"Te" means "hand" and "ita" means "plane." Japanese Moss Snowstick rider Naoya Wada concepted and designed this tool out of his desire to use his hand as a secondary sliding surface, without the slowing that happens with a regular gloved hand. The teita has a wide, stable end and a pinned end. The wide side is for deep heelside turns and the pinned end gives a little more edge for toeside turns.
The new 2019 model features a wider leather strap for increased stability and a formica base enhancing durability and offering smoother contact with the snow.
Wood patterns and branded logo vary from piece to piece. Recommended for experienced riders, and for use on flat, groomers or packed snow surfaces.