The Descender Fjäderlätt is an ultra lightweight splitboard. For the one’s not familiar with the swedish language, Fjäderlätt means featherlight, a name we felt appropriate as the 161 weighs in at just 2790 grams. It’s a split targeting big mountain touring where lowest possible weight in combination with a stiffer flex is essential. After the fantastic reception of the Descender splitboard, racking up none less than four “editors choice/selection” awards from titles like Splitboarding Journal, Backcountry Magazine, Splitboarding Magazine and Fall Line Magazine, we decided to up the game with our most technically advanced board so far. Descender Fjäderlätt is a directional freeride board with enough tail to allow for switch landings and with enough power to charge big lines. This splitboard 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.
Length: 161, 162 wide, 166 (early 2023) Core: All farmed paulownia x-grain with double aluminum stringers and ash reinforced inserts. Construction: Full carbon triax layup using VOC-free epoxy that has the highest bonding strenght tested. Flax dampers at inserts. Topsheet: Organic polyamid made from castor beans Profile: Parabolic 4mm camber – with low tip- and tail-rocker. Directional freeride. Base: 5930 Sintered Graphite Electra Hardware: Voile compatible insert pattern. Phantom Herkules clips.
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Directional freeride with Power Bumps™ at inserts adding contact points for ultimate grip on ice
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.
At Stranda Snowboards we use ash wood and mix it with lighter types of timber as poplar and paulownia. On the Fjäderlätt we use a mix of X-grain paulownia and re inforced the inserts with ash. To dampen the full carbon layup we added double vertical aluminum stringers in to the core.
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