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Basic

TWS good wood winner for all-mountain boards under 450$

Since unveiling the Underbite outline 3 years ago, the Basic has racked up every magazine award available. Incredibly easy to ride for those that want to cruise, yet responsive and stable enough for the likes of Benji Ritchie to reach for the Basic as his go-to deck.

UnderBite 101 - By stepping the outline in under the bindings (rather than out), UnderBite disrupts the surface area that has contact with the snow while the board is on edge. Without any extra rider effort, this disruption effectively increases edge pressure on the areas where you need it most, helping to initiate and hold your turn. The effect is stable edge control and a very confident, enhanced arc in your turn with no drag.

BASIC Tech

Riders
Everyone
Lengths
146, 149, 152, 155, 156, 158, 159W, 161, 163W
Shape
True Twin
Outline
UnderBite
Base profile
Camrock 4-4-4
Core
Full Poplar
Glass
Biax
Base Material
Extruded

Flex Rating 3.5/5

UnderBite

Outline

UnderBite

UnderBite edges re-distribute a rider’s weight in such a way that it enhances turning ease and edge hold. Creating divots inward at the binding area reduces and disrupts the surface area of the edge that has contact with the snow while the board is turning. This increases the edge pressure by distributing your weight/energy in the areas where you need it - from the binding out, and through the center of the board where the carving arc is taking place. This segmentation of the sidecut into 3 key zones focuses your body weight onto areas that initiate, hold and release turns.

Full Poplar

Core

Full Poplar

Our baseline core for tip to tail wood-core snowboard construction. Strikes a predictable balance between durability, consistent flex and light weight.

Base Profile

Camrock 4-4-4
Camrock 4-4-4

Base Materials

EXTRUDED

Just like it says. This material is formed by extrusion. It’s softer than our other two bases, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. At the speeds many of us ride, this material is actually quicker (gets up to speed faster) than sintered when waxed correctly. You may have your own proof of this when you’re smoking by someone with a dried out “high-end” base. It also retains wax better because it’s more porous and is easy to fix with a P-Tex stick if you get scratches in it.

Basic Specs

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)
146 20.25 20.25 110.5 105.5 24.7 28.96 28.96 R3 / C3 / R3 7.5 / 6.8 / 7.5 54.61 - 21.5 0 50.6 - 19.9 58.6 - 23.1
149 20.5 20.5 113 108 24.8 29.13 29.13 R3 / C3 / R3 7.7 / 7 / 7.7 55.88 - 22.0 0 51.9 - 20.4 59.9 - 23.6
152 21 21 115 110 25 29.37 29.37 R4 / C4 / R4 7.9 / 7.2 / 7.9 57.15 - 22.5 0 53.2 - 20.9 61.2 - 24.1
155 21.25 21.25 117.5 112.5 25.1 29.54 29.54 R4 / C4 / R4 8.1 / 7.4 / 8.1 58.42 - 23.0 0 54.4 - 21.4 62.4 - 24.6
156 Wide 21.25 21.25 118.5 113.5 25.9 30.29 30.29 R4 / C4 / R4 8.2 / 7.5 / 8.2 58.42 - 23.0 0 54.4 - 21.4 62.4 - 24.6
158 21.5 21.5 120 115 25.3 29.81 29.81 R4 / C4 / R4 8.3 / 7.6 / 8.3 59.69 - 23.5 0 55.7 - 21.9 63.7 - 25.1
159 Wide 22 22 120 115 26.1 30.61 30.61 R4 / C4 / R4 8.3 / 7.6 / 8.3 59.69 - 23.5 0 55.7 - 21.9 63.7 - 25.1
161 22.5 22.5 122 116 24.5 29.91 29.91 R4 / C4 / R4 8.5 / 7.8 / 8.5 60.96 - 24.0 0 57.0 -22.4 65 -25.6
163 Wide 23 23 123 117 26.3 30.77 30.77 R4 / C4 / R4 8.6 / 7.9 / 8.6 60.96 - 24.0 0 57.0 - 22.4 65.0 - 25.6