By adding the most groundbreaking new technology our sport has seen in decades. That’s how.
Last year we caused a paradigm shift with the 20/20 Powderhull. A complex bottom contour that quite literally made a true twin outline float as well as a directional board does in powder. This opened up a world of possibility in powder to freestyle riders not wanting to leave the symmetrical balance of their twins.
By applying PowderHull to a narrower, slightly longer version of the 420, we’ve created a board that is more reactive, livelier and more floaty that you ever thought possible.
If you can afford to dedicate yourself to the search for powder - whether by airline, cat, heli or a decadent combination of all three - you can’t afford not to get one of these under your feet.
A slight taper (12mm) helps keep the nose up without loosing the tail’s ability to hold in hard-pack. Stance is only slightly set back from center of effective edge because the difference in nose and tail shovel keeps you from going over the nose.
The 3D Powder Hull starts with a base profile that combines 2 distinct rocker lines that, when blended together, create a pronounced base concave in the nose and tail. The centerline is fully rockered starting from the insert packs, all the way to the tips of the bluntly shaped nose and tail. Out at the contact edges is a more conventional base profile that we use on many of our other boards. The resultant concave across the nose and tail acts differently at the leading end of the board than it does at the trailing end when riding in deep snow. At the leading end (nose), the concave draws air under the board – just as a concave spoon-nose does on longboards in the surf – causing lift and floatation. As the snow moves across the base it releases off the tail and the exaggerated rocker line along the center, causes the tail to drop downward.
Designed specifically for the 420 and 20/20.
The weightless core strikes a critical balance between lightweight and strength. Using a lower density species of Poplar in areas that are not as structural and Paulownia in the areas that are, we’re able to shave precious weight off our beloved 420 and now the 20/20. This helps a board not only float, but “feel” floaty.
This is the term we use and is the grey zone many companies play in. We call it Sintered Spec because it’s hardness and chemical properties are very close to true sintered and it’s on-snow performance is also very close to true sintered - but it’s formed using the extrusion process. How? – Well the raw material is actually pre-consumer recycled (meaning it never left the factory) sintered base material. So while the heating and extrusion process has softened it slightly, it’s still much harder than true Extruded.
|Board Length (cm)||Tip Length (cm)||Tail Length (cm)||Effective Edge (cm)||Contact Length (cm)||Waist Width (cm)||Tip Width (cm)||Tail Width (cm)||Rocker / Camber (cm)||Side Cut (cm)||Ref. point (cm) (in)||Ref. Stance Setback (cm)||Min Stance Width (cm) (in)||Max Stance Width (cm) (in)|
|154||37||24.5||111.1||92.5||27.3||32.4||30.89||0||6.712||57.15 - 22.5||1.5||53.2 - 20.9||61.2 - 24.1|