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It's a decimeter Squared:

DM²: Get to know your numbers.
Surface area matters more than length. Ever since designing the 420 and providing that width can provide the stability and floatation traditionnaly associeted with length, we've been on a treadmil of wordy explanations. Now we quantify it. Similar in practice to the way surfboards use volume as a key metric in board selection, surface area (measured in square decimeters: DM²), will change the way you select a board. Matching your weight and ability to your dm² will better guide you in this wonderful world of electic shapes and sites available to the modern shred.

MidBite

Tighter turns and stable landing

Midbite blends the response of a narrow waist width with the stability of wider nose & tail.

The design steps a single session of each sidecut inward between the insert packs. This single long disruption of the sidecut between the bindings creates a narrower waist width, providing quicker edge-to-edge response. Meanwhile, from your bindings out to the end of the sidecut we maintain a wider board width that improve float in pow and is a stable platform for popping, spinning and landing on any snow type.

VS Underbite: The narrower waist gives you more versatile turns you have more stability of your nose and tail. But you have less insertion points so less edge hold on hard packed snow.

Aysm MidBite

Correcting the difference between toe and hell edge power.

Because we don't have the same leg power when turning on a hell edge turn thant on a toe edge turn, the asymmetrical edge profile corrects that. By providing a smaller radius and a shorter & deeper MidBite zone on the heel edge versus the toe edge you are able to get more powerful heelside turns with less rider effort. in order to get the same turning radius, you need less pleasure.

Underbite

Better edge hold and easier turns.

Redistributing rider weight and input power, Underbite enhances turning ease and edge hold. By having the edge pulled in a couple of millimeters at the binding area acts like a gas pedal or a serrated knife, enhancing the cutting power of the edge.

While your are turning on hard packed snow you need an insertion point to ease the edge to dive. We only have a couple inlays because once you've engaged your edge you are driving your turn. Underbite allows you to have that extra leverage to apply power to the edge where you want to.

From nose to tail you have a better edge control and a smoother drive.

VS Midebite: it gives you more drive in your turns because you have 2 insertion points under your feet, but you don't benefit form the narrower waist in the turn.

Tapered Underbite

More floatation and total edge control

Similar looking to "wings" or channels on a surfboard, it functions a little different on snow. Each side of the board's effective edge is segmented into 3 distincts parts that step horizontally inward rather thant tapering.

Traditional "tapered boards" take the full sidecut and pull the tail inward, which is away form the arc of your turn - this is why they tend to wash out under hard carving.

Taped Underbite corrects this by increasing the sidecut depth as you move towards the tail creating a corrective "hook" to the taper. This board blends into turns effortlessly, and has the directional drive and float you'd expect form a taperd board.

VS Underbite: It adds floatability to the board as the tail is tapered. This tail radius is tighter avoiding the tail form washing out. It doesn't ride as well swithc as the tail (new nose) will tend to sink.

PowderHull

93% of fresh snow is air. No water.
Reference : National Snow and Ice Data Center, 2019.

The YES. PowderHull understands that 93% of powder is air. The design innovation itself comes from the study of how air moves and reacts below a snowboard.

The deep concaves that characterize the unique PowderHull profile service two functions :

1/ The leading concave on the nose acts like a mouth and pulls in air below the nose, building up an air cushion to keep the nose afloat.

2/ The tail concave acts in the same way as a tired-and-tested swallowtail, letting the air out fast and allowing the tail to drop effortlessly. PowderHull create a stiffer tail than a swallow which provides more support in tight turns.

CoreLess

Lighter swing weight and better floatation

CoreLess tech simply allows for a lighter swing weight and more refined bottom contours. The challenge with removing areas of a wood core and replacing with foam or honey-comb materials is the fact that these materials often just fill up with resin or cause bonding issues. This defeats the purpose as resign is much heavier than wood. Removing the wood removed some bulk, but we discovered that resin also became more efficient netting us additional weight savings. Adjusting the surrounding core profile to structurally compensate and maintain optimal strength/flex ratios was all that was needed. Beyond the weight savings, removing the core here was specifically an advantage to advancing the PowderHull shape, because without the molding limitations of wood, we were able to create more refined base contours and reach the performance targets we were offer. Combined with MidBite it becomes the perfect blend for a twin backcountry freestyle board.

Technology Explained :

Midbite PowderHull:

Adding even more float by giving the PowderHull or Coreless boards a MidBite radius gives that extra bite to the board when riding hardpack and allows for tighter turns on the groomers. Once in powder you are virtually unsinkable with the comination of the Hull and MidBite.

Radial Radius:

When basics are good, A radial edge is the classic snowboard, where you have the radius that draws a single circle. It's the most basic way to turn, it will allow you to carve but your are limited in the variations of turns you can make.

Directional Weird:

This is all about surface area displacement to create float and stability. The shorter length and bigger surface area provides a tighter radius that facilitates tight forest powder runs.

Directional Volume Twin:

Hiding surface area to enhance floatation. By pulling the radius of the nose up towards the tip we add some dm2 int the area that impacts floatation and makes for a bigger nose. This neithert influences the radius nor the waist width and therefore you have a perfomance twin that has the hidden surface area of a powder board. The best of both worlds.

Clark:

You are the master of the technology here. Use your creative mind to build the perfect board. Make sure you seal the wood with a varnish after you've taken the jigsaw to it. This board has all the radii you want to have.

Boards

Technology Explained :

Camrock :

The response of camber with floatability of rocker. By combining camber and rocker you allow the board to be both responsive and floaty. The camber is between your feet as a spring keeping your contact points on the ground as you go in and out of turns allowing you to keep that edge hold longer. Once compressed the camber will accentuate the rocker and lift the nose out more allowing it to float.

Camber :

Camber is the base of snowboarding: you need to have an edge hold enough to drive in and out of turns, the Camber acts as a shock absorber on cars they push the wheels into the road to enhance grip. The camber does exactly that to the edge. Allowing you to drive your turns longer and release later.

Blender Rocker:

Our blended rocker is a mix of float board profile and a rocker which gives you the forgiveness you want from a kids board, the flat section keeps the board form being too aggressive and the rocker segment avoids the nose catching an edge. This gives the board a lot of forgiveness and allows your kid to learn the easy way - minimizing the scorpions.

Blended Camrock:

We added some rocker on directional boards making the camrock profile more directional. With a higher rocker on the nose of the board, it drives the nose up as you ride powder and with the camber set back a little you have a longer rocker nose making it float like crazy.

Flatrock:

This is to make kid's boards versatile and forgiving, basically the board will allow you to do anything but will not be aggressive nor will it be challenging to the ride. It's truly a profile meant to make snowboarding easy to learn.

Profiles