Tech

Designed By Snowboarding

POP TECHNOLOGIES

We believe in crafting snowboards that flex dynamically and feel lively under foot, whether it is a softer flex profile or a stiffer flex profile. For turns, slashes, jump lips and rail trick exits, we like boards that pop.

TurboRod Technology

TECH THAT LOADS UP ENERGY AND DRIVES TARGETED RESPONSE

n our TurboRod Technology, we mill channels in targeted areas of the core and place a sleeve inside the channel. Then we insert a thin rod of carbon inside the sleeve and anchor the carbon rod at the end of the channel closest to the midpoint of the board. This allows the other end of the carbon to flex independently of the sleeve and load up more energy. When the storage of energy is released, it increases power and pop for the board. Some configurations just add longitudinal ollie pop, while some balance longitudinal pop with torisional response, while others focus more on improving the torsional power of a board.

HotRod Technology

EVERY BOARD NEEDS ADDED POP

We mill channels in the cores of nearly every board we make and integrate thin carbon, glass and bamboo rods for more pop and more power. As with TurboRod Technology, we place HotRods in the boards to deliver power to specific areas.

Configurations of TurboRod and HotRod Technologies

TECHNOLOGY TO TARGET RESPONSE WHERE YOU WANT IT

We use four configurations of TurboRods and HotRods to deliver different levels of longitudinal and torsional response. For freestyle boards, we focus on patterns the mainly add directional ollie pop, while in rocker and freeride boards, we design patterns that add torsional power for greater all-around response.

Single Barrel

Found in both TurboRod and HotRod Technologies, a single barrel of carbon, glass or bamboo delivers more pop in the centerline of the board without any unwanted torsional power to increase freeride edge hold.

Reverse Radial V

Found only in our TurboRod Technology, arcing patterns start under the bindings and bend towards the middle of the board at the contact points in the nose and tail. More than a single barrel, this pattern maximizes the focus of rider energy into the center of the board for ultimate ollie pop, with only a little added torsional response.

Double Barrel

Found in both TurboRod and HotRod Technologies, this pattern features two rods that start under both bindings and extend in straight lines towards the tip and tail. This pattern provides a blend of response—double the energy-loading power for straightline pop, and also an added dose of torsional response to put more kick into our flat-rocker and powder boards.

Dual Arc

Found only in our TurboRod package, and only in the Blur board, this pattern features two long rods that are in channels that arc with both sidecuts of the board. This arcing pattern along the edges adds a ton of extra twisting (torsional) power into the board for super response edge to edge, and explosive power into pow slashes and ollies.