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From 686 Technical Apparel: Since Michael Akira West first stepped on a skateboard in the early eighties, he always had ideas. Mike was engulfed in the progressive street skateboarding scene in Hermosa and Venice Beach until 1985, when a friend introduced him to snowboarding. The concept of actually skating on the snow was something entirely new. Throughout the following years, Mike worked and rode at a local mountain in Big Bear; using punk, rap, jazz music and his collection of sneakers and vintage clothing as forms of inspiration. In addition to finishing school at the University of Southern California, Mike realized that if he was going to do something on his own, it should begin when he had nothing to lose. And that's exactly how things got started.

On November 13, 1992, the 686 technical apparel company was formed. The 686 name comes from a crucial date in the life of Mike's grandmother (June 6th, 1986) and adds up to the age of when he started the company (6+8+6). Since the beginning, 686 has been about providing innovative, fashionable outerwear and technical apparel inspired from the same Los Angeles street culture and mountain lifestyle it was founded upon. Being INDEPENDENTLY rider owned and operated and an obsession to make products progressively unique is what 686 is all about. Enjoy.

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  • 4/1/2016 - Need To Return Your Rental Equipment? ALL RENTALS WERE DUE BACK BY MARCH 31st! If you still have your rental equipment, you may return it to the store you rented it from on the following Saturdays in April: Saturday, April 2, 2016 (10am - 12noon) Saturday, April 9, 2016 (10am - 12noon) Saturday, April 16, 2016 (10am - 12noon) Do not leave your equipment unattended at any of our locations. We will not be responsible for lost or stolen equipment. During the month of April, you may also return your equipment to our King ...
  • 2/22/2016 - Buckman's is Onewheel's exclusive Philadelphia Retailer Inspired by the feeling of snowboarding on powder, this 2 horsepower beast turns pavement into your playground. Onewheel's dynamic stabilization creates lean-to-go control and allows you to carve silky smooth heel and toe turns on and off road. To learn more, click here, watch the video below, or you are invited to come out to one of our two in-store demo events: Buckman’s in Montgomeryville 2/27/16 1-4pmBuckman’s in King of Prussia 3/5/16 1-4pm Please note Onewheels are currently on ...
  • 2/3/2016 - February 2016 Events February 2016 Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop Events: February 2016 February 4, 2016 - Flashback Day - Spring Mountain - $12 All Day Lift Ticket (Advance Ticket Purchase Required) February 6, 2016 - Bear Creek Mountain Resort - Rail Jam - $20 Registration & Valid Lift Ticket Click Here for all of the ...
  • 1/5/2016 - January 2016 Events BUCKMAN'S JANUARY EVENTS January 2016 January 9, 2016 - Burton Riglet Park - JC Penney Court at the King of Prussia Mall - 12pm-4pm A revolutionary teaching environment for kids ages 2 to 7.  Bring your family and enjoy this FREE intro to snowboarding experience. A raffle will be held to enjoy Riglet Boards during the event!  January ...
  • 12/2/2015 - December Events December 2015 November 23rd - December 5 - Annual Coat Drive - Receive 20% off the purchase of a new coat when you donate a gently used coat.  Coats will be donated to those in need in our community.  Brand limitations and restrictions apply.  See store for details. November 30th - December 5 - Christmas Shopping Spree - Up to 40% Off Storewide. Wall to Wall Savings. ...

Buckman’s is a family owned and operated ski and snowboard shop with six retail locations in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Buckman’s is proud to carry such popular brands as Burton Snowboards, The North Face, Spyder, Marmot and NILS along with the other top brands becoming your one stop shop for all your ski and snowboard needs. Both our retail locations and our online shop feature all the latest ski and snowboard equipment from the skis and boards to the helmets and boots and everything in between including gift cards. With free shipping on most orders of $50.00 or more, expert staff, easy returns and outstanding customer service- why shop anywhere else? Stay safe and stay in style- shop Buckman’s today!