The Furberg Freeride was developed to tackle any kind of snow and terrain you might find in the backcountry.
The combination of high-speed stability, maneuverability and catch-free properties has made the Freeride one of the most talked about freeride snowboards of the past few years. Its long sidecut radius makes the board calm and forgiving, while the rocker and reverse sidecut in nose and tail makes it float remarkably well in powder and remain catch free in any situation.
New for this year, we’ve adapted the sidecut radius to work better in all conditions; still long enough for high speed freeriding, but slightly shorter than previous years to make the board more reactive. Also all rocker and reverse sidecut transitions have been tweaked for an even smoother ride.
Slightly shorter turning radius
This year we have made the turning radius slightly shorter than previous years to make our snowboards more responsive and playful on hardpack. But don’t worry, our boards still have approximately a 70 % longer turning radius than the average freeride board.
The best compromise between the flotation of full rocker, responsiveness and grip of camber.
Longer Rocker and Reverse Sidecut radiuses
Allows our snowboards to be even more catch free and maintain direction better when on edge than before.
Longer and higher nose
Increases flotation and makes the board slide over irregularities in the snowpack with less resistance.
It is standard to use a longer turning radius on a freeride ski than on a slalom ski in the skiing industry; however, Furberg Snowboards is the only brand to adapt the turning radius for freeride snowboards. A longer turning radius generates better stability at higher speeds and, more importantly, gives the boards a calmer and more forgiving behavior by distributing the edge pressure over the entire contact length.
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 are aware of this, but only we have combined the rocker with a reverse sidecut in nose and tail to maintain this low angle of incidence when riding the board on edge.
The long transitions of the reverse sidecut make the board turn more effortlessly since the typical pressure points at the end of the effective edge do not exist. The overall result is a very catch-free and surfy board.
Core – Poplar
We are using 100% Poplar for the perfect balance between weight, strength and ability to hold flex and shape over time.
Base – Isosport 7500 Sintered
The base is 1.3 mm thick, which is 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. Isosport 7500 Sintered is one of the fastest bases available on the market. The thicker base does add a few grams on the weight, but more importantly it gives the board a much longer life.
Topsheet- Isosport Brushed Polyamide
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.
Composite – Triaxial Fiberglass
Triaxial fiberglass is used to get a good torsional stiffness of the snowboard.
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“Slight tweaks for 2018, but with a much nicer finish and look. Fantastic free ride machine!”