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Episode 184 - Creating the World’s Finest Snowshapes with Mikey Franco
Episode 1847th April 2022 • The Jackson Hole Connection • Stephan C. Abrams
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Mikey Franco is a rider, instructor, coach, trainer, guide, shaper and the founder of Franco Snowshapes. Franco Snowshapes crafts custom snowboards and skis with the mission to build the finest shapes in the world. In this episode, Mikey talks about how he has seen snowboarding change and grow over the decades. He shares the story of how a season ending injury led him down the path of shaping custom boards. Mikey gives Stephan some insight into his Rider Genome questionnaire, which helps him create the perfect custom board from head to toe. Stephan and Mikey also talk about the importance of mentorship and growing at a pace where quality isn’t sacrificed for quantity. Find out more about Franco Snowshapes at Follow Franco Snowshapes on Instagram @francosnowshapes This week’s episode is sponsored in part by Teton County Solid Waste and Recycling. Want to become a better recycler?  Well, there’s an app for that – the Recycle Coach app!  Now available for Jackson Hole locals and visitors. More at or at @RoadToZeroWaste.JH on Instagram Support also comes from The Jackson Hole Gift Baskets. Carefully crafted, thoughtfully curated, and expertly assembled. We do the hard work, so you don't have to. More at Want to be a guest on The Jackson Hole Connection? Email us at Marketing and editing support by Michael Moeri (,@thatsamoeri).