The Descender is 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 dampening PU-sidewalls there is zero chatter when straight lining icy faces. We have a full page here about the Descender and how it came to life.
Length: 158, 161, 162 wide, 166 wide Core: Paulownia mixed with full length poplar and ash stringers Construction: Triax glass with carbon torsion rods. PU-sidewalls. Topsheet: Matte Profile: Parabolic 4mm camber – with low tip- and tail-rocker. Directional freeride. Base: Sintered 4001 Durasurf
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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. 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.