SHORTY

The ultimate quiver killer for powder and groomers

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DIRECTIONAL short tail
multiradial SIDECUT
POWDERNOSE
CORE: ASH/POPLAR
FLEX: 7/10
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If you are looking for effortless powder turns and good edge grip on groomers, the Shorty is your board. The Tip-Tail-Rocker with low camber gives you perfect buoyancy and balance in powder. The hook-free Diamond Tail makes turning extremely easy even in packed snow. The ash and poplar wood core redefines your performance level, allowing precise control on every terrain, and carbon stringers guarantee torsional stiffness for better rebound and solid edge grip. The extra thin nose section helps with easy direction changes in deep snow.

specifications

Core: Ash/poplar Construction: Triax glass with carbon torsion rods Topsheet: Bamboo Profile: Low Camber with Tip-Tail-Rocker. Diamond tail. Base: Sintered 4001 Durasurf

Length

Weight range kg/lbs

Eff. Edge

Nose Width

Waist Width

Tail Width

Sidecut

Setback

Cent. Stance

Stance width

169

75-110/165-240

1350

313

260

300

9

22

57

47-63

164

75-100/165-220

1273

313

260

299

8,6

22

56

47-63

159

70-90/155-200

1225

306

255

293

8,23

20

54

46-62

OUTLINE

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.

BOTTOM SHAPE

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.

core

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.

4 reviews for SHORTY

  1. vininmt

    After a great 40 day come back season on my Pipeliner out in Montana, I didn’t think I’d be wanting or needing another board anytime soon…until I saw the SHORTY 169cm. I’m the kind of rider that can go over the nose of any board under 170cm pretty easily, for better of for worse, but something about the SHORTY looked right to me and I was looking for a ride like the Pipeliner but one that could take on even tighter trees. My first day on my new SHORTY felt like it was a board I loved because I had already been riding it a lot–comfortable out of the box. The SHORTY is super agile but holds an edge on anything like a champ and I never feel like I’m going over the nose because of longer nose rocker than most boards. When you want SHORTY to ride like an even longer and bigger board, it does. I love this board in all conditions, especially in powder and slashing it. I think the SHORTY rules so hard because of its carving inspired sidecut, its powder nose and its long nose rocker that starts from way back by your foot, it keeps you always floating–so cool! This design is amazing. And the more low profile tail is built for speed and smooth carve releases. Brilliant board, “quiver killer” is indeed an apt moniker for the SHORTY! So fun to ride! Props yet again Mats! P.S. These boards are addicting, I want all the Stranda shapes even if Shorty is the quiver killer.

    Vinny from Montana

  2. Tom P

    I’m having a great time riding this board!

    At 169cm, it’s a short board in comparison to the rest of my quiver. The Shorty is billed as a high speed untracked powder board. Unfortunately this winter hasn’t delivered the goods yet… But my local resort had some fresh snow these past few days, and I had a blast carving and making short pow turns, and going through trees.

    I haven’t read all the technical specs, so I’ll just describe it as I see it. The board is relatively stiff, has camber between the feet, some tail rocker, and a big rockered shovel nose. The sidecut doesn’t reach all the way in the front — so when I’m carving, I can see the nose ready to grab the fresh snow and to lift me to the top. The SCR feels long — maybe 11m? The board is very stable at speed, and I had some huge fast turns today on it — building speed to shoot up and over into the powder in the trees along the slope. Super fun. With the shorter tail I can turn it on a dime, so surfing narrow lanes of untracked powder, slaloming around trees, it’s a joy.

    Watch my video review here:

    https://youtu.be/hbi1a4DzIqY

  3. Christian Gorbach

    Tried the boards at the KTO. To put it in simple words: The boards are fantastic. Easy handling, super high speed endless control. Quality looks really convincing too. I fell in love with the 164 “shorty”. It makes you a better rider immediately. Couldn’t stop smiling.

  4. justaride

    Everything it says on the box!

    The Shorty is – just like the other Stranda boards – like a fine wine: well balanced! I’m 176cm tall and weigh 62 kg (5’9.5″, 135 lbs) with 27 years of snowboarding experience, 80 to 100 days a season, and I ride the Shorty 164. The board has a very fast base. When you first wax it, you will see the wax properly soaking into the base, which is always a good sign. The flex is dialled. The very nose is quite soft, which helps with float and chatter absorption. However, right in front of your front foot the board is already significantly stiffer, which is great, because that keeps the nose from folding when you weight the front foot! …and you can weight that front foot hard – even in deep snow! The outline of the nose and the very mellow transition from the tip through a long early rise section into the mellow camber section eliminates any friction/drag/ploughing. It’s just pure uplift, glide and acceleration! Hence: you can weight your front foot getting into turns. The tail is indeed quick to turn and catch free! However, it is stiff and acts as the backbone of the ride. You can rely on this tail when you slam on the brakes, pop off of something, finish your turn on the backfoot or land a little in the backseat. The sidecut is not overly aggressive. An 8.5m turning radius feels calm on hardpack and doesn’t throw you into your turns, giving you lots of confidence at higher speed. Vibration dampening is amazing, which I believe comes from the choice of woods. These boards carve extremely well, because they don’t develop any crazy vibration. Stranda understand what ‘ride quality’ means. Tuning in stiffness, pop, vibration dampening, sidecut, taper while creating this much effortlesness, float, glide, speed, edge grip and control is an art, and Stranda mastered it. Only found these gems recently, and I’m a fan. I also own a Cheater 170W, review following soon!

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