How to ride powder without back leg burn.
The narrower outline of the 420 with PH allows such extreme versatility - a wide range of riders can be comfortable on this one length. Refined waist width and sidecut make it more responsive than the 420, while longer effective edge gets a little more bite into the hardpack. And the PowderHull makes it impossible to sink the nose.
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Art by : Mark Kowalchuk
Lately I’ve been really into sci-fi and fantasy art I feel the ideas of infinite realities and what could lie beyond our comprehension very interesting. I’ve been really looking at a lot of 70s retro sci fi art and watching a lot of space movies lately. I find that sci-fi is an amazing genre for an artist to really dig deep into their imagination and challenge them to come up with concepts that haven’t really been portrayed yet. For these boards I tried to link all 3 graphics : trees, air and space by a gateway/portal between them. For creating these graphics i start with some rough sketches and doodles and figure out the layouts and general idea behind each one. Then I’ll redraw each one a bit better and at full size. Once the drawing is sketched in I trace my own artwork to clean up the linework and scan it. Once on the computer I move the elements around and digitally colour it. The last step is just setting the artwork into the template shape ready for production.
420 PH tech
Flex rating: 7/10
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.
POWDERHULL + CAMBER
PH Sintered True
Pellets or course powder is pressed until it forms a solid. 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. Our “Sintered PH Spec” material is specifically chosen for unique flex qualities necessary for the PowderHull’s complex 3D surfacing.
Know your Specs
420 PH specs
|Board Length (cm)||154|
|Surface Area (dm2)||43.4|
|Tip Length (cm)||30|
|Tail Length (cm)||30|
|Effective Edge Length (cm)||113.5|
|Contact Length (cm)||96|
|Waist Width (cm)||26.4|
|Front Foot Width (cm)||31.7|
|Rear Foot Width (cm)||31.7|
|Tip Width (cm)||C4|
|Tail Width (cm)||6.5|
|Rocker / Camber (mm)||23|
|Ref. Point (cm)||54.4|
|Ref. Point (in)||21.4|
|Ref. Stance Setback (mm)||62.4|
|Min Ref. Stance Width (cm)||24.6|
|Min Ref. Stance Width (in)||170-200|
|Max Ref. Stance Width (cm)||68-90|