Cheater is a real pocket rocket, it turns a lot tighter than you would expect from a 177. We’ve tailored the sidecut for a blisteringly fast response to any rider input. It’s got a blunt nose profile, hiding the outline of a classic powder nose, which we combined with a short Semi-Swallowtail. Ride this in powder and you will feel how the innovative design comes into play, giving perfect balance. Three layers of rubber dampening make for a ride that’s smooth as butter on hardpack. The nose rocker makes turning easy and creates float. Additional carbon stringers in the tail section add longitudinal snap. A precise and highly manoeuvrable board for cruising, carving and powder riding.
Length: 5’8 (177cm) Waist: 255 mm Tip width: 319 mm Tail width: 303 mm Radius: 9,5 meter Effective edge: 1480 mm Setback: 48 mm Stance: 540 mm Core: Ash/poplar Construction: Triax glass with carbon torsion rods Topsheet: Bamboo Profile: Camber with Tip-Tail-Rocker. Semi swallow tail Base: 5920 Electra base
It’s easy to shape for hero conditions with no crust or ice, but the perfect days are too few to depend on. We construct boards you can trust even in critical situations. A Stranda longboard is built using proven technologies and inspired by riding in the most diverse terrain. We use sophisticated sandwich constructions that create new performance standards for powder and groomers.
At Stranda Snowboards we use ash wood and a minor part poplar in our cores. Ash is perfect for building high-performance snowboards as it dampens vibrations and holds its camber, extending the life of your board. Adding poplar keeps the weight down. Choosing a premium material also allowed us to reduce the use of petroleum-based composites. We use a thin layer of bamboo as the topsheet, which adds to performance.
We build our snowboards with classic camber and distinguish between standard camber and low camber: Cheater has standard camber with Tip-Tail-Rocker. The camber is elevated 11mm, with the contact points slightly moved toward the snowboard’s centre for easy turning. The board feels very secure, even when carving on icy slopes.
The Cheater’s blunt nose is combined with Tip-Tail-Rocker and a Semi-Swallowtail. The result is a precise feeling of control at any speed. It’s a fresh take on how to mix on-piste edge hold with off-piste playfulness. With 48 mm of setback and the short Semi-Swallowtail it naturally sinks its tail to steer in powder.