In the skiing industry it is standard to use a longer turning radius on a freeride ski than on a slalom ski. In the snowboard industry Furberg Snowboards is the only brand that has realized this. Longer turning radius generates better stability at speed. But even more importantly it gives the boards a calmer and more forgiving behavior.
Our boards have a slight camber under for better edge-hold, stability, pop and responsiveness.
Rocker and Reverse Sidecut
When a board is ridden flat on the snow, a long rocker transition will make the nose of the board impact irregularities with a low angle of incidence and slide over with little resistance. Many snowboard brands have understood this. But to maintain this low angle of incidence when riding the board on edge, we combine the rocker with a reverse sidecut in nose and tail. This is well known in the skiing industry, but we are the only snowboard brand to use reverse sidecut.
The long transitions make the board more effortless to turn and the pressure is distributed over a larger section of the board, resulting in an unbelievably catch-free behavior.
Furberg Snowboards keeps pushing the freeride snowboard revolution. Get on one of our boards and we are convinced that it will be the most versatile and game changing freeride board you’ve ever ridden!
Sidewalls – UHMW PE
The sidewalls are made of UHMW PE, Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene. These are highly resistant against abrasion and almost impossible to crack (in contrast to ABS sidewalls). On our solid boards we also have an inner sidewall of Bamboo. Thanks to this hard and stiff inner sidewall the edges can take harder impacts without getting damaged. The inner sidewall adds a little bit of weight, which is why we have chosen to not have it on our splitboards.
Topsheet- Isosport Texture
The Isosport Polyamide topsheet is one of the most durable topsheets on the market. The texture makes the topsheet very scratch resistant and less snow sticks to it. We also make all our topsheets in light colors to further avoid snow sticking to them. Dark colored topsheets get warmed up more by the sun and therefore more snow will freeze to them. This is a simple, yet effective way to save weight without compromising on durability and performance.
Base – CPS Sintered Electra 5920 Graphite
This is one of the fastest bases available on the market. The base is 1.4 mm thick, which is 20 % thicker than industry standard. This means that you can hit rocks harder without getting core shots and you can stone grind the base more times. The thicker base does add a few grams, but more importantly it gives the board a much longer life.
Edges – 2.1 x 2.0 mm Rockwell Hardness 48
The edges are considerably beefier than the industry standard, to be able to withstand harder impacts without cracking or deforming. The edges are fully wrapped around the board for maximum durability.
Core – Poplar and Paulownia
We have been optimizing the core’s mix of Poplar and Paulownia over several years to find the perfect balance between weight, strength and ability to hold flex and shape over time.
Composite – Triaxial Fiberglass
Triaxial fiberglass is used in all our boards to get a good torsional stiffness, which gives better edgehold.