The Maelstrom is taking snowboarding back to its roots, with a few new-school twists. This tapered, directional, cambered board is meant for cruising, carving, floating through pow, and charging steeps. Comfortable all over the resorts, the Maelstrom offers the edge control of a traditional, old-school feel, by adapting modern technology like added traction bumps along the edges and a hybrid directional camber profile for smooth turn initiation and exit.
Directional Camber, Rockered Nose
Rocker in the nose leading into traditional camber under foot. Float effortlessly through powder and lock-in on groomers.
Powerful, snappy and stable. Directional flex. 8 of 10
Fast, strong and smooth - like a good whiskey
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Every Niche graphic has its own unique story to tell, and includes a special set of coordinates, leading to an even deeper story and place on Earth. This season, each of Niche's graphic coordinates links to a global map of solar eclipse paths of totality. Some from the past, some from the future, each as interesting and unique as the last.
totality location: casper, wy, usa
Date: August 21, 2017
Coordinates: 42.8501° N, 106.3252° W
DIRECTIONAL CAMBER & ROCKER NOSE
Perfect medium between reverse and traditional camber
Allows you to float better in pow compared to traditional camber, while still having a loose, playful feel with maintained edge control
2X TRACTION BUMPS
Adds contact points to your edge to give your board more edge control and stability, especially in icy conditions
.75mm Traction Bumps in the binding area for added grip and enhanced carving ability
Used to replace carbon fiber because of its similar characteristics ...and it’s more eco friendly!
Adds pop and stability
SNAPPY SAP BIO-RESIN™
More elastic and snappier than normal resin
Extremely high adhesion properties to help keep your board from delami
Direct digital print, lacquer free, matte finish topsheet
WATER BASED INKS
Non-toxic, solvent free, uv based inks
SUSTAINABLE WOOD CORE
A sustainably harvested paulownia wood core with flax stringers vertically laminated within