During the winter and spring, we collaborate with the Illuminati community to create next year’s collection of decks. Dedicated riders like you play an essential role in determining board construction, graphics, and the direction of the company. By participating in this process, riders are also able to preorder boards at a substantial discount. We then deliver these decks just in time for the shred season. Want to take part in this collaborative project? Drop us your email here to stay in the loop.
Premium Boards. Proven Technology.
Plain and simple: we don’t create fancy names for the ingredients we use in our boards. Instead, we focus on using proven technology.
Triaxial Weave Fiberglass
As the name suggests, we lay up our fiberglass in three distinct orientations. This provides a solid blend of torsional stability and lateral flex, ensuring our boards carve like champs and have a flex that gives them plenty of pop. 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.
Topsheet—Our topsheets work in conjunction with the triaxial fiberglass to provide the perfect flex and a durable home for our streamlined graphics.
Bamboo or UHMW Sidewalls—Consider the topsheet, fiberglass, and sidewalls co-conspirators in shaping the flex of your deck. Bamboo sidewalls provide snap, aid in transferring energy to the edges, UHMW offers a stronger impact protection. This feature will be decided by the group.
Vibration Dampening Rubber—These layers of rubber absorb vibrations and ensure a board’s ingredients work in harmony with each other—despite each ingredient’s unique flex.
Sintered Base -- The two major types of base construction are Extruded and Sintered. An extruded base is a basic, low-maintenance design which basically consists of the plastic base material melted into its form. A sintered base uses the same material as an Extruded base, but first grinds the material into a powder, then, using heat and pressure, molds the material into its desired form. A sintered base is generally softer than its extruded counterpart, but has a porous structure which enables it to absorb wax. This wax absorption (along with a properly done 'hot wax'), greatly reduces surface friction between the base and the snow, allowing the snowboard to travel on a thin layer of water. Snowboards with sintered bases are much faster, but require semi-regular maintenance and are easier to damage.
Heat Treated Steel Edges—Proven materials offer proven performance. You can count on our heat treated steel edges when cranking out turns.