The mad scientists at Gnu are once again redefining our notions of what a snowboard should look like with the Zoid Snowboard. Designed to make snowboarding feel as natural and effortless as possible, the Zoid is a pure joy to carve thanks to its unique shape and precisely-calculated geometry. By now you've surely heard about asymmetric sidecuts that compensate for your naturally weaker heelside turns. Well, not only did Gnu invent that, but they've taken it a step further with the Zoid by making the board directional instead of a twin. This means that you have to choose between Goofy or Regular when buying this board depending on your stance. So, "what's the benefit of all this," you ask? It means that initiating turns, laying out carves, and holding edges feels more natural, easy, and (most importantly) more fun than on any other snowboard you've ever ridden.
Though, you don't have to just take our word for it—instead ask Blake Paul, Nico Mueller, or Forest Bailey and they'll all tell you the same thing: that Zoids are unreal. Rocker between the bindings gives the board a forgiving feel on hardpack and helps it float in powder, while mellow camber under the inserts out to the tips offers pop, power, and reliable edge hold. Magne-Traction serrated edges create multiple and extra contact points for insane grip on icy slopes. The lightweight core features aspen for strength, with poplar at the toe edge to keep things crisp and polonia on the heel for a responsive feel. And, the sintered base keeps you moving fast and holds up against abuse sustained from hidden rocks and log rides. Plus, the Zoid is made in the USA by snowboarders with jobs, so you know it's good.
Insanely natural-feeling board control that dominates the hill
Asymmetrical sidecut makes the most of your stance
Rocker between bindings adds float while camber has pop and power
Lightweight wood core offers pop and strength without the weight
Magne-traction edges grip hardpack and icy trails
Sintered base keeps you moving fast through slow spots
Biax and triax composite offers flex and response when you need it
Gnu progresses snowboarding while keeping it weird and fun
The Jones Ultracraft Splitboard is constructed to slay the seemingly impossible, hard-to-reach backcountry lines, where every ounce effects the long, uphill skin. As such, the Ultracraft Splitboard is nearly a pound lighter (about 25% less) than the comparable Hovercraft Split, thanks to Jones' top-secret Ultra Construction. This construction technique eliminates all excess weight by combining extensive carbon reinforcement with an Ultra ISO-Core.
Also destroying the notion that a lighter construction yields a weaker board, the Ultracraft Splitboard's rock-solid demeanor is tested and proven by the pros. You'll find its slightly tapered, directional shape and Directional Rocker profile enhances float on the deepest days, without sacrificing edgehold or straight-line stability. Plus, Mellow Magne-Traction along the inside and outside edges improve its ability to side-hill on ascents and carve steep hardpack on the way down.
Its Ultra ISO-Core shaves weight by combining stringers of ISO-Core, which is a foam and fiberglass composite, with beech stringers along the edges for beefed-up durability. TeXtreme carbon shaves even more weight (specifically 20-30%) compared to conventional carbon, yet won't sacrifice the board's snappy-light feel and torsionally responsive flex. Add in a brand new Sintered Ultra Base that's infused with fluoro and paraffin-based additives for unmatched glide and durability in the widely variable backcountry conditions.
TRAVIS RICE GOLD MEMBER SPLITBOARD
Travis pushes the envelope in life, on snow, and with his boards. He pushed our experiMENTAL division to come up with a lightweight low swing weight construction that would still ride with smooth power and stability. Lightweight is a premium when it comes to splitting and FP spin slim tips, Balsa and Paulownia are perfectly designed for long ascents and technical climbing. The ride down is all positive… this board is ready for whatever line you and Travis are. AEROSPACE SPIN-SLIM & BALSA ENLIGHTENED PERFORMANCE CONSTRUCTION DIRECTIONAL TAPERED NOTCH SWALLOW SHAPE STILL RIPS IN BOTH DIRECTIONS Art by Mike Parillo Board Specs SIZE CONTACT LENGTH SIDE CUT NOSE WIDTH WAIST WIDTH TAIL WIDTH STANCE* MIN-MAX / SET BACK FLEX 10 = FIRM WEIGHT RANGE (LBS) 159 117 8.2 30.3 25.8 30.3 20.25"-25" / .75" 7.5 120 + 163 122 8.2 30.5 26.4 30.5 20.25"-25" / .75" 7.5 140 + VIEW ALL SPECS
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JONES HOVERCRAFT SPLITBOARD 2017 160
Like that short but muscular wrestler dude you knew in high school, the JonesHovercraft Splitboard floats like a butterfly until it's time, then moves with cat-like agility in tight quarters. A tremendous pow board in trees and tight chutes, the Hovercraft blends a long, floaty rockered nose with a stiff mini-swallowtail that provides powerful bite. The new beveled Spoon 4.0 shape delivers improved float and smoother turn shapes, as well as a less hooky feel.
Jones Snowboards Storm Chaser Splitboard 147
Surf-inspired split floats like a much larger board
Christenson Surf Rocker glides weightlessly across deep snow
Medium-stiff flex maintains stability, even with its smaller size
Boltless Bridge with Karakoram Ultra Clips for a tighter connection
Mellow Magne-Traction edges for competent carving and side-hilling
Master core of dual-density paulownia and poplar woods
Sintered 9900 base is incredibly resilient and fast-gliding
Jones continually pushes backcountry riding with innovative design
Spring Break Tree Hunter Snowboard
SPRING BREAK POWDER
With a soulful trip to the early days of snowboarding, CAPiTA and Spring Break present a line of hand-crafted surfboards for the snow. Conceptualized by Corey Smith and designed by CAPiTA, these beauties embody the heart of Corey’s garage built, oversized, plywood decks – but have been created using the technology available in the best factory in the world. A thicker, more buoyant, ultra-lightweight Surflite™ Core combined with a Surf Rocker camber profile and wide shouldered shapes all work together to create zero-gravity float on top of the deepest pow. Packed with new technology like refined Forged Carbon Quad Packs, Holysheet™ fiberglass, and an Ultradrive™ sintered base material, we have managed to minimize weight and maximize performance in these oversize frames.
For 2017, five uniquely designed shapes are available including a new Tree Hunter Mini 151, an adapted version of the classic Powder Pill 158, and the much anticipated Catamaran 166. Combined with the top selling Tree Hunter 161 and everyone’s dream quiver board the Night Hawk Swallow Tail 167, the new collection will take you one step closer in the search for the perfect wave.
THE DREAMER OF PERFECT SURF THAT FINDS WAVES IN THE MOUNTAINS