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  Quote robnezz23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Sentury Snowboards bought by Voile
    Posted: Aug/16/2012 at 9:25pm
I hadn't heard about this until today, randomly browsing the web.  But apparently Sentury got bought out by Voile. 
http://snowboarding.transworld.net/1000167838/news/voile-acquires-sentury-snowboards/

I guess that explains why this website is now all gobbledeeegooook:  www.senturysnowboards.com

Anyways, congrats to founder Ben, who seems like a really chill guy the few times I got to speak to him.
Has anybody heard what the future of Sentury will be?  My wife has one of their boards, just wondering if anything happens to it... are we screwed now?
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  Quote robnezz23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/17/2012 at 7:16am
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neat... wonder what improvements are to come...
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  Quote | | | bryman | | | Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/17/2012 at 8:07am
Haha old news man.  As I understand it the impetus was mainly to buy Ben and bring him on board for product development with Voile, so I think they're consolidated into Voile and Sentury is no more.  Which is real good news for Voile, which has a lot of great concepts but just lacks style for whatever reason (that happens over there in Utah once in a while . . . ).  I think the Voile owner has been a complete dick about allowing splitboarding to grow but that seems to be over now. 
I've actually never ridden Sentury but I always see those guys around and give love to what I perceive to be an awesome local bro-brah brand that did a lot of promoting split touring too.  I don't ski but am kind of a Moment fan boy and they used to share factory space with sentury so I always thought that was cool as well. 
 
Looks like one of the new Ben-inspired boards made it onto the cover area of the Backcountry gear guide (At least I think so, I've been waiting for my copy to arrive forever). 
 
And don't worry, Reno's always going to have Smokin' Jay right!
 
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  Quote robnezz23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/17/2012 at 8:13am
Yeah for sure.  Those Smokin' boards are pretty hot right now.
 
I wonder what is going to happen with all that un-sold Sentury inventory... maybe I'll take a trip down to the ol' factory and see what I can get my dirty mugs on.  But since this is old news I probably won't have much luck.  Bummer.
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Let me know what you find out I'd like to get in on that
 
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  Quote Witty1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/17/2012 at 8:58am
yea... I almost got the same thing with Omatic... right after they shut down I just missed out on getting sweet deals on their boards...
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  Quote robnezz23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2012 at 12:24pm
So I drove by where the Sentury factory USED to be, and some other company now occupies that space.  No luck there.
 
I also sent a FB message, so we'll see if that gets anywhere.  Though I doubt that anyone checks the @senturysnowboards.com email address anymore...
 
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can't win em all....
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