DESCENDER BACKCOUNTRY

Big mountain freeride meets backcountry freestyle

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DIRECTIONAL freeride
radial SIDECUT
power bumps at insertS
CORE: Paulownia/ASH/POPLAR
FLEX: 8/10
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$970

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The Descender is a splitboard for anyone who wants a directional freeride snowboard with enough tail to allow for switch landings and with enough power to charge big lines. This board has no speed limit and is aiming for best in class  performance. Power Bumps™ at the inserts for ultimate grip and security in critical situations boost your level of confidence. The weight is kept low to allow for backcountry freestyle riding. The Descender has a light and snappy core using feather weight paulownia mixed with full length poplar and ash laminates. Thanks to the double ash stringers and rubber dampening there is zero chatter when straight lining icy faces. Rewarded with an “Editors Selection 2021” by Splitboard Journal.

specifications

Length: 161, 162 wide Core: Paulownia mixed with full length poplar and ash stringers Construction: Triax glass with carbon stringers.  Topsheet: Textured organic polyamid made from castor beans Profile: Parabolic 4mm camber – with low tip- and tail-rocker. Directional freeride. Base: Sintered 4001 Durasurf Split version: Voile compatible insert pattern. Phantom Herkules clips.

Length

Weight range kg/lbs

Eff. Edge

Nose Width

Waist Width

Tail Width

Sidecut

Setback

Cent. Stance

Stance width

162

75-110 /165-240

1224

308

268

299

9,1

20

58

48-64

161

70-100/155-220

1222

299

259

289

8,9

20

58

48-64

158

70-100/155-220

1199

293

258

283

8,7

20

57

47-63

OUTLINE

Directional freeride with Power Bumps™ at inserts adding contact points for ultimate grip on ice

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We build our snowboards with camber and Tip-Tail-Rocker. We distinguish between standard camber and low camber: with low camber, the centre of the board is slightly elevated and the contact points are further towards the centre. The Descender has an unique parabolic 5 mm camber – lifted under rear foot for extra pop and ollie power – with low tip- and tail-rocker.

core

At Stranda Snowboards we use ash wood and mix it with lighter types of timber as poplar and paulownia. Ash is perfect for building high-performance snowboards as it dampens vibrations and holds its camber, extending the life of your board. Adding poplar and paulownia keeps the weight down. Choosing a premium material also allowed us to reduce the use of petroleum-based composites.

1 review for DESCENDER BACKCOUNTRY

  1. Leonardo

    I received this board early last year to test and I am extremely satisfied with it.

    Ascending with the Descender BC Split is a breeze. It tackles with ease soft snow along with ice crust and variable conditions. In walk mode, the skis have very stable under foot flex which really helps in uphill efficiency along with navigating any steps, roots or holes. Also, the low camber profile works wonders sidehilling giving you as much effective edge hold as you can get.

    Descending the Descender BC Split is a blast. The directional freeride board accels on steeps in powder to variable ice conditions. You can ride tight and technical along with bigger charging turns; the board can handle it. What I was most impressed with is that you can also take it to the resort on groomers and carve very enjoyably. It grips surprising well and the flex and dampness of the board has a great combination as you don’t feel much chatter and it still has pop. It is a fast board with a very grounded feel to it. This board can be your one board quiver.

    Thanks Mats!

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