The Shorty is our original surf shape. It’s well known for being as fun on the groomers as in the backcountry. For 2023 we updated the topsheet design and made some adjustment to the nose flex adding double alu-stringers. This dramatically decreases vibrations giving the Shorty an unprecedented calm ride on hard pack. We also shifted to PU-sidewalls for an even damper ride, and added a very much asked for wide 164, accommodating sizes up to size 12 US. This is a real riders board with its bulletproof construction and timeless design language.
Core: Ash/poplar with aluminum stringers in the nose Construction: Triax glass with carbon torsion rods. PU-sidewalls. Topsheet: Bamboo Profile: Low Camber with Tip-Tail-Rocker. Diamond tail. Base: Sintered 4001 Durasurf
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. New for 2022 is alu-stringers and light weight paulownia in the nose for a smoother ride on groomers and in varible conditions. 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.