If you are looking for effortless powder turns, the Shorty Backcountry is your splitboard. After a winter 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 cut outs for fast and secure mounting of your climbing skins. Shorty Backcountry comes with 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. The ash and poplar wood core redefines your performance level, allowing precise control on every terrain. The extra thin nose section helps with easy direction changes in deep snow.
Length: 5’6 (169 cm) Waist: 260 mm Tip width: 313 mm Tail width: 300 mm Radius: 9,8 meter Effective edge: 1350 mm Setback: 22 mm Stance: 550 mm Core: Ash/poplar Construction: Triax glass with carbon torsion rods Topsheet: Textured organic polyamid made from castor beans Profile: Low Camber with Tip-Tail-Rocker. Diamond tail. Base: 5920 Electra base Split version: Karakoram Ultra Clips
It’s easy to shape for hero conditions with no crust or ice, but the perfect days are too few to depend on. We construct boards you can trust even in critical situations. A Stranda longboard is built using proven technologies and inspired by riding in the most diverse terrain. We use sophisticated sandwich constructions that create new performance standards for powder and groomers.
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.
We build our longboards with classic 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 the easiest to manoeuvre board in our range.
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. Basically, it’s 180-plus board packed into an easy handling 169 cm. The result is a forgiving and playful design with plenty of performance when you need it.