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Gentemstick Alex Yoder XY Snowboard 2023

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Ride Style
All Mountain
Versatile boards, ideal for riding all conditions across the entire mountain
Directional Camber with Rocker
Versatile and responsive, powder-oriented profile designed to float
Designed to ride in your usual stance with a longer nose than tail
Stability, response and control that’s well suited for most types of riding

Alex Yoder's pro model Gentemstick is a tremendous freeride machine built for high-speed carving and effortless float in deep powder. Founder and master shaper Taro Tamai describes his boards as blending into the terrain, just like birds flying in the sky or fish flowing in the stream, and that is why legendary Alex Yoder chose the XY to be his signature model snow stick. Try it out, and see for yourself what sets this board aside from the rest.

  • Big Nose
  • Stainless Steel Edges
  • Accel-Camber

Big Nose - Adds float in deep powder and soft snow conditions.

Stainless Steel Edges - Extremely durable and provides optimal grip and in all conditions.

Accel-Camber - Gentemstick’s radical Accel-Camber eliminates that catchy edge feeling and prevents nosedives in deep powder or fresh snow, while maintaining a natural flotation. It is designed and shaped to perform its best when the rider stands neutrally on top of a board. It is made flat from the widest point of the nose side to about the front foot. The arch begins there and reaches the highest point around the back foot, and it ends at the widest point of the tail side. When a rider stands on the board, the arch gets pushed down and the area ahead of the front foot barely touches the snow.

This is the position that maximizes the performance of the board, and also the same position that reaches maximum velocity in ski races and other speed competitions. The key is to reduce resistance.

The Shape - Shaping is the most essential factor in board design. The beauty of snowboard design is to create an ideal three-dimensional curve resulting from a harmonizing outline, bottom-line and the actual warping of the board when riding it. Gentemstick's commitment is to create a shape that allows a smooth and stable ride whether in powder or on packed snow.

Gentemstick creates each of it’s snowboards with a “distinct characteristic”. There is no single prototype just as in nature individual species have differences. Gentemstick's design positions the user’s body differently than other snowboards. On most snowboards the rider is positioned leaning into the hill, whereas on a Gentemtick the user rides in a more central position. Rather than fighting against the slope, the rider becomes one with it. These important details aim to allow the rider to discover the trail’s true rhythm on every ride.

History - In October 1998, surf and snowboard shaper Taro Tamai started Gentemstick with just 20 of the uniquely outlined TT-model snowboard. The concept was to make the best quality snowboards that would blend perfectly into the terrain, just like birds flying in the sky or fish flowing in the stream.

Suggested Boot Size (US):14 & under
Waist Width (cm):26.96
Camber (mm):4.0
Stance Set Back (in):.7
Sidecut Radius (m):8.5
Sidecut Depth (mm):25.05
Effective Edge (cm):118.4
Taper (mm):11.35
Running Length (cm):108.0
Tip Width (cm):31.97
Tail Width (cm):29.7
Stance Width (mm):500 - 600
Overall Rating
Reviewed by 1 customers
For aggressive riders only
by William Raley in Seattle, WA (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 1/22/2021
Gentemstick Alex Yoder XY Snowboard
I love this board. It's got an interesting design. Fairly stiff, but with a softer tail. If you are used to riding slightly in the back seat it might throw you off. This board demands to be ridden with your weight centered/over your front foot. It very wide, so if you have a smaller foot it may be tough to edge, but this thing is unsinkable in pow, and the camber rips on groomers. I came from a 154 mind expander and although I loved that board, this thing blows it out of the water. It really comes to life at speed, and is very stable taking it off drops in the BC. I've been landing everything since I picked this up. Gentemsticks are something special. Can't wait head back to Japan when the world opens back up next year!
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