Wait, they made a good-looking Hybrid?!
Scandalous love-child of the iconic 420 and PYL boards, the Hybrid immediately got attention with last years release from anyone that knew anything about it's parents. It has the shorter/wider surface-planing of the 420 and employs the Tapered UnderBite outline originally unveiled on the PYL. Floaty and maneuverable with confident edge hold and responsive snap out of turns, we've created a perfect hybrid of these two boards that has constantly grown in popularity.
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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.
Flex rating: 7/10
Similar looking to “wings” or bumps on a surfboard, it functions a little different on snow. Each side the board’s effective edge is segmented into 3 distinct parts that step horizontally inward rather than tapering. Traditional “tapered boards” take the full sidecut and pull the tail inward, which is away from the arc of your turn – this is why they tend to wash out under hard carving. The Tapered UnderBite corrects this by: 1) keeping the sidecut parallel to its corresponding one on the other side of the board. 2) Increasing the sidecut depth as you move towards the tail creating a corrective “hook” to the taper. The board blends into turns effortlessly, has the directional drive and float you’d expect from a tapered board
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.
Directional CamRock 1-4-1
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.
Know your Specs
|Board Length (cm)||153||157||161|
|Surface Area (dm2)||42.3||43.4||44.5|
|Tip Length (cm)||32.2||32.5||32.5|
|Tail Length (cm)||18.7||19||19|
|Effective Edge Length (cm)||116.1||119.5||123.5|
|Contact Length (cm)||102.1||105.5||109.5|
|Waist Width (cm)||26||26.4||26.4|
|Front Foot Width (cm)||31||31.6||31.6|
|Rear Foot Width (cm)||30.2||30.8||30.8|
|Tip Width (cm)||R1 / C4 / R1||R1 / C4 / R1||R1 / C4 / R1|
|Tail Width (cm)||7.4 / 6.4 / 5.4||7.6/6.6/5.6||8.1/7.1/6.1|
|Rocker / Camber (mm)||23||23||23.5|
|Ref. Point (cm)||54.4||54.4||55.7|
|Ref. Point (in)||21.4||21.4||21.9|
|Ref. Stance Setback (mm)||62.4||62.4||63.7|
|Min Ref. Stance Width (cm)||24.6||24.6||25.1|
|Min Ref. Stance Width (in)||140-190||150-190||160-200|
|Max Ref. Stance Width (cm)||64-86||68-86||72-90|