Tell us a little bit about your shop and its history in the shred scene.
Recess opened in 2009, because the area needed a snowboard shop… not a ski shop that sells snowboards, so here we are. We just strive in getting people in the radest product that is right for them, pushing brands that are pushing snowboarding. We are in the southeast so the scene is pretty awesome! We appreciate what we have to shred and make the best of it. Our little hill is like going to the skatepark. Not the most pow days but we are always shredding.
What makes your shop different then all the others?
We don’t sell skis and we actually enjoy snowboarding.
Do you have the “couch vibe” or is it more about the product? What is the vibe in general?
Depends on the customer… whatever they want, that’s what we’re here for. If they just want to hang out and talk about so and so’s video part or get down to business and get on the hill we can make it happen.
Does your shop carry skate and surf or is it all snow? Briefly describe what we can find on the shelves.
Skate and Snow and all the lifestyle stuff to go with it, like footwear, apparel, accessories, and all your hardgoods. Plus we also have a pretty rad mini ramp outside
What are three things it takes to work in the store?
- Cool but not too cool… you know what I mean. No Johnny know it alls here
- Being a shredder. If you can’t ride the product then you can’t sell the product.
- Just down for the cause with lots of high fives
If it’s a hammering snow day and some of the best pow ever, what do you do to keep employees in the store?
If you’re on the schedule you’re on the schedule… just wasn’t your lucky day
Describe your crew that works there.
Recess is just a crew that is stoked on snowboarding and skateboarding and knowing what’s up.
What is the most played shred flick in the history of the shop and why?
Normally just keep the season teasers rolling. It keeps looping and shows customers their options. Mostly it is convenient. Haha
Who are some riders on the come-up that visit your shop... a rider people should look out for?
Shredding in our area…I would say Austin Leonard, Julien Passajou, and Gus Gordon.
Where is the shop local hang out? The best place to grab a drink after hours, or chill with some friends?
Boon Saloon keeps us pretty dialed.
If the Rome crew came through would you be cautious to let them in or does the reputation surpass them?
Hell no, the more the merrier! They would fit right in here!