- Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers
- FDS Damping System
- Vario Power Grip Sidecut
- Tip to Tail Wood Core
- Bi-Lite Fiberglass
- Durasurf Sintered 4501 Base
- Transworld Good Wood Award Winner
- Full Wrap Metal Edge
- Low Profile Tip/Tail
- Micro Camber
- Made in the USA
- Two Year Warranty
- Sintered P-Tex Sidewalls
- Ultralight Core
- Poly-Thermo Topsheet
Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers - These stabilizers are placed directly below the mounting area to provide optimum vibration absorption which helps increase high-speed stability and reduces foot fatigue.
FDS Damping System - Specifically designed for some of Academy's freestyle models, FDS utilizes thinner rubber foil for a lighter, snappier feel while still providing the legendary NS smooth ride.
Vario Power Grip Sidecut - This sidecut utilizes multiple radii creating extra contact points to enhance edge hold. A flat section in the rocker area provides a broad contact point when flexed, however when unbent allows the board to track straight and not catch. Flanking this straight section are two shallow radii which provide the second and third contact points. Towards the ends of the sidecut are deep radii which render quick turn initiation and the final contact points.
Tip to Tail Wood Core - Lightweight Canadian aspen wood core "sandwiched" between layers of fiberglass and base material with specially formulated ABS sidewalls. Time tested performance with excellent torsional stability, edge hold and durability.
Bi-Lite Fiberglass - Biaxial fibers are laminated from tip-to-tail adding strength and snap without sacrificing weight-savings.
Durasurf Sintered 4501 Base - This Sintered, Ultra High Molecular Weight base has excellent wax absorption, resulting in greater speeds without compromised durability, making it easy to maintain. This high end material is the top choice for serious riders.
Transworld Good Wood Award Winner - Selected as a Good Wood winner by Transworld Magazine - chosen for quality snowboard construction and rideability.
Full Wrap Metal Edge - A full wrap metal edge that goes all the way around the board to add bomber protection to the tip and tail from impact damage.
Low Profile Tip/Tail - A low profile in the nose and tail of the snowboard maximizes material contact with the snow for more powerful ollie/nollie pop and adds stability to your landings. This technology also reduces the plowing effect in the nose for better glide to the next feature and superior float when it's deep.
Micro Camber - 2 - 3mm or positive camber from the center of the board. This is a subtle amount of camber that offers response without the edge-bite factor more traditional camber boards have.
Made in the USA - Academy Snowboards are made in Denver, Colorado at the infamous Never Summer Factory.
Two Year Warranty - Covered under manufacturer warranty for 2 years from the time of purchase! Warranty includes structural defects only and DOES NOT cover impact damage, abuse, misuse or normal wear and tear expected from aggressive riding.
Sorry folks, but bashing your board on a rock or rail does not qualify as a "manufacturer's defect" and will not be honored.
|Suggested Boot Size (US):||8.5 & under||8.5 & under||10 & under||12 & under|
|Waist Width (cm):||24.3||24.4||25.1||26.1|
|Stance Set Back (in):||0||0||0||0|
|Effective Edge (cm):||119.0||122.0||122.0||122.0|
|Tip Width (cm):||28.7||28.8||29.5||30.5|
|Tail Width (cm):||28.7||28.8||29.5||30.5|