This year’s Tadashi continues with the Directional Volume Twin shape that works so well for those committed to riding twins, but wanting better floatation in powder. With a lower volume tail shape than nose, this board planes like a directional but spins like a twin. The modern Camber base profile takes what we’ve learned with rocker, and applies the traditional pop and response you want without any of the grabbiness that people associate with their camber experience from the 90’s. Under the hood lies a new lightweight Poplar core with 2 Bamboo stringers running tip-to-tail providing a seamless balance of snap and dampening.
As the lines between free-ride and freestyle continue to erase, we had to address the needs of guys committed to riding only twins but finding themselves in more pow. Nose and tail volume is hard to notice in hard-pack unless you’re nose/tail pressing, but in pow it affects floatation and you can feel it. This led to the simple idea of the Directional Volume Twin. Symmetrical flex, centered stance, identical wide-points of the board (therefore, NOT tapered), identical length shovel lengths but with a slightly lower volume tail.
Creating a lighter, more responsive core than the Full Poplar. The Poplar + Bamboo uses the same durable core, lightens it up by replacing 30% of the Poplar with Paulownia and then inserts two bamboo stringers down the full length for added pop and response.
Just like it says. Pellets or course powder is pressed until it forms a solid. There are several suppliers for our entire industry and they each have different codes for them, depending on the color and transparency. These codes can make it seem like you’re getting many different kinds and grades of sintered but they’re all pretty much the same as far as you and I will ever tell. True Sintered is harder and more expensive than extruded and it can be faster for those that ride aggressively fast. But to do that, it needs to be waxed and prepared for local conditions.
|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)|
|152||21||21||115||110||24.8||29.17||29.17||C4||7.9 - 7.2 - 7.9||57.15 -22.5||0||53.2 - 20.9||61.2 - 24.1|
|154||21||21||117||112||24.9||29.36||29.36||C4||8 - 7.3 - 8||58.42 - 23||0||54.4 - 21.4||62.4 - 24.6|
|156||21||21||118||114||25||29.48||29.48||C4||8.1 - 7.4 - 8.1||58.42 - 23||0||54.4 - 21.4||62.4 - 24.6|
|156 Wide||21||21||118||114||25.6||30.08||30.08||C4||8.1 - 7.4 - 8.1||58.42 - 23||0||54.4 - 21.4||62.4 - 24.6|
|158||21||21||120||116||25.2||29.72||29.72||C4||8.3 - 7.6 - 8.3||56.69 - 23.5||0||55.7 - 21.9||63.7 - 25.1|
|159 Wide||21.5||21.5||120||116||25.8||30.32||30.32||C4||8.3 - 7.6 - 8.3||56.69 - 23.5||0||8.3 - 7.6 - 8.3||63.7 - 25.1|
|161 Wide||22||22||121||117||26||30.52||30.52||C4||8.5 - 7.8 - 8.5||60.96 - 24||0||57.0 - 22.4||65.0 - 25.6|