The Founder of Moonchild Skunkworx, Jure Sodja has been an avid snowboarder since the mid-90's. Originally from Slovenia, he has a background in aviation engineering and heavy machinery design. In 2014, Jure's life took a turn when he came across a YouTube video by Allan Watts called "What would you do if money were no object." This video had a profound impact on Jure, inspiring him to pursue his passion for creating snowboards & contributing new ideas to performance outcomes and to the lifestyle that is snowboarding.
Surprisingly, Jure soon landed a job in the R&D department at Elan Snowboards. While he initially thought this would be his dream job, he quickly realized that he wanted to forge his own path in the snowboarding industry. This led him to start crafting his own snowboards. On December 1, 2015, he completed his first board. Since then, Jure has designed over 75 unique shapes and personally built 45 of them to-date.
During his journey, Jure connected with Swedish snowboard builder Marcus Montgomery, who was working at Capita Mothership's lab at the time. Together, they created some of the least "pedestrian" shapes they developed and produced them under Moonchild Snowboards. Today, Moonchild is well-known for its unique and excellent freeride and powderboards worldwide as well as all-mountain daily drivers that are playful and poppy.
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From the start, Jure had a desire to introduce some of snowboarding's most unique shapes which he believes hold significant potential for those seeking new sensations and for a unique and thrilling snowboarding experience that's difficult to replicate for other brands with less emphasis on, or ability to pursue, such radical experimentation.
As a result of the journey (to this point), Jure is now launching three unique shapes under the sub-brand of Skunkworx for the upcoming winter season of 2023/2024. And, this is just a beginning of Skunkworx's larger vision. More details to come on that. In the mean time, join us and become a part of the continued rise of Moonchild Snowboards and Skunkworx for years to come.