KNOWLEDGE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
It’s not hard to make a snowboard look good, what is hard though, is making a snowboard ride good. There’s 100’s of boards out there, but there’s 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.
You could be forgiven for thinking that the tail of your board isn’t really that important. But think again, the tail really is a key element in the design of the board. It’s what allows you to finish your turn and initiate the next one, but it can also be your nose when your ride in switch. So no matter what type of board you ride it’s always going to be an important part of its make up.
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 the turn and a second nose for the switch riding.
We use this on our exciting new Mellow. Specially designed to sink the tail, it lets us drastically reduce the length of the board.
This innovative shape creates an extra responsive board whilst allowing us to reduce the overall length. Perfect for riders who want the ultimate carving performance.
This evolution of the all around tail allows you to ride switch without compromising the boards responsiveness.
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 the secret is an adjusted radius next to the contact edges, allowing you to turn with ease. This is why we adjust always the sidecut depending on the program of the board and the rider specifications (weight / shoe size).
This 5 meter + radius is the one we use for our kids boards. It allows the rider to be able to turn quickly helping with both progression and confidence. We believe it ensures that kids have fun and learn the correct technique from day one.
The ultra short radius of 6 meter + is the one we use for light weight riders. This radius is perfect for lighter riders who don’t have as much power in their legs but who still want a board that delivers responsive and reassuring turns.
This short 7+ meter side cut is perfect for short turns, mix it with a stiffer flex and what you get is the ultimate carving machine.
A Medium side cut from 8+ meters for medium radius turns…. Perfect for cruising and versatile for the everyday ride.
Medium to long side cut from 9+ meters. Perfect for heavier riders or anyone that wants a stable board that let’s you lay out those big long carves.
As the first thing to come into contact with the snow, the board’s nose is the gateway to defining the riding character of each board. Get it right and it’s the gateway to the very essence of snowboarding.
The classic snowboard shape that’s been proven through years of riding. With a pure and simple transition we use it in our All Around boards. Easy and smooth to ride.
Specially created for our new freeride board The Mellow, we’ve extended the transition from the contact points into the nose giving the board increased flotation whilst being able to reduce the overall size of the board.
This new generation of nose shape combines a wider profile with a smoother transition allowing the designer to dial in float for a shorter and more compact shape.
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.
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.
The profile defines what type of rider the board is made for. We use different types of profile dependent on the category of board, these are Surfy CamRock, Freeride CamRock, Std CamRock or Regular Camber. It’s not just this profile that defines the performance of the board though, equally important is the profiling of the woodcore. This creates the overall flex characteristics and will determine flex and rebound. This really is the engine room for the boards performance, and it’s our experience that ensures that we get this right.
Traditional Camber is the bedrock for performance snowboards, its extra grip and powerful response has made it the default choice for riders who are looking for ultimate 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.
Freeride CamRock gives you everything you need to slay those backcoutry lines. Matching a longer rocker in the nose with camber under the feet and a reduced rocker at the tail creates a floaty, yet maneuverable board that inspires confidence to really push your riding.
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 access everything on the mountain. 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 no1 choice for most riders.
Our Surfy CamRock delivers that special surfy feeling that the new generation of freeriders look for. With a long rocker in the nose for optimized float and a regular camber through the middle and tail, it gives you all the reactivity you need to ride with a lot of setback and a very short fish tail.