Boards

Shapes

”KNOWLEDGE MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE”
It’s not hard to make a good looking snowboard, what is hard though is making a snowboard that rides well. There are hundreds of boards out there, but there are only a handful that really stand out. That’s because to create the best snowboards out there, you need a knowledge of shaping and material engineering that you can only get through experience. With over 100years of experience in winter sports product development, we’ve come to the conclusion that the eye and knowledge of a shaper will always outweigh that of a CAD designer. There’s nothing we enjoy more than the hours of riding, conceptualizing, sharing, and testing that we put into each and every model in our line.

Nose Shapes

As the first contact point with the snow, a board’s nose is the starting point in determining its character traits and end performance. Get it right and it’s the gateway to the very essence of snowboarding.

  • All Round

    Easy and smooth to ride, this classic snowboard shape has stood the test of time. With a pure and simple transition, we use it in all of our all-round boards.

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    Specially created for the Mellow, our freeride board that gives you that surfing feeling, we’ve extended the transition from the contact points into the nose to reduce the overall size of the board and give it extra float.

  • Round Double Square

    This new generation of nose shape combines a wider profile with a smoother transition to fine-tune the float for a shorter, more compact shape.

  • Nose Diamond

    This is a newly developed shape, with a longer transition that allows for a more compact nose with increased float.

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Sidecut Shapes

The radius is similar to the steering wheel of your car. A smaller radius will naturally
make the board turn shorter, and vice versa. One of our secrets is adjusting the radius next to the contact edges to make turning extra easy, which is why we match the appropriate sidecut to each board model and rider’s specifications (weight / shoe size).

  • R5 Series

    This 5+ meter radius is the one we use for our kids boards. It allows for quick turns to help young riders progress with confidence, and to ensure they have fun and learn the correct technique from day one.

  • R6 Series

    [wwThe ultra short 6+ meter radius is the one we use for smaller and lighter snowboarders. It’s perfect for riders who prefer finesse to power, and want a board that delivers responsive, reassuring turns.

  • R7 Series

    This short 7+ meter radius, mixed with a stiffer flex is perfect for carving sharp arcing turns.

  • R8 Series

    This medium 8+ meter radius is ideally suited for riders with a more relaxed style and versatile enough for everyday riding.

  • R9 Series

    This 9+ meter radius is the longest in our line, designed for heavier riders, and anyone who wants a stable board for laying down really drawn out, horizontal carves.

Tail Shapes

You could be forgiven for thinking that the tail of your board isn’t really that important. But think again. The tail is a vital part of snowboard design. It’s what helps you finish your turn and initiate the next one, but it can also be your nose when you’re riding switch. No matter what type of board you ride it’s always going to be an essential part of its make up.

  • All Round

    Pretty much the same as the All-Round nose shape. With a pure and simple transition it delivers an easy and smooth ride. Predictable and playful in turns, it acts as a second nose for riding switch.

  • Fish

    This is the defining feature of our Mellow, the most surfing-oriented snowboard in the line. Specially designed to sink the tail, it lets us drastically reduce the length of the board.

  • Inversed Round

    This innovative shape creates an extra responsive board and allows us to reduce the overall length. Perfect for riders who want the ultimate in carving performance.

  • Tail Diamond

    This evolution of the all-round tail is more compact with a longer transition for increased lift, allowing you to ride switch without compromising the board’s responsiveness.

  • Asym Inversed Round

Set Back

The set back is the mesure between the center of the running edge and the center of the inserts. All our boards have set back from -5 mm to 60 mm depending on the type of the board.

Pin Tail

The pin tail is the difference between the Nose Width and the Tail Width. It gives to the board fluidity and helps speed up acceleration, not really for riding switch though. Pin Tail is mostly commonly found on Freeride or Freecarve boards.

Asymmetrical Shape

We’ve been building asymmetric snowboards since the beginning, and have used our knowledge and experience to adapt to the demands of modern day carving. Our board is doubly asymmetric due to the longer sidecut radius of the backside edge to facilitate heelside turns, and offset sidecut lengths to compensate for the positive angles of the feet.
ASYMETRICAL RUNNING EDGE
ASYMETRICAL SIDECUT RADIUS

Profile

The profile is the shape of a board viewed from the side, and depends on the style of riding for which a board has been built. Each of our snowboard categories features a different profile: Regular Camber, Standard CamRock, Freeride CamRock, Freestyle CamRock or Surfy CamRock. Equally important, especially for flex and rebound is the profile of the wood core. It’s the determining factor in a board’s overall flex characteristics and performance. Our years of experience have helped us fine-tune this process to perfection.

Freeride CamRock

Freeride CamRock gives you everything you need to handle big backcountry lines. A longer rocker in the nose, camber under the feet and a reduced rocker in the tail makes for a maneuverable, confidence inspiring board with lots of float to really push the limits of freeriding.

Standard CamRock

CamRock represents the best rocker/camber combination in snowboarding today, and has taken our entire board line up a notch. This tried and true camber is perfect for riders who want to enjoy all aspects of snowboarding. With camber between the bindings and rocker evenly distributed in the nose and tail, this is the all-mountain, all-conditions profile that will leave you stoked and smiling from ear to ear. Standard CamRock is the best hybrid rocker/camber profile on the market today and the profile of choice for most riders.

Positive Camber

Positive Camber is the bedrock for performance snowboards, its extra grip and powerful response have made it the default choice for riders looking for optimum carving performance. The secret to our advanced camber is the addition of 8 to 10 cm flat transitions at the contact points, delivering the ultimate in precision, edge hold and stability.

Freestyle Camrock

Freestyle CamRock is a three-phase camber construction. It’s flat between the bindings, and has traditional camber under the feet, with more rocker in the nose and tail. This result is board that grips like crampons on ice, floats like a dream in powder and makes sticking tricks a walk in the park.

Surfy CamRock

Surfy CamRock delivers that special feeling of surfing on snow sought after by a new generation of freeriders. With a long rocker in the nose for optimal float and regular camber through the midsection and tail, it has all the reactivity you need to ride with lots of setback and a very short fish tail.

Construction

From day one R&D has been at the forefront of everything we do. Pushing ourselves and the construction of our boards from the very beginning of our company has allowed us to come up with some of the most innovative developments seen in snowboarding.

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    Classic Sandwich

    Our standard construction is the top of the line for most other brands. Our well proven, high quality materials allow us to produce great performing boards that don’t break the bank.

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    Premium Sandwich

    This next level construction steps up the power and response of our standard sandwich manufacturing. Adding advanced materials like Carbon and Kevlar® gives the board more pop and improved shock absorption.

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    N-Tech

    The result of years of research and development, N-Tech is a unique construction method we believe represents the future of snowboard manufacturing. It’s a combination of Sandwich and Cap constructions with our Freeflex 2.0 in the nose and the tail, and a special 3D torsion construction between the feet that delivers a truly 3-dimensional riding experience, which is redefining the meaning of high performance snowboarding.

Features

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  • Carbonid

    Carbonid is a full carbon top layer developed especially for our dynamic, top of the range Ultralight and Spectre Carbon models. Mixed with the multi-strand glass layers, this explosive combination delivers the ultimate in power and reactivity.

  • Absorbnid

    Absorbnid is an innovative top layer designed to absorb unwanted vibrations. This allows us to develop responsive, dynamic boards that still give you a smooth and fatigue free ride.

  • Ash Wood Veneer

    This ash wood veneer top layer delivers added responsiveness and is the most natural way to find the best balance between absorption and pop.

Fibers Glass

  • Triax Plus

    The result of extensive testing with our riders and engineers, our Triax laminate is oriented at 35° to the board, and contains different glass densities. This provides consistent torsional flex, better pop, and more reactivity on every turn.

  • Dual Plus

    Our standard 90° biaxial fiberglass is designed to offer a forgiving ride and predictable torsional flex. It’s bombproof, reliable and perfect for all types of terrain and riders.

Inserts

  • 4/2-6 Inserts

    With 6 rows of inserts every 2 cm, this insert combination allows you to adjust your stance to the optimum position, and works with all bindings on the market. Our reference stance is the second narrowest position possible.

  • 4/2-5 Inserts

    With 5 rows of inserts every 2 cm, this combination is the industry standard and works with all bindings on the market. Our reference stance is the middle position.
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  • 4/4-4 Inserts

    With 4 rows of inserts every 4 cm, this basic insert pattern offers a large possibility of stance options, and is the first step in finding your optimum stance when you start snowboarding. Our reference stance is the middle position.

  • 4/4-3 Inserts

    With 3 rows of inserts every 4 cm, this very basic insert pattern offers less possibilities, making it easier for younger riders to choose which stance feels best. We only offer it on our models for kids. Our reference stance is the middle position.

Woodcore

  • Light Core

    Our lightest core – featuring 3 different wood types. The Light Core is a perfect combination of paulownia for lightness, poplar for pop and responsiveness, and hardwood beech stringers along the edges to increase core durability, pop and protection from edge impacts.

  • Master Core

    The Master Core construction is a product of our long history of experimentation in materials and woodcraft. It’s the perfect harmony of different wood densities and varieties (poplar, beech, spruce, and paulownia), resulting in a superior weight-to-performance-to power ratio, and an ultra-strong, extra-responsive, lightweight core.

  • Full Wood Core

    This is our standard poplar core, with beech reinforcements. The beech in the nose and tail adds pop, stiffness and torsion. If you like a consistent ride with lots of life, this is the core for you.

Base

  • N-9000

    Produced with carbon nanoparticles, the N-9000 has a very dense molecular structure, which makes it our fastest, most durable base material.

  • N-7000

    Developed exclusively for Nidecker, the N-7000 is an extremely tough, sintered base with added carbon nanoparticles that provide exceptional glide.

  • N-5000

    The N-5000 is our universal base. It’s designed to absorb wax to retain it longer. Exceptionally durable, this base will take you anywhere.

Added Fibers

  • Vibrak

    Two strips of Kevlar® and carbon reduce the vibrations and chatter under your feet, resulting in a very comfortable ride and giving you the confidence to go bigger and faster, no matter what the mountain throws at you.

  • BCK

    The ultimate combination of fibers to fit all your needs: Basalt, Carbon, Kevlar® (BCK). Placed from the tail to the rear inserts and from the nose to the front inserts, it makes for a lighter board and provides increased pop, torsional stiffness, and reactivity.

  • POP Carbon

    Strategic placement of carbon fiber from the tail to the rear inserts, and from the nose to the front inserts, results in a more reactive board, with increased pop and stiffness. It’s vibration dampening qualities make it ideal for more aggressive riding in all conditions.

Exclusive Features

  • 3DN Concept

    Our 3D N-Concept takes snowboard construction to the next level. A unique core outline between the inserts allows the board to flex differently under each foot, delivering the ultimate feeling of control and a 3-dimensional riding experience you won’t find anywhere else.

  • Freeflex 3.0

    In this exclusive technology developed by Nidecker, the nose and tail of the board are specially molded in a very thin composite material layered with a proprietary elastomeric covering. This cancels out vibrations and gives the board a unique, lightweight feel in transitions. Freeflex 2.0 has one of the lowest swing weights in the industry, meaning less chatter and more control.

  • Freeflex 2.0

    In this exclusive technology developed by Nidecker, the nose and tail of the board are specially molded in a very thin composite material layered with a proprietary elastomeric covering. This cancels out vibrations and gives the board a unique, lightweight feel in transitions. Freeflex 2.0 has one of the lowest swing weights in the industry, meaning less chatter and more control.