If you are looking for effortless powder turns and great edge grip, the Shorty Backcountry is your splitboard. After several winters of extensive testing we feel totally confident that it will stand many years of abuse.This is a splitboard packed with features such as aluminium tip and tail protectors, a textured polyamid topsheet for scratch resistance and our weight saving skin attachment system with cut outs in nose and tail for fast and secure mounting of your climbing skins. Shorty Backcountry comes with Phantom or Karakoram Ultra Clips. The Tip-Tail-Rocker with low camber gives you perfect buoyancy and balance in powder. The hook-free Diamond Tail makes turning extremely easy in packed snow.
Length: 169, 164, 159 Core: Ash/poplar Construction: Triax glass with carbon stringers Topsheet: Textured organic polyamid made from castor beans Profile: Low Camber with Tip-Tail-Rocker. Diamond tail. Base: Sintered 4001 Durasurf Split version: Voile compatblie insert pattern. Phantom Herkules clips.
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The Shorty features the Diamond Tail, a hook-free design combined with a longer nose for the powder performance of a bigger board – Volume Economy Tech. The result is a forgiving and playful design with plenty of performance when you need it.
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 Shorty has 6 mm camber and is one of the easiest boards to manoeuvre in our range.
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.