The Pipeliner LTD delivers unmatched corduroy carving performance. For 2023 we updated the design with double aluminum stringer vertically laminated in the core. We also added PU sidewalls for an even damper ride on hardpack. This is the board for classic surf-style snowboarding. A piste-pistol for riders who like deep, high-speed turns. With 1501 mm of effective edge you can ride the steeps with total confidence. Beware skidders should not get on this longboard – it’s a trench diggers only machine.
Length: 185 cm Core: Ash/poplar/aluminum Construction: Triax glass with carbon a-frames Topsheet: Bamboo Profile: Full camber with early rise in nose, round tail Base: 5920 Graphite Electra
We build our snowboards with classic camber and distinguish between standard camber and low camber: The Pipeliner 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 stable, even when carving on icy slopes.
Progressive rise in the nose optimizes float and easy turning when freeriding. Combined with Tip-Tail-Rocker and a shorter tail it results in forgiving, playful performance. With a 50 mm setback and a shorter tail, you can ride powder with ease.
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.
Love at first turn!
THIS is simply the most beautiful carving experience money can buy! Stability and predictability are off the chart. Edge grip and smoothness define a new level that has yet to be matched by other companies.
The Pipeliner has changed my idea of a good carve within one run… I’m dreaming of riding this board when I go to sleep…
Last thing I remember from today is all the Lib-Tech Travis Rice Orcas hiding in the trees when I blew past them leaving a trench the size of the Grand Canyon.
That’s all I have to say!
Tom Palka –
I recently I upgraded to their new board, the Pipeliner. Having a great time on it, and thought I’d share videos from the first two days on it. I’m riding 45F 25R angles in Salomon Malamutes and getting plenty of support. The board is responsive and very good at holding the edge. The board is long and has plenty of edge, but at the same time it’s flexible and the ride feels very surfy.
Since I live in Colorado and don’t ride bulletproof ice, the board has done very well in our conditions. On the steeper terrain (seen esp. in the second movie) I’m struggling to hold on, don’t commit quite enough and it shows. Rider, not the board, more stuff for me to work on 🙂
I started snowboarding and skateboarding in the the early 80’s because I was a landlocked surfer and all my moves were inspired by what I saw in the surf mags and Thrasher mag. Big slashes, carves, board slides, cutbacks, speed and grinds, this is what motivated me to ride. In the early 90’s the great big snowboards with freestyle and surf style carving, all mountain shapes drew me in–the Lib Tech Grocer 188cm, the K2 Eldorado 177cm. These were Big boards that could do huge high speed carves through all kinds of conditions and still you could throw them around like a freestyle board, hold an edge on icy steeps and float like a dream on powder. The PIPELINER is that style of board and has brought that all back to snowboarding and brought it up to the next level. There was a void for big longboard surf style snowboards for so long and I give Mats major props for his surf inspired spirit and bringing this type of riding and mentality back to the sport! He knew there were many others out there craving to carve in style again and own the powder like no other. The PIPELINER has really improved my carving game and has been a pleasure to ride in all conditions, even mowing down heavy duty crud at high speed. Fast, stable, powerful, big turning radius but highly responsive from the waist and no going over the nose, the PIPELINER is a really well made, incredibly fun board to ride! Cheers to Mats Drougge and Stranda! Keep the boards coming!
Vinny from Montana