Changing of the guard
The Rival was developed by Juliette Pelchat @jubespelchat for women who charge and want a board that performs to the best of their ability. Juliette rides the 149. The versati- lity of the MidBite profile makes this board the perfect board for riders that want stability and response when they ride. The art was made by Crystal Legoffe @not. enough. ram a Whistler local that also rides YES. boards. She worked closely with Juliette while building this graphic. The art this year for the rival is tattoo inspired with a nod to the renewal of 90s grunge fashion—so- mething I’m personally happy about! Juliette and I wanted to keep the design playful but make it seem more like the cool older sister of the previous rival. ( Maybe just like her? ) we hope you like it and are inspired to get a cool tattoo or do something rad!
MidBite blends the response of a narrow waist width with the stability of wider nose and tail.
The MidBite steps the outline of the board inward 1.5mm just inside the insert pack. This step remains (rather than bumping back out like the Basic) down about 1/3 the length of the sidecut until just inside the next insert pack. This single long disruption of the sidecut between the bindings cheats the waist width narrower, providing quicker edge-to- edge response. Meanwhile, from your binding out to the end of the sidecut we maintain a board width that is a stable platform for popping, spinning, and landing.
Our baseline core for tip to tail wood-core snowboard construction. Strikes a predictable balance between durability, consistent flex and light weight.
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)||140||144||149||152|
|Surface Area (dm2)||34||35,4||35,7||38,6|
|Tip Length (cm)||20,3||20,5||20,7||20,9|
|Tail Length (cm)||20,3||20,5||20,7||20,9|
|Effective Edge Length (cm)||104,4||108||112,6||115,2|
|Contact Length (cm)||99,4||103||107,6||110,2|
|Waist Width (cm)||23||23,3||23,6||24|
|Front Foot Width (cm)||24,3||24,6||25||25,5|
|Rear Foot Width (cm)||24,3||24,6||25||25,5|
|Tip Width (cm)||27,6||27,9||28,4||28,9|
|Tail Width (cm)||27,6||27,9||28,4||28,9|
|Rocker / Camber (mm)||C 0,3||C 0,3||C 0,3||C 0,3|
|Sidecut Radius (m)||7.0 - 5.6||7.4 - 6.0||7.6 - 6.2||7.9 - 6.4|
|Ref. Point (cm)||48,3||49,5||52,1||54,6|
|Ref. Point (in)||19||19,5||20,5||21,5|
|Ref. Stance Setback (cm)||0||0||0||0|
|Min Ref. Stance Width (cm)||44,3||45,5||48,1||50,6|
|Min Ref. Stance Width (in)||17,4||17,9||18,9||19,9|
|Max Ref. Stance Width (cm)||52,3||53,5||56,1||58,6|
|Max Ref. Stance Width (in)||20,6||21,1||22,1||23,1|
|Rider Weight (lbs)||90-120||100-130||100-150||120-160|
|Rider Weight (kg)||40-54||45-59||45-68||54-72|