Last year the Hel got what would seem to be a subtle update to it’s outline when we took the same shape and dimensions of her original board and applied Underbite. Most importantly, the result was that Helen was even more stoked on her favorite board, and making Helen smile is reward enough. But just to prove the tech is no fluke (and to make sure we weren’t just drinking our own Kool-Aid®) we submitted this board to the key industry board tests and sure enough, it came back a winner. Which is not to say we don’t drink our own Kool-Aid® - we do - but it confirms that Underbite is not just marketing hype, but a technology you can feel and appreciate.
TWS Good Wood winning tech expands to the HEL YES this year!
UnderBite edges re-distribute a rider’s weight in such a way that it enhances turning ease and edge hold. Creating divots inward at the binding area reduces and disrupts the surface area of the edge that has contact with the snow while the board is turning. This increases the edge pressure by distributing your weight/energy in the areas where you need it - from the binding out, and through the center of the board where the carving arc is taking place. This segmentation of the sidecut into 3 key zones focuses your body weight onto areas that initiate, hold and release turns.
Creating a lighter, more responsive core than the Full Poplar. The Poplar + Bamboo uses the same durable core, lightens it up by replacing 30% of the Poplar with Paulownia and then inserts two bamboo stringers down the full length for added pop and response.
Just like it says. Pellets or course powder is pressed until it forms a solid. There are several suppliers for our entire industry and they each have different codes for them, depending on the color and transparency. These codes can make it seem like you’re getting many different kinds and grades of sintered but they’re all pretty much the same as far as you and I will ever tell. True Sintered is harder and more expensive than extruded and it can be faster for those that ride aggressively fast. But to do that, it needs to be waxed and prepared for local conditions.
|Board Length (cm)||Tip Length (cm)||Tail Length (cm)||Effective Edge (cm)||Contact Length (cm)||Waist Width (cm)||Tip Width (cm)||Tail Width (cm)||Rocker / Camber (cm)||Side Cut (cm)||Ref. point (cm) (in)||Ref. Stance Setback (cm)||Min Stance Width (cm) (in)||Max Stance Width (cm) (in)|
|146||19.5||19.5||111||107||23.9||28.25||28.25||R2-C3-R2||6.7 (multiple)||53.34-21||1||51.2 - 20.1||63.2 - 24.9|
|149||20||20||113||109||24.1||28.48||28.48||R2-C3-R2||6.9 (multiple)||54.61 - 21.5||1||50.6 - 19.9||58.6 - 23.1|
|152||20.5||20.5||115||111||24.2||28.57||28.57||R3-C4-R3||7.1 (multiple)||55.8 - 22||1||51.9 - 20.4||59.9 - 23.6|
|155||22||22||117||111||24.4||28.79||28.79||R2-C4-R2||7.3 (multiple)||55.88 - 22||1.5||51.9 - 20.4||59.9 - 23.6|