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Nov 18, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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VÖLKL SNOWBOARDS


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TECHNOLOGY SNOWBOARDS

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TECHNICAL DATA

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EFFECTIVE EDGE LENGTH

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SETBACK

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STANCE

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SIDECUTS

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TRUE TWIN
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TIP FREESTYLE SIDECUT NEW!

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DIRECTIONAL TWIN
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TIP SIDECUT NEW!

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DIRECTIONAL FREESTYLE SIDECUT

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DIRECTIONAL FREERIDE SIDECUT

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DIRECTIONAL RACE SIDECUT
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PIN
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TAIL SHAPE

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ROCKER SHAPE CONCEPT / REVERSE CAMBER

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ROCKER
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SPECIFIC SIDEC
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CONSISTENT ROUND FLEX

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ADAPTED FLEX

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LOW TIP SHAPE

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FLEX

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CONSTRUCTION

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SANDWICH CONSTRUCTION

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FULLCAP CONSTRUCTION

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FLAT
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AREA TOP CONSTRUCTION

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SLIM
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TIP CONSTRUCTION

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BEVEL
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TIP CONSTRUCTION

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CONVEX
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POWDER BASE & CONVEX
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SLIDE BASE

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TOPSHEE
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HIGH
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GLOSS LACQUERED TOPSHEET WITH PARTIAL GRIP
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LACQUER

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TOPSHEET ON MATTE SILK
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SCREEN PRINTING

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GRIP
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LACQUER TOPSHEET

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PARTIAL GRIP
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LACQUER

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LINEN TOP CONSTRUCTION
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SMART TORSION INLAY

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POWER PROFILES

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FINELINE TOPSHEET CONSTRUCTION

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ULTRA
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LIGHT TOPSHEET

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TOPSHEET COMPONENT

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AVS (ANTI
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VIBRATI
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UPPER AND LOWER WEAVE

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FIBERGLASS WEAVE

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UPPE
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UPPER AND LOWER TRIAXIAL FIBERGLASS WEAVE

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FLEX FIBERGLASS WEAVE INLAY

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ARAMID INLAYS

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UPPER AND LOWER TITANAL WEAVE

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CARBON INLAYS

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CORE MATERIALS

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TIP
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TAIL CLASSIC WOODCORE

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TIP
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TAIL SUPREME WO
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TIP
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TO
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TAIL ULTRA
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LIGHT WOODCORE

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SUPREME WOODCORE WITH CELLCORE INLAYS

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SHOCK ABSORBER

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“HORROR
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SHOCK ABSORBER”

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TRADITIONAL “SHOCK ABSORBER”

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INSERT SYSTEMS

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POWDER CHANNEL

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SIDEWALLS

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WOODEN SIDEWALLS

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REINFORCED SIDEWALLS

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MULTILAYER SIDEWALLS

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EDGES

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STEEL EDGES WITH RUBBER INLAYS

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DIAMOND FINISH

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TIP PROTECTOR

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BASES

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VÖLKL RACE LAB SPLITBASE
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SINTERED P
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TEX 20188 BASE

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SINTERED BASE

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HIGHLY TRANSPARENT, EXTRUDED “SUPER
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CLEAR” BASE

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EXTRUDED BASE

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DIE
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CUT

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BACK
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SCREENING AND DIE
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CUT

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FINE STONE FINISH

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STRUCTURAL FINISH

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TECHNICAL DATA

EFFECTIVE EDGE LENGTH

The length of the edge which is effecti
vely contacting the snow when the board is on edge (widest
point of the nose to widest point of the tail).


SETBACK

The entire board shape, waist and binding insert positions have been shifted from the centre towards
the rear of the board. Freestyle board
s have a minimal setback or none at all (e. g. Squad Line: 0
mm). When the binding position is centered, the nose and tail are of the same length and flex.
Freeride boards feature a greater setback (e. g. Selecta 175: 50 mm). More setback enhances board
co
ntrol and powers edge grip at maximum speed. A longer nose also enables more flotation in
powder.


STANCE

By having different binding insert positions, the rider may fine
-
tune the board’s riding characteristics.
Freestylers usually prefer a flatter stance
angle of +15° to +21° on the front foot and
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3° to
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18° on the
back foot. Freeriders tend to ride with a +15° to +30° angle on the front foot and a
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6° to +10° angle on
the back foot.


SIDECUTS

Our boards feature different sidecuts depending on the terrain

they are designed for. The special thing
is that contrary to a radial sidecut, a Völkl sidecut consists of several different harmonized sidecuts
(therefore the indicated radial sidecut is just reference value!) Benefits compared to a simple radial
sidecut

are:

> Edge pressure is perfectly distributed along the entire edge length in carving turns.

> It is easy to actively determine the turning radius by minimal shifting of weight (a conventional radial
sidecut determines the radius of the turn).

> The nose
is easy to control and does not dig into the snow. This is why all Völkl snowboards are
flexible and easy
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to
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ride while offering great precision and control.


TRUE TWIN
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TIP FREESTYLE SIDECUT NEW!

This shape is known for a narrower radius and less contact l
ength. A symmetrical sidecut with identical
nose and tail flex delivers perfect and safe riding characteristics for both regular and switch. Boards
with a True Twin
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Tip Sidecut are extremely forgiving and also very lively. Whether it’s backcountry,
park or

pipe


these boards provide the ultimate freestyle performance!

> Squad Prime / Squad Rocker / Vice SQD / Impress SQD / Riot SQD / Jibster SQD / Squad JR.


DIRECTIONAL TWIN
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TIP SIDECUT NEW!

The brand new sidecut combines the twin
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tip freestyle characteris
tics with the advantages of a
directional stance. The insert positions have a minimal setback of 10 mm. You will hardly notice the
minimal setback when riding switch, but in the backcountry and on icy slopes it provides more edge



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pressure and better grip!
2 in 1: All
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Mountain and Free
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style characteristics when riding in the
backcountry, while being a classic twin
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tip board for the park when set up with 0 mm setback.

> Spade / Dice


DIRECTIONAL FREESTYLE SIDECUT

Perfect for All
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Mountain riders who feel at
home in the park as well as in the backcountry! The more
moderate, directional sidecut has been tuned to harmonize with a setback of 20 mm. Therefore, the
boards ride more direct and enable fast edge
-
to
-
edge turning. The shape and its playful riding
charac
teristics are the best buddy for freestyle moves in the park, while the longer nose offers more
flotation in powder. Nose and tail are not identical but these boards can also be ridden with a setback
of 0 mm.

> Cashew / Yavana / Flavor / Melody / Dash / Fu
ture


DIRECTIONAL FREERIDE SIDECUT

Directional boards have more setback and thus a longer nose. A different nose and tail flex combined
with an asymmetrical sidecut radius provides for more edge pressure and control at high speeds. The
nose is not only wid
er but also has a different concave radius and raise compared to the tail. It’s
perfect for more flotation in powder snow and fast edge
-
to
-
edge turns on the groomers.

> Selecta / Coal / Soul Surfer



DIRECTIONAL RACE SIDECUT

To cater for the Renntiger mode
l, Völkl’s Race Lab developed a special sidecut concept. A directional
sidecut radius has been tuned to harmonize with the integrated Power Profiles and titanal inlays
resulting in bullet
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proof edge hold and perfect control at maximum speed.

> RT SL / RT G
S


PIN
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TAIL SHAPE

This Directional Freeride Sidecut incorporates even more setback with the nose being considerably
wider than the tail. This flex modification, as well as the different concave radius of the nose and tail
are among the characteristics of t
his shape. It makes for a unique surf feel in the snow with extra
benefits in the powder: the nose floats perfectly while the tail sinks in. On the groomers, this shape
allows for quick edge
-
to
-
edge turning and increased edge pressure along the tail.

> Sel
ecta / Cashew / Soul Surfer




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ROCKER SHAPE CONCEPT / REVERSE CAMBER


“Rocker” is a well
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established term among surfers, snowboarders and wakeboarders. It describes a
board shape that incorporates a negative/reverse camber. Boards with a “conventional” camb
er
feature two contact points when the board is lying flat on the ground, one in the nose and the other
one in the tail. Due to the Rocker Shape’s “negative” camber the board touches the ground at one
point only, which is in the middle of the board. Nose a
nd tail are “floating” in the air. The length of this
flat section between the bindings of freestyle and freeride boards varies according to the rest of the
shape profile and intended use. As early as in the 80s the ski and snowboard industry had come up
w
ith the first construction attempts of such a shape. 2010/11 is when Völkl Snowboards deliver an
entire concept behind the current trend; a concept that is based on state
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of
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the
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art laboratory tests and
years of experience and know
-
how. Theoretically, such

shapes provide better flotation in powder snow
and are generally easy
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to
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turn and playful. However if you just try to “re
-
curve” a conventional board
shape, the board loses its dampening properties and edge hold. This is why all other parameters have
to b
e re
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adjusted too. Form follows function!

> Selecta / Squad Rocker / Cashew / Soul Surfer / Yavana / Vice SQD / Impress SQD / Jib
ster SQD /
Dice / Spade / Flavor
/ Squad JR.


ROCKER
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SPECIFIC SIDECUTS

Depending on the range of use, the specific adaptation
of sidecuts emphasizes the board’s individual
riding characteristics. Nose & tail become a bit wider and the sidecuts in these areas are equipped
with a smaller radius. Therefore Völkl boards with Rocker offer amazing edge pressure and the same
grip than b
oards with conventional camber on icy slopes.


EASY ROCKER
: the minimal Rocker Shape makes the board low
-
key on the slope but unfold its full
effect in the backcountry and on the kicker. Easy to handle, very lively and forgiving.

> Dice / Spade / Flavor /

Squad JR.


FREESTYLE ROCKER
: the moderate concave radius in nose & tail makes jibs and butters a walk in
the park. Effortless powder landings instead of edge
-
catching slams if you don´t land the trick
perfectly.

> Squad Rocker / Vice SQD / Impress SQD /
Jibster SQD


ALL
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MOUNTAIN / POWDER ROCKER
: this Rocker is longer and more concave in the nose than in
the tail which results in maximum flotation in powder and playful riding characteristics with good grip
and precise edge
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to
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edge turns.

> Selecta / Soul
Surfer / Cashew / Yavana


CONSISTENT ROUND FLEX

The Völkl Rocker models feature a consistent round flex without “breaks” for the ultimate in edge hold.
This provides a balanced power transmission and precise control for highspeed runs.


ADAPTED FLEX

The 3
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Section
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Flex means a stiffer flex along the nose, softer in the middle and a stiffer flex along the
tail of the board. There is no need for the board to flex a lot in the nose section


the Rocker Shape is



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enough, it enhances the board’s gliding character
istics in powder snow. This special construction
prevents the board from “over
-
flexing”. It’ll excel anywhere even in difficult snow conditions providing
precise control. The flex pattern and distribution of flex intensity is tuned individually for every b
oard
with Rocker Shape.


LOW TIP SHAPE

The stronger the Rocker
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the flatter the nose. In order to avoid the nose of the board catching into
deep snow, our powder masterpieces don’t need a nose with a strong concave radius. The Rocker
Shape is enough to p
revent the board from digging in the snow. The Selecta’s and Cashew’s flat
concave radius of the nose makes for considerably less snow resistance but a lot more speed in the
powder. Freestyle weapons like the Squad, Jibster SQD and Impress SQD also benefit

from the new
Rocker Shape for powder landings.




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FLEX


Multiple components determine a board’s flex: Initial tension, height and sidecut of the core, torsion
(depending on material used in the upper and lower belt weaves), setback and stance. Building har
d,
stiff boards is not a real challenge for a snowboard manufacturer. Stiff boards do not automatically
make for a smoother ride and better control! In reality, stiff boards are unforgiving and need to be
ridden very aggressively. This becomes most evident

on challenging terrain and in the park. Völkl
snow
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boards are different! Our know
-
how is reflected in a softer flex pattern which guarantees optimal
torsional rigidity and ultimate stability. All of these put together make for more playful boards offerin
g
agile riding performance and maxi
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mum reflex power. In addition to this, we have reduced the wood
core’s thickness and reinforced it with ultra
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light materials such as carbon, aramid or titanal.




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CONSTRUCTION

SANDWICH CONSTRUCTION

Located between the u
pper and lower weaves is an ABS synthetic sidewall which has been integrated
to directly transmit pressure from the binding onto the edge without a loss of power. The board gives a
very responsive feel, providing maximum edge grip and the smoothest ride po
ssible.

> All boards except Future


FULLCAP CONSTRUCTION

In a Fullcap Construction, the upper weave and the topsheet material are moved down as far as the
steel edge. It’s perfect for kids and beginners as the indirect power transmission involves some
ben
efits, among them a playful riding behavior, liveliness and no more edge
-
catching slams! Fast
progress guaranteed!

> Future


FLAT
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AREA TOP CONSTRUCTION

The complete upper weave is flattened in the Flat
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Area next to the sidewalls which results in a more
di
ffused power transmission on the edges. Benefit from smooth, forgiving riding characteristics, weight
reduction and a unique look.

> Selecta / Soul Surfer


SLIM
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TIP CONSTRUCTION

Unlike a conventional sandwich construction, the Slim
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Tip Construction incorpo
rates a solid and
shock
-
absorbing urethane inlay in the nose and tail sections instead of ABS sidewall material. Benefits
include a stylish slimmer nose, reduced swing weight and overall weight for better board control


perfect for all riders, not just fo
r high
-
speed rotations in the park!

> Coal / Squad Prime / Squad Rocker / Cashew / Soul Surfer / Yavana / Vice SQD / Impress SQD /
Riot SQD / Dice / Flavor / Spade / Melody / Dash / Squad JR.


BEVEL
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TIP CONSTRUCTION

Presenting the one and only Sandwich Con
struction with a skate deck look! Continuous ABS sidewalls
around the entire board outline are bevelled towards the top. It looks cool and it also protects the
topsheet from scratches, cuts and chippings!

> RT SL / RT GS / Jibster SQD


CONVEX
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POWDER BASE
& CONVEX
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SLIDE BASE

These constructions‘ special features include elevated sidewalls while the base is rounded down on
the sides towards the edges. It seems as if the edges were floating in the air without even touching the
rail. No more edge
-
catching slam
s but with all the more fun onboard! Boards with these bases are
particularly playful and forgiving while they offer massive flotation in powder due to reduced flow
resistance.

Convex
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Slide Base > Jibster SQD

Convex
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Powder Base > Cashew




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TOPSHEETS

HIGH
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GLO
SS LACQUERED TOPSHEET WITH PARTIAL GRIP
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LACQUER

The application of a clear varnish coating on a board’s topsheet makes it even more durable and
sleek. The varnish also prevents the snow from clinging to the board. The already lacquered board
receives an ad
ditional partial Grip
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Lacquer topside. This 3D effect results in great visual depth and
stunning light reflections. Reducing topsheet thickness from 0.5 mm to 0.4 mm eliminating
unnecessary weight.

> Selecta / Soul Surfer / Flavor / Melody


TOPSHEET ON MA
TTE SILK
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SCREEN PRINTING

A silk
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screen printing with matte lacquer finish makes the

topsheet feel like suede, with the benefit of
additional top
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sheet grip. Additionally, the combination of matte and glossy

lacquer offers visual depth
and a stylish 3D look
.

> RT SL / RT GS / Vice SQD / Riot SQD / Impress SQD /Dice / Spade / Dash / Future


GRIP
-
LACQUER TOPSHEET

The paraffin molecular structure in the Grip
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Lacquer Topsheet prevents snow from clinging to the
board despite its rough structure. You’ll hold every

single grab, even onefooted tricks have never been
easier! The grip
-
lacquer’s coarse
-
grained structure is individually applied to every single board by
hand.

> Squad Prime / Squad Rocker / Jibster SQD / Squad JR.


PARTIAL GRIP
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LACQUER

It’s both a stylish

design feature and integrated stomp pad! Depending on the design, there are coarse
or finer grains inside the lacquer


with or without glitter… Benefit from a unique look and bullet
-
proof
grip!

> Selecta / Cashew / Soul Surfer / Vice SQD / Impress SQD /
Riot SQD / Dash / Flavor


LINEN TOP CONSTRUCTION

For the Cashew’s topsheet Völkl used a natural hemp/linen weave with topside print sealing instead of
a conventional plastic topsheet. It’s a technical material with excellent durability and tear
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proof
chara
cteristics. A topsheet made from renewable resources!

> Cashew / Yavana



SMART TORSION INLAY

High
-
tech tuning straight out of the Völkl Race Lab! Thanks to the special shape and positioning of the
aluminum inlays these boards receive more torsional stif
fness. Pressure and forces are distributed
harmonically along the whole board and transferred onto the edges. Benefits include enhanced control
and maximum edge pressure for high
-
speed runs!

> Coal





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POWER PROFILES

This racing technology guarantees stabilit
y and utmost control for extremely high speeds. The position
of the Power Profiles is specifically selected to harmonize with the board’s flex and integrated titanal
inlays. Afterwards the depressions and elevations are worked into the wood core. This proc
ess
ensures a balanced distribution of forces and stress throughout the entire board. The result is
improved reflex and better dampening properties.

> RT SL / RT GS


FINELINE TOPSHEET CONSTRUCTION

This new linear structure on the topsheet feels like a fin
e rib fabric and provides for an interesting
hologram
-
like effect with a nice depth of vision.

> Coal


ULTRA
-
LIGHT TOPSHEET

Maximum weight reduction! With 0,15 mm, this high
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tech topsheet is razor
-
thin and requires a specific
print technology.

> Selecta
/ Squad Prime / Squad Rocker


TOPSHEET COMPONENT

Some of Völkl boards’ topsheets are made up of several components, the shapes of which are cut out
using the Die
-
Cut procedure. Afterwards engraved aluminum inlays are embedded in the board. The
result is a

striking look and more torsional stiffness.

> Coal


AVS (ANTI
-
VIBRATIONS
-
SYSTEM)

The Anti
-
Vibrations
-
System noticeably absorbs all kinds of bumps and shocks. Special rubber/gel
layers are directly integrated in the topsheet so the bindings can stay put w
ithout having to be raised.
The AVS unfurls its maximum potential especially when a board is on edge providing tremendous
dampening.

> Coal




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UPPER AND LOWER WEAVE

FIBERGLASS WEAVE

The fiberglass weave leaves its mark on the board’s flex and torsion prope
rties. The choice of weave
(direction of individual fibers in relation to one another) and its thickness is taken individually for each
length of board. Another decisive factor in the degree of flex and torsion is the distance between the
upper and lower b
elts (height and progression of thickness throughout the board). The thicker the
board and the more layers it has, the stiffer the flex.


UPPER AND LOWER BIAXIALFIBERGLASS WEAVE

Glass fibers are woven in 90° angles lengthwise and transversely to another. T
his results in relatively
low torsion stiffness and a board with good
-
natured temperament.

> Dash / Squad JR. / Future


UPPER AND LOWER TRIAXIAL FIBERGLASS WEAVE

This special fiberglass weave has fibers which have been positioned at a 45° angle (+45°/
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45°)

in
addition to running nose to tail. Depending density on weave fiber, torsion and flex are enhanced
without influencing the wood core’s thickness. This reduces weight which delivers responsiveness and
better edge grip.

> Selecta / RT SL / Coal / RT GS /
Squad Prime / Squad Rocker / Cashew / Soul Surfer / Yavana /
Jibster SQD / Impress SQD / Vice SQD / Riot SQD / Dice / Spade / Flavor / Melody


V
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FLEX FIBERGLASS WEAVE INLAY

The V
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Flex weave is a triaxial fiberglass weave with increased fiber density. The s
pecial V
-
form
reinforces the area around the bindings, producing better flex and torsion properties. It also provides
optimal distribution of forces to the edge of the board. This provides better stability when strain and
forces are strong.

> Squad Prime /

Squad Rocker / Cashew / Vice SQD / Impress SQD / Riot SQD / Jibster SQD / Dice /
Spade / Squad JR.


ARAMID INLAYS

Tension and pressure resistant aramid fibers in the upper and lower weave dampen vibrations in the
board which increases shock absorption, es
pecially at higher speeds.

> Selecta / Coal / Squad Prime / Squad Rocker


UPPER AND LOWER TITANAL WEAVE

Titanal is a titanium aluminum alloy with excellent dampening properties. The titanal inlays deliver
responsiveness and a controlled ride.

> RT GS





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CAR
BON INLAYS

Carbon fibers in the lower weave make the board stronger and more lively. The carbon fibers’ tensile
strength allows very short reflex times. High
-
quality Völkl Carbon also incorporates lengthwise
fiberglass strips. This weave considerably enhan
ces the board’s torsion, pop and liveliness.
Depending on the required riding characteristics and the amount of carbon, Völkl has developed four
different POP Carbon inlays.



Pop
1.0
: two short V
-
shaped stripes each in nose and tail.

> Jibster SQD / Riot S
QD / Dice


Pop
2.0
: one permanent stripe plus two short V
-
shaped stripes each in nose and tail.

> Cashew / Soul Surfer / Yavana / Vice SQD


Pop
3.0
: three permanent carbon stripes meet starlike in the middle.

> Squad Prime / Squad Rocker


Pop
4.0
: one complet
e carbon lower weave and longitudinal stripes.

> Selecta


Lengthwise Premium Carbon weave:

> RT GS / RT SL / Coal




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CORE MATERIALS

TIP
-
TO
-
TAIL CLASSIC WOODCORE

All Völkl boards are constructed using tip
-
to
-
tail and side
-
to
-
side Aspen popular wood strips.
Our kids’
boards are also equipped with our Tip
-
to
-
Tail Classic Woodcore with an extra soft flex and minimal
weight.

> RT SL / RT GS / Dash / Melody / Squad JR. / Future


TIP
-
TO
-
TAIL SUPREME WOODCORE

Our Tip
-
to
-
Tail Supreme Woodcore is made of strips of As
pen
-
Falcatta wood with four strips of
Falcatta being integrated in the Aspen core. Combining these gives the core the best dampening and
flex properties providing outstanding performance.

> Cashew / Soul Surfer / Yavana / Vice SQD / Riot SQD / Impress SQD
/ Jibster SQD / Dice / Spade /
Flavor


TIP
-
TO
-
TAIL ULTRA
-
LIGHT WOODCORE

For our light woodcore, we use ultra
-
light poplar with its low density reducing weight by 20% without
sacrificing stability. The combination of carbon in the lower and triaxial weaves,

as well as aramid
inlays produce an exceptionally smooth board flex with unprecedented stability in a new lightweight
dimension.

> Selecta / Squad Prime / Squad Rocker


SUPREME WOO
DCORE WITH CELLCORE INLAYS

Straight from aerospace technology! The unique C
ellcore is composed of a high
-
tech rigid foamed
synthetic material with integrated wood stringers. It is used in a Supreme Woodcore between the
bindings and in the nose and tail sections. Combined with a higher percentage of solid wood in the
insert area t
his core receives extraordinary mechanical properties and utmost stability. Minimal weight
and unbelievably inspiring riding behavior thanks to extremely short reflex times are among the
benefits.

> Coal




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SHOCK ABSORBER


The Völkl Shock Absorber is made
of a special high
-
density hard wood that absorbs the forces that
occur during a landing right at the binding’s edge.


“HORROR
-
SHOCK ABSORBER”

The shape and construction of the two hard wood inlays has been re
-
designed for 2010/11! The
Horror
-
Shock Absorbe
r will now withstand the weight of a compact car and makes the Squad boards
extremely strong and durable. It is milled into the core in the binding area towards the nose and tail.
The H
-
shaped inlay absorbs all shocks and blows of hard

landings and huge ju
mps.

> Squad Prime / Squad Rocker


TRADITIONAL “SHOCK ABSORBER”

This consists of one single hard wood layer. It is not milled into the core but inserted in the core’s
taper. Together with a V
-
Flex inlay the Shock Absorber makes the board stronger with bet
ter torsion
properties.

> Cashew / Vice SQD / Impress SQD / Riot SQD / Dice / Spade




INSERT SYSTEMS

Generally you’re dealing with one of three insert systems: 4x4, 5x2 or 6x2. With a 4x4 system, the
inserts are 4 cm apart. With the 5x2 and 6x2 Insert Sys
tems, the insert rows are separated by 2 cm
only. This way the stance can be set exactly; down to the precise centimeter. The 6x2 Insert System is
specifically employed in our top freestyle boards to offer individual binding placement. Adjustments on
bindi
ng discs will be limited to the centering of bindings.

6x2: > Selecta / Squad Prime / Squad Rocker / Soulsurfer / Yavana

5x2: > Coal / Vice SQD / Riot SQD / Jibster SQD / Impress SQD / Dice / Spade / Flavor / Dash /
Melody




POWDER CHANNEL

The unique Powd
er Channel compensates the drawbacks of conventional Swallow
-
Tail constructions!
The flexible Channel closes the gap in the woodcore making switch riding in powder as well as on the
groomers super fun. The channel’s special scoop alters the way the snow fl
ows under the board. Like
a surfboard fin, it provides extreme stability and an incomparable surf feeling in powder.

> Selecta





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SIDEWALLS

WOODEN SIDEWALLS

Lab tests showed that wood sidewalls have a more balanced flex curve than conventional ABS
sidewalls

without sacri
-

ficing stability! Völkl’s wooden sidewalls consist of several connected layers. A
stunning visual feature! A complex special impregnation process protects the wood against moisture
and the effects of Mother Nature. All wooden side
-

walls fe
ature additional urethane sidewall
dampening on both top and bottom. Brand new: the lightweight dampening layer made of shock
-
absorbing PU on top of the edge.

Sidewalls made of dark nutwood and light ash tree: > Squad Prime / Squad Rocker

Light ash tree: >

Selecta / Cashew / Soul Surfer / Yavana


REINFORCED SIDEWALLS

ABS sidewalls are coated with high
-
quality fiberglass and therefore become even more impact
-
proof
and shockresistant


it’s great for grinds and slides.

> Jibster SQD


MULTILAYER SIDEWALLS

Des
igned to match the board’s graphics, several multicolored ABS sidewalls are compressed. It’s a
pure design feature!

> Vice SQD / Impress SQD


EDGES

STEEL EDGES WITH RUBBER INLAYS

HRC 48 is the best compromise between durability and friendly maintenance. T
he steel edges on all
Völkl boards feature a stronger edge profile and additional shockabsorbent rubber inlays to improve
edge grip.

> All boards


DIAMOND FINISH

A diamond finish is now standard on all our boards. The edges are ground so that they extend 1
°
down from the base and 1° out from the sides. The diamond finish not only makes the edges more
durable but also provides maneuverability and great edge hold in icy conditions.

> All boards except Cashew / Jibster SQD / Future


TIP PROTECTOR

The stylish a
luminum or brass Tip Protector protects the nose from rocks or other obstacles.

Aluminum Tip and Tail Protector: > Selecta / RT GS / RT SL

Tip and Tail Inlay: > Squad Prime / Squad Rocker




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BASES

VÖLKL RACE LAB SPLITBASE

VRL is the short form for Völkl Rac
e Laboratory. Darren Powell reached more than 202 km/h on a
Völkl Renntiger snowboard a few years ago! Our renowned race laboratory knows how to create the
fastest snowboards around, that’s why our VRL board bases are not ready
-
made. We know that a
base co
mposite made from the best materials is the secret behind the fastest and easiest
-
to
-
maintain
base. What’s in there? As mentioned above, this is our secret… We will tell you one thing: the
extraordinarily abrasion
-
resistant side strips are made of P
-
Tex 20
188.

> RT GS / Coal / RT SL


SINTERED P
-
TEX 20188 BASE

P
-
Tex 20188 is a sintered, ultra
-
high
-
molecular low
-
pressure polyethylene with a unique grain
structure and a high carbon percentage. Its high rate of electrical and thermal conductivity was
especiall
y developed for racing. This base is not only extremely fast but also very robust and
consequently the best choice for our top freeride boards. We’ve increased the base’s thickness by
20% compared to other boards. All those stones hiding in the snow have e
ven less of a chance!

> Selecta


SINTERED BASE

This base is produced by sintering the formed pores to readily absorb wax. The sintered base is very
soft, yet exceptionally damage
-
resistant. Regular care ensures excellent gliding properties.

> Squad Prime
/ Squad Rocker / Cashew / Soul Surfer / Yavana


HIGHLY TRANSPARENT, EXTRUDED “SUPER
-
CLEAR” BASE

For brilliant colors and almost total transparency! The “Super
-
Clear” Base is used for all silk
-
screened
base graphics. In addition to this the base is low
-
main
tenance and very durable.

> Vice SQD / Riot SQD / Jibster SQD / Dice / Spade / Flavor / Dash / Melody / Squad JR. / Future


EXTRUDED BASE

Produced by fusion, it is very hard and even more damageresistant. It’s also the best choice for riders
who don’t reg
ularly hot wax their boards. By comparison the best unwaxed sintered base’s gliding
properties are not as good as the ones of an unwaxed extruded base.

> Vice SQD / Riot SQD / Impress SQD / Jibster SQD / Dice / Spade / Flavor / Dash / Melody / Squad
JR. /

Future


DIE
-
CUT

Our ultrasound cutting machine cuts out differently colored pieces of the base, which are then
manually put together like a puzzle. A combination of multi
-
colored base components gives the design
individuality and character.

> All boards e
xcept Squad JR. / Future





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BACK
-
SCREENING AND DIE
-
CUT

The combination of Die
-
Cut and silk
-
screened bases enables us to achieve awesome graphics. By
composing colorful and silk
-
screened bases via Die
-
Cut we achieve stunning 3D effects.

> Squad Prime / Squad

Rocker / Yavana / Vice SQD / Riot SQD / Dice / Spade / Flavor / Dash


FINE STONE FINISH

A good stone finish is the best base structure for almost all snow conditions. A stone finish base
perfectly absorbs wax and makes the board ride fast. The Völkl race
lab selects the perfect stone
finish for all of our boards!

> Selecta / Coal / RT GS / RT SL / Squad Prime / Squad Rocker / Soul Surfer / Yavana


STRUCTURAL FINISH

In addition to the stone finish our top boards also acquire a structural finish. The struct
ure’s special flat
pound pattern accelerates the board within the first few feet. For maximum speeds don’t forget to
brush the base structure after waxing! It’s done best with continuous strokes from tip to tail applying
light, constant pressure.

> Coal