TECHNOLOGY FOR FEEL

USING GEOMETRY AND SHAPING TO CREATE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FEEL

The reason quivers are important to snowboarders is that different types of feel make sense for different types of riding and different types of snow. Some boards should be hyper responsive for technical riding, while others you want to be buttery and mellow for more creative stuff. And still others you want to feel like a nice balance between high performance and flexible freedom. To create boards with different types of feel, we’ve innovated unique camber configurations, sidecut geometries and core profiles.

NoHang-Ups 2.0 Tech

Our NoHang-Ups three dimensional camber shaping creates a feel that blends the best of camber with the best of rocker. The key is our unique Diamond shape that sits under foot and extends to the tip and tail down the centerline of the board. With the Diamond, you have added control and power between your feet and in the centerline of the board just about to the contact points. Outside of the Diamond, we put 3D Continuous Curvilinear Rocker to give the board a smoother feel and more float in powder. We have two types:

  • NoHang-Ups Pop 2.0: In this variation, the Diamond is positive camber for turning power and a ton of pop in the tip and tail.
  • NoHang-Ups Rocker 2.0: The best camber for learning to snowboard, the Diamond here is a flat camber for directional control that is smooth and catch-free.

QuickRip Sidecut

Teamed up with our rocker boards, the goal with QuickRip Sidecut is to create a board that does two things: it needs to be nimble and maneuverable at slow speeds, and it also needs to be powerful and precise at high speeds. We achieve this by integrating two off-set sidecuts that create one sidecut zone in the nose, one between the feet, and one in the tail. Where the center section meets the other two sections, we have created Mid-Board Contact Points. These Mid-Board Contact Points serve as the end of the running length at slow speeds, giving the board that fine-tuned control at slower speeds. They also serve as edge “bumps” that grip the snow and increase precise power at high speeds.

Skatecore Profiling

To give some of our park boards the feel of turning a pair of skate trucks, we slightly thin the core profile between the feet and increase core thickness under the bindings. The result is a board that turns like a skate deck, but locks into tricks and pops like a snowboard.