The V Neck is engineered into all our snowboard series. The core is thinned out between the insert packs producing a natural feeling, press-able and easy riding flex pattern.
We have three degrees of V Neck in our boards:
We shave a shallow v out of the core between the binding areas which gives your board a very stable ride while maintaining a natural feeling flex. The Shallow V Neck is great for riders looking for stability and response, but want the option of throwing in some presses when the need arises. The Shallow V is featured on the Z1 Series.
We shave a medium v out of the core between the binding areas which allows your board to feel smooth and forgiving for jibs while maintaining a stable and responsive feel for the bigger park jumps. The Regular V is soft enough to press like a pro and stiff enough to keep you standing if you land too much in the front or back seat. The Regular V is featured on the LOST and CONTRA Series.
We shave a deep v out of the core between the binding areas which allows your board to flex more in the centre, while keeping it stiffer towards the tips. This makes pressing easy like a soft board while still being able to lay down hard turns and have great pop like a stiffer board. The Deep V is featured on the WONK, WHOA MAN! and ZANY EARTH Series.
Carbon Energy Bars
We place Carbon Fibre Energy Bars between the core and base of your board. They go from under the binding area out to the tips of the board. Carbon fibre works better under traction than it does under compression. The reason the carbon is placed underneath the core is that it stops your board from stretching out. If the carbon was placed above the core it would stop your board from compressing. We find that carbon has more stretch resistance than compression resistance. This gives your board a lot of extra pop from the bindings out, but keeps the middle softer so you can press easily.
We use Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene in our sidewalls. This makes for a very strong sidewall that has a tiny bit of give to save your edges from cracking during impact..
We use a full-wrap Rockwell 48 steel edge on all our boards to give you the best all-around protection and edge grip. Each board is sharp enough to remove any beard and stick any icy landing, but remember: wear gloves! You can detune your edges with a fine tooth metal file if you want. If you choose to de tune your board, make sure you only round the edges slightly – don’t take off too much material.
Twin Tip Design
A true twin design in shape and flex. The board will feel identical riding regular or switch. The more free riding that you do – set your bindings
back a bit.
Every board slicked up right after birth to make sure they get you down the hill faster than everyone else.
The ZION POP Program (People of the Planet) is people driven and all about helping out our fellow humans who have been dealt a band hand. As a company we feel that it’s our responsibility as well as our privilege to help out people who are suffering. Please see our website for more details.
Trinity Glass System
We use a heavy duty and responsive Tri Axial Fibre Glass that is designed to take the abuse of freestyle riding.
Trinity + Stiched Glass System
We use a heavy duty and responsive Tri Axial Fibre Glass that is STITCHED together at 0/+45/-45 degrees. Stitched Fibre Glass provides more strength than Woven Fibre Glass because the strands can lay totally flat and do not need to be looped over each other creating kinks that could weaken the glass. This is our strongest Fibre Glass.
Beefy Basalt is added the LOST and ZANY EARTH Series. We use Trinity + Stitched Glass System on the top of the board and our Beefy Basalt on the bottom of the board. Using Beefy Basalt on the bottom of the board provides a 30% increase in impact resistance giving your board added strength for hitting all the biggest park features and jibs.
Our highest grade sintered base, giving you the fastest and most durable performance possible. Sintered bases offer the highest abrasion resistance and best wax absorption.
A high quality sintered base that offers excellent abrasion resistance and wax absorption.
A high quality extruded base that is durable, yet easy to repair when you get dings from street and park riding.