knowing the devestating impact of the infection himself, facing some ongoing limitations, he decided to donate  all   its  profit it  made on their  2016 SEVERE  Skateboards and “Lyme brain” Apparel  to  two good causes:  ILADS  and the Dutch Chronic Lyme Fund by STZ.

ILADS is a nonprofit, international, multi-disciplinary medical society, dedicated to the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of Lyme and its associated diseases. It promotes understanding of Lyme through research and education and strongly supports physicians and other health care professionals dedicated to advancing the standard of care for Lyme and its associated diseases.  Over 90% of funds received go toward training doctors. In doing so, they will return to their communities with enhanced skills. Resultantly, they will have the ability to provide superior care to Lyme patients. In summary, all  intended to improve the health and quality of life for those who suffer from the most debilitating effects of Lyme disease.



severe owner sander k chronic lyme patient


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