Design

Each shape has been translated from a particular surfboard - our quiver aims at facilitating a variety of riding styles in accordance with terrain and conditions. 

 

Its not just an interesting shape, this is a tool based in the form and function of artesianal high performance.

 

A culmination of 50+ years of snow sliding design exploration with a specific approach to inscribing precision lines upon mountain slopes through a surfers perspective. 

Unlike the common TwinTip (which handles a lot  of variation decently well) - Our shapes are designed with specific intentions to perform in certain ways exceptionally well.
Measurements follow surfboard tradition in feet ' and inches ".
(You are welcome to convert to cm however because the boards are radically directional in design the numbers may not equate to the commonly utilized specs) 
 
Directionality

 

Because the most efficient shapes in nature are designed to move forward
ie- birds-planes, fish-boats, pinetrees-arrows
 
Simply put the traditional twin tip is designed like an inflatable raft. Functional for survival when moving in any direction- but lacking in fluid dynamics.
 
When the goal is to find the most efficient slipstream for movement a kayak is a precision tool.
 

 

 

More Nose- Less Tail

 

Increase float in Powder, quicker maneuverability

 

Setback inserts 

 

 

 

 

Variable Sidecuts

 

In order to emulate the function of a variety of fin setups to simulate an array of turn shapes to fit the designated pocket

 

Goldfish (Twin)

R 28’ - even arcing radial turn tapered to initiate off the front foot

 

RedTail Hawk (Quad)

R 30’|20’ - long swooping drive and sharp adjustments off the tail

- tapered to initiate off the front foot

   

Trimline Series (Thruster)

R 45’|20’- fast drive down the line with tight cutbacks

- reverse taper 

 
 

Width

 

All our shapes are designed to have more surface area under foot to prevent toe/heal drag when carving.

 

The extra width is integrated with the other dynamics of the board to keep it quick and agile. 

 

 

 

 

Hull

 

GF and RTH utilize a subtle convexity all the way through the base to ease transition from edge to edge

 

 

 

 

Taper

 

Wider nose than tail increases float in deep powder without need for excessive length- initiates turns with front lean

 

 

 

 

Reverse Taper

 

Narrower nose shaves off grind while charging down the line and initiates the turn off the rear

 

 

 

 

Camber

 

Suspension and pump

 

 

 

 

Flat

 

Blends board shape to match turn shape

 

 

 

 

Early Rise Rocker

 

Keeps the nose continuously rising above the snow

 

 

 

 

 

Edge Bevel

 

Progressive tuning softens the edge in the nose to decrease catchiness up front and gradually sharpens down the middle to hold carves, negative in the tail allows for slash slip until its put up on edge where it bites with a vengeance to prevent washout

 

 

SideWalls

We use a special blend of high density PolyUrathane  for a damp feel to accomodate esge control. 

 

 

 

 

 

Tail Shapes

 

 

Fish

Long edge with minimal surface area acts like a fork through soup and sieves snow to drop tail in pow and allow for rapid turns

 

Diamond

Long edge full tail is supportive for launch and landing- angle provides pivot for turns

 

Squash

Short blunt kick tail for manuals

 

Round Pin
  
Short round kick, rolls turns

 

Wing Pin

 

 

Full rail with supportive rockered tail without excess surface area