Snowboard Technology

From reverse camber, regular camber, lightweight cores, carbon and Kevlar stringers, to laminates and screen-printing, we use the latest technology in manufacturing products for you. We design, build, test, and push the limits of board construction to offer you the latest trends in the industry.

We've brought you the latest technology in twin tip, directional, and powder boards, now it's your turn to give the latest boards to your customer.

Camber Configurations

The hottest topic of the few past seasons has been camber. We offer you five types of camber. Four of which are brand new camber configurations. Want a different camber, design your own and we will build the mold in house, implement it into our manufacturing process, and not miss a beat.

Traditional Camber

Traditional camber has been around since snowboarding began because it works. Traditional camber keeps the contact points of the board on the snow providing stability at high speeds and stores potential energy allowing the board to pop into ollies and pump out of hard turns. Ideal for pipe and high-speed all-mountain boards.

Traditional Snowboard Camber
V2 Reverse Camber

For this year we created a rocker camber. Rockers place more board control between the bindings resulting in a board that is easier to control and butter. Raising the tip and tail decreases the chances of catching an edge and also helps the board float on powder. An ideal set-up for park and rail boards that require a jibby feel yet float on pow.

Rocker Snowboard Camber
V1 Flat Rock Camber

Want skateboard feel in a snowboard. Our Flat Rock camber provides just that. You get the benefits of tip and tail rockers with the pop and edge control of flat camber between the bindings. Butter till the cows come home and frontside that rail without catching an edge and face planting. Think of it as somewhere between a rocker and a traditional feel.

Flat Snowboard Camber
V3 Combined Camber

One of our hybrid cambers. The tip and tail have traditional cambers while between the bindings has a rocker camber. The traditional camber in the tip and tail allow you to preload the board for extra pop into ollies, while the rocker between the bindings moves the control to the center of the board. Spinning and buttering just like a rocker, but with the pop of a traditional camber board.

Combined Snowboard Camber
V4 Camrock Camber

The power of a traditional camber without catching an edge while buttering, the Camrock is the answer. Between the bindings is traditional camber while the tip and tail contain rocker cambers. Essentially the opposite of the Combined Camber. The raised tip and tail help float the board in powder and reduce the chances of edge catch, but with the benefit of the traditional camber pop into ollies and power out of turns.

Camrock Snowboard amber
CF2 BL2 EM2 HX2 Reverse Camber

NEW FOR 2012

For this year we created a rocker camber. Rockers place more board control between the bindings resulting in a board that is easier to control and butter. Raising the tip and tail decreases the chances of catching an edge and also helps the board float on powder. An ideal set-up for park and rail boards that require a jibby feel yet float on pow.

Rocker Snowboard Camber
CF1 BL1 EM1 HX1 Flat Rock Camber

NEW FOR 2012

Want skateboard feel in a snowboard. Our Flat Rock camber provides just that. You get the benefits of tip and tail rockers with the pop and edge control of flat camber between the bindings. Butter till the cows come home and frontside that rail without catching an edge and face planting. Think of it as somewhere between a rocker and a traditional feel.

Flat Snowboard Camber
CF3 BL3 EM3 HX3 Combined Camber

NEW FOR 2012

One of our hybrid cambers. The tip and tail have traditional cambers while between the bindings has a rocker camber. The traditional camber in the tip and tail allow you to preload the board for extra pop into ollies, while the rocker between the bindings moves the control to the center of the board. Spinning and buttering just like a rocker, but with the pop of a traditional camber board.

Combined Snowboard Camber
CF4 BL4 EM4 HX4 Camrock Camber

NEW FOR 2012

The power of a traditional camber without catching an edge while buttering, the Camrock is the answer. Between the bindings is traditional camber while the tip and tail contain rocker cambers. Essentially the opposite of the Combined Camber. The raised tip and tail help float the board in powder and reduce the chances of edge catch, but with the benefit of the traditional camber pop into ollies and power out of turns.

Camrock Snowboard amber

Wood

One of the most important things in the success of a board is the correct use of a wood core; in fact it's the heart of a snowboard. Just short of growing the trees ourselves, we process our wood cores from scratch. It starts with premium-selected wood; it's sorted, dried, squared, and pressed into massive blocks. Then sliced into rectangular rough cores, dried a second time to ensure consistent moisture content and minimize dimensional change. Afterwards, depending on the grade of board the core will end up in, the cores are profiled and routed with a CNC mill/router or planed with a CNC planer then routed to shape. The final step; the core gets pressed into a board along with the other high quality materials. From the raw wood being dropped off, to it being pressed into a board, we closely monitor quality, nothing we hate more than cores that crack and boards that snap.

We use three different types of wood to manufacture our cores. All have been selected to give optimum riding results to the end user. We use Poplar, Birch, and Paulownia.

Core Configurations

We provide a number of OEM core configurations. Designed for snowboarders by snowboarders. These configurations provide a starting point for manufacturing your own cores and boards. Design your own wood core, modify and add to our cores, or use our tested OEM cores, your options are endless.

W1 Core

REDESIGNED FOR 2012

Our standard kids woodcore. Made from a single species of wood it's ridged and light, while providing a forgiving platform for kids and young adults alike to learn on.

W2 Core

REDESIGNED FOR 2012

A basic core with a basic purpose; provide a simple stable platform to manufacture from. The C2 is a simple, woodcore made from a single species of wood. Providing ample snap and pop while being forgiving and responsive at the same time. This core is great for beginners and intermediates alike.

W3 Core

REDESIGNED FOR 2012

We take the C2 Core and we lighten it up by adding another lighter species of wood. These two species of wood together give you snap and ollie while lowering the overall weight of the core. Not to light but not too heavy. A fantastic mid-range all around core for any board to handle most conditions with.

W4 Core

REDESIGNED FOR 2012

We add two different species of wood to the C2 Core, bringing total to three. Giving you a lightweight, responsive woodcore with a low swing weight. This core works well with our stinger technology to provide a pro-level core that goes big in the park to dropping cliffs in the backcountry, in a blink of an eye.

W5 Core

REDESIGNED FOR 2012

One of the most technological cores we manufacture. It starts off with three species of wood. We then strategically remove channels of material to reduce the weight even further. You end up with a super lightweight, high tech core to suit anyone’s needs. This core almost exclusively uses our stiffing methods to create a super lightweight core with stiffness and ample amounts of pop.

W6 Core

REDESIGNED FOR 2012

Hands down the lightest and advanced core we have. Three species of wood are placed together and material is removed and replaced with a honeycomb. A super lightweight core with the stiffness of heavier ones. Giving you cat like responsiveness and loads of pop. Pair with our stringers and you have an unbeatable combination.

Wood Core Stringers

We offer the addition of stringers to help lighten, reinforce, and improve pop in our woodcores.

The standard stingers that we place in our boards are made of Birch, Paulowina, and Poplar.

Core Profiles

We offer two OEM core profiles for a starting point. However we can CNC any core profile you can imagine.

The Park Profile starts off a standard thickness between the bindings and thins near the tip and tail. This aids in reducing centrifugal weight and is an optimum platform for butter friendly tricks.

The All Mountain Profile is just that, designed for all mountain riding. It enables the board to have a consistant flex giving the board consistency in most riding conditions. The all mountain profile is thinned between the binding area rather than the tip and tail.

Reinforcements

We use a couple things to reinforce and create snap in our wood cores. More snap means more pop which equals bigger ollies. We use Carbon Stringers because they add rigidity and tension making the board want to pop up into an ollie. Kevlar Stringers do the same thing but are not as stiff as carbon stingers, allowing more of the board to flex.

Some manufacturers purchase their own fiberglass weaves and are limited to the weaves they can use. We however weave our own, in house. Our stingers work with fiberglass to give an overall feel and flex to a board.

We offer two standard weaves as starting points: a Bi-axial and a Tri-axial weave. Both provide structure and rigidity to our wood cores.

Materials

We only use the highest-grade materials possible in our manufacturing process. This provides you with the highest quality materials manufactured by us to the highest quality.

Edge and Sidewall Construction and Material

We manufacture with industry standard German made steel edges. Which are machine bent, fully wrapped and finished to any bevel that you specify. Steel edges aren't the only material we can use. If you would like to use another material, like bronze or stainless steel, or a different profile size for park or pipe boards, talk to us. We are capable of getting anything you would like us to manufacture with.

Sidewalls can be capped or slanted. Cap constructions require extra care and experience to do them correctly. No need to worry about core shift. We have the experience and know how to do them right. For slanted sidewall construction we employ a couple different of high quality materials. All these materials are low temp high impact and provide the durability that you need in sidewall construction.

Topsheet and Base Material

Topsheet material has to be durable and yet it also has to flex. We use topsheet materials that maintain impact strength at low temperatures. We also bamboo, which adds durability, tensile strength, strength-to-weight benefits and its impact resistance. Bamboo is also a renewable resource. By replacing the plastic topsheet with bamboo, we are helping the environment while benefiting overall ride quality.

Base material is also a key component in snowboard construction. It's what brings on the speed. We have two base types that we use. A high-end sintered base that's known for its speed and a durable extruded base that's easy to repair.

Graphics

The first thing you see on a snowboard is not the shape but the graphics. It's a major selling point. We offer the latest in graphic applications.

Main topsheet graphics are either screen printed or sublimated underneath the topsheet to prevent scratching. We have the ability to add stance location, hidden graphics with matte spot finishing, or anything else you may want. You've been thinking about some alligator skin texture for the topsheet or maybe some 3d material with your logo in it. We've done it before. Texture embossed topsheets, 3d textured material, four-color screen-printed, or photo realistic sublimation graphics, it's all up to you.

Base graphics are applied a similar way. Except we also offer a die cutting option in addition to screen-printing and sublimation. With die cutting we can cut out a design from the base and then replace it with a different color of material. We offer die cutting, which means we can also offer an embedded metal logo in the base. Again, as with topsheeet printing, the options are endless and all up to you.

Don't forget that we can also screen-print on the sidewall and edges of your snowboards. A perfect little addition to separate yourself from your competitors.

Finishing Options

Not only do we want our products to function, we want them to be easy on the eyes. We take extra care with finishing our skis so that they look good while functioning at the highest of standards. We have many finishing machines that other would love to have. Whether your products are ground by hand, or automatically ground by machine it's going to be best it can be. The following is what we offer for finishing services. However if you don't see what you looking for, don't be afraid to inquire to see how we can suit your needs.

Topsheets
  • Gloss UV Lacquer
  • Embossed Graphics
  • Matte Spot Printing
  • Silk Screen Printing
  • Heat Foil Printing
Bases
  • Silk Screened Graphics
  • Die cut Graphics
  • Metal Logo Inserts
  • Stone Grinding
  • Waxing
Sidewalls
  • Sandwiched Sidewall material
  • Full Running Length
  • Silk Screening
  • Bamboo
Edges
  • Silk Screening
  • Custom Bevels
  • De-tuned Edges

Testing and Quality Control

We are proud of the products we manufacture for you. We want you to be proud of your products. 100% of the snowboards produced are tested for specifications that coincide with their serial numbers. Every snowboard and ski has their flex, camber heights, and tip/tail heights documented 100% of the time. We also have an in house testing area where we test anything from flex, torsion, and topsheet peeling, to weight to durability. If that's not enough we can test it first hand at an indoor ski resort within 20 minutes.

We take quality control as seriously as you do. Everyone has their own standards and that's why we work with you to meet yours.