2 years ago, we came out with a significant redesign of the original PowderHull that only 5 years ago put a sizable dent in shred universe. Refined bottom contours have maintained the magical float that sets this board apart from everything else on the snow while improving the pop and landings off natural and man-made features. The eye-catching coreless tech has made these more complex shapes possible, while removing critical swing-weight from the board. And finally, MidBite has found its most effective home on twins so applying an aggressive version of this to the 20/20 has made what was once a specialty board into a truly versatile ride.
The 3D Powder Hull starts with a base profile that combines 2 distinct rocker lines that, when blended together, create a pronounced base concave in the nose and tail. The centerline is fully rockered starting from the insert packs, all the way to the tips of the bluntly shaped nose and tail. Out at the contact edges is a more conventional base profile that we use on many of our other boards. The resultant concave across the nose and tail acts differently at the leading end of the board than it does at the trailing end when riding in deep snow. At the leading end (nose), the concave draws air under the board – just as a concave spoon-nose does on longboards in the surf – causing lift and floatation. As the snow moves across the base it releases off the tail and the exaggerated rocker line along the center, causes the tail to drop downward.
So even though it’s a perfectly balanced twin, the board rides through deep snow with the same pitch, or planing angle, that we get with directional shapes and set-back stances.
On hard-pack it’s just a short, wide, super fun twin.
Designed specifically for the 420 and 20/20.
The weightless core strikes a critical balance between lightweight and strength. Using a lower density species of Poplar in areas that are not as structural and Paulownia in the areas that are, we’re able to shave precious weight off our beloved 420 and now the 20/20. This helps a board not only float, but “feel” floaty.