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Reverse 2011 - snowboard with rocker - ABoards Kiteboarding

Postby Toby » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:39 pm

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Reverse 2011 - snowboard with rocker - ABoards Kiteboarding

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For number of years ABoards has kept on developing winter boards that can be used both for snowkiting and snowboarding. For season 2010/11 ABoards is glad to present 2 board models:

REVERSE - winter board with reverse camber (with kiteboard-like rocker)
ESCAPE - winter board with normal camber (negative rocker)

REVERSE is an ultimate freestyle twintip board with rocker.
The latest developments in snowboard & snowkiteboard industry have resulted in launch of snowboards that have rocker similar to kiteboard and wakeboards. REVERSE 2011 board from ABoards has flat section in between the feet and upward bent tips with rocker in area after inserts till nose/tail. Board posses medium rocker of 4mm at tips.

Sizes of REVERSE snowkite + snowboard:
155 cm
158 cm
161 cm

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What is stance on REVERSE board?
Stance is ranging between 52cm-70cm. The board has improved stance options with 2x6 inserts for every feet. Insert pairs are positioned every 2cm so you can adjust stance very precisely.

Why is rocker / reverse camber needed?
Such shape provides nice edge control in the flat central part, whereas rockered tips excel the freestyle characteristics of the board providing skateboard like turning ability, much improved nose and tail pressing and fun in parks on rails and pipes. Rocker shape also ensure better riding and control in wet&slushy snow and powder due to upward bent tips.

How does REVERSE board differs from majority of conventional snowboards?
REVERSE board is made bearing snowkiters in mind therefore it has several distinctive features:
- special edge stringers parallel to both edges and reinforced rails that prevents board sides from twisting or bending too much on various terrain and ensures better grip and edge control necessary in kite assisted riding
- pop & balanced flex - based on the experience of water kiteboards the core of REVERSE board combines several wood types and laminates to ensure the necesarry pop for freestyle tricks in unhooked snowkiteboarding
- wide shape - board is constructed wider than normal snowboards for 2 reasons to ensure more planning surface and to avoid your toes or heels get caught in snowy grass, ice or any hard terrain during carving and edging in snowkite sessions
- 100% symmetric twintip - board has centered waist and you can ride it symmetrically both sides
- dynamic radius - since ABoards makes winter boards with curvature at sides (in contrast to marathon or race type snowkiteboards with straight/parallel sides), then REVERSE with dynamic radius provides excellent maneuverability and upwind.

Can REVERSE be used also for snowboarding?
YES. ABoards winter team riders and clients use the same board for snowboarding and snowkiting with great liking. The boards has outline with radius needed in snowboarding. Fact that its 100% twintip will only be bonus in park or rail sessions. Last but not least, you will be able to save good amount of $$$ for not needing to buy 2 boards.

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Re: Reverse 2011 - snowboard with rocker - ABoards Kiteboard

Postby twah » Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:00 pm

i love how kiteboarding companies like to claim they invented something that's been around for ages.

a "rockered" snowboard is generally called a reverse-camber board, and the Reverse model from aboards is actually a zero-camber board, by being flat. as well their other model, the Escape, is just a plain ol cambered (not "negative rocker") snowboard.

board does look ok though, except a park board for downhill has lots of side cut to turn and maneuver quickly. sure it works, but if you're serious about snowboarding you'll probably have more than one board for going down mountains anyways, might as well save this one to snowkite with.

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Re: Reverse 2011 - snowboard with rocker - ABoards Kiteboard

Postby tomchx » Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:15 pm

Hello here,
I helped Aboards in the R&D of this new model and I don't see any claim from them that they invented someting new here...
They are just one of a few, if not the only "kiteboard compagny" that really care about snowkiting, showing there interst in the "news technologies, that are revolutioning the snowboard industry" offering a product that work for snowkiting and snowboarding...

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Re: Reverse 2011 - snowboard with rocker - ABoards Kiteboard

Postby tomchx » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:00 pm

I just want to make something clear here too...

There is lot of different type of rocker boards and names (Banana tech, C2 Power Banana, Flying V, EZ V, Amptek....)
-The good hold normal skis and snowboard use to have "camber" (if you put them on a table the center come up)
-A surf board has rocker (tips come up)

This Aboards models is one type of rocker board, flat in between binding and starting to lift up after them, all the way to the tips (nose and tail).
Those type of board feels more playfull, good for freestyling every where (manuals), having fun in the powder, tips come out easier in the deep snow, skate feel and pop, way less edge catch (really tolerant for beginners snowboarders) and all this is what you want for a snowkinting board too.
Not too good for full speed carving down a icy hills, slalom and boardercross...
Sorry for my bad writing :wink:

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Re: Reverse 2011 - snowboard with rocker - ABoards Kiteboard

Postby velnens » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:08 pm

yesterday was nice afternoon session on 6m2 and 155cm Reverse
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Re: Reverse 2011 - snowboard with rocker - ABoards Kiteboard

Postby KoenM » Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:02 am

Camberboard, also very nice.
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Re: Reverse 2011 - snowboard with rocker - ABoards Kiteboard

Postby PBKiteboarding » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:26 am

The Reverse is one Sweet Boards to ride any Style...
Just on it today for Great Session as we got some good snow.
On the Ozone Frenzy 2011...

It also makes it easier to teach Customers Kiting. It doesn't drive
them into the wind to much (with the flatter bottom) and allows them to get
some speed going easier.

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Re: Reverse 2011 - snowboard with rocker - ABoards Kiteboard

Postby PBKiteboarding » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:36 am

Sweet Ride from Yesterday.. on the Aboards Reverse and Ozone Frenzy 7m 2001
Gotta love our Kite Sports...



Great Combo....

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Re: Reverse 2011 - snowboard with rocker - ABoards Kiteboard

Postby splash09 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:29 am

Reverse board is great also for snowboarding :thumb:


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