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Trips and Contests

Argentina, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, ... Snowboarding in Kirgistan Vรถlkl Split & Freeride Camps Dead End / After Season Camper Tour ...

PRODUCT GUIDE 2014/2015


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Highlights Welcome to Powderland 8 Snow, Surf & Siesta 16 Shape Philosophy 22 New Hybrid Shapes 24 HSA – Horror-Shock Absorber 30 Blunt Nose Geometry 34 The Next Generation 38 Rookies on the Road 48 Wide Shapes 57 Nine Queens 60 Freeride Heaven 72 Big Mountains, Big Fun 76 Freeride Line 82 Tapered Nose Geometry 85 Into The Wild 88 Splitboarding 94 Splitboard Adventures 98 Need 4 Speed 104 UVO – Ultimate Vibration Object 107 Risk Management 108 Movie Madness 112 Fastec Binding System 114 From Kirgistan with Love 130 Völkl Sustainibility 136 Dead End 146 Team Results 2013/14 154

Freestyle Twin-Tip Squad Prime Squad Rocker Xbreed Steaze GeniX

32 33 35 36 37

Junior Squad Jr. Jibby

46 47

Freestyle All-Mountain Dimension Spade Dash

56 58 59


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Women Savvy Disturbia Flavor Melody

68 69 70 71

Alright Selecta Coal XT

Freeride All-Mountain 84 86 87

Splitboarding Untrac Fastec Splitec Alu Binding

96 120

Race Coal Race

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Bindings Fastec Prime Alu Fastec Choice Alu Fastec Splitec Alu Fastec Utopia Fastec Vision Straptec Initial Fastec Vision WMN Straptec Initial WMN Fastec Vision Jr. Fastec Vision Kids

116 118 120 122 123 124 126 127 128 128

Softgoods GreenLAB Fashion FREELINE Bags

138 144

Tech Binding Size guide Boardspecs

129 156


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Völkl Snowboards are unique because of the innovative capabilities of the development department and the in-house race laboratory, who research, test and experiment with the latest high-tech materials. This passion for perfection is what a rider feels in each and every turn and jump. If our sophisticated technology is the roots of Völkl Snowboards, our team riders are its nurturing soil. It is they who scrutinize our boards to the full, in the most extreme conditions.

YOU CAN FEEL IT! As long as snow falls we will live what we preach: the creation and en­ hance­ment of high tech products that make snowboarding an unrivaled experience. Völkl built their first snowboards in 1987. Since then, we’ve been perfecting them and we’re proud of the unique developments and features we have introduced. Völkl Premium Carbon, the legendary Horror-Shock Absorber, genius Powder Channel and the one and only Grip Lacquer Topsheet are just a few of the special creations from Völkl Snowboards. For the 2014/15 season we are once again able to implement our team riders’ wishes and dreams and are proud to present new shapes, features and boards within the line. They include a new Freestyle and Freeride Hybrid Shape, Tapered and Blunt Nose Geometries, an Ultimate Vibration Object and much more, all of which have allowed us to update existing boards and make new models such as the GeniX, Steaze, Disturbia, Untrac and Alright shine.

Excellent products with unbeatable riding qualities – for 90 years this has always been and will always be the ethos behind the Völkl brand.


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OSTTIROL Resorts: Großglockner (www.gg-resort.-at), St. Jakob im Defreggental (www.stjakob-ski.at), Hochpustertal (www.hochpustertal-ski.at), Zettersfeld & Hochstein Lienz (www.lienzer-bergbahnen.at), Obertilliach (www.obertilliacher-bergbahnen.com) Snow parks: Yellowsnow Park/ Hochpustertal (www.yellowsnow.at), Sunsite Park/ Zettersfeld (www.sunsitepark.com) Distance Innsbruck – Lienz: 185 kilometers Distance Innsbruck – Defreggental: 155 kilometers

www.osttirol.com


Welcome to

POWDERLAND While mother hulda visited the Northern Alps only occasionally last winter, she definitely had a blast in East Tyrol, a small part of Austria close to the Italian border: head-high snow walls, chest-deep powder, deeply covered spots – it was a truly exceptional season. Of course our riders didn‘t want to

separates East Tyrol from the rest

Kröll and Michael ‚Stani‘ Stanschitz

miss out! They headed down South

of Austria and complete whiteout

found a paradise of pillow lines,

several times, always experiencing

when exiting five kilometers later.

road gaps and backcountry kickers

the same phenomenon:

While Peter Walchhofer, Michi

in the resort of Defreggental. We

spring temperatures just before

Schatz and Simon Pircher dug new

love you East Tyrol!

the entrance to the tunnel that

street spots in the city of Lienz, Chris


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Peter Walchhofer When we started our trip to East Tyrol in Innsbruck in February it was dumping so heavily that we had to put on snow chains half way. The avalanche danger in the resorts was extremely high so we decided to stay in Lienz for a few days shooting some street spots. However, this turned out to be more difficult than expected as most of the rails were buried underneath deep snow. Nevertheless, we scored great shots during our four-day trip and then headed towards the resort of Defreggental where we were rewarded with endless pillow lines, tree runs and drops! The entire footage of this incredible trip can be seen in the new Sane! movie (sanesnow.com) and the Vรถlkl Team Edit...


Michi Schatz After we had checked out some street spots in Lienz on the first day, we agreed on a double kinked rail next to the main street, but first we had to dig it out for two hours! Simon took some heavy slams during the session but finally got a sick frontside boardslide. The next day we discovered an abandoned furniture store and did a rail to drop from the first floor; that was really cool! At some point the police showed up but they only told us to be careful and not get hurt.


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Simon Pircher On my way to Lienz I was completely stunned by Mother Nature‘s two sides: Before entering the tunnel everything was green and when exiting it you were driving along two meter high snow walls! The session at the double kinked rail in Lienz was the most memorable, as we all took some heavy beatings but also bagged amazing shots. When the only street leading into the Defreggental finally reopened, after being buried under an avalanche, we could continue our trip and ride some pow. It was still too dangerous to explore the backcountry, so we mainly stayed in the forest. Unfortunately, Michi crashed against a tree on our second powder day breaking one of his ribs and ending our epic trip earlier than planned.


Chris KrÜll There is probably no other area I have been shooting more often in last season than East Tyrol. I drove there eleven times and experienced some incredible days: the Defreggental has so many good spots and shooting possibilities. There is something for everyone, no matter if you’re looking for road gaps, pillow lines, kicker spots or big lines. Together with Stani I scored one of the best days: we found a small area with so many possibilities that we stayed there the entire day. I think each of us was able to shoot three different spots; it felt like on a huge playground!


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Michi Stanschitz The terrain and its facilities in East Tyrol are just amazing! We had a bit of everything, kicker spots, corners, gaps and bonks ... For these photos we found the spots right next to the road. „Spots2go“


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Surf, Snow & Siesta There are only a few places on the planet where you can shred waves and powder on the same day. Cantabria in the North of Spain is one of them; embedded between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees it takes less than one hour to switch from surfing to snowboarding! That‘s what the Völkl riders Simon Pircher and Chris ‚CK‘ Kröll did last March when they participated in the Obsession-A2 Fussion Surf & Snow Contest.


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„The scene is really small but very passionate, ...“


The Obsession-A2 Fussion is a crossover event that

as the surf contest was scheduled for the next day.

combines a surf contest with a banked slalom. Taking

„We aren‘t the best surfers but participating in the contest

place for the second time, the entire Spanish boardsport

was a lot of fun and a welcome change after a long winter“,

scene came to compete, amongst them snowboard

said Chris who also enjoyed the one-of-a-kind atmosphere

legend Iker Fernandez, former international pro rider Cuca

during the event in Somo, with its surfers, skaters, kids,

Aranda and local surf hero Axi Munain. Chris ‚CK‘ Kröll and

old folks, tents, workshops, SUPs, bodyboards, music and

Simon Pircher didn‘t want to miss this unique event.

tapas – Spain olé! The next day Simon and CK stowed their surfboards and headed for the Pyrenees, or more precisely to Alto Campoo, one of the biggest resorts in Cantabria. Here, the riders competed in a perfectly shaped banked slalom, while enjoying spring-like temperatures, bluebird sky and fiesta vibes.

„I love going snowboarding in Spain“, explained CK. „The scene is really small but very passionate, and the Spanish Pyrenees can definitely keep up with the Alps.“ After Sara from the Spanish Völkl distribution picked them up from the airport in Bilbao, they drove straight to the sea. „Fortunately the waves weren‘t as big as two weeks before when beach houses were washed away“, Simon said after their first surf session. However, the two Austrians didn‘t have a lot of time to get used to the water

„We aren‘t the best surfers but participating in the contest was a lot of fun and a welcome change after a long winter“


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The end of the event signaled the beginning of a new trip

mountains really are“, remembered Chris. After numerous

for Simon and CK as they would stay in the Pyrenees for

good shots and a short stay in Bilbao, which included a

seven more days. Spain had experienced an extremely

visit to the famous Guggenheim museum and a bit of

good winter with loads of dumps, and the riders wanted

partying, the two riders returned to Austria after ten

to take advantage of the still promising snow conditions.

incredible days. „It was a pretty cool but also exhausting trip as we visited a lot of different spots and were either surfing or snowboarding each day!“, remarked Simon. „Furthermore we had to try all these different regional delicacies. In total, we drove 1300 kilometers and ate 100.000 calories each – a pretty productive trip, right?“

„In no time at all we found a nice spot in Candanchu and built a step up which was a lot of fun“, Simon recalled. Their splitboard tour from Astun in Spain over the French Pyrenees and back was one of the highlights for both riders. „From here you could see how massive the


ALTO CAMPOO 1650 - 2200 meters Season: Beginning of December until beginning of April Slope kilometers: 28 km Snow park: Small, Medium & Big Kicker Line, various rails Day ticket: â‚Ź30

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SHAPE PHILOSOPHY With a variety of Rocker, Camber and Hybrid Shapes, we have more board types to choose from than ever before. A choice of board is determined by preferred terrain as well as personal riding style and taste.


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Camber TAIL

CAMBER

NOSE

Camber Boards, with classic tension, are concave between the two contact points of nose and tail. With direct power transmission and maximized edge pressure they are best suited for precise, aggressive riding styles and high velocity riding; as well as the big kicker line, icy pipes and high speed runs in the backcountry. Hence shapes with a lot of camber require proper riding technique as well as experience. However, in a more mellow version, camber shapes can also be great for beginners as they teach flawless technique and skills.

Rocker TAIL

ROCKER

FLAT

ROCKER

NOSE

All Völkl Rocker Boards with “negative camber” are flat between the bindings, while from the inserts out towards the nose and tail the board is convex, which provides amazing float in powder. In general, rockers shapes are more forgiving, making them perfect for tricks on rails and jibs in the park. Völkl has also added a bit more width to the nose and tail, combined with a smaller radius, offering incredible hold when a board is on an edge, comparable to camber shapes. The result is a playful board with perfect edge grip when needed. This distinguishes Völkl Rocker Shapes from all others on the market.

Hybrid TAIL ROCKER

CAMBER

ROCKER NOSE

This universal shape combines classic Camber tension between the bindings with a mellow rocker in the nose and tail. This offers playful riding qualities while maintaining excellent edge hold, making hybrid shapes not only great for the backcountry but also for the park. A shorter board is definitely a ben­efit in both cases! Völkl has two different hybrid variations on offer: a Free­style and a Freeride Hybrid Shape, with sidecuts and nose geometries perfectly matched to their designated terrains.


FREESTYLE Hybrid TAIL ROCKER

CAMBER

ROCKER NOSE

Playful park riding works best on short boards, so the team asked our R+D Laboratory for a short board with the edge hold and stability of a much longer one! They also wanted a board that facilitated fast rotations but minimized unwanted reverts and didn’t catch an edge in washed out landings. It also had to be as stable and smooth as a longer board with according edge hold when charging icy in-runs. It was no easy task but our R+D Department worked out an unique sidecut, pushing the widest parts of the board towards the nose and tail. This extends the effective edge, allowing riders to opt for shorter boards without sacrificing edge hold or sta­ bility. It also ensures a safe feeling on hard obstacles in the park as well as perfect grip when pushing in icy pipes. >>> Xbreed / GeniX / Disturbia

Hybrid Shapes To combine the playful riding characteristics of rocker boards with the stability and response of camber boards, the Völkl R+D Department developed two different Hybrid Shapes for freestylers and freeriders.


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FREERIDE Hybrid TAIL ROCKER

CAMBER

ROCKER NOSE

The only thing that matters in powder is float! Tired of struggling with 180 cm pow sticks, the team asked for a freeride board with maximum float but that was still playful and dynamic in the backcountry. This was the inspiration for the Völkl R+D Department to conceive the Playful Freeride Sidecut (Alright). This dynamic freeride shape, with its shortened effective edge is super responsive. To accomplish this, the widest points of nose and tail are pushed inwards, while the camber between the bindings is en­ hanced. This adds grip as soon as pressure is put on the edges. The Rocker in nose and tail also lets you drift effortlessly in steep couloirs and icy terrain, without uncontrolled sliding. At the same time the rocker underneath the tips prevents the board from digging into bombed out powder, especially if a rider’s weight is thrown over the front when landing. >>> Alright / Untrac


Pro Camber Shape Extremely strong camber. Best for advanced riders. Maximum edge-hold, but easy to control. Direct response with massive POP.

Pro Camber Shape with nose rocker Best for advanced riders and all Speed Junkies! The shorter edge of the concave nose increases turning qualities, while maintaining smoothness and direct response, allowing speed checks in the deepest faces.

Squad Prime Coal XT

Coal Race

Easy Rocker Shape Minimal rocker. Low-key on the slope, unfolding its full potential in the backcountry and on kickers. Extremely easy to handle and forgiving.

Freestyle Rocker Shape Dimension

Moderate rocker. Perfect for jibs and bombed out powder landings. Spade

Flavor

Squad Jr.

Jibby

Squad Rocker

Steaze

Savvy


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Freestyle Hybrid Shape

Smooth camber with early rise in the nose and tail for a reduced contact length. Direct, but at the same time playful. The perfect alternative to rocker boards.

Now you can ride shorter boards! A moderate camber between the bindings combined with a smooth rocker in the nose and tail. The blunt nose geometry provides a longer effective edge. Feels short, forgiving and playful in the park but offers same edge hold as a longer board.

Easy Camber Shape

Dash

Xbreed

Melody

GeniX

Disturbia

Powder/All-Mountain Rocker Shape Longer rocker in the nose. Maximum flotation in powder. Playful riding characteristics, but also great grip and precise edge-to-edge turning.

Freeride Hybrid Shape Ride long boards that feel short! A medium camber between the bindings combined with a rocker in the nose and tail offers maximum floatation but feels really short and playful with great edge hold. (Alright: Additionally the tapered nose geometry provides a shorter effective edge!)

Alright

Selecta

Untrac

Camber

flat

rocker tail/nose


FS TWIN-TIP PARK, PIPE & JIBBING

Keiji Okamoto

Vaughan Brookfield

Cardrona / New Zealand

- SYMMETRIC SIDECUT/ NO SETBACK - IDENTICAL FLEX IN NOSE & TAIL - EASY TO RIDE, FORGIVING AND VERY LIVELY - EXTREMELY ROBUST AND STABLE


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HORROR

SHOCK ABSORBER

HIGH TECH is given a high profile at Vรถlkl and

so the legendary Horror-Shock Absorber is refined every year, to make our boards as stable as possible.


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HORROR-SHOCK ABSORBER The team’s signature boards, the Squad Prime and Squad Rocker are equipped with an espe­ cially durable and stable armour wood, which can support the weight of a small car. These H-shaped inlays are milled into the wood core around the inserts, protecting the board from cracks and breaks in the hardest of landings. And an extra portion of POP is added too...

>>> Squad Prime / Squad Rocker

SHOCK ABSORBERThe Shock Absorber, a relief on the core, also counters impacts. The hardwood used is of an especially high density and sucks up the stresses and strains imposed by the bindings’ edges. As an additional side effect, the inlay also provides additional POP. >>> Xbreed / GeniX / Steaze / Dimension / Spade / Savvy / Alright / Untrac / Squad Jr.


DIRECT & RESPONSIVE MAXIMUM EDGE GRIP CHECK OUT THE PRODUCT VIDEO!

DURABLE & STABLE LIVELY & MASSIVE POP EXTREMELY LIGHT

Pro Camber Shape longer effective edge

Horror-Shock Absorber Völkl Premium Carbon / POP3.0

Ultra-Light Woodcore & Ultra-Light Topsheet

SHOCK-ABSORBING

Sidewalls with TPU dampening

SQUAD PRIME THE FREESTYLE FLAGSHIP The Squad Prime is our freestyle team’s secret weapon! With its symmetric shape and flex switch riding is just as smooth and balanced as riding regular, while the extended effective edge guarantees perfect grip and control in all situations. It is especially handy for fast inruns and the hard walls of a pipe. Even with massive airtime and icy landings this stick stays super stable, as the integrated Horror-Shock Absorber could bare the weight of a small car.

LENGTH 156W

HORROR-SHOCK ABSORBER Continually improved, the HSA is made of especially durable armor wood inlays, that are milled into the core around the binding area. This allows the H-shaped inlays to absorb impacts of hard landings, making the boards strong enough to endure the weight of a small car, without losing any POP.

PRO CAMBER

SQUAD PRIME

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article number 181301.152 recommended rider’s weight in kg < 75 width in mm (tip/waist/tail) 292 / 247 / 292 length in mm (tip/tail) 180 / 180 height in mm (tip/tail) 51 / 51 FS-BIGAIR MASTER FS-PIPE inserts (quantity/setback in mm) 24 / 0 EXPERT FS-JIB stance in cm (min/med/max) 50 / 58 / 62 ALL-MOUNTAIN ADVANCED comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) 7,23 / True Twin-Tip POWDER effective edge 1185 SPEED ROOKIE

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156W

158

181301.155 55 - 85 300 / 254 / 300 183 / 183 10 PREMIUM 53 / 53 24 / 0 52 / 60 / 64 HIGH 7,71 / True Twin-Tip 1210 STANDARD

181301.156W 60 - 90 307 / 261 / 307 185 / 185 8 STIFF 54 / 54 24 / 0 52 / 60 / 64 MEDIUM 7,73 / True Twin-Tip 1215 SOFT

181301.158 > 75 303 / 256 / 303 187 / 187 55 / 55 NORMAL 24 / 0 152 / 155 / 158 54 / 62 / MID 66 WIDE 156W 7,93 / True Twin-Tip 1220

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Freestyle Rocker Shape

LONGER EFFECTIVE EDGE DURABLE & STABLE LIVELY & MASSIVE POP EXTREMELY LIGHT

Blunt Nose Geometry

Horror-Shock Absorber

CHECK OUT THE PRODUCT VIDEO!

Völkl Premium Carbon / POP

3.0

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PLAYFUL & TRICKSY

Ultra-Light Woodcore & Ultra-Light Topsheet

SHOCK ABSORBING

Sidewalls with TPU dampening

SQUAD ROCKER THE MOST VERSATILE FREESTYLE BOARD OF ALL TIMES To make sure our pro riders don’t have any problem stomping the craziest jibs and tricks, the Squad Rocker is brimming with top notch technology. Like the Blunt Nose Geometry, which noticeably extends the effective edge. It allows them to ride a shorter, more agile board with the edge hold of a much longer one! POP3.0 Premium Carbon inlays and the integrated Horror-Shock Absorber make the Squad Rocker ideal for playful jib sessions as well as hardcore park action.

LENGTH 156W

SIDEWALL REINFORCEMENT WITH TPU DAMPENING In addition to the fiberglass coating, extra strong TPU inlays between the steel edge and sidewall dampen impacts, making the sidewalls blow-proof and shock-resistant.

FREESTYLE ROCKER

SQUAD ROCKER

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article number 181302.152 recommended rider’s weight in kg < 70 width in mm (tip/waist/tail) 301 / 251 / 301 length in mm (tip/tail) 180 / 180 height in mm (tip/tail) 50 / 50 FS-BIGAIR MASTER FS-PIPE inserts (quantity/setback in mm) 24 / 0 EXPERT FS-JIB stance in cm (min/med/max) 50 / 58 / 62 ALL-MOUNTAIN ADVANCED comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) 7,30 / True Twin-Tip POWDER effective edge 1205 SPEED ROOKIE

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156W

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181302.155 50 - 80 304 / 254 / 304 182 / 182 10 PREMIUM 54 / 54 24 / 0 52 / 60 / 64 HIGH 7,50 / True Twin-Tip 1230 STANDARD

181302.156W 55 - 85 311 / 261 / 311 182 / 182 7 STIFF 54 / 54 24 / 0 52 / 60 / 64 MEDIUM 7,60 / True Twin-Tip 1235 SOFT

181302.158 > 70 306 / 256 / 306 183 / 183 55 / 55 NORMAL 24 / 0 152 / 155 / 158 54 / 62 / MID 66 WIDE 156W 7,90 / True Twin-Tip 1255

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Blunt Nose Geometry To make freestyle boards

as playful as possible, while still ensuring

maximum edge grip,

effective edge WITHOUT Blunt Nose Geometry

the Blunt Nose Geometry extends the effective edge without in­ creas­­ing board size. This shifts the widest points of the shape further outwards and away from the bind­ings. This “compressed” look is unusual but guarantees im­ proved board feeling in the park. This is because it allows a rider to ride a shorter board, providing exact grip, perfect pressure on the edges, faster spins, and stable and revert-free landings, even if a trick isn’t perfectly stomped. >>> Squad Rocker / Xbreed / Steaze / GeniX / Savvy / Disturbia

effective edge WITH Blunt Nose Geometry


ROBUST & STABLE

Freestyle Hybrid Shape

Shock Absorber & Völkl Premium Carbon / POP2.0

SUPER FAST

CHECK OUT THE PRODUCT VIDEO!

Sintered Base with Die-Cut

LONGER EFFECTIVE EDGE

Blunt Nose Geometry

XBREED SUPERIOR SYMBIOSIS OF ALL ROCKER & CAMBER BENEFITS! To make sure you get the best out of all possible terrain, the Xbreed combines smoothness and liveliness in a one-of-akind Freestyle Hybrid Shape. With the response of camber and the looseness of rocker it rides playfully in slush and aggressive in icy pipes. High-speed runs over the big kicker line feel just as relaxed as first tracks in deep champagne powder. The fast Sintered Base also provides extra speed, while the Shock Absorber sucks up hard landings.

FREESTYLE HYBRID SHAPE For some riders a Hybrid Shape is the perfect symbiosis between both “shape worlds”. With light camber between the bindings, this shape is true and precise to ride, while the rocker in the nose and tail still make it more playful and floaty in powder than classic boards. In short: A seemingly shorter playful board with the stability and edge hold of a longer one.

FREESYTLE HYBRID

XBREED

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article number 181303.150 recommended rider’s weight in kg < 70 width in mm (tip/waist/tail) 298 / 248 / 298 length in mm (tip/tail) 185 / 185 height in mm (tip/tail) 56 / 56 FS-BIGAIR MASTER FS-PIPE inserts (quantity/setback in mm) 20 / 0 EXPERT FS-JIB stance in cm (min/med/max) 51 / 55 / 59 ALL-MOUNTAIN ADVANCED comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) 6,95 / True Twin-Tip POWDER effective edge 1175 SPEED ROOKIE

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ROCKER & CAMBER COMBINED

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156

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181303.153 50 - 75 301 / 251 / 301 190 / 190 7 PREMIUM 59 / 59 20 / 0 52 / 56 / 60 HIGH 7,27 / True Twin-Tip 1205 STANDARD

181303.156 55 - 80 304 / 254 / 304 193 / 193 6 STIFF 60 / 60 20 / 0 54 / 58 / 62 MEDIUM 7,56 / True Twin-Tip 1230 SOFT

181303.159 > 75 306 / 256 / 306 195 / 195 61 / 61 NORMAL 20 / 0 56 / 60 / 64 7,87 / True Twin-Tip 1255

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HORROR-SHOCK EXTREME-SHOCK HEAVY-SHOCK


PLAYFUL & LIVELY ROBUST & STABLE

CHECK OUT THE PRODUCT VIDEO!

Freestyle Rocker Shape

Shock Absorber & Völkl Premium Carbon / POP1.0

LONGER EFFECTIVE EDGE NORMAL & WIDE EDITION

Blunt Nose Geometry ideal width for all boots

STEAZE EASY STYLE FOR PARK & POWDER While there might be room to argue about taste, there’s none when discussing style! Tricks always look best when executed with ease, which will be way easier with the new Steaze. The Blunt Nose Geometry extends the effective edge and provides supreme grip and when landing fast spins, it prevents over rotating – simply dig in the edge and ride out straight! The Freestyle Rocker also allows the board to surf smoothly through powder without ever sinking, so even bombed out powder landings are no obstacle!

LENGTH 156W / 159W

SHOCK ABSORBER The Shock Absorber consists of a single hard wood layer that is inserted where the core tapers. Together with a V-Flex inlay it offers massive POP and improves durability as well as torsional properties.

FREESTYLE ROCKER

STEAZE

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article number 181305.149 181305.152 recommended rider’s weight in kg < 60 45 - 70 width in mm (tip/waist/tail) 298 / 248 / 298 301 / 251 / 301 length in mm (tip/tail) 185 / 185 190 / 190 6 height in mm (tip/tail) 56 / 56 FS-BIGAIR MASTER58 / 58 FS-PIPE inserts (quantity/setback in mm) 20 / 0 20 / 0 EXPERT FS-JIB stance in cm (min/med/max) 51 / 55 / 59 52 / 56 / 60 ALL-MOUNTAIN ADVANCED comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) 6,95 / True Twin-Tip 7,30 / True Twin-Tip POWDER effective 1180 SPEED edge ROOKIE1205

155 181305.155 50 - 80 304 / 254 / 304 193 / 193 60 / 60 PREMIUM 20 / 0 54 / 58 / 62 HIGH 7,50 / True Twin-Tip 1230 STANDARD

156W 181305.156W 50 - 85 311 / 261 / 311 193 / 193 560STIFF / 60 20 / 0 54MEDIUM / 58 / 62 7,60 / True Twin-Tip 1235 SOFT

158 181305.158 50 - 85 306 / 256 / 306 195 / 195 62 / 62 NORMAL 149 20- /155 0 / 158 MID 56 /WIDE 60 / 64 156W / 159W 7,90 / True Twin-Tip 1255

159W 181305.159W > 75 313 / 263 / 313 195 / 195 627 / 62 HORROR-SHOCK 20 / 0 56 / 60 / 64 EXTREME-SHOCK 7,95 / True Twin-Tip 1260HEAVY-SHOCK


ROBUST & STABLE TRICKSY & FORGIVING LONGER EFFECTIVE EDGE

Freestyle Hybrid Shape

Shock Absorber CHECK OUT THE PRODUCT VIDEO!

Twin-Tip & soft flex Blunt Nose Geometry

GENIX SICK SHAPE COMBO – NOT JUST FOR THE PARK! The GeniX unites the playful feeling of rocker shape with the precision and edge hold of camber. The softer flex makes it the perfect toy for all jibbers and in steep in-runs the mellow camber between the bindings kicks in, imparting stability and smoothness as well as edge grip. It is the perfect blend of cambers for all riders who want to charge.

LENGTH 156W / 160W

BLUNT NOSE GEOMETRY For this special shape, the nose is built a little flatter with the sidecut adjusted accordingly. This increases the effective contact length of the edges, hence you can ride smaller boards with the same bite of a much longer board. This construction also provides less centrifugal mass, improving the whole board feeling and making spins smoother.

FREESTYLE HYBRID

GENIX

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ROCKER & CAMBER COMBINED

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article number 181306.148 recommended rider’s weight in kg < 60 width in mm (tip/waist/tail) 298 / 248 / 298 length in mm (tip/tail) 185 / 185 height in mm (tip/tail) 59 / 59 FS-BIGAIR MASTER FS-PIPE inserts (quantity/setback in mm) 20 / 0 EXPERT FS-JIB stance in cm (min/med/max) 50 / 54 / 58 ALL-MOUNTAIN ADVANCED comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) 6,50 / True Twin-Tip POWDER effective edge 1160 SPEED ROOKIE

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156W

160W

181306.152 45 - 70 301 / 251 / 301 187 / 187 5 PREMIUM 60 / 60 20 / 0 52 / 56 / 60 HIGH 6,80 / True Twin-Tip 1185 STANDARD

181306.156W 50 - 85 308 / 258 / 308 187 / 187 4 STIFF 60 / 60 20 / 0 54 / 58 / 62 MEDIUM 7,60 / True Twin-Tip 1255 SOFT

181306.160W > 75 311 / 261 / 311 190 / 190 62 / 62 NORMAL 20 / 0 148 / 152 56 / 60 /MID 64 WIDE 156W / 160W 7,90 / True Twin-Tip 1280

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THE NEXT

GENERATION


Each year, at the end of the winter season, a recurring story unfolds in Ischgl, with groms as far as the eyes can see and racoon faces wherever you look and everywhere a babble of German, Spanish, Japanese and Finish echoes through the streets of the Austrian mountain village. Welcome to the Vรถlkl World Rookie Finals! The crowds have been as big for the event than this year: After a long season with ten events on five continents more than 110 promising snowboarders from 24 nations travelled to Ischgl at the beginning of April to battle it out for the World (Rookie) Title. For the first time ever in the history of the World Rookie Tour the crown went to Japan, with our 17-year-old team rider Keita Inamura reigning victorious!


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Keita Inamuraâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s winning run did not only impress the judges: After a backside 1260 melon and switch

Keita Inamura 17, Japan, World Rookie Champion

backside 1260 on the kickers, he pulled out a lip to front boardslide gap 50-50 followed by a 50-50 frontside

How did you like the park set up?

360 out and a backside 360 on the pink ball. Rookie?

The first kicker had a 20 meter table and the second

This performance would have earned him a place on the

kicker was even bigger, so you had to perfectly land your

podium at any snowboard contest! Soon Keita will be

first trick in order to be able to have enough speed for

able to prove that he has the skills to beat the pants off

the second.

seasoned pros as he not only won the World Rookie title

On the rails there was no room for mistakes either as

but also a wild card to the first Air & Style 2014/15. In a

they were built really tight. Overall the park was pretty

short interview he told us about his time in Ischgl.

icy on the contest day because the slushy snow had frozen overnight, but nevertheless I had a lot of fun riding in Ischgl. What was your personal highlight? Being able to take part in the competition was definitely my highlight. But actually everything there was pretty exciting for me! (Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s note: The traditional Tyrolian food and the supermarkets were also pretty unique experiences for Keita!) What was your impression of Ischgl? Big, big mountains, and there is a lot to discover offpiste. Anything else you want to say? Thank you!


Tit Stante Florian Prietl

15, Slovenia, 19th place Rookie

17, Austria, 9th place Rookie My run was backside 7 to frontside 7 on the kickers, The World Rookie Finals in Ischgl 
are such a cool event

method out of the pole jam, 50-50 transfer to backside

and I‘m pretty sad that it was my last time there. The

boardslide, frontside noseslide over the double kink,

weather was doing great and so did my Squad Prime! I

50-50 frontside 360 out from the donkey tail, and

tried to show some stylish and bigger tricks in my last

shifty backside 180 on the bonk. I‘m pretty happy with

runs and was rewarded with a 9th place. Big respect

my runs but I could have done better! Ischgl is a bit

to Keita who was dominating the contest from the

different to the other tour stops because the level of

beginning and pushing the level in the finals!

riding is a lot higher!

Marius Bakken 17 , Norwegen, 20th place Rookies

Max Grünwald 12, Germany, 12th place Groms

The World Rookie Tour is the best competition for all the young riders, and everyone should ride them.

My personal highlights at this year‘s Völkl World Rookie

I´ve been in Ischgl for the finals the last 4 years, and

Finals in Ischgl? My backside 720, table tennis matches

every time is a blast. It is always special because of the

with the Japanese riders and also I got to ride with my

high level riding and the nice price giving’s.

friends Tobi, Noah, Moritz and Santiago.


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ISCHGL 1400-2872 meters

CHECK OUT THE WRT FINALS ALSO CHECK OUT THE QUALIFICATION

WORLD ROOKIE TOUR

Season: End of November until beginning of May Slope kilometers: 238

10 international tour stops

Lifts: 44

2 rankings: Groms (11-15 years) Rookies (15-18 years)

Snow parks: Playstation Vita Ischgl Snow Park with Kingsize, Public and Beginner Line; Obstacle Freestyle Board Park Samnaun

National associations sign riders up for the individual tour stops. The top 2 Rookie boys and top 2 Rookie girls and the top 1 grom qualify for the finals.

Day ticket: â&#x201A;Ź43.50 Next train station: Landeck-Zams (from here you can take the bus to Ischgl) Next airport: Innsbruck

www.worldrookietour.com www.worldsnowboardfederation.org

More information: www.ischgl.com


Mathias Wicki

Berenice Wicki

13, Switzerland, 16th place Groms

11, Switzerland, 8th place Groms Girls

I liked the set up and did quite well despite the tightly

It was a great experience to compete in the World

set rails: frontside 360, backside 360, 50/50 to

Rookie Finals as you get to see so many good riders,

boardslide, 50/50 to front board, 50/50 to noseblunt

which really pushed me. The rails were pretty technical.

and backside 180. Overall the contest was very well

It‘s a pity that there is no halfpipe competition but the

organized and the vibe was really cool.

park was fun to ride.

Tobi Grünwald

Ingvild Nymoen

14, Germany, 13th place Groms

14, Norway, 10th place Groms Girls

I‘m a bit sad that I missed the finals because of 0.5

I wasn‘t too happy with my runs because I failed at

points. However, I was happy with my run: a backside

the first rail in both of my runs and had to skip the next

360 and a big Indy nosebone. In Ischgl everything is

rail. The jumps and the pole went well: on the first I

bigger and the riding level is extremely high. I hope I

did a rocket air and on the second a straight air with

can come back next year...

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140 181340.140 40 - 55 286 / 242 / 286 180 / 180 53 / 53 PREMIUM 20 / 0 44 / 48 / 52 HIGH 6,28 / True Twin-Tip 1070 STANDARD

142W 181340.142W 40 - 60 297 / 253 / 297 180 / 180 454STIFF / 54 20 / 0 45MEDIUM / 49 / 53 6,42 / True Twin-Tip 1085 SOFT

144 181340.144 > 50 288 / 244 / 288 185 / 185 57 / 57 NARROW 132 20- /140 0 / 144 MID 46 /WIDE 50 / 54 142W / 146W 6,60 / True Twin-Tip 1095

146W 181340.146W > 55 299 / 255 / 299 185 / 185 587 / 58 HORROR-SHOCK 20 / 0 48 / 52 / 56 EXTREME-SHOCK 6,91 / True Twin-Tip 1120HEAVY-SHOCK


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article number 181341.104 recommended rider’s weight in kg < 25 width in mm (tip/waist/tail) 241 / 212 / 241 length in mm (tip/tail) 145 / 145 height in mm (tip/tail) 42 / 42 FS-BIGAIR MASTER FS-PIPE inserts (quantity/setback in mm) 12 / 0 EXPERT FS-JIB stance in cm (min/med/max) 37 / 41 / 45 ALL-MOUNTAIN ADVANCED comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) 5,40 / True Twin Tip POWDER effective edge 790 SPEED ROOKIE

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126

181341.116 20 - 35 251 / 219 / 251 165 / 165 2 PREMIUM 47 / 47 12 / 0 39 / 43 / 47 HIGH 5,82 / True Twin Tip 845 STANDARD

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PLAYFUL & FORGIVING


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ROOKIES ON THE ROAD In March, a motley crew of Vรถlkl rookies set out for Switzerland. Slovenia and During their one-week trip the young bloods from Germany, France, Italy, Norway were not only facing thrilling team battles and countless park excessive raclette feasts.

sessions but also


50 The group‘s first stop was Thyon, just around the corner from Verbier, as the resort was hosting a very special slopestyle event. The ‚Gangs of Tyon‘ contest invites ski and snowboard crews from all over Europe to compete against each other in head-to-head battles. The team showing the better performance on the challenging kicker and jib set up was then allowed to advance into the next round. For the 9th edition of the contest more than 50 riders signed up, with Völkl sending two crews into the battlefield. From the kickoff the level of riding was very high with the tricks becoming more and more difficult with each round. Among the four best teams to make it into the finals was the Völkl Snowboards crew with Tit State (SLO), Jan Kralj (SLO), Marius Bakken (NOR) and Florent Vorger (FRA) and after a close

battle with the local Centralpark crew they ended up in second place! The second Völkl team missed the finals by a hair‘s breadth, taking fifth place. However, the next day their disappointment was a distant memory when they bagged a lot of trophies and Swiss Francs in the ‚Tricks for Cash‘ sessions! „I liked the ‚No Spin To Win‘ contest the most because you had to show original grabs and tweaks“, recalled Völkl rider Hannes Zösmayr who took home the award for ‚The Most Stylish Rider‘ while his team mate from Italy, Antonio Contessi, was awarded ‚The Smoothest Rider‘ of the session.


THYON 4 VALLテ右S 1400-2450 meters Resorts: Thyon, Veysonnaz, Nendaz Season: December to April Park: Centralpark, www.thyonfreestyleresort.com Day ticket: 54 CHF Next airports: Bern (170 kilometers) oder Geneva (190 kilometers)

More information: www.thyon.ch

back l.t.r.: Jan, Marius, Florent, Tit

front - l.t.r.: Antonio, Zテカsi, Loris, Mathis


52 After a successful weekend the team headed for Laax, where a product shooting and visit to the Freestyle Academy were scheduled. „Laax simply has one of the best parks in Europe“, a stoked Antonio Contessi stated after the first session. The large selection of different obstacles and a perfectly shaped superpipe made it easy for the riders to go big during the two days of their stay. 15-year-old Loris Framarin from Italy also enjoyed the trip to Laax: „It was a great experience to shoot with the boards from next season and to meet and shred with the other Völkl team riders.“


LAAX At the end of the week another highlight was waiting for the rookies: together with photographer Patrick Steiner they visited the Freestyle Academy where they had a good romp on the trampolines and foam pits. „The possibilities here are incredible“, said Antonio. „There are countless trampolines, workout stations and synthetic carpet ramps for snowboarding and skiing where you land in a super safe foam pit; we could try new tricks without having to worry about crashing. It‘s a pity that there are no more of these facilities in Europe!“ After a busy week of contests and shooting the Völkl rookies returned to their respective home countries with good memories and some money shots in their bags. For Jan Kralj from Slovenia it was one of the best trips of the season: „The week was so much fun because we worked together as a close team and got so much done!“ Looking at the many trophies and shots there is no doubt about that...

1110-3018 meters Season: December until April Slope kilometers: 225 Snow parks: Beginners Snow Park (5 kicker, 10 obstacles, Airbag), Ils Plauns Snowpark (5 kicker, 15 obstacles, boardercross), NoName Snowpark (superpipe, 2 kicker, 6 obstacles), Curnius Snowpark (2 kicker, 25 obstacles, 4 kicker pro line) Freestyle Academy: Monday-Sunday 1.30-9 pm, 2.5-hours pass: CHF 27 (around 22 €) Day ticket: 50€ off season Distance Munich – Laax: 300 kilometers

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article number 181310.154XW recommended rider’s weight in kg < 75 width in mm (tip/waist/tail) 324 / 278 / 323 length in mm (tip/tail) 185 / 185 height in mm (tip/tail) 57 / 57 FS-BIGAIR MASTER FS-PIPE inserts (quantity/setback in mm) 20 / 10 EXPERT FS-JIB stance in cm (min/med/max) 52 / 56 / 60 ALL-MOUNTAIN ADVANCED comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) 7,82 / Direct. Freestyle POWDER effective edge 1200 SPEED ROOKIE

159XW

164XW

181310.159XW 70 - 90 326 / 280 / 325 190 / 190 6 PREMIUM 60 / 60 20 / 10 54 / 58 / 62 HIGH 8,49 / Direct. Freestyle 1250 STANDARD

181310.164XW > 75 328 / 282 / 327 195 / 195 6 STIFF 62 / 62 20 / 10 56 / 60 / 64 MEDIUM 9,30 / Direct. Freestyle 1305 SOFT

EXTRA WIDE

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F S A L L- M O U N TA I N 5 7

Extra Wide Mid Wide Normal Narrow

WIDE SHAPES When buying snowboard boots, neglecting your shoe size can result in an uncomfortable season. Too small of feet on a wide board mean that not enough pressure can be put on the edges – the board gets dull in its reaction and hard to turn. When wearing big boots on a narrow board, toes and heel overlap and lead to edge catching slams on icy slopes or even a bruised heel after jumps! A brief instruction to avoid this: With a boot size of 9 (MP* 26) or smaller, we recommend a narrow board below 260 mm. Boot size 10 (MP* 28) is falling into the “gray zone” – depending on the length of the shoe sole, the stance and the range of riding, it might be already advisable to ride a wide board. Those who are wearing boots bigger than size 11 (MP* 28) should buy an extra wide shape as it will offer the best board performance and direct power transmission. Don‘t worry: Wide doesn‘t mean sluggish! The brandnew Dimension, with 280 mm waist Völkl‘s widest board, shows agile performance and direct power transmission from the first run.

EXTRA WIDE means boards that are about 270 mm wide – ideal for riders with big feet. Thanks to their subtle shapes, these boards offer great response and riding despite their width. (MP* > 28) Dimension / Dash 156XW, 160XW, 164XW / Selecta 175XW / Untrac 167XW / Rental Rocker MEN 156XW, 160XW, 163XW

MID-WAIST boards with a width around 260 mm are either recommended for snowboarders with shoe size 10/11 riding boots with a short shoe sole length or for riders with regular shoe size who have bulky boots with a long shoe sole length but still do not fall into the EXTRA WIDE range. (MP* 27 – 29.0) Squad Prime 156W / Squad Rocker 156W / Steaze 156W, 159W / GeniX 156W, 160W / Alright 162W, 167W / Squad Jr. 142W, 146W

This category features boards with a width from 250 mm to 255 mm. They are not too wide, but also not too narrow and the perfect choice for riders with a standard boot size. (MP* 25 – 28) Squad Prime 152, 155, 158 / Squad Rocker 152, 155, 158 / Xbreed / Steaze 149, 152, 155, 158 / GeniX 148, 152 / Spade / Dash 149, 152, 155, 159, 163 / Selecta 163, 168 / Coal Race 159 / Coal XT / Alright 155 / Untrac 155, 162 / Rental Rocker MEN 149, 153, 157

NARROW boards are not only suitable for snowboarders with small feet but also for ladies. Their width is ranging around 240 mm, and their shape as well as flex is spe­ cifi­cally designed for small show sizes and light-weight riders (MP* < 26 ). Savvy / Disturbia / Flavor / Melody / Rental Rocker WMN / Selecta 158 / Squad Jr. 132, 136, 140, 144 / Jibby * Mondopoint = Length of shoe sole in cm’s


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SPADE ALL-MOUNTAIN ALL-ROUNDER WITH STYLE If you don’t want to be constrained in where you ride then the Spade is the perfect board for you. The directional sidecut makes detours into the backcountry just as comfy as visits to the park. If a trick isn’t completely stomped, the forgiving shape prevents nasty edge catching and the Shock Absorber can easily suck up bigger drops too. Rocker and a little set­ back allow the Spade to float on powder, even when flat and on the slopes it stays smooth and stable even at high speeds.

EASY ROCKER SHAPE This board is flat between the bindings too and only sports a minimal rocker shape, making the board low-key on the slope, with its full potential unfolding in the backcountry and the park. This makes these boards super easy to handle while extremely lively and forgiving. The perfect shape for newcomers to the rocker technology as they still get to carve on the slopes, without catching edges or getting stuck in powder.

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article number 181311.148 recommended rider’s weight in kg < 60 width in mm (tip/waist/tail) 290 / 246 / 289 length in mm (tip/tail) 195 / 195 height in mm (tip/tail) 63 / 63 FS-BIGAIR FS-PIPE inserts (quantity/setback in mm) 20 / 10 FS-JIB stance in cm (min/med/max) 48 / 52 / 56 ALL-MOUNTAIN comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) 7,08 / Direct. FS POWDER effective 1135 SPEED edge

151 181311.151 45 - 70 292 / 248 / 291 195 / 195 MASTER64 / 64 20 / 10 EXPERT 50 / 54 / 58 ADVANCED 7,23 / Direct. FS ROOKIE1165

154

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181311.154 50 - 75 297 / 251 / 296 200 / 200 66 / 66 PREMIUM 20 / 10 52 / 56 / 60 HIGH 7,90 / Direct. FS 1195 STANDARD

157 181311.157 55 - 80 299 / 253 / 298 200 / 200 566STIFF / 66 20 / 10 53MEDIUM / 57 / 61 8,17 / Direct. FS 1215 SOFT

159 181311.159 60 - 85 301 / 255 / 300 200 / 200 66 / 66 NORMAL 20 / 10 54 / 58 / 62 8,44 / Direct. FS 1235

162 181311.162 > 70 303 / 257 / 302 205 / 205 676/ 67 HORROR-SHOCK 20 / 10 55 / 59 / 63 EXTREME-SHOCK 8,68 / Direct. FS 1255 HEAVY-SHOCK


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DASH ALL-MOUNTAIN BOARD FOR MORE THAN JUST ONE SEASON With Easy Camber Shape, the Dash is the best choice for all newcomers who want to start off learning with a proper riding technique. With a softer flex it’s not too harsh to ride and is still easy to control in all terrains. Excellent for cruising soft slush, carving icy slopes or for trying your first tricks in the park.

156XW/160XW/164XW

EASY CAMBER SHAPE This smooth camber shape combines an early rise in nose and tail with less camber. This shortens the contact length, making the board a little more playful without loosing the prime grip and re­ sponse of a classic camber shape. It is a great option for beginners keen on honing their technique as it’s not as loose as a rocker shape.

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article number 181312.149 recommended rider’s weight in kg < 65 width in mm (tip/waist/tail) 292 / 246 / 290 length in mm (tip/tail) 190 / 180 height in mm (tip/tail) 54 / 48 FS-BIGAIR FS-PIPE inserts (quantity/setback in mm) 20 / 15 FS-JIB stance in cm (min/med/max) 48 / 52 / 56 ALL-MOUNTAIN comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) 7,38 / Direct. FS POWDER effective 1140 SPEED edge

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152 181312.152 45 - 75 296 / 248 / 294 190 / 180 54 / 48 MASTER 20 / 20 EXPERT 50 / 54 / 58 ADVANCED 7,68 / Direct. FS 1200 ROOKIE

155

156XW

181312.155 181312.156XW 50 - 80 55 - 85 301 / 253 / 299 308 / 263 / 305 195 / 185 200 / 190 57 / 514 PREMIUM58 / 52 20 / 20 20 / 20 51 / 55 / 59 51 / 55 / 59 HIGH 8,03 / Direct. FS 8,30 / Direct. FS 1220 1220 STANDARD

159 181312.159 55 - 85 304 / 256 / 302 205 / 195 461STIFF / 55 20 / 25 52MEDIUM / 56 / 60 8,46 / Direct. FS 1250 SOFT

160XW

163

181312.160XW 181312.163 65 - 90 70 - 95 311 / 266 / 308 307 / 259 / 305 205 / 195 210 / 200 4 61 / 55 65 / 59 NORMAL 149 / 152 / 155 / 20 / 25 20 / 25 159 / 163 52 / 56 / 60 53 / 57 / 61 EXTRA WIDE 8,85 / Direct. FS 8,68 / Direct. FS 156XW / 160XW / 1260164XW 1275

164XW 181312.164XW > 75 314 / 269 / 311 210 / 200 65 / 59 HORROR-SHOCK 20 / 25 54 / 58 / 62 EXTREME-SHOCK 9,28 / Direct. FS 1275 HEAVY-SHOCK


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At the end of March, a kind of fairy tale took place in Livigno, Italy: for four days some of the best female freeskiers and snowboarders gathered in a castle made of snow shredding, partying and laughing together from sunrise to sunset.


invited into the livigno castle

When Völkl riders Elena Könz and Birgit Rofner found

From sunrise to sunset riders like Jenny Jones (GBR),

their Nine Queens invitation in their mailbox they were

Spencer O‘ Brien (CAN), Silje Norendal (NOR) and Jamie

stoked beyond belief, as for the first time in the event‘s

Anderson (USA) were shredding and shooting. „The

history a select group of snowboarders was allowed

program was amazing, I never had such a relaxed and

to shred the legendary „chateau“ besides their fellow

productive week“, said Birgit Rofner. „The castle was

freeski friends. The unique features consisting of huge

huge but built very safely and I had a lot of fun riding it.“

jumps and jibs, built in the Livigno Snow Park, was to become their home for four days. „It was an exciting

Building this palace of snow had taken three months

challenge to finally admit snowboarders“, says Nico

from the initial planning until the last dig of a shovel. At

Zacek who founded the event two years ago. „It doesn‘t

the end a pile of snow measuring 80 meters wide and

make sense to separate freeskiers and snowboarders

20 meters high turned into an impressive feature that

anymore but it took us some years to realize this”. The

included a huge halfpipe, large kickers and creative jib

girls did their best to live up to the high expectations.

elements.


62 Four professional photographers and a film

Our Swiss team rider Elena Könz was also more than

crew followed the „queens“ at every turn as

stoked about the week proving that she rightfully

they proved their skills in fun jam sessions.

belongs in the ranks of Europe’s best snowboarders.

Alex Papis who has already captured many

During the big air contest, held as a jam session on

Völkl trips on camera was shooting in Livigno

the last day, all of Elena‘s four runs were super clean.

and thrilled about the concept: „The event was

In the end, she came first, with a huge Frontside 720

definitely one of the highlights of my season!

Melon and a Backside 540 Mute! „Nine Queens is a

Every day we stayed on the mountain shooting

unique and very diverse event, focusing less on the

from the early morning until eight o’clock at

competitive side of things and more on having a fun

night. I had all my photo equipment with me,

and progressive session with each other“, Elena said.

nearly 40 kilos; it was one of the most intensive

„The sunset sessions were the best: the sun was

and exhausting weeks of the entire winter but

starting to disappear behind the mountains, you have

totally worth it – the girls were killing it and I‘m

the most beautiful view and then you jump over the

very happy with the outcome.“

castle; this was unforgettable!“

NINE QUEENS INVITATIONAL

LIVIGNO

Location:

1816-3000 meters

Livigno Mottolino Fun Mountain (ITA)

Season: End of November until end of April

Format: Jam Sessions, Big Air Competition & Photo Contest (Best Action Photo, Best Black & White Photo, Best Group Shot, Best Lifestyle Shot) Set Up: Halfpipe with two kickers on each side (22 and 28 meter table), a step up transfer kicker, several jib elements like straight down, kinked stair set, straight down industry rail, cannon gap feature and loop

For more information, videos and the winner shots of the photo contest: www.ninequeens.com

Slope kilometers: 110 km Lifts: 33 Snow park: Mottolino Snow Park with XL (Pro) Line, Large, Medium & Small Lines (www.snowparklivigno.com) Day ticket: €43.50 Next airports: Zurich (200 kilometers), Innsbruck (180 kilometers) More information: www.ski-livigno.com


Elena KĂśnz Winner 2014 The format of the Nine Queens is great because a lot of us girls are used to the contest circuit and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get the chance to shoot footage too often; especially on a unique feature like the castle that has so much to give visually. For me it was definitely a very fresh, new experience.

elena


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Birgit Rofner

Birgit

When I got an email with the subject â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Nine Queens Invitationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; last October I first thought this must be a joke. But it was real! I was so much looking forward to this event and it turned out to be the best week of the whole season.


Alex Papis I had already seen pictures from the previous years and knew that it was something really special to be one of the four invited photographers and to document the event. Furthermore the Völkl riders Elena Könz and Birgit Rofner were invited too and I was absolutely sure that they would kill it. They didn‘t disappoint.

Alex


WOMEN PARK & SLOPE

Elena Kรถnz

Alex Papis

Livigno / Italy

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SMOOTH & FAST

Blunt Nose Geometry

Freestyle Rocker & True Twin Sidecut

Völkl Premium Carbon / POP1.0 & Sintered Base

SAVVY PLAYFUL FREESTYLEALL-MOUNTAIN BOARD With its fast, sintered base, the Savvy flies over flat cat tracks and is able to clear any table. With the longer effective edge of the Blunt Nose Geometry, it possesses a lot more grip and stability, while feeling a lot shorter. And with the Twin-Tip Freestyle Rocker, made for jibs and butters, this board is also the right choice for exploring new obstacles in the backcountry.

SINTERED BASE The production process of Sintered Bases forms pores that readily absorb wax. This makes the Sintered Base very soft, yet excep­ tionally damage-resistant and ensures excellent gliding properties when waxed regularly.

FREESTYLE ROCKER

SAVVY

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article number 181320.143 recommended rider’s weight in kg < 60 width in mm (tip/waist/tail) 287 / 237 / 287 length in mm (tip/tail) 170 / 170 height in mm (tip/tail) 47 / 47 FS-BIGAIR MASTER FS-PIPE inserts (quantity/setback in mm) 20 / 0 EXPERT FS-JIB stance in cm (min/med/max) 46 / 50 / 54 ALL-MOUNTAIN ADVANCED comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) 6,52 / True Twin-Tip POWDER effective edge 1140 SPEED ROOKIE

146

149

181320.146 40 - 65 289 / 239 / 289 175 / 175 7 PREMIUM 51 / 51 20 / 0 48 / 52 / 56 HIGH 6,80 / True Twin-Tip 1150 STANDARD

181320.149 > 55 291 / 241 / 291 180 / 180 5 STIFF 54 / 54 20 / 0 50 / 54 / 58 MEDIUM 7,13 / True Twin-Tip 1165 SOFT

NARROW

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FORGIVING PLAYFUL & EDGE GRIP

Freestyle Hybrid Shape soft flex CHECK OUT THE PRODUCT VIDEO!

Twin-Tip & Blunt Nose Geometry

DISTURBIA A NEW DIMENSION IN ALL-MOUNTAIN FREESTYLE Ridden with a low, centered stance much like a skateboard, the Disturbia guarantees amazing board feeling in all terrains. In powder the nose rocker keeps it afloat and eliminates cramp in the back leg, while the playful flex makes jibs and tricks a walk in the park. Also a longer effective edge allows for long carves and sharp turns in the backcountry. Look forward to a completely new board feel!

TRIAXIAL FIBERGLASS WEAVE IN UPPER AND LOWER BEAM This special weave consists of fibers that are positioned at a 45° angle (+45°/-45°) in addition to a longitudinal direction. Depending on the density of the woven fibers, torsion and flex are enhanced without increasing the core’s thickness. This reduces weight and en­ hances responsiveness as well as edge grip.

FREESTYLE HYBRID

DISTURBIA

140

article number 181321.140 recommended rider’s weight in kg < 60 width in mm (tip/waist/tail) 285 / 235 / 285 length in mm (tip/tail) 175 / 175 height in mm (tip/tail) 51 / 51 FS-BIGAIR MASTER FS-PIPE inserts (quantity/setback in mm) 20 / 0 EXPERT FS-JIB stance in cm (min/med/max) 45 / 49 / 53 ALL-MOUNTAIN ADVANCED comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) 6,10 / True Twin-Tip POWDER effective edge 1125 SPEED ROOKIE

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146

149

181321.143 45 - 70 287 / 237 / 287 180 / 180 5 PREMIUM 53 / 53 20 / 0 47 / 51 / 55 HIGH 6,50 / True Twin-Tip 1140 STANDARD

181321.146 50 - 75 289 / 239 / 289 185 / 185 4 STIFF 55 / 55 20 / 0 49 / 53 / 57 MEDIUM 6,80 / True Twin-Tip 1150 SOFT

181321.149 > 55 291 / 241 / 291 185 / 185 55 / 55 NARROW 20 / 0 49 / 53 / 57 7,10 / True Twin-Tip 1165

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ROCKER & CAMBER COMBINED


FEMININE

slim lady shape

VERSATILE & LIVELY

CHECK OUT THE PRODUCT VIDEO!

SMOOTH

Easy Rocker Shape

Triaxial Fiberglass

FLAVOR YOUR BEST FRIEND FOR ALL TERRAIN The Flavor always strikes the right chord and suits the female taste with its women specific shape. The slim waist allows for super speedy edge-to-edge turns and provides great grip on all slopes. Also, in powder, it stays on top thanks to the Easy Rocker Shape, while the forgiving Freestyle Sidecut gives you a heads up for all things jibby and tricksy.

EXTRUDED BASE Produced by fusion, this base is very hard and damage-resistant. This low maintenance material is the best choice for riders who don’t regularly hot wax their boards, as extruded bases are still fast even if they’re not waxed.

EASY ROCKER

FLAVOR

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article number 181322.142 recommended rider’s weight in kg < 60 width in mm (tip/waist/tail) 282 / 236 / 280 length in mm (tip/tail) 170 / 160 height in mm (tip/tail) 49 / 44 FS-BIGAIR MASTER FS-PIPE inserts (quantity/setback in mm) 20 / 15 EXPERT FS-JIB stance in cm (min/med/max) 45 / 49 / 53 ALL-MOUNTAIN ADVANCED comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) 7,11 / Direct. Freestyle POWDER effective edge 1135 SPEED ROOKIE

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154

181322.146 45 - 70 284 / 238 / 282 175 / 165 5 PREMIUM 50 / 46 20 / 15 47 / 51 / 55 HIGH 7,42 / Direct. Freestyle 1165 STANDARD

181322.150 50 - 75 286 / 240 / 284 175 / 165 5 STIFF 52 / 46 20 / 20 49 / 53 / 57 MEDIUM 7,80 / Direct. Freestyle 1190 SOFT

181322.154 > 55 288 / 242 / 286 180 / 170 54 / 49 NARROW 20 / 20 49 / 53 / 57 8,32 / Direct. Freestyle 1225

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Easy Camber Shape

SMOOTH BOARD FEELING FORGIVING

slim lady shape CHECK OUT THE PRODUCT VIDEO!

soft flex

MELODY START WITH THE BEST The Melody is a lot more than just a beginner’s board! Experienced riders appreciate the softer flex, which makes it forgiving and super relaxed to ride. The Easy Camber Shape provides a precise feeling for a direct ride, while also delivering enough POP for first jibs and slope tricks. Girls keen on learning the right technique from the beginning will have a lot of fun with the Melody, and will carry on doing so as they progress with it.

HIGH-GLOSS LACQUERED TOPSHEET The application of a clear varnish coating on a board’s topsheet makes it even more durable and slick and prevents snow from sticking to the board. Partial grip varnish or a matte screen print, adds a tangible 3D effect with depth and special light reflecting qualities.

EASY CAMBER

MELODY

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article number 181323.139 recommended rider’s weight in kg < 55 width in mm (tip/waist/tail) 280 / 234 / 278 length in mm (tip/tail) 180 / 170 FS-BIGAIR MASTER height in mm (tip/tail) 48 / 43 FS-PIPE inserts (quantity/setback in mm) 20 / 15 EXPERT FS-JIB stance in cm (min/med/max) 43 / 47 / 51 ALL-MOUNTAIN ADVANCED comp. sidecut (radius inPOWDER m/sidecut) 7,03 / Direct. Freestyle effective edge 1085 SPEED ROOKIE

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151

155

181323.143 40 - 60 282 / 236 / 280 185 / 175 4 PREMIUM 50 / 45 20 / 15 45 / 49 / 53 HIGH 7,18 / Direct. Freestyle 1110 STANDARD

181323.147 45 - 65 284 / 238 / 282 185 / 175 3 STIFF 50 / 45 20 / 15 47 / 51 / 55 MEDIUM 7,48 / Direct. Freestyle 1140 SOFT

181323.151 50 - 70 286 / 240 / 284 190 / 180 54 / 48 NARROW 20 / 20 49 / 53 / 57 7,90 / Direct. Freestyle 1160

181323.155 > 50 288 / 242 / 286 190 / 180 54 / 483 HORROR-SHOCK 20 / 20 49 / 53 / 57 EXTREME-SHOCK 8,44 / Direct. Freestyle 1200 HEAVY-SHOCK

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FREERIDE HEAVEN Chamonix at the bottom of Europe‘s highest mountain, Mont Blanc, has the reputation of being a Mecca of freeriding.

For Aline Bock, Michi ‚Stani’ Stanschitz and Ueli Kestenholz there was no better place to go shoot with the new backcountry freestyle board, Alright, than Chamonix, with its impressive mountains and infinite freeride options. Here, you find cliffs as big as

Also

buildings next to easy backcountry

mentioned a very special vibe that

runs, while super narrow and

is everywhere and that he has never

unimaginably

couloirs

experienced in any other resort in

descend into big open bowls.

the Alps: “It is fascinating and scary

Almost everything can be easily

at the same time: the monumental

accessed from the lift. The Aiguille

mountains, the steep ridges and

du Midi, Europe‘s second highest

the panorama. Even in the hotels

cable car, climbs to 3842 meters,

and bars down in Chamonix there

while Chamonix itself rests on

is only one topic of conversation:

1008meters.

how to climb up and ski down the

steep

photographer

Alex

Papis

mountains in the safest yet the Aline puts it in a nutshell when she

most extreme way.”

says that Chamonix has something mystical, something she can hardly

Ueli has been to Chamonix several

describe. Even from the village

times and knows why this place,

the surrounding mountains look

with its high alpine lines, is the right

overwhelming.

location for a playful backcountry

This was Stani’s first time in Chamonix

and

every corner you see hardcore

of open and diverse backcountry

deeply impressed: „It‘s incredible

mountaineers with ice axes, ropes

terrain around Brévent, Flégère and

what kind of lines you can ride

and

you

Les Grands Montets – the perfect

here

hiking!“

should never just follow any tracks

playground for a board like the

The mountains are huge and on

– they could belong to a speed flyer

Alright!“

much

was

freestyle board: „You find a lot

also

without

he

crampons.

Therefore

whose line ends at the top of a 60 meter cliff!”


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Aline

The Alright is a very playful board and offers great floatation that almost makes it impossible to get stuck with the nose while riding powder. The shape is very unique and almost resembles a snowboard from the 80â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Whether in powder, the backcountry or on the slope, the Alright can be ridden in all conditions!

Stani

We found some really cool spots and the Alright was definitely the right board for this photo shoot. Thanks to the new sidecut with its shortened effective edge the board rides as playfully as a park board, while the tapered nose provides amazing float in powder. I love doing powder lines, pillow runs, cliff drops and butter tricks with it!


Ueli

You need to ride the Alright a little bit more centered, like a twin-tip board. Thanks to the long nose with Freeride Rocker it easily glides and almost hovers above the surface. Since our trip to Chamonix I never leave the house without the Alright when looking for fun powder runs in the resort or in the backcountry!

CHAMONIX 1035-3842 meters Season: End of November until beginning of May Resorts: Chamonix Le Pass (Grands Montets, Brévent - Flégère, Balme - Vallorcine, Les Planards, La Vormaine, Le Savoy, Les Chosalets), Mont Blanc Unlimited (alle Resorts plus Aiguille du Midi), Slope kilometers: 115 (Chamonix Le Pass), 410 (Mont Blanc Unlimited) Lifts: 42 (Chamonix Le Pass), 124 (Mont Blanc Unlimited) Snow parks: Grands Montets Snowpark Day ticket: €46.50 (Chamonix Le Pass), €56.50 (Mont Blanc Unlimited) Nearest airport: Genf (80 Kilometer)

More information: www.chamonix.com


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BIG MOUNTAINS, BIG FUN Why look elsewhere when all the good stuff is in your backyard? Vรถlkl rider Joe Lax shows us his home turf, British Colombia, at its best: stunningly steep and full of snow.


78 I am drawn to ride steep lines because I like the challenge, not just from a riding perspective but also from a timing perspective. A lot of things need to happen for certain lines to become rideable: it takes proper weather, stable snow and a deep enough snowpack to cover the rocks and glacial holes. The snow also needs to fall with a certain amount of density in order for it to stick to terrain this steep. If a line is speaking to me, and it is difficult to get in, I often will rappel in over cliffs and cornices, to get at the line I want to ride. It is another variable, and it is fun to overcome challenges to line up these memorable moments. When the conditions come together I push myself to seize these moments because timing is everything in the big mountains and you never know when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get another chance. One of my favorite areas to ride is the Coast Mountains, about an hour north of my home, in Pemberton, BC, which reach up to 2800 meters. My friends and I are normally using snowmobiles to go up old logging roads. We push as far as we can go by sled and then either splitboard or hike to get into the lines. The mountains arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always easy to get to, and often the weather doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cooperate. It is always an adventure! The high country in the Coast Mountains is heavily glaciated and there are many crevasses to navigate on the way up and on the way down. It was especially dangerous this year as the winter started late and the snowpack was lower than normal, but this actually made it easier to get onto some of the bigger lines because in most seasons large cornices typically close them out.


I have looked at this steep spine line for many years, but it always looked too hard to get onto safely because of a large and very dangerous overhanging cornice. This year, with a bit lower snowpack, I could get right to the edge. I looked in and the line was so steep that it appeared as if it dropped off into a large cliff towards the glacier 700 meters below. It blindly rolled over from the top and I had to trust that the snow had stuck to the rocks and that I was in the right place. The crux of the spine was almost 80 degrees, which is the steepest line I have ever ridden.


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and There are many unique ice formations on the Pemberton Ice Cap. I stopped other but years the over times hundred a probably cliff glacier looked at this ice terrain has always distracted me. When I finally hiked up amongst the huge and pillars, to get to the top of the cliff, I felt tiny. I worked my way to the edge like sent a waterfall of snow off the cliff before I aired off this glacial beauty. It felt I was riding onto a large breaking wave. It was a pretty rad moment.


Freeride BACKCOUNTRY & POWDER - DIRECTIONAL SIDECUT / MORE SETBACK - SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION & FLEX CONCEPT - ULTRA-LIGHT / COMPLETE CARBON LAYER - MASSIVE FLOATATION

From fresh tracks far from civilization to runs under the lift, there’s no better feeling than chucking roosters in fresh snow. But freeriding is a lot more than just slashing powder. To match personal riding style with terrain, we have three variations of freeride shapes in the Völkl quiver. The core value of all freeride boards is to be lightweight, which we achieve with a complete lower layer of Völkl Premium Carbon in the core, which also adds outstanding response. This is handy on the slopes and in fast tree runs and narrow chutes, where turns have to be precise.

Ueli Kestenholz

Alex Papis

Charmonix / France

For “Big Mountain & Deep Powder” the SELECTA is the perfect choice of board. The wide nose and extreme Pin-Tail Shape offer tremendous float, while the unique Powder Channel provides the ultimate surf feeling, even on flatter faces. And on powder free days, the Selecta delivers fast edge-to-edge performance to ensure fun on the slopes. The new ALRIGHT occupies the “Playful Freeride” category. In combination with the hybrid shape the Tapered Nose Geometry provides the shortest effective edge possible for extremely playful riding and excellent float. It is the board of choice for anyone taking their freestyle tricks to the backcountry! The COAL XT is a great fit for anyone into the domain of “Progressive Freeride”. A firmer flex delivers high speed control, maximum edge hold and direct riding dynamics, while the Nose Rocker and the new nose elevation add extra float. >>> Selecta / Alright / Coal XT


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PERFECT FLOAT & EXTRA GRIP CHECK OUT THE PRODUCT VIDEO!

PLAYFUL & FORGIVING

Playful Freeride Sidecut with Tapered Nose

LIVELY & MASSIVE POP EXTREMELY LIGHT SHOCK ABSORBING

Freeride Hybrid Shape

Völkl Premium Carbon / POP4.0

Ultra-Light Woodcore & Ultra-Light Topsheet

Shock-Absorber & TPU Dampening

ALRIGHT PLAYFUL FREERIDE PERFECTION The unique Freeride Hybrid Shape ensures excellent back­ country performance through a shortened effective edge. The Alright rides as playfully and rotates as easily as a short park stick but with its special nose shape it also ploughs through powder like the biggest big mountain boards. It’s also easy to control and never catches an edge in challenging conditions, like crust or changing snow pack as you find off-piste.

LENGTH 162W / 167W

VÖLKL PREMIUM CARBON WEAVE / POP 4.0 Especially produced for Völkl these extremely light Premium Carbon fibers in the lower layer make the board particularly strong and lively. The carbon fibers’ tensile strength allows for very short response times and the length-wise integrated fiberglass strips enhance the board’s torsional stiffness and add more pop. This layer, made completely of carbon, adds minimum weight and provides more smoothness and maximum response.

FREERIDE HYBRID SHAPE

ALRIGHT

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article number 181333.155 recommended rider’s weight in kg < 70 width in mm (tip/waist/tail) 298 / 251 / 278 length in mm (tip/tail) 223 / 203 height in mm (tip/tail) 64 / 58 FS-BIGAIR MASTER FS-PIPE inserts (quantity/setback in mm) 24 / 25 EXPERT FS-JIB stance in cm (min/med/max) 49 / 55 / 61 ALL-MOUNTAIN ADVANCED comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) 6,33 / Playful Freeride POWDER effective edge 990 SPEED ROOKIE

162W

167W

181333.162W 65 - 90 308 / 260 / 290 232 / 212 10 PREMIUM 69 / 63 24 / 30 51 / 57 / 63 HIGH 6,76 / Playful Freeride 1020 STANDARD

181333.167W > 75 310 / 262 / 295 238 / 218 5 STIFF 73 / 67 24 / 35 53 / 59 / 65 MEDIUM 7,25 / Playful Freeride 1050 SOFT

NORMAL 155 MID WIDE 162W / 167W

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Tapered Nose Geometry The right nose shape is just as crucial for riding and board characteristics as any other component in a board. Hence we developed a completely new shape for Winter 2014/15, especially tailored to the Playful Freeride Hybrid Shape.

The square, tapered form not only provides perfect float but also playfully handles changing snow conditions off piste. With the Tapered Nose the Alright can cut through hard crusts and won’t get stuck even in difficult terrain. The angular segments divert pressure away from the edges, so the nose won’t dig into the snow even in blown out or broken crust. This special geometry also pushes the widest parts of the board toward the middle, shortening the effective edge by at least 30 cm. This gives a 167 model a similar edge length as a 140! You won’t believe the riding pleasure that the Playful Freeride Hybrid Shape with Tapered Nose delivers. >>> Alright


LIGHTWEIGHT CHECK OUT THE PRODUCT VIDEO!

Ultra-Light Woodcore & Ultra-Light Topsheet

FLOAT IN POWDER

Powder Rocker Shape

SURFY FEELING RESPONSIVE & LIVELY

Powder Channel

Pin-Tail shape with Völkl Premium Carbon / POP4.0

SHOCK ABSORBING

Sidewalls with TPU Dampening

SELECTA THE ACE OF SPRAYS With the Selecta’s combination of pintail shape and powder rocker, the idea of pow surfing comes to life. While the wide nose floats on top of the snow, the Powder Channel in the tail digs in like a surfboard fin, increasing stability and grip. The ultra-light wood core with all-carbon under belt adds a new dimension of lightness. No powder? No problem! The setback of the pintail turns the Selecta into a furious carving machine.

175XW

POWDER CHANNEL Swallow Tail Shapes incorporate a gap in the tail, which resembles the tail of a swallow and makes it softer. This unique riding feel is made perfect by the Powder Channel, a flexible, sturdy synthetic channel that closes the gap in the woodcore. This makes switch riding in powder and on the groomers super easy. The channel’s special scoop also alters the way the snow flows under the board, adding stability like a surfboard fin for that unmistakable surfy feeling in powder!

ALL-MOUNTAIN/POWDER ROCKER

SELECTA

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article number 181330.158 recommended rider’s weight in kg < 75 width in mm (tip/waist/tail) 306 / 248 / 282 length in mm (tip/tail) 215 / 175 height in mm (tip/tail) 64 / 44 FS-BIGAIR MASTER FS-PIPE inserts (quantity/setback in mm) 24 / 35 EXPERT FS-JIB stance in cm (min/med/max) 46 / 54 / 58 ALL-MOUNTAIN ADVANCED comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) 8,54 / Direct. Freeride POWDER effective edge 1245 SPEED ROOKIE

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168

175XW

181330.163 < 80 312 / 253 / 292 225 / 175 10 PREMIUM 66 / 44 24 / 40 48 / 56 / 60 HIGH 8,51 / Direct. Freeride 1285 STANDARD

181330.168 > 65 317 / 258 / 297 225 / 175 6 STIFF 68 / 45 24 / 40 49 / 57 / 61 MEDIUM 9,26 / Direct. Freeride 1340 SOFT

181330.175XW > 70 325 / 266 / 305 225 / 175 68 / 45 NARROW 24 / 50 158 50 / 58 /NORMAL 62 163 / 168 10,25 / Direct. Freeride EXTRA WIDE 1405 175XW

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RESPONSIVE & SUPER FAST

Nose Rocker & Völkl Race Lab Split Base

VIBRATION DAMPENING SMOOTH & STABLE

Smart Torsion Inlay

CHECK OUT THE PRODUCT VIDEO!

Anti-Vibrations-System (AVS)

Völkl Premium Carbon / POP4.0

COAL XT HIGH SPEED BACKCOUNTRY WEAPON No board is faster than the Coal XT for charging down the mountain as if on rails or ploughing through waist deep powder! The new VRL Split Base accelerates like no other while the Pro Camber Shape with reinforced inlays guarantees maximum edge hold even at highest speeds. The complete carbon under belt and integrated Anti-VibrationSystem ensure a smooth ride, which combined with the new nose rocker make an ideal backcountry stick.

ANTI-VIBRATIONS-SYSTEM (AVS) The Anti-Vibrations-System is integrated directly into the topsheet underneath the bindings and absorbs all bumps and shocks with its special rubber/gel layers. The AVS unfurls its potential most no­tice­ ably when a board is on an edge, providing tremendous dampening and absorbing all vibrations.

PRO CAMBER WITH NOSE ROCKER

COAL XT

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MAXIMUM EDGE HOLD

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article number 181332.158 recommended rider’s weight in kg 60 - 85 width in mm (tip/waist/tail) 301 / 248 / 291 length in mm (tip/tail) 190 / 160 height in mm (tip/tail) 61 / 38 FS-BIGAIR MASTER FS-PIPE inserts (quantity/setback in mm) 24 / 30 EXPERT FS-JIB stance in cm (min/med/max) 50 / 58 / 62 ALL-MOUNTAIN ADVANCED comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) 8,19 / Direct. Freeride POWDER effective edge 1275 SPEED ROOKIE

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168

181332.163 65 - 95 305 / 252 / 295 195 / 165 10 PREMIUM 64 / 40 24 / 35 51 / 59 / 63 HIGH 8,69 / Direct. Freeride 1315 STANDARD

181332.168 > 75 309 / 256 / 299 200 / 170 9 STIFF 67 / 43 24 / 35 51 / 59 / 63 MEDIUM 9,20 / Direct. Freeride 1355 SOFT

NORMAL

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INTO THE WILD

There’s no place on earth as beautiful yet simultaneously so hostile as the remote area at the tip of South America, Patagonia. In the blink of an eye the weather can change, with only minutes between bluebird and whiteout. However, those patient enough to wait for this hot-tempered diva to calm down will be rewarded with the finest powder, virgin lines and steep couloirs. Our team rider Martin ‚Seili‘ Seiler is one such man.

The locals call this line ‚Zebra‘, due to the many white couloirs and black rock spines. From our refuge El-Frey it took us two hours to hike with splitboards, cross a ridge and climb to reach the dropins of the couloirs. The rough weather in Patagonia didn‘t make it easy; twice we had to turn back at the drop-in and climb back down after strong wind and fog replaced the morning sunshine. But the day this picture was shot everything worked out perfectly and we ripped the narrow Zebra couloirs. The fickle conditions made the riding here a very special experience.


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guy from ‚Into the Wild‘ would die on his first day “Thein Patagonia“ say the locals. This area of the Andes, between Chile and Argentina, is the epitome of wild as I found out during my splitboard trip last summer – with temperatures dropping as low as -30, howling winds and heavy snowfalls. However, when the wind died and the clouds disappeared revealing sparkling, fresh powder Patagonia unfolded its untouched beauty and wilderness. It was exactly these moments that made the long trip to the Southern hemisphere so worthwhile.

In Bariloche we discovered a Swiss colony, founded in the 19th century by immigrants from Switzerland. In the picture, above my head, you can see the emblem of my home canton, Wallis. I didn‘t try the cheese fondue or other Swiss dishes as I fear these guys have been away from home too long, but there’s nothing more delicious in Argentina than ‚Asados‘ (a special kind of BBQ) of fresh local meat.


On this day we enjoyed fresh powder and spray after spray in front of a stunning backdrop, until strong winds pushed in the clouds in the afternoon; we surrendered and went flyfishing on the lake in the background. This was Patagonia at itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best! If I learnt one thing here, it was that when it comes to weather conditions you have to be flexible.

Short hike just before enjoying the aforementioned turns.


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Our filmer Grego Campi, in his self-made snow cave, which protected him from the howling winds while he waited for us to get to the start of our line.

Home Sweet Home: our refuge Elâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Frey (2500 meters above sea level) that provided us with countless faces and lines, set on fire by the evening sun, as in this picture.


PATAGONIEN Season: July until October (with the best conditions from mid-August until mid-September) Resorts: Caviahue (1650-2958 meters), Cerro Chapelco (1250-1600 meters), Cerro Bayo (1050-1752 meters), Cerro Catedral (1030-2000 meters), Perito Moreno (1467-2220 meters), La Hoya (1350-2050 meters)

The crew (Thomas Orol, Yago Najda, filmer and photographer Grego Campi, Martin Seiler) checking a line from the El-Frey refuge. In the background on the left-hand side you can see the Cerro Catedral.

How to get there: There are daily flights from Buenos Aires to Bariloche, 20 kilometers from Cerro Catedral. From here you can reach all other resorts easily with a rental car or bus. Currency: Argentine peso (€1 = around 11 ARS) Prices: Food and transport are pretty cheap; a night in a hostel costs around €10, a ski ticket around €36.

CHECK OUT SEILIS ALRIGHT REVIEW!

AND HIS UNTRAC REVIEW!

A very narrow couloir: due to the warm temperatures and the risk of wet snow avalanches I had to start early, riding the line in the first morning light and getting back just in time for breakfast – an incredible run!


SPLITBOARDING TOURING, BACKCOUNTRY & POWDER - DIRECTIONAL SIDECUT / GREATER SETBACK - ULTRA-LIGHT / COMPLETE CARBON LAYER - MAXIMUM FLOATATION & PERFECT EDGE GRIP - EASY HANDLING

Splitboarding is a lot more than just a breathtaking hike followed by untracked runs. It is a total immersion into the beauty of nature, far from noise, and tourist trails. Every tour is an intense experience and the descent an unforgettable adventure. As mountain folks say: “THE SPIRITS RISE IN THE ENDLESS VASTNESS OF THE MOUNTAINS”. And to ensure that you can rise to the occasion to, Völkl has developed the Untrac Splitboard, which is power efficient, easy and straightforward to handle. Cold hands are a thing of the past with the unique VÖLKL SKIN PIN SYSTEM, as it eliminates unnecessary fumbling. Simply hook the integrated pin into the eyelet in the nose and fix it with a 90° twist, while the other end is fixed to the hook in the tail with a rubber fastener. The skins for the UNTRAC Splitboard feature a special VACUUM-BASE TECHNOLOGY, which sticks to the base even in extremely cold temperatures. After hiking simply stick them together, without having to use a separating foil, and stow them fuss-free in your backpack.

Alex Papis

Secret Spot : )

The Untrac also comes with the pre-mounted VOILÉ SPLIT KIT, with dual climbing aids. This enables you to change from snowboard to splitboard, as well as swap the bindings, in just a few steps and while keeping gloves on! At the same time the new FREERIDE HYBRID SHAPE with camber between the bindings offers perfect hold on hard pack on the run down, as well as on the hike up. For especially icy traverses the teeth of the crampons on the FASTEC SPLITEC ALU Bindings offer extra grip. Thanks to the integrated Slider Track they are easily mountable on the way up, while strapped in and with gloves on: simply lift the heel, insert the crampons from behind and secure them with a click. After use they can be dismounted just as easily by pulling a little lever, without getting out of the bindings. >>> Untrac / Fastec Splitec Alu


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PERFECT FLOAT & EXTRA GRIP EASY HANDLING

CHECK OUT THE PRODUCT VIDEO!

new Freeride Hybrid Shape

Völkl Skin Pin-System & pre-mounted Voilé Split Kit

RELAXED HIKING LIGHT-WEIGHT ROBUST & STABLE

custom made Vacuum Base Skins Völkl Premium Carbon / POP4.0 Shock Absorber & TPU dampening

UNTRAC VIP PASS TO UNTRACKED BACKCOUNTRY The Untrac makes untracked paradise that bit more accessible. The Skin Pin System in the new Vacuum Base Skins makes their handling incredibly easy, even in the wet or in difficult terrain. The new Freeride Hybrid Shape provides more traction on the ascent, especially in icy traverses, and when riding down the combination of rocker and camber allows for safe maneuvering in steep couloirs and changing snow conditions.

LENGTH 167XW

FREERIDE HYBRID SHAPE Rocker in the nose and tail adds great floatation and turning characteristics, making switch riding and freestyle tricks playfully easy. Camber between the bindings still ensures great grip on the edges, even in icy traverses and at high speeds. The right shape for everyone taking to the backcountry and appreciating the com­bi­ nation of edge hold, maneuverability and maximized lift in powder.

FREERIDE HYBRID UNTRAC 155 article no. (Untrac Splitboard Set) 181334.S48. 155* article no. (Untrac w/o interface) 181335. 155 recommended rider’s weight in kg >70 width in mm (tip/waist/tail) 298 / 248 / 288 length in mm (tip/tail) 215 / 210 height in mm (tip/tail) 63 / 59 inserts (quantity/setback in mm) 22 / 25 UNTRAC 155 stance in cm (min/med/max) 51 / 57 / 63 articlesidecut no. (Untrac Splitboard Set) 181334. S48. 155* comp. (radius in m/sidecut) 7,70 / Direct. FR article no. (Untrac w/o interface) effective edge 181335. 1175 155 recommended rider’s weight in kg >70 width in mm (tip/waist/tail) 298 / 248 / 288 length in mm (tip/tail) 215 / 210 height in mm (tip/tail) 63 / 59 FS-BIGAIR FS-PIPE inserts (quantity/setback in mm) 22 / 25 FS-JIB stance in cm (min/med/max) 51 / 57 / 63 ALL-MOUNTAIN comp. sidecut (radius inPOWDER m/sidecut) 7,70 / Direct. FR effective SPEED edge 1175

162 181334.S48.162* 181335. 162 65 - 90 307 / 257 / 297 220 / 210 66 / 60 22 / 30 162 53 / 59 / 65 181334. S48.162* 8,55 / Direct. FR 181335. 1240 162 65 - 90 307 / 257 / 297 220 / 210 66 / 60 MASTER 22 / 30 EXPERT 53 / 59 / 65 ADVANCED 8,55 / Direct. FR 1240 ROOKIE

167XW

OPTIONAL ACCESSORY

article number

181334.S48.167XW* 181335. 167XW >75 316 / 266 / 306 225 / 215 69 / 62 22 / 35 167XW 55 / 61 / 67 181334. S48.167XW* 9,09 / Direct. FR 181335. 1275 167XW >75 316 / 266 / 306 225 / 215 6910 / 62PREMIUM 22 / 35 55 / 61HIGH / 67 9,09 / Direct. FR 1275 STANDARD

Voilé Splitboard Crampons Völkl Splitec Crampons (for Fastec Splitec Alu) Touristick Vario 4A anthracite pole (≤ 130 cm) Touristick Vario 4A anthracite pole (≤ 135 cm) Völkl Untrac Vacuum Skin (155) Völkl Untrac Vacuum Skin (162) Völkl Untrac Vacuum Skin (167XW) OPTIONAL ACCESSORY

181422 181391 165608 165618 181390.155 181390.162 181390.167XW article number

Splitboard Crampons 181422 * Voilé premounted set including Hooks and Clips, Voilé Universal Splitboard Völkl Splitec Crampons (for Fastec Alu)Skins with 181391 Interface & custom-fi t Vacuum BaseSplitec Climbing Skin Pin System Touristick Vario 4A anthracite pole (≤ 130 cm) 165608 Touristick Vario 4A anthracite pole (≤ 135 cm) 165618 Völkl Untrac Vacuum Skin (155) 181390.155 7 HORROR-SHOCK Völkl 8Untrac 181390.162 STIFFVacuum Skin (162) NORMAL 155 / 162 Völkl Untrac Vacuum Skin (167XW) 181390.167XW MEDIUM

EXTRA WIDE 167XW

EXTREME-SHOCK

* premounted set including Hooks and Clips, Voilé Universal Splitboard InterfaceSOFT & custom-fit Vacuum Base Climbing Skins with Skin Pin System HEAVY-SHOCK


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MOUNTING MANUAL VIDEO

AVAILABLE AS COMPLETE SET OR BOARD ONLY WITH HOOKS & CLIPS WITHOUT VOILÉ INTERFACE & SKINS 100 % compatible with Karakoram & Spark splitboard bindings

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

VÖLKL SPLITEC CRAMPONS

VOILÉ SPLITBOARD CRAMPONS

CUSTOM-FIT VACUUM BASE CLIMBING SKINS The vacuum texture sticks to the base even in very low temperatures and high humidity. These glue-less skins are also easy to clean and can be stuck together and stored after climbing, without a separating foil.

FASTEC SPLITEC ALU for further information see p.120

67XW

OPTIONAL ACCESSORY

article number

1334.S48.167XW* 1335. 167XW 5 6 / 266 / 306 5 / 215 9 / 62 / 35 5 / 61 / 67 09 / Direct. FR 75

Voilé Splitboard Crampons Völkl Splitec Crampons (for Fastec Splitec Alu) Touristick Vario 4A anthracite pole (≤ 135 cm) Völkl Untrac Vacuum Skin (155) Völkl Untrac Vacuum Skin (162) Völkl Untrac Vacuum Skin (167XW)

181422 181391 165618 181390.155 181390.162 181390.167XW

* premounted set including Hooks and Clips, Voilé Universal Splitboard Interface & custom-fit Vacuum Base Climbing Skins with Skin Pin System

They are made of 65 % mohair and 35 % PES polyester, combining ex­ cellent gliding characteristics with impeccable wear properties and restraining forces of PES.

TOURISTICK VARIO 4A


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SPLITBOARD ADVENTURES Secluded summits, untracked powder as far as they eyes can see and experienced guides who know exactly where to find the best lines: The Vรถlkl Split & Freeride Camps offer their participants the chance to explore the best backcountry of the Alps together with Vรถlkl team riders!


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The first Vรถlkl Split & Freeride Camp set up its base at the Gradonna Mountain Resort in Kals, Austria. Accommodated in luxury chalets with a stunning view over the mountains and the 3798 meter GroรŸglockner,

the

weekend

was

a

highlight for all participants. After the official welcome by team rider and camp initiator Aline Bock, on Friday afternoon, the first theory lesson went down, informing the participants about avalanche knowledge and risk management. The next morning was the perfect bluebird weather and the group headed for the summit equipped with the new Vรถlkl Untrac Splitboard 2014/15 and accompanied by two local guides and Vรถlkl riders Martin Seiler and Peter Walchhofer.


Fantastic panorama with 62 Three-Thousanders... A lift took them directly

highest

from the chalet into the

Großglockner,

resort and the starting

surrounding 62 3000 meter

point of their tour, which

peaks from a ‚no-fall zone‘

would lead them to the

made the panorama all the

summit of the 2762 meter

more incredible!“

mountain, and

the the

mountain, Roter Kogel. „The snow conditions were not

After

easy. We had everything,

pleasure: while one part

crusty layers, fresh powder

of the group went for an

and soaked spring snow,

easy run down, the rest

but thanks to helpful tips

picked a steeper North face

on efficient climbing and

and scored big. „Despite

the

the

perfect

switchback

technique everyone reached

business

warm

comes

temperatures

we found fluffy powder“,

the summit“, recalled Patrick Schökel from

remembered Völkl rider Peter Walchhofer.

splitboarding.eu Journal. „Taking a group

From steep, rocky couloirs to open slopes and

photo on the summit turned out to be a bit of

endless untracked faces, there was something

difficult task as there were steep cliffs falling

for everyone. After an incredible day on the

off all sides. However, looking at Austria‘s

splitboard the participants returned to the


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â&#x20AC;&#x17E;I was already overwhelmed when I entered my room, as from the bed I had the most incredible mountain panorama.â&#x20AC;&#x153; (Aline Bock)

hotel with big smiles and the prospect of

are an experienced freerider it is essential to

refilling their batteries in the spa area, with

train in the handling of a beeper, so if you get

extensive sauna and whirlpool sessions. For

caught in an avalanche you know exactly what

the evening Aline Bock scheduled another

to do.

workshop about the daily life of a snowboard

A successful day and a more than memorable

pro, showing pictures and videos pointing out

splitboard weekend ended with some fun tree

alpine dangers in the mountains.

runs and easy pillow lines.

Sunday morning the weather conditions upset the camp plans. Strong wind and low visibility rendered another attempt at the summit impossible but these are the conditions in which the splitboard plays its trump card: adaptability. When exposed terrain becomes too dangerous because of challenging weather or snow conditions you can still have a lot of fun on easy climbs in the more protected zones! The first VĂślkl Split & Freeride Camp ended with a mellow tour to a cosy mountain lodge at 2000 meters. After a traditional lunch of regional delicacies and homemade pizza the group trained in avalanche rescue, digging out buried beepers as fast as possible. Even if you


„The Völkl Split & Freeride Camp has exceeded all my expectations: from the luxury accommodation and the delicious food, to the incredible splitboard tour to the summit of the Roter Kogel where we had a stunning view on the Großglockner!“ (Patrick Schökel, participant and editor of the splitboarding.eu Journal)

KALS-MATREI 1325-2300 meters Season: Beginning of December until end of April With Völkl team riders like Freeride World Tour Champion Aline Bock, accompanied by local mountain guides and equipped with brand new Völkl splitboards you can discover the best backcountry areas of the Alps.

Slope kilometers: 37 Day ticket: €42.50 Distance from Munich – Kals/ Großglockner: 212 kilometers

There will be several camps throughout the 2014/15 season, which include accommodation, food and test equipment. For dates and more information check:

www.gg-resort.at www.gradonna.at www.bergfuehrer-kals.at

www.volkl-snowboards.com www.facebook.com/splitcamps CHECK OUT THE VIDEO


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NEED FOR SPEED Omar Visitin SBX Worldcup Winner 2014

Omar Visintin from South Tyrol, Italy, loves speed and not only on the boardercross course. After the 24-yearold won his first World Cup, at the beginning of last season, he kept winning contests and at the end of the winter was awarded the crystal ball for the SBX World Cup title. This was the highlight of what has been an extremely successful career for Omar, which began when he was only twelve years old, participating in his first snowboard contest. „From that moment I knew that I wanted to become a snowboard pro one day“, says Omar, who also won the World Junior Championships in 2009. „This season has definitely been the most important for me as besides participating at the Olympic Games and winning the World Cup title I also became Italian Champion“, he explains. And the board that is always on his side in competitions is the Coal Race.


CHECK OUT OMARS COAL RACE REVIEW

In the World Cup, Omar Visintin totally trusts the

for racers, which guarantees stability and perfect

Coal Race: „I owe my results to this super fast board!

control. The Pin-Tail Shape, with extra wide nose

It‘s very easy to ride and very stable despite its light

and extra big radius makes speed junkies’ heart miss

weight. On the flat the board glides, it carves when

a beat. „I can recommend this board to anyone“,

it’s turned and shows great response in the technical

says Omar; „no matter if you are into racing or just a

parts of the slope.“ The new Coal Race is equipped

passionate rider the Coal Race is the perfect choice

with special vibration absorbers specifically designed

for anyone who loves speed and pushes their limits.“


SMOOTH & STABLE

Ultimate Vibration Object (UVO)

VIBRATION DAMPENING

CHECK OUT THE PRODUCT VIDEO!

SUPER FAST MAXIMUM EDGE HOLD RESPONSIVE

Anti-Vibrations-System (AVS)

Völkl Race Lab Split Base Pin-Tail Shape with extra wide radius Völkl Premium Carbon / POP4.0

COAL RACE RIDERS READY – ATTENTION – GO! The Völkl Race Lab designed this machine of a board for one purpose: reaching the fastest speed possible! It was originally developed for professional racing, but can now happily accompany all speed junkies on their personal races on the hills. With special vibration absorbers created for World Cup missions, it rides smoothly and offers full control. A combination of an ultra lightweight construc­ tion with carbon belt and VRL split base provides the Coal with super fast acceleration. Something team riders Omar Visintin and Mateusz Ligocki have proved with several BX World Cup victories.

VÖLKL RACE LAB SPLITBASE This exceptional base combination was created using the bestknown materials but is the secret to the fastest and best to pre­pare bases on the market. The materials beside P-Tex 4500 World Cup and extraordinarily scratch-resistant side strips of P-Tex 5000 will remain a dark secret.

PRO CAMBER WITH NOSE ROCKER

COAL BX RACE

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article number 181331.159 recommended rider’s weight in kg > 70 width in mm (tip/waist/tail) 307 / 256 / 288 length in mm (tip/tail) 130 / 80 height in mm (tip/tail) 35 / 13 FS-BIGAIR MASTER FS-PIPE inserts (quantity/setback in mm) 24 / 35 EXPERT FS-JIB stance in cm (min/med/max) 51 / 59 / 63 ALL-MOUNTAIN ADVANCED comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) 12,58 / Direct. Race POWDER effective edge 1440 SPEED ROOKIE

10 PREMIUM

9

STIFF

NORMAL

5

HORROR-SHOCK

HIGH

MEDIUM

EXTREME-SHOCK

STANDARD

SOFT

HEAVY-SHOCK


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UVO – ULTIMATE VIBRATION OBJECT +++ Benefits +++ - Increased agility - Increased smoothness and enhanced control - Reduced effort

In 2014/15 Völkl has applied racing technology’s Ultimate Vibration Object for the first time, making the Coal Race as smooth and stable as possible. This special, three dimensional UVO vibration damper is built into the nose, where it moves freely and effectively, countering all bumps and blows with its own mass. On the one hand this increases stability, while on the other it enhances acceleration as well as edge hold, as the contact between the edge and the ground is maintained for longer. On top of this it also makes the board more agile, so requiring less input at high speed. Despite the comparatively small mass and dimension of the UVO, the dampening is superb. >>> Coal Race


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CHECK YOURSELF BEFORE YOU WRECK YOURSELF! Big mountain lines, huge kicker jumps and crazy rail tricks are a matter of course in snowboard magazines and videos, suggesting the pros find their job a walk in the park. However, what you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;t get to see are the moments when the riders decide against a certain spot or a trick, as even the best skills are sometimes not enough. When snow conditions, weather or an individualâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mental or physical state is disputable, pros should have the courage to say no. In the end, nobody wants to spend a winter on crutches instead of on a snowboard, right?


Chris Kröll has been a professional snowboarder for

dropping into a face or cliff. „I don‘t need adrenaline

13 years and has only suffered two major injuries in

and am no adrenaline junkie, instead I‘m trying to

all that time. In his opinion this is due to the fact that

minimize the risks. In freeriding the danger is always

he always trusts his gut instinct and never takes a

present, no matter if it‘s avalanches or major injuries

spot as easy. „I‘m never scared of a spot but I always

that can happen in the backcountry. Your experience

have respect and try to imagine all possible scenarios.

helps you to handle the risks but you will never be

Take your time while building the spot, thoroughly

able to avoid crashes, they will always be a part of

check the landing and do one more spot check if not

snowboarding“ says Aline who had to learn the hard

sure. I also always ask the other riders what they

way last season. After a cliff drop she landed on a

think about the spot, the speed and the landing; each

rock lurking under the fresh powder and completely

opinion is like a small piece of the puzzle and helps to

smashed her knee.

create an entire picture”. This is the essential rule for

Something you also don‘t get to see too often in the

Chris: never rush anything as stress makes you take

mags and videos is the hard training that the pros do.

the wrong decisions. „If the sun is almost gone or

No rider could keep up with today‘s incredible high

anything else upsets your plans, it is better to jump

level of riding if he didn’t go to the gym or do regular

the spot the next day. The resulting shot will be all the

laps around the lake in summer: „If you want to

better for it!“

snowboard on a serious level for a long time you have

Völkl team rider Patrick Cinca has similar advice:

to work on your general fitness and do other kinds of

„Normally the concentration level drops in the

sports, too“, explains Chris Kröll. „Other boardsports

afternoon; that‘s when you should have a break or just

like surfing or skating are perfect as they train the

stop riding as in my opinion the risk of an injury rises

same muscles and your sense of balance. You should

significantly during those hours. I’ve suffered most of

also do some strength training to boost certain groups

my injuries at the end of a long session because I was

of muscles.“ But even more important for Chris is the

too ambitious and wanted to stick a trick at all costs.

warm up before and stretching after each session: „At

If you have doubts, don‘t do it! Playing the cool guy

best this will help prevent you from any therapy or

can doom you.“

rehabilitation training!“

But even if you do everything right, things can go

Actually it‘s pretty simple: start with the basics, slowly

awfully wrong. This is what happened to Aline Bock.

work your way from trick to trick, don‘t fight above

The 31-years-old, who won the Freeride World Tour in

your weight and be bold enough to say no. There are

2010, is no dare devil and always thinks twice before

enough yes-people...

Even if pros, with years of experience, know exactly what they are doing, prepare their body with regular exercises and try difficult tricks on the trampoline or in the foam pit until perfection, a degree of risk always remains. This is especially true when pushing the limits of the sport. Last season, Aline Bock, Michael ‚Stani‘ Stanschitz and Chris Kröll did their job as usual but were unfortunately forced to end their winter in the hospital.


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Aline Bock It happened at the beginning of January, in Chamonix. Stani, Ueli Kestenholz and I had found a spot where several cliff drops led into a nice landing. The powder that we had thoroughly checked with our probes before seemed deep and perfect. After each of us had jumped several times, I wanted to give it a last try. I did a perfect Method, but when I landed I hit a „shark“ that was buried ten centimeters underneath the snow, half a meter next to my last landing, which was as soft as a pillow. There was a bang, a shock went through my leg and smashed the head of my tibia into several pieces. I had the feeling that I did nothing wrong; I was probably just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Now I‘m facing eight months of rehabilitation with mobilization, coordination, cardio and strength training. I will fight to come back physically and

Michael ‚Stani‘ Stanschitz

mentally stronger than ever as snowboarding was

It was quite late in the afternoon but I really wanted

and still is my biggest passion.

to do this gap over a river, which had a pretty sketchy in-run. As the sun was starting to disappear behind the hill I had to hurry. As I reached the take off I knew I was too slow but it was too late to stop. Somehow I made it to the other side of the gap but landed too short, slipped off the landing, and fell eight meters into a riverbed. Snowboarding is an extreme sport and no matter how careful you are, a certain risk always remains. However, you can try to minimize that risk. We should have called it a day and come back the next morning. The building of the spot had taken more time than we had planned and the spring snow had become so wet and slow in the afternoon that I couldn‘t get enough speed. My conclusion: despite careful planning and evaluation you should never rush anything!


Chris Kröll The day in Livigno somehow felt strange from the beginning. It was a very big kicker; you had to jump 28 meters before reaching the landing! First we watched the skiers who were shooting before us. Each of them was jumping way too far and we weren‘t sure how much speed we would need. When it was finally our turn around 3.30 in the afternoon Seppe Smith jumped first and went huge. 30 minutes later still none of our team had followed him and finally I pushed myself and dropped in on Seppe‘s line. However, I wanted to do one more speed check to not jump as far as he did. At the take off I was preparing for a backside 3 to check out the kicker but after half the rotation I saw the landing in front of me and knew I was too short and about to crash on the table. It crossed my mind that I had to aim for a controlled crash in order to not break both my legs and arms and seconds later it had already happened. Surprisingly, I didn‘t injure my ligaments or knees due to my controlled crash and „only“ dislocated my heel breaking two metatarsal bones. In extreme sports you can never completely eliminate the risk but I owe it to my gut instinct that I only suffered two major injuries in 13 years of professional snowboarding. Never lose respect for a spot, even if it looks easy; it can easily go down the drain.


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MOVIE MADNESS From Austria to Finland to the United States our team riders were out shooting from fall to spring. Here they introduce some of their latest video projects.

H-Project

TFA Crew

Rider: Michael Stanschitz, Chris ‚CK‘ Kröll, Flo Galler,

Rider: Flo Corzelius, Ethan Morgan, Mario Käpelli,

Herby Thaler, Gabor Abonyi, Mathias Weissenbacher,

Daniel Diedrich, Simon Pircher

Steve Gruber

Locations: East Tyrol, Carinthia and North Tyrol

Locations: East Tyrol and Carinthia (all in Austria),

(Austria), Switzerland, Italy and Spain

South Tyrol (Italy) After the success of the first movie from the TFA Crew Filmer Michael Haunschmidt‘s latest project hadn‘t

(Totally For Asses), their members Flo Corzelius, Ethan

been given a title before the editorial deadline but the

Morgan, Mario Käpelli and Daniel Diedrich were again

riders‘ names speak for themselves. The cream of the

on the road this winter filming with different riders. One

crop of Austria‘s snowboard scene has scored fat pillow

of them was Simon Pircher: „I‘m been filming with the

lines and other snow-covered spots last winter. Chris

TFA Crew since the beginning of the season. As their

‚CK‘ Kröll was there: „The trip to Alta Badia, in South

first movie was extremely successful and got many

Tyrol, was one of the best of the season! We found

views I‘m pretty stoked to be part of their new project.“

a North-facing bowl straight away, which offered so

As a little foretaste of the full movie, which will come in

many possibilities that we just stayed there the whole

fall, several clips have already been released online; for

day. Since this trip the area has become one of my

example from the Spring Session in Laax:

personal insider tips in Europe!“ www.vimeo.com/user7332964 www.vimeo.com/michaelhaunschmidt

www.facebook.com/CashMoneyHoesProduction


Sane! Rider:

Michi

292 Crew Schatz,

Simon

Pircher,

Michael

Rider:

Tuomas

Pohjonen,

Anton

Kiiski,

Riko

Stanschitz, Peter Walchhofer

Rinnekangas, Rene Rinnekangas, Ville Mustonen,

Locations: USA (Big Bear/ California), Austria (East

Mikko Rehnberg, Nooa Risku, Antti Komulainen,

Tyrol, Innsbruck, Rinn, Patscherkofel), Italy (South

Aaapo Enqvist

Tyrol, Brenner, Modena, Milan) and Poland

Locations: Kuopio, Vuokatti and Helsinki (Finland)

It all started with a bunch of German and Austrian

Three years ago Völkl rider Aaapo founded the 292

riders that met in Innsbruck, built their own jib park

crew together with seven childhood friends, all into

and started to film their sessions. Four years later

urban snowboarding. This season has been by far

a successful movie production company with its

the most difficult for them. Aaapo explains why: „The

own snowboard and clothing line is the result. This

snow situation in Finland has been really bad. The

season the crew did not only hit deep powder but

whole winter we were trying to find snow somewhere,

also travelled to exotic shred locations like Poland

it was really stressful. We travelled a lot to the Lapland

or Milan. The results can be seen in the ‚RUMors‘

and filmed in Rovaniemi and Kuopio most of the time.

webisodes and the full movie will be released in fall.

Nevertheless our upcoming movie UFC (Ultimate Fail Compilation) is going to be good!“

www.vimeo.com/83624096 & vimeo.com/89152289 www.sanesnow.com

Teaser: www.vimeo.com/88341059 www.facebook.com/292crew

We Ride With Claudius Rider:

Marcus

Brunner,

Christoph

HYWOD Klaushofer,

Rider: Keiji Okamoto, Kazushige Fujita, Yoh Tanaka,

Alex Brucker, Paz Schönleitner, Max Weickl, Peter

Yuki Kadono, Kotaro Kamimura u.v.m.

Walchhofer

Locations: Japan, New Zealand, ...

Location: Laax (Switzerland) Keiji Okamoto and the rest of the Japanese Hywod Völkl team rider Peter Walchhofer got involved in

crew are also releasing a new movie. Some of you

the project ‚We Ride With Claudius‘, initiated by

might

the Children‘s Cancer Charity. „The main focus is

„Synchronicity“.

remember

their

flicks

to face the cancer diagnosis with positive energy“, he explains. „Through creative projects we want to

The new film will be available on:

collect money for the people who have been affected

http://hywod.net

by such a diagnosis. The project‘s name ‚We Ride With Claudius‘ aims to give Claudius‘ family and friends motivation, courage and hope.“ In January Peter has been riding and shooting in Laax for two days with the ‚We Ride with Claudius‘ crew: www.vimeo.com/85092180 www.wrwc.at

„Genten“

and


The Fastec System not only offers the perfect mixture of freedom and response, but also the fastest entry to a binding you could ever wish for.


BINDINGS 115

Simply engage the highback lever, close the Auto-Release Buckles and off you go. For fine-tuning on the mountain, the Fastec Prime Alu, Fastec Choice Alu and Fastec Utopia feature extra Micro Pump Buckles. Like classic strap bindings, they offer additional support before a big drop or kicker.

Once adjusted to fit boots and personal riding style, the straps fit snugly for the rest of the season.

You can also slightly unfasten the straps and add a bit more freedom for relaxed pow surfing. After a run the Auto-Release System automatically widens the ankle strap once the highback is opened; this is especially handy for pushing on long cat tracks, allowing for super quick strapping in and unstrapping.

>>> Fastec Prime Alu / Fastec Choice Alu / Fastec Splitec Alu / Fastec Utopia / Fastec Vision / Fastec Vision Jr. / Fastec Vision Kids --------------------------------


U L A E IM R P C E T FA S CANTING

CANTING

EVA FOOTBED WITH CANTING AND HEEL GEL PADS In this model, the fully dampened EVA footbed is upgraded with canting on the inside and extra soft gel inlays in the heel area. This inclination in the footbed ensures a comfortable ride even for extra wide stances and the soft gel inlays absorb vibrations and the hardest of landings.


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te - sLAB aluminum basepla ULTRA-LIGHT & ROBUST back & sLAB baseplate high soft E TIM E SAM AT THE and heel gel pads FORGIVING & DIRECT ed footbed with canting hion cus fully ING ORB ABS CKSHO ent & stm LE adju TAB e COMFOR p Buckles & tool-fre System with Micro Pum FAST & SIMPLE - Fastec

PRO TEAMS’ FIRST CHOICE The Fastec Prime Alu is one of the lightest bindings on the market. The soft flex Pro-Highback enables stylish tweaks and bones, while the stiffer Aluminum Baseplate with its direct power transmission delivers precision in steep couloirs and endless powder fields. The EVA footbed with its slight canting and extra soft gel inlays guarantee comfort and optimum dampening. ---------------------------Sizes: S* No. 181380.0 // M* No. 181380.1 // L No. 181380.2 // XL No. 181380.3

*unisex – also perfectly suited for women // more information: bindings – size guide (p. 129)


U L A E IC O H C C E T S A F


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B aluminum baseplate LIGHT & ROBUST - sLA dium flex) mmetrical highback (me asy LE i-Shock Pads VERSATILE & AGI cushioned footbed & Ant fully ING ORB ABS CKstment adju e l-fre too COMFORTABLE & SHO & p Buckles System with Micro Pum FAST & SIMPLE - Fastec

PRECISE AND DYNAMIC The Fastec Choice Alu is for anyone looking for a slightly stiffer binding for all terrains. The medium flex highback is tool-free adjustable and the stiffer Aluminum Baseplate makes for responsive riding and direct power transmission. The EVA footbed’s special Anti-Shock Pads, and the ultra-light Freestyle Straps ensure both dampening and comfort. These are the perfect responsive choice! ---------------------------Sizes (black): S* No. 181379.0 // M* No. 181379.1 // L No. 181379.2 // XL No. 181379.3 Sizes (blue): S* No. 181378.0 // M* No. 181378.1 // L No. 181378.2 // XL No. 181378.3

*unisex – also perfectly suited for women // more information: bindings – size guide (p. 129)


U L A C E IT L P S C E T FA S


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Straps eplate & ultra-light Touring UST - sLAB aluminum bas EXTREMELY LIGHT & ROB rface Tracks for the Voilé Inte EASY - integrated Slider pons without demounting cram rt inse LE TAB COMFOR forward lean adjustment Highback with tool-free PERFECT FIT - Freeride

SUPER-LIGHT SPLITBOARD BINDINGS The Fastec Splitec Alu is a super-light and easy to use splitboard binding that works with all Voilé Inter­ faces. The integrated Slider Track in the Aluminum Baseplate reduces weight and simplifies the board’s conversion on the mountain. Crampons can be mounted easily without unstrapping, just lift the heel, slide the crampons in, and you’re done. A comfortable Highback Pad and EVA footbed with Anti-ShockPads provide perfect dampening. The Fastec Splitec Alu is everything a splitboard binding should be simple to use and light. ---------------------------Sizes: M* No. 181381.1 // L No. 181381.2 Völkl Splitec Crampons: No. 181391

*unisex – also perfectly suited for women // more information: bindings – size guide (p. 129)


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PERFECT ALL-ROUNDER The Fastec Utopia’s key element is a high-end baseplate, made from flexible plastic, which adapts to a board’s flex. The medium-soft flex of the asymmetric highback makes these bindings more forgiving, and therefore ideal for freestylers and all-mountain riders alike. Tool-free forward lean and strap adjustment, as well as full-faced dampening in the footbed and highback, guarantee the comfort of the Fastec System even in icy parks. ---------------------------Sizes (black): S* No. 181377.0 // M* No. 181377.1 // L No. 181377.2 // XL No. 181377.3 Sizes (teal): S* No. 181376.0 // M* No. 181376.1 // L No. 181376.2 // XL No. 181376.3


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BUDGET PRICED REAR ENTRY The Fastec Vision is a true all-round binding for the whole mountain. A high-end plastic baseplate and medium flex highback ensure top-end performance on the slopes and in the park. Once set up the bindings are always ready to go, and straps and forward lean can be easily adjusted without using a tool. This binding provides the reliability of the Fastec Series for riders on a budget. ---------------------------Sizes: S* No. 181375.0 // M* No. 181375.1 // L No. 181375.2 // XL No. 181375.3

*unisex â&#x20AC;&#x201C; also perfectly suited for women // more information: bindings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; size guide (p. 129)


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THE 2-STRAP CLASSIC The Straptec Initial is an all-round two strap binding, equipped with everything you’d expect. The FT4 Baseplate, made of high-end plastic with medium flex, guarantees smooth riding in all terrains. Highback-Pads and EVA dampening in the footbed ensure excellent comfort even on bumpy slopes and tool-free forward lean adjustment makes fine tuning super easy. ---------------------------Sizes: S* No. 181371.0 // M* No. 181371.1 // L No. 181371.2 // XL No. 181371.3

*unisex – also perfectly suited for women // more information: bindings – size guide (p. 129)


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BUDGET PRICED ENTRY FOR LADYS The Fastec Vision Women is a true all-round binding for ladies. A high-end plastic baseplate and medium flex highback deliver premium performance on the slopes and in the park. Once set up, the bindings are always ready to go and straps and forward lean can easily be adjusted, tool-free. The Fastec Vision Women provides the reliability of the Fastec Series for ladies on a budget. ---------------------------Sizes: S No. 181374.0 // M No. 181374.1


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THE 2-STRAP CLASSIC The Straptec Initial is an all-round two strap binding, equipped with everything youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d expect. The FT4 Baseplate, made of high-end plastic with medium flex, guarantees smooth riding in all terrains. Highback-Pads and EVA dampening in the footbed ensure excellent comfort even on bumpy slopes and tool-free forward lean adjustment makes fine tuning super easy. ---------------------------Sizes: S No. 181372.0 // M No. 181372.1


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ROOKIES’ FIRST CHOICE The Fastec Vision Jr. is a state-of-the-art binding for the pros of the future. A special junior version of the FT4 Baseplate provides supreme support, while the medium flex highback makes first turns and tricks a walk in the park. Even pressure points will be a thing of the past, thanks to the Highback-Pads. Once set up, the Fastec Straps fit snugly for the rest of the season and the bindings are always ready to go. ---------------------------Sizes: S/M* No. 181373.0 // M/L* No. 181373.1

S ID K N IO IS V C E T FA S for kids LIGHT - extra baseplate k (medium flex) L - symmetrical highbac FORGIVING & PLAYFU kles Buc se elea o-R Aut FAST - Fastec System with

PERFECT FOR THE FIRST TURNS The Fastec Vision Kids provides a trouble-free intro­duction to snowboarding. The medium flex is ideal for first turns and irons out small mistakes. Pressure points are eliminated by the comfy 3D Straps and thanks to the tried and tested Fastec System straps only have to be adjusted once and then guarantee a perfect fit for the rest of the season. ---------------------------Sizes: XS* No. 181370.0

*unisex – also perfectly suited for women // more information: bindings – size guide (p. 129)


PERFECT FIT

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FROM KIRGISTAN WITH LOVE In March 2014 the charity Cappuccino Club embarked on a 6000km trip, from Innsbruck to Kirgistan, to visit partners and film a documentary about this developing country, on the border to China. As well as their camera equipment the crew took their snowboards...


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Sitting together drinking cups of cappuccino in 2008, a handful of snowboarders from Innsbruck came up with the idea of founding a snowboard club with a difference: its aim to help people living in poorer countries. Since its was started the Cappuccino Club has organized several charity projects collecting money for different social activities. In 2011 a snowboard calendar brought in more than €17.000, of which 100% went into micro projects in Kirgistan. Völkl Snowboards has supported the calendar from the beginning and was happy to hear that the club was planning to film a documentary and visit their partners last winter. Alois, one of the founders of the Cappuccino Club, has been working for a charity organization in Kirgistan for the last two years and was accompanying the small group from Innsbruck on its trip, which led them from the capital Bishkek to the snowy mountains that cover almost 94% of the country. The first stop was Suusamyr, a pass 3300 meter above sea level, surrounded by a sparse and surreal landscape of snow. „Snow scientists would have been stoked to see this natural spectacle“, filmer Niki Waltl recalls. „The strong wind was literally shooting fresh snow continuously through the whole valley, blowing it off the ridges and creating surreal patterns in the landscape.“ Despite the difficult snow conditions the group got out their splitboards and scored untracked powder fields and a unique panoramic view over endless mountain ranges.


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After a week of fun shreds in the resort of TooAshu, and a few kicker sessions with the locals, they had to return to civilization as they had scheduled interviews and meetings with local charity organizations. On their way back into town they were passing a field where locals were competing in a polo tournament and could hardly believe what they saw: instead of a ball the two equestrian teams were trying to knock a headless goat into the opposing goal! Different strokes for different folks... But there were not only cultural differences between the visitors and visited. In the city of Karakol, in the Eastern part of the country, poverty was omnipresent. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union there had been little progress. “This city has its very own charm though“, says Cappuccino Club‘s Hannes Fritzer. „Surrounded by giant mountains and crisscrossed by large streets you feel a certain kind of Soviet nostalgia. It‘s almost like Cuba, with its beautiful old buildings but totally fucked up. Everywhere is in need of money there.“ Despite its poverty and sparse landscape Kirgistan is a stunningly beautiful country, with extremely lovely and hospitable people. After two incredible weeks in this different world it was time to leave: „It will definitely take some time to handle all these impressions. Tomorrow we fly back to our First World that we will now view with different eyes. Traveling educates; that‘s what we have learnt from this trip“, said Hannes Fritzer before their return to Innsbruck, where the Cappuccino Club is already working on their next project, a Charity Banked Slalom...


KIRGISTAN Population: 6 million Capital: Bishkek (around 875.000 inhabitants) Resorts: Orlovka (90 kilometers from Bishkek), Karakol (400 kilometers from Bishkek), TooAshu (130 kilometers from Bishkek) Season: November through to April Flights: From 400 € (Munich – Istanbul – Bishkek)

CAPPUCCINO CLUB Location: Innsbruck (AUT) Members: 65 (from Austria, Germany and Switzerland) Mission: „Snowboarding is our passion, our driving force and our equilibrium. We know that this sport and lifestyle is a privilege. Therefore we try to tie our skills into helping those that are not so lucky.“ Projects: Charity Calendar, Charity Banked Slalom, Charity Cards and many more

www.cappuccino-club.org


VÖLKL- SUSTAINABILITY Energy

Packaging

Waste

Water

Social Responsibility

Innovation

At ISPO 2014, Völkl Snowboards was awarded for their continued efforts in the field of ecological production processes. GreenRoomVoice, a Swiss company that developed

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boardsports brands gave Völkl an overall score of good. The so-called ECOrating helps consumers to identify responsible products and enables them to make an educated choice: „Coming from conventional production methods, Völkl has turned their business and product design practices in a more sustainable direction“, GreenRoomVoice cofounder Cira Riedel explains. „Hardware and apparel from Völkl have been monitored by GreenRoomVoice ECOrating for several seasons and show continuous improvements. Considering all aspects of ECO Design, Völkl has invested into process and material improvements to continuously optimize the best balance between technical performance and ecological costs.“ We are as pleased as chips with our score but won‘t rest on our laurels and continue to question and improve our production processes.

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CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility As winter sports enthusiasts, we’re more dependent on the preservation of our global eco system than ever before. To retain the white gold in our mountains, it’s not enough to make a couple of products “eco friendly”. Genuine ecologic production requires sustainability in the whole of the company, from production to sales. Völkl has taken this to heart a long time ago and has continuously evolved their efforts in all areas manufacturing, up to the employees in organization, development and distribution.

“Environmental awareness” includes a lot more than augmenting the range with some prime examples for “eco friendliness”. This starts with production and manufacturing, where pollution and output of toxins as well as use of other noxious substances are steadily reduced. As far as possible, harming materials such as plastics and solvents are replaced by recycled products or organic alternatives. And with their social commitment towards humanity, it comes full circle. All Völkl employes have various options to improve their work-life-balance through the Völkl Moves program and a number of charity projects are supported by the company and the team as well. Hence the products created aren’t only progressive and innovative, but at the same time socially viable, conscious and future-proof.

For example: edges from recycled steel recycled base materials

Eurosima Award for Ecological Innovation

prints with water based colors

Softgoods & Apparel following Global Organic

wood cores from sustainable forestry pollutant-reduced production & manufacturing - e.g. no overspray minimized use of resins and other toxins minimized water use & recycling in factories optimized packing with eco-friendly materials

Textile standards “Völkl Moves” program offering gym memberships, wellness/spa days, ski & snowboard tuition, day tours, sledding trips and much more various charity events

chlorine free wood & paper ISO energy efficiency standard Eco Responsibility Awards, amongst other for the ECO Rental Project

more info: www.voelkl.com/sustainability

ever since. This includes everything from choice of raw materials and resources, to their treatment and


GREEN LAB BIO ORGANIC & FAIR - GENETICALLY UNMODIFIED - ORGANIC CULTIVATION - ETHICS OF FAIR TRADE - WATER-BASED PRINT COLORS - SKIN-FRIENDLY - PRE-SHRUNK TO KEEP SHAPE - 95 % ORGANIC COTTON AND 5 % SPANDEX

Your choice can change the world! Make a small contribution to the environment, fair trade and your own health.

GOTS (GLOBAL ORGANIC TEXTILE STANDARD) & ORGANIC CERTIFICATION

GOTS is the leading worldwide processing standard for organic fibers, guaranteeing fabrics are not harmful to health and are produced under the ethics of fair trade. Raw materials must not be genetically modified; they may only originate from organic cultivation and be processed using organic methods. Compulsory labour, child labour, abuse and discrimination are forbidden, while fair salaries, freedom of assembly and labour protection are the minimum social criteria considered by the GOTS, who organize inspections on a regular basis. More information about the certificate go to www.global-standard.org


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Alright Bandana A real transformer No matter if bluebird sessions or snowy tree runs – this bandana is into anything and a hat, headband, face mask, scarf and windbreaker all in one, making it the perfect companion for everything. Multifunctional, flexible tube fabric made of 95 % organic cotton and 5 % spandex, 190 g/m, water-based print, skin-friendly & sanforized (pre-shrunk to keep shape). Sizes: one size fits all denim / Art. 440680.307

Logo Hoody men A line of success Discreet and still a banger: the outlines of the Völkl Logo on a relaxed fit zip hoody with high collar, soft cuffs and inside brushed fabric for increased thermal insulation. Just what you need for the first chilly Autumn days or last Spring days in the mountains! 100 % cotton Sizes: Men XXS – XXL denim / Art. 440622.307 olive unplugged / Art. 440622.800

Park Hoody men King of your hood Extra warm hoody that keeps you toasty no matter the weather. With a special lining for maximum heat insulation and inside brushed fabric for increased thermal insulation. The contrast drawstrings add that extra “je ne sais quoi”. 100 % cotton, lining insulation from recycled polyester Sizes: Men XXS – XXL denim / Art. 440623.307 olive unplugged / Art. 440623.800


Better than panda masks If looking outside the window makes you feel just like this little character, it’s time to chill out on the couch and check out the latest Völkl Team clips! In the most stylish way of all times with this slick charcoal tee with KOZ print. Sizes: Men XS – XXL black knight / Art. 440652.900

Alright Tee men Good mood guartanteed Grand master that he was, Bob Marley already knew that “every little thing is gonna be alright”. And with this funny banana print, your face will want to smile even on the darkest of days. Good moods for every one! Sizes: Men XS – XXL denim / Art. 440651.307 Sizes: Men XXS – XXL snowhite / Art. 440650.000

Scare Tee men Who’s scared of the Boogey Man? Certainly not you – at least not with the Scare Tee that will scare the s*** out of the Man himself... Sizes: Men XS – XXL snowhite / Art. 440653.000

Spray Tee men Spray it don’t say it! A different spin on the classic logo tee. The Völkl Vs in Graffiti style for an extra stylish look in three different pop colours. Sizes: Men XS – XXL denim / Art. 440654.307 grashopper / Art. 440654.210 sunset / Art. 440654.700

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Flavor Tee wmn Fits (almost) all Flavors If you’re into clean style with that special something, the Flavor Tee might be your new favourite this winter. As the abstract writing on the side is under­statement and a little extra at the same time. Sizes: Women XS – XL wild purple / Art. 441651.451

Logo Hoody wmn All my hoodies With the longer silhouette, this zipper always fits perfectly and never moves out place, even in the heaviest of actions. Exactly what was missing in your ward­ robe! Feminine cut fitted at the waist, high collar, side pockets, inside brushed fabric for increased thermal insulation. 100 % cotton Sizes: Women XS – XL denim / Art. 441622.307 wild purple / Art. 441622.451

Disturbia Tee wmn Undisturbable Style With the graphics of the Disturbia Snow­ board this tee is a must-have for all park queens. But Backcountry Babes and Slope Cruisers will look just as stylish in this purple number. Sizes: Women XS – XL wild purple / Art. 441650.451

Park Hoody wmn What women want Notoriously cold as most ladies are, this insulated hoody with front print is the per­fect choice. Feminine cut fitted at the waist, high collar and side pockets. With a special lining for maxi­mum heat insu­ lation and inside brushed fabric for in­ creased thermal insulation. 100 % cotton, lining insulation from recycled polyester Sizes: Women XS – XL denim / Art. 441623.307 wild purple / Art. 441623.451


Quiet Riot This simple print is a statement against constant stimulus satiation and eye can­ cer threats from all too bright patterns and combinations. All on a feminine cut shirt with nice crew neck and short cap sleeves. Sizes: Women XS – XL denim / Art. 441652.307

Twirl Top wmn Whirly twirly The swinging print makes the Twirly Top the perfect companion for all situations although it unfurls it’s whole best when worn on it’s own: on the dancefloor or the sun terrace, preferably! Uh la la... Sizes: Women XS – XL denim / Art. 441653.307 black knight / Art. 441653.900

classics Mission Beanie Mission (im)possible Green Arrow – the mission is clear. And this classic beanie gives a heads up for everyone enjoying a clean style. White logo stick, 100 % acrylic. Sizes: one size fits all green grey / Art. 197132

So What Beanie Whaat?? The nice little saying “less is more” also applies to this simple and clean classic. And if someone disagrees, so what?! White logo stick, 100 % acrylic. Sizes: one size fits all black / Art. 162414

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Free Lite Pack Free Backpack > diagonal ski / splitboard carry > vertical snowboard carry > big inner compartment with fleece lined goggle and unpadded laptop compartment (15") > soft ergonomic shoulder straps and thick back padding > adjustable chest strap > padded adjustable waist belt > high gloss logo print > contrasting zippers > V-WAX fabric (not sky blue) Size: 30cm x 13cm x 50cm Weight: 0.88 kg / Vol.: 20 l Color / Art. No.: blackberry wax / 165516 denim wax / 165517 sky blue / 164523

Free Laptop Wheel Bag

Free Ride Pack > diagonal ski / splitboard carry > big secret compartment > four exterior pockets > soft ergonomic shoulder straps > adjustable chest strap > padded adjustable waist belt > fixture for shovel and poles > high gloss logo print > V-WAX fabric (not wild purple) Size: 34cm x 18cm x 49cm Weight: 1.28 kg / Vol.: 30 l Color / Art. No.: denim wax / 165518 wild purple / 164527

> with wheels and telescopic handle > padded laptop com足 partment (up to 17") with mesh bag and safety belt > office compartment for cables, pens, phone > soft ergonomic shoulder straps > high gloss logo print > three additional zippered compartments on the outside for extra storage > transparent address label on the back > exterior pockets with zipper and clip buckles on the sides > V-WAX fabric (not sky blue) Size: 36cm x 20cm x 51cm Weight: 2.23 kg / Vol.: 36 l Color / Art. No.: denim wax / 165521 sky blue / 164529 black knight / 164528

> high gloss logo print > soft ergonomic shoulder straps > V-WAX fabric (not sky blue) Size: 30cm x 21cm x 42.5cm Weight: 0.38 kg / Vol.: 26 l Color / Art. No.: blackberry wax / 165514 denim wax / 165515 sky blue / 164520

Free Wash Bag > outer compartment > inner compartment with five pockets > carrying handle > metal hook for hanging up > high gloss logo print > V-WAX fabric Size: 22 cm x 11 cm x 15cm Weight: 0.13 kg / Vol.: 3 l Color / Art. No.: blackberry wax / 165519 denim wax / 165520

Freeline


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> stable frame on big wheels > with telescopic handle > main compartment with additional mesh pockets > exterior compartment with zipper > big high gloss logo print on the front > two straps on the outside > transparent address label on the back > V-WAX fabric Size: 71 cm x 34cm x 36cm Weight: 3.50 kg / Vol.: 89 l

Free Board Sleeve > thick padding including sleeping mat and pillow > exterior zipper pocket > perfectly fits one board plus bindings > removable shoulder strap > high quality logo embroidery or high gloss logo print > V-WAX fabric (not sky blue) Size: 176 cm x 46 cm Weight: 1.1 kg / Vol.: 56 l Color / Art. No.: denim wax / 165536 sky blue / 164517

Color / Art. No.: blackberry wax / 165526 denim wax / 165527

Free Shoe Bag

> stable frame with tilt stopper on big wheels > telescopic handle and padded carrying handle > Double Compartment System: 1. Main Compartment with mesh on the bottom 2. Smaller Compartment with three separate pockets on top > two zippered exterior pockets > big high gloss logo print on the front > two straps on the outside > transparent address label on the back > V-WAX fabric Size: 44cm x 34cm x 84cm Weight: 5.25 kg / Vol.: 125 l

Free Sports Wheel Bag

Free Travel Wheel Bag Free Weekender Bag > two compartments > plastic lined snowboard boot compartment > big logo print on the front > padded shoulder straps > transparent address label on the back > high gloss logo print > V-WAX fabric (not black knight and sky blue) Size: 51cm x 38cm x 36cm Weight: 1.10 kg / Vol.: 69 l Color / Art. No.: blackberry wax / 165522 denim wax / 165523 sky blue / 164532 black knight / 164531

Color / Art. No.: blackberry wax / 165524 denim wax / 165525

> compact bag for a pair of sneakers or outdoor shoes > wrist strap > big double zipper to allow full opening of the bag > V-WAX fabric Size: 35cm x 16cm x 23cm Weight: 0.15 kg / Vol.: 5 l Color / Art. No.: blackberry wax / 165534 denim wax / 165535

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DEAD END

What should you do when there’s no snow in the valley at the end of the season and most of the resort is already closed? It‘s pretty simple, rent a camper, head for the snowy mountain passes and start exploring the backcountry with a splitboard or build a kicker next to the street! That‘s what Völkl riders Simon Pircher, Peter Walchhofer and Marc Großgasteiger did at the end of last season. Together with photographer Alex Papis and filmer Balint they spent ten days in a very small space but with a lot of creative freedom.


their journey into Switzerland and stopped at Julier Pass. Exploring the backcountry with their splitboards, the riders soon found a nice natural quarter and had a fun session, which resulted in great shots. Another day, another mountain pass: on their way to the 2300 meter high Bernina Pass, which connects Switzerland with Italy, the crew found numerous creative features but in the end went for a „rainbow tree“ and a corner with an extremely icy landing that wasn‘t easy to ride. „Our plan was to drive around the mountain passes

The next stop was the Ofen Pass, which offered better

in Austria, Italy and Switzerland and find spots that

snow conditions: „This was my personal highlight of

were accessible without a lift or gondola“, explained

the trip“, Peter Walchhofer said. „We brought a BBQ

photographer Alex Papis the road trip, which started

and guitar, built a fun kicker and had an incredible

in Innsbruck and led the group to Italy on the first day.

session with a lot of backflips, tweaks and beers.“

At Passo Tonale, which perches at almost 2000 meters

After a successful day and a week without a shower

above sea level they quickly found a spot but it was

the crew had rightly earned a visit to the hot springs of

already late in the afternoon so they decided to shoot

Meran, in South Tyrol, and enjoyed their escape from

it the next day and built a bonfire under the starry

the confines of the camper.

sky instead. „With a camper you are so flexible and

Despite a not very promising weather forecast for

independent; you can just stop anywhere. I felt very

the next days the group was still keen on checking

close to the nature“, Marc Großgasteiger said about

out one last pass. Like the pot of gold at the end of

the trip. The crew spent the next day shaping a corner

the rainbow, the riders found a real gem at the end

and started hitting at sunset. Sand from the Sahara

of the closed pass: „We drove to the dead end of the

that had blown across the Alps a week before had

mountain pass, hiked up a little and suddenly saw all

dyed the snow yellow and provided a unique setting.

these incredible features“, remembered Alex Papis.

The next day the crew started up the camper again

„Unfortunately the snow was already too bad to hit

and headed towards Livigno on the Swiss border.

them but we will definitely come back next year. Until

On their way to the Eira Pass the riders discovered a

then I will keep this little shred paradise a secret“.

wooden MTB vert, which turned out to be the perfect handplant spot! After a great session they continued

We are looking forward to the sequel of this road trip!


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Simon Pircher „We hit a different spot almost every day, which sometimes also involved a bit of hiking. After a few days the inside of our camper didn‘t smell too nice. I think everyone would agree if I say that our visit to the hot springs in Meran was a good idea. Overall it was an incredibly cool and productive trip and the perfect way to end the season!“


Marc Grossgasteiger â&#x20AC;&#x17E;The trip with the camper was definitely something different. You are so flexible and independent. Living with five people in a small room for ten days was something you need to get used to. You have to adapt to the group and also show respect to the others. But we quickly got along and had a lot of fun together.â&#x20AC;&#x153;


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Alex Papis â&#x20AC;&#x17E;The session with BBQ, beers and backflips was definitely the funniest! The sun was shining, the kicker was easy to build and the boys were doing backflips and tweaks over the grill. This is how we had imagined the trip from the beginning!â&#x20AC;&#x153;


Peter Walchhofer „Our first stop was the Passo Tonale in Italy. After we found a spot for the next day we spent a nice evening in front of the campfire drinking beers. Unfortunately we didn‘t know our camper too well and had to spent the night without heating.“


Michi Stanschitz

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Congratulations to our teamriders

WHO won‘t get of the Podium

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Antonio Contessi > Natural Qualifier at Polsa Double Park TTR*1 Trentino

Birgit Rofner

> Shred Down Austrian Masters (Slopestyle Girls ) Westendorf

Chris Kröll

> Shred Down Austrian Masters (Slopestyle Legends) Westendorf

Elena Könz

> Nine Queens Livigno

Florian Prietl

> Shred Down Austrian Masters (Slopestyle Rockies Men ) Westendorf > European Cup Štrbské Pleso

Keita Inamura

> World Rookie Tour (WRT Champion) Ischgl

Loan Bozzolo

> Snowboard Savoie Tour Final (Snowboardcross Minimes ) Croisette > Alpine French Cup

Maciek Dlugosz > Sobotni SnowFest Festival (Drop Session ) Marius Bakken

> Norgescup (Snowboard) Varingskollen

Mathis Bozzolo > Snowboard Savoie Tour Final (Slope Style Cadet ) Bruyères > Half Pipe Contest in Méribel (Cadet ) Méribel

Max Grünwald

> World Rookie Tour (Grom Men ) Ischgl > World Rookie Tour (Overall Men ) Ischgl > Junior Jam (Groms) Westendorf

Omar Visintin

> SBX World Cup (Boardercross) La Molina

Pekka Eskola

> Finnish Champs 2014 (Slopestyle/ Groms) Vuokatti > 15 and under Volkom PBRJ 2014 Serena Ski

Saska Halmes

> 16 and under at Rip Curl “Alive & Kickin“ Grindewald

Simon Pircher

> Shred Down Austrian Masters (Slopestyle Men) Westendorf

Verena Rohrer

> Halfpipe Junior World Champion (Halfpipe) Valmalenco > Burton European Open Qualies (Halfpipe Semi Finals ) Laax

Wicki Berenice

> Trentino Rookie Fest (Halfpipe Grom Girls) Trentino


155

2nd place

> Wir Schanzen Stubai Jam 2013 (SNB Women ) Stubai

Florian Merten

> Chill and Destroy Tour Final Diedamskopf

Ingvild Nymoen > Norwegian Championship (Slopestyle ) Trysil Jan Kralj > Gangs of Thyon (Team Contest ) Thyon Marius Bakken Loris Framarin Tit Stante Antonio Contessi Kristiina Nisula > 12th Red Bull Nanshan Open (Slopestyle ) Beijing

Loan Bozzolo

> Chamonix (Alpine Race) > Chamonix (Scratch In Junior) > Alpine French Cup > SBX Kids Race Grand Bo (Boardercross ) Le Grand-Bornand

Marius Bakken

> Norwegian National Championships (Big Air Rookie Boys ) Stryn

Max Grünwald

> Bayerische Meisterschaft (Slopestyle) Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Nuria Cástan

> Junior Freeride Tour (Women SNB 15-18 ) Montana / Big Sky Resort

Omar Visintin

> Montafon Race (World Cup) Montafon

Samu Sundell

> Suomi Tour Kasurila 1* WST (Groms ) Kasurila

Saska Halmes

> Finnish Champs 2014 (FC overall Groms ) Vuokatti > 15 and under Volkom PBRJ 2014 Serena Ski

Kristine Nymoen > Norwegian Championship (Slopestyle) Trysil

3rd place

Birgit Rofner

Tobias Grünwald > Wir Schanzen Stubai Jam 2013 (Snowboard Rookies U15 ) Stubai > World Rookie Tour (Grom Men ) Ischgl Verena Rohrer

> Burton European Open 2014 (Halfpipe) Laax

Axel Thelen

> Recycle Rail Day in Helsinki Narinkkatori

Hannes Zösmayr > SlopeINNstyle 2014 Innsbruck Kristiina Nisula > Community Cup presented by Volvo (Big Air) Keystone Resort Loan Bozzolo

> Snowboard Savoie Tour Final (Slope Style Minimes ) Bruyères > Half Pipe Contest in Méribel (Minimes) Méribel > SBX Kids Race Grand Bo (Boardercross ) Le Grand-Bornand

Maciek Dlugosz > Peanut Butter Rail Jam Bialka Tatrzanska Marius Bakken

> Norwegian Big Air Championship (Big Air) Trysil > 3star Big Air Open (Big Air) Oslo

Martin Nörl

> SBX European Cup in Cortina (SBX) Cortina

Mathis Bozzolo > Half Pipe Contest in Méribel (Scratch all) Méribel Max Grünwald

> CAD final (Chill and Destroy Tour) Diedamskopf

Nuria Castán

> Junior Freeride World Tour Fieberbrunn

Peter Walchhofer > Qparks Stop in Söll (Slopestyle) Snowpark Söll Saska Halmes

> Finnish Champs 2014 (Slopestyle/ Groms) Vuokatti > Finnish Champs 2014 (Pipe) Vuokatti

Stante Tit

> Trentino Rookie Fest (Halfpipe Roockie Men) Trentino

Tobias Grünwald > Junior Jam(Slopestyle) Westendorf > World Rookie Tour (Overall Men) Ischgl > Bayerische Meisterschaft (Slopestyle) Garmisch-Partenkirchen Wicki Mathias

> Trentino Rookie Fest (Halfpipe Grom Men) Trentino


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SQUAD PRIME (P. 32)

FREESTYLE TWIN-TIP

SQUAD PRIME article number recommended rider’s weight in kg width in mm (tip/waist/tail) length in mm (tip/tail) height in mm (tip/tail) inserts (quantity/setback in mm) stance in cm (min/med/max) comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) effective edge

*

152

155

156W

158

181301.152 < 75 292 / 247 / 292 180 / 180 51 / 51 24 / 0 50 / 58 / 62 7,23 / True Twin-Tip 1185

181301.155 55 - 85 300 / 254 / 300 183 / 183 53 / 53 24 / 0 52 / 60 / 64 7,71 / True Twin-Tip 1210

181301.156W 60 - 90 307 / 261 / 307 185 / 185 54 / 54 24 / 0 52 / 60 / 64 7,73 / True Twin-Tip 1215

181301.158 > 75 303 / 256 / 303 187 / 187 55 / 55 24 / 0 54 / 62 / 66 7,93 / True Twin-Tip 1220

10 PREMIUM

MASTER

FS-BIGAIR FS-PIPE FS-JIB ALL-MOUNTAIN POWDER SPEED

EXPERT ADVANCED ROOKIE

8

STIFF

HIGH

MEDIUM

STANDARD

SOFT

10 HORROR-SHOCK

NORMAL 152 / 155 / 158 MID WIDE 156W

EXTREME-SHOCK HEAVY-SHOCK

*

SQUAD ROCKER (P. 33) SQUAD ROCKER article number recommended rider’s weight in kg width in mm (tip/waist/tail) length in mm (tip/tail) height in mm (tip/tail) inserts (quantity/setback in mm) stance in cm (min/med/max) comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) effective edge

152

155

156W

158

181302.152 < 70 301 / 251 / 301 180 / 180 50 / 50 24 / 0 50 / 58 / 62 7,30 / True Twin-Tip 1205

181302.155 50 - 80 304 / 254 / 304 182 / 182 54 / 54 24 / 0 52 / 60 / 64 7,50 / True Twin-Tip 1230

181302.156W 55 - 85 311 / 261 / 311 182 / 182 54 / 54 24 / 0 52 / 60 / 64 7,60 / True Twin-Tip 1235

181302.158 > 70 306 / 256 / 306 183 / 183 55 / 55 24 / 0 54 / 62 / 66 7,90 / True Twin-Tip 1255

FS-BIGAIR FS-PIPE FS-JIB ALL-MOUNTAIN POWDER SPEED

MASTER

10 PREMIUM

EXPERT ADVANCED ROOKIE

7

STIFF

HIGH

MEDIUM

STANDARD

SOFT

SQUAD JR. article number recommended rider’s weight in kg width in mm (tip/waist/tail) length in mm (tip/tail) height in mm (tip/tail) inserts (quantity/setback in mm) stance in cm (min/med/max) comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) effective edge FS-BIGAIR FS-PIPE FS-JIB ALL-MOUNTAIN POWDER SPEED

EXTREME-SHOCK HEAVY-SHOCK

JUNIORS

SQUAD JR. (P. 46)

10 HORROR-SHOCK

NORMAL 152 / 155 / 158 MID WIDE 156W

*

132

136

140

142W

144

146W

181340.132 < 40 282 / 238 / 282 175 / 175 52 / 52 20 / 0 42 / 46 / 50 5,64 / True Twin-Tip 995

181340.136 35 - 50 284 / 240 / 284 180 / 180 53 / 53 20 / 0 43 / 47 / 51 6,08 / True Twin-Tip 1035

181340.140 40 - 55 286 / 242 / 286 180 / 180 53 / 53 20 / 0 44 / 48 / 52 6,28 / True Twin-Tip 1070

181340.142W 40 - 60 297 / 253 / 297 180 / 180 54 / 54 20 / 0 45 / 49 / 53 6,42 / True Twin-Tip 1085

181340.144 > 50 288 / 244 / 288 185 / 185 57 / 57 20 / 0 46 / 50 / 54 6,60 / True Twin-Tip 1095

181340.146W > 55 299 / 255 / 299 185 / 185 58 / 58 20 / 0 48 / 52 / 56 6,91 / True Twin-Tip 1120

MASTER EXPERT ADVANCED ROOKIE

4

PREMIUM

4

STIFF

HIGH

MEDIUM

STANDARD

SOFT

NARROW 132 - 140 / 144 MID WIDE 142W / 146W

7

HORROR-SHOCK EXTREME-SHOCK HEAVY-SHOCK


157 *

XBREED article number recommended rider’s weight in kg width in mm (tip/waist/tail) length in mm (tip/tail) height in mm (tip/tail) inserts (quantity/setback in mm) stance in cm (min/med/max) comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) effective edge

150

153

156

159

181303.150 < 70 298 / 248 / 298 185 / 185 56 / 56 20 / 0 51 / 55 / 59 6,95 / True Twin-Tip 1175

181303.153 50 - 75 301 / 251 / 301 190 / 190 59 / 59 20 / 0 52 / 56 / 60 7,27 / True Twin-Tip 1205

181303.156 55 - 80 304 / 254 / 304 193 / 193 60 / 60 20 / 0 54 / 58 / 62 7,56 / True Twin-Tip 1230

181303.159 > 75 306 / 256 / 306 195 / 195 61 / 61 20 / 0 56 / 60 / 64 7,87 / True Twin-Tip 1255

FS-BIGAIR FS-PIPE FS-JIB ALL-MOUNTAIN POWDER SPEED

7

MASTER EXPERT ADVANCED ROOKIE

6

PREMIUM

STIFF

XBREED (P. 35)

7

NORMAL

HORROR-SHOCK

HIGH

MEDIUM

EXTREME-SHOCK

STANDARD

SOFT

HEAVY-SHOCK

*

STEAZE (P. 36) STEAZE article number recommended rider’s weight in kg width in mm (tip/waist/tail) length in mm (tip/tail) height in mm (tip/tail) inserts (quantity/setback in mm) stance in cm (min/med/max) comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) effective edge

149

152

155

156W

158

159W

181305.149 < 60 298 / 248 / 298 185 / 185 56 / 56 20 / 0 51 / 55 / 59 6,95 / True Twin-Tip 1180

181305.152 45 - 70 301 / 251 / 301 190 / 190 58 / 58 20 / 0 52 / 56 / 60 7,30 / True Twin-Tip 1205

181305.155 50 - 80 304 / 254 / 304 193 / 193 60 / 60 20 / 0 54 / 58 / 62 7,50 / True Twin-Tip 1230

181305.156W 50 - 85 311 / 261 / 311 193 / 193 60 / 60 20 / 0 54 / 58 / 62 7,60 / True Twin-Tip 1235

181305.158 50 - 85 306 / 256 / 306 195 / 195 62 / 62 20 / 0 56 / 60 / 64 7,90 / True Twin-Tip 1255

181305.159W > 75 313 / 263 / 313 195 / 195 62 / 62 20 / 0 56 / 60 / 64 7,95 / True Twin-Tip 1260

6

MASTER

FS-BIGAIR FS-PIPE FS-JIB ALL-MOUNTAIN POWDER SPEED

EXPERT ADVANCED ROOKIE

5

PREMIUM

STIFF

HIGH

MEDIUM

STANDARD

SOFT

7

NORMAL 149 - 155 / 158 MID WIDE 156W / 159W

HORROR-SHOCK EXTREME-SHOCK HEAVY-SHOCK

*

GENIX (P. 37) GENIX article number recommended rider’s weight in kg width in mm (tip/waist/tail) length in mm (tip/tail) height in mm (tip/tail) inserts (quantity/setback in mm) stance in cm (min/med/max) comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) effective edge

148

152

156W

160W

181306.148 < 60 298 / 248 / 298 185 / 185 59 / 59 20 / 0 50 / 54 / 58 6,50 / True Twin-Tip 1160

181306.152 45 - 70 301 / 251 / 301 187 / 187 60 / 60 20 / 0 52 / 56 / 60 6,80 / True Twin-Tip 1185

181306.156W 50 - 85 308 / 258 / 308 187 / 187 60 / 60 20 / 0 54 / 58 / 62 7,60 / True Twin-Tip 1255

181306.160W > 75 311 / 261 / 311 190 / 190 62 / 62 20 / 0 56 / 60 / 64 7,90 / True Twin-Tip 1280

FS-BIGAIR FS-PIPE FS-JIB ALL-MOUNTAIN POWDER SPEED

5

MASTER EXPERT ADVANCED ROOKIE

4

PREMIUM

STIFF

HIGH

MEDIUM

STANDARD

SOFT

6

NORMAL 148 / 152 MID WIDE 156W / 160W

HORROR-SHOCK EXTREME-SHOCK HEAVY-SHOCK

*

JIBBY (P. 47) JIBBY article number recommended rider’s weight in kg width in mm (tip/waist/tail) length in mm (tip/tail) height in mm (tip/tail) inserts (quantity/setback in mm) stance in cm (min/med/max) comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) effective edge FS-BIGAIR FS-PIPE FS-JIB ALL-MOUNTAIN POWDER SPEED

104

116

126

181341.104 < 25 241 / 212 / 241 145 / 145 42 / 42 12 / 0 37 / 41 / 45 5,40 / True Twin Tip 790

181341.116 20 - 35 251 / 219 / 251 165 / 165 47 / 47 12 / 0 39 / 43 / 47 5,82 / True Twin Tip 845

181341.126 >25 261 / 225 / 261 175 / 175 51 / 51 16 / 0 35 / 43 / 51 6,51 / True Twin Tip 945

MASTER EXPERT ADVANCED ROOKIE

2

PREMIUM

1

STIFF

KIDS

2

HORROR-SHOCK

HIGH

MEDIUM

EXTREME-SHOCK

STANDARD

SOFT

HEAVY-SHOCK

* Recommended Binding


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FS ALL-MOUNTAIN

DIMENSION (P. 56) DIMENSION article number recommended rider’s weight in kg width in mm (tip/waist/tail) length in mm (tip/tail) height in mm (tip/tail) inserts (quantity/setback in mm) stance in cm (min/med/max) comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) effective edge

154XW

159XW

164XW

181310.154XW < 75 324 / 278 / 323 185 / 185 57 / 57 20 / 10 52 / 56 / 60 7,82 / Direct. Freestyle 1200

181310.159XW 70 - 90 326 / 280 / 325 190 / 190 60 / 60 20 / 10 54 / 58 / 62 8,49 / Direct. Freestyle 1250

181310.164XW > 75 328 / 282 / 327 195 / 195 62 / 62 20 / 10 56 / 60 / 64 9,30 / Direct. Freestyle 1305

6

MASTER

FS-BIGAIR FS-PIPE FS-JIB ALL-MOUNTAIN POWDER SPEED

EXPERT ADVANCED ROOKIE

PREMIUM

6

STIFF

*

7

EXTRA WIDE

HORROR-SHOCK

HIGH

MEDIUM

EXTREME-SHOCK

STANDARD

SOFT

HEAVY-SHOCK

*

SPADE (P. 58) SPADE article number recommended rider’s weight in kg width in mm (tip/waist/tail) length in mm (tip/tail) height in mm (tip/tail) inserts (quantity/setback in mm) stance in cm (min/med/max) comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) effective edge

148

151

154

157

159

162

181311.148 < 60 290 / 246 / 289 195 / 195 63 / 63 20 / 10 48 / 52 / 56 7,08 / Direct. FS 1135

181311.151 45 - 70 292 / 248 / 291 195 / 195 64 / 64 20 / 10 50 / 54 / 58 7,23 / Direct. FS 1165

181311.154 50 - 75 297 / 251 / 296 200 / 200 66 / 66 20 / 10 52 / 56 / 60 7,90 / Direct. FS 1195

181311.157 55 - 80 299 / 253 / 298 200 / 200 66 / 66 20 / 10 53 / 57 / 61 8,17 / Direct. FS 1215

181311.159 60 - 85 301 / 255 / 300 200 / 200 66 / 66 20 / 10 54 / 58 / 62 8,44 / Direct. FS 1235

181311.162 > 70 303 / 257 / 302 205 / 205 67 / 67 20 / 10 55 / 59 / 63 8,68 / Direct. FS 1255

FS-BIGAIR FS-PIPE FS-JIB ALL-MOUNTAIN POWDER SPEED

5

MASTER EXPERT ADVANCED ROOKIE

PREMIUM

5

STIFF

6

NORMAL

HORROR-SHOCK

HIGH

MEDIUM

EXTREME-SHOCK

STANDARD

SOFT

HEAVY-SHOCK

*

DASH (P. 59) DASH article number recommended rider’s weight in kg width in mm (tip/waist/tail) length in mm (tip/tail) height in mm (tip/tail) inserts (quantity/setback in mm) stance in cm (min/med/max) comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) effective edge FS-BIGAIR FS-PIPE FS-JIB ALL-MOUNTAIN POWDER SPEED

149

152

155

156XW

159

160XW

163

164XW

181312.149 < 65 292 / 246 / 290 190 / 180 54 / 48 20 / 15 48 / 52 / 56 7,38 / Direct. FS 1140

181312.152 45 - 75 296 / 248 / 294 190 / 180 54 / 48 20 / 20 50 / 54 / 58 7,68 / Direct. FS 1200

181312.155 50 - 80 301 / 253 / 299 195 / 185 57 / 51 20 / 20 51 / 55 / 59 8,03 / Direct. FS 1220

181312.156XW 55 - 85 308 / 263 / 305 200 / 190 58 / 52 20 / 20 51 / 55 / 59 8,30 / Direct. FS 1220

181312.159 55 - 85 304 / 256 / 302 205 / 195 61 / 55 20 / 25 52 / 56 / 60 8,46 / Direct. FS 1250

181312.160XW 65 - 90 311 / 266 / 308 205 / 195 61 / 55 20 / 25 52 / 56 / 60 8,85 / Direct. FS 1260

181312.163 70 - 95 307 / 259 / 305 210 / 200 65 / 59 20 / 25 53 / 57 / 61 8,68 / Direct. FS 1275

181312.164XW > 75 314 / 269 / 311 210 / 200 65 / 59 20 / 25 54 / 58 / 62 9,28 / Direct. FS 1275

MASTER EXPERT ADVANCED ROOKIE

4

PREMIUM

4

STIFF

HIGH

MEDIUM

STANDARD

SOFT

NORMAL 149 / 152 / 155 / 159 / 163 EXTRA WIDE 156XW / 160XW / 164XW

4

HORROR-SHOCK EXTREME-SHOCK HEAVY-SHOCK


159

WOMEN

SAVVY (P. 68) 143

146

149

181320.143 < 60 287 / 237 / 287 170 / 170 47 / 47 20 / 0 46 / 50 / 54 6,52 / True Twin-Tip 1140

181320.146 40 - 65 289 / 239 / 289 175 / 175 51 / 51 20 / 0 48 / 52 / 56 6,80 / True Twin-Tip 1150

181320.149 > 55 291 / 241 / 291 180 / 180 54 / 54 20 / 0 50 / 54 / 58 7,13 / True Twin-Tip 1165

FS-BIGAIR FS-PIPE FS-JIB ALL-MOUNTAIN POWDER SPEED

7

MASTER EXPERT

5

PREMIUM

STIFF

7

NARROW

HORROR-SHOCK

SAVVY article number recommended rider’s weight in kg width in mm (tip/waist/tail) length in mm (tip/tail) height in mm (tip/tail) inserts (quantity/setback in mm) stance in cm (min/med/max) comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) effective edge

*

ADVANCED ROOKIE

HIGH

MEDIUM

EXTREME-SHOCK

STANDARD

SOFT

HEAVY-SHOCK

*

DISTURBIA (P. 69) DISTURBIA article number recommended rider’s weight in kg width in mm (tip/waist/tail) length in mm (tip/tail) height in mm (tip/tail) inserts (quantity/setback in mm) stance in cm (min/med/max) comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) effective edge

140

143

146

149

181321.140 < 60 285 / 235 / 285 175 / 175 51 / 51 20 / 0 45 / 49 / 53 6,10 / True Twin-Tip 1125

181321.143 45 - 70 287 / 237 / 287 180 / 180 53 / 53 20 / 0 47 / 51 / 55 6,50 / True Twin-Tip 1140

181321.146 50 - 75 289 / 239 / 289 185 / 185 55 / 55 20 / 0 49 / 53 / 57 6,80 / True Twin-Tip 1150

181321.149 > 55 291 / 241 / 291 185 / 185 55 / 55 20 / 0 49 / 53 / 57 7,10 / True Twin-Tip 1165

5

MASTER

FS-BIGAIR FS-PIPE FS-JIB ALL-MOUNTAIN POWDER SPEED

EXPERT ADVANCED ROOKIE

4

PREMIUM

STIFF

4

NARROW

HORROR-SHOCK

HIGH

MEDIUM

EXTREME-SHOCK

STANDARD

SOFT

HEAVY-SHOCK

*

FLAVOR (P. 70) FLAVOR article number recommended rider’s weight in kg width in mm (tip/waist/tail) length in mm (tip/tail) height in mm (tip/tail) inserts (quantity/setback in mm) stance in cm (min/med/max) comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) effective edge

142

146

150

154

181322.142 < 60 282 / 236 / 280 170 / 160 49 / 44 20 / 15 45 / 49 / 53 7,11 / Direct. Freestyle 1135

181322.146 45 - 70 284 / 238 / 282 175 / 165 50 / 46 20 / 15 47 / 51 / 55 7,42 / Direct. Freestyle 1165

181322.150 50 - 75 286 / 240 / 284 175 / 165 52 / 46 20 / 20 49 / 53 / 57 7,80 / Direct. Freestyle 1190

181322.154 > 55 288 / 242 / 286 180 / 170 54 / 49 20 / 20 49 / 53 / 57 8,32 / Direct. Freestyle 1225

FS-BIGAIR FS-PIPE FS-JIB ALL-MOUNTAIN POWDER SPEED

5

MASTER EXPERT ADVANCED ROOKIE

5

PREMIUM

STIFF

4

NARROW

HORROR-SHOCK

HIGH

MEDIUM

EXTREME-SHOCK

STANDARD

SOFT

HEAVY-SHOCK

*

MELODY (P. 71) MELODY article number recommended rider’s weight in kg width in mm (tip/waist/tail) length in mm (tip/tail) height in mm (tip/tail) inserts (quantity/setback in mm) stance in cm (min/med/max) comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) effective edge FS-BIGAIR FS-PIPE FS-JIB ALL-MOUNTAIN POWDER SPEED

139

143

147

151

155

181323.139 < 55 280 / 234 / 278 180 / 170 48 / 43 20 / 15 43 / 47 / 51 7,03 / Direct. Freestyle 1085

181323.143 40 - 60 282 / 236 / 280 185 / 175 50 / 45 20 / 15 45 / 49 / 53 7,18 / Direct. Freestyle 1110

181323.147 45 - 65 284 / 238 / 282 185 / 175 50 / 45 20 / 15 47 / 51 / 55 7,48 / Direct. Freestyle 1140

181323.151 50 - 70 286 / 240 / 284 190 / 180 54 / 48 20 / 20 49 / 53 / 57 7,90 / Direct. Freestyle 1160

181323.155 > 50 288 / 242 / 286 190 / 180 54 / 48 20 / 20 49 / 53 / 57 8,44 / Direct. Freestyle 1200

MASTER EXPERT ADVANCED ROOKIE

4

PREMIUM

3

STIFF

NARROW

3

HORROR-SHOCK

HIGH

MEDIUM

EXTREME-SHOCK

STANDARD

SOFT

HEAVY-SHOCK

* Recommended Binding


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FR ALL-MOUNTAIN

ALRIGHT (P. 84) ALRIGHT article number recommended rider’s weight in kg width in mm (tip/waist/tail) length in mm (tip/tail) height in mm (tip/tail) inserts (quantity/setback in mm) stance in cm (min/med/max) comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) effective edge

155

162W

167W

181333.155 < 70 298 / 251 / 278 223 / 203 64 / 58 24 / 25 49 / 55 / 61 6,33 / Playful Freeride 990

181333.162W 65 - 90 308 / 260 / 290 232 / 212 69 / 63 24 / 30 51 / 57 / 63 6,76 / Playful Freeride 1020

181333.167W > 75 310 / 262 / 295 238 / 218 73 / 67 24 / 35 53 / 59 / 65 7,25 / Playful Freeride 1050

10 PREMIUM

MASTER

FS-BIGAIR FS-PIPE FS-JIB ALL-MOUNTAIN POWDER SPEED

EXPERT ADVANCED ROOKIE

5

*

STIFF

HIGH

MEDIUM

STANDARD

SOFT

7

NORMAL 155 MID WIDE 162W / 167W

HORROR-SHOCK EXTREME-SHOCK HEAVY-SHOCK

*

SELECTA (P. 86) SELECTA article number recommended rider’s weight in kg width in mm (tip/waist/tail) length in mm (tip/tail) height in mm (tip/tail) inserts (quantity/setback in mm) stance in cm (min/med/max) comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) effective edge

158

163

168

175XW

181330.158 < 75 306 / 248 / 282 215 / 175 64 / 44 24 / 35 46 / 54 / 58 8,54 / Direct. Freeride 1245

181330.163 < 80 312 / 253 / 292 225 / 175 66 / 44 24 / 40 48 / 56 / 60 8,51 / Direct. Freeride 1285

181330.168 > 65 317 / 258 / 297 225 / 175 68 / 45 24 / 40 49 / 57 / 61 9,26 / Direct. Freeride 1340

181330.175XW > 70 325 / 266 / 305 225 / 175 68 / 45 24 / 50 50 / 58 / 62 10,25 / Direct. Freeride 1405

FS-BIGAIR FS-PIPE FS-JIB ALL-MOUNTAIN POWDER SPEED

10 PREMIUM

MASTER EXPERT ADVANCED ROOKIE

6

STIFF

HIGH

MEDIUM

STANDARD

SOFT

5

NARROW 158 NORMAL 163 / 168 EXTRA WIDE 175XW

HORROR-SHOCK EXTREME-SHOCK HEAVY-SHOCK

*

COAL XT (P. 87) COAL XT article number recommended rider’s weight in kg width in mm (tip/waist/tail) length in mm (tip/tail) height in mm (tip/tail) inserts (quantity/setback in mm) stance in cm (min/med/max) comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) effective edge FS-BIGAIR FS-PIPE FS-JIB ALL-MOUNTAIN POWDER SPEED

158

163

168

181332.158 60 - 85 301 / 248 / 291 190 / 160 61 / 38 24 / 30 50 / 58 / 62 8,19 / Direct. Freeride 1275

181332.163 65 - 95 305 / 252 / 295 195 / 165 64 / 40 24 / 35 51 / 59 / 63 8,69 / Direct. Freeride 1315

181332.168 > 75 309 / 256 / 299 200 / 170 67 / 43 24 / 35 51 / 59 / 63 9,20 / Direct. Freeride 1355

MASTER EXPERT ADVANCED ROOKIE

10 PREMIUM

9

STIFF

NORMAL

5

HORROR-SHOCK

HIGH

MEDIUM

EXTREME-SHOCK

STANDARD

SOFT

HEAVY-SHOCK


1 61

SPLITBOARDING

UNTRAC (P. 96) UNTRAC 155 article no. (Untrac Splitboard Set) article no. (Untrac w/o interface) recommended rider’s weight in kg width in mm (tip/waist/tail) length in mm (tip/tail) height in mm (tip/tail) inserts (quantity/setback in mm) stance in cm (min/med/max) comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) effective edge

181334.S48. 155* 181335. 155 >70 298 / 248 / 288 215 / 210 63 / 59 22 / 25 51 / 57 / 63 7,70 / Direct. FR 1175

FS-BIGAIR FS-PIPE FS-JIB ALL-MOUNTAIN POWDER SPEED

162

167XW

OPTIONAL ACCESSORY

article number

181334.S48.162* 181335. 162 65 - 90 307 / 257 / 297 220 / 210 66 / 60 22 / 30 53 / 59 / 65 8,55 / Direct. FR 1240

181334.S48.167XW* 181335. 167XW >75 316 / 266 / 306 225 / 215 69 / 62 22 / 35 55 / 61 / 67 9,09 / Direct. FR 1275

Voilé Splitboard Crampons Völkl Splitec Crampons (for Fastec Splitec Alu) Touristick Vario 4A anthracite pole (≤ 135 cm) Völkl Untrac Vacuum Skin (155) Völkl Untrac Vacuum Skin (162) Völkl Untrac Vacuum Skin (167XW)

181422 181391 165618 181390.155 181390.162 181390.167XW

MASTER EXPERT ADVANCED ROOKIE

COAL BX RACE

FS-BIGAIR FS-PIPE FS-JIB ALL-MOUNTAIN POWDER SPEED

10 PREMIUM

* premounted set including Hooks and Clips, Voilé Universal Splitboard Interface & custom-fit Vacuum Base Climbing Skins with Skin Pin System 8

STIFF

HIGH

MEDIUM

STANDARD

SOFT

7

NORMAL 155 / 162 EXTRA WIDE 167XW

HORROR-SHOCK EXTREME-SHOCK HEAVY-SHOCK

RACE

COAL RACE (P. 106) article number recommended rider’s weight in kg width in mm (tip/waist/tail) length in mm (tip/tail) height in mm (tip/tail) inserts (quantity/setback in mm) stance in cm (min/med/max) comp. sidecut (radius in m/sidecut) effective edge

*

*

159 181331.159 > 70 307 / 256 / 288 130 / 80 35 / 13 24 / 35 51 / 59 / 63 12,58 / Direct. Race 1440 MASTER EXPERT ADVANCED ROOKIE

10 PREMIUM

9

STIFF

NORMAL

5

HORROR-SHOCK

HIGH

MEDIUM

EXTREME-SHOCK

STANDARD

SOFT

HEAVY-SHOCK

* Recommended Binding


Thanks to our team and everybody helping to make such sensational products and this lovely catalog possible! Photographers Christian Böhm, Vaughan Brookfield, Grego Campi, Alex Papis, Patrick Steiner, Brad Slack, Delaney Zayac, Daniela Pinon, Sandra Grünwald

Locations Argentina (Bariloche, Catedral Alta Patagonia), Austria (Innsbruck, Ischgl), Canada (Coast Mountains BC, Revelstoke), France (Chamonix), Italy (Southtirol, Passo Tonale, Livigno), Kirgistan (Suusamyr, Too-Ashu), New Zealand (Cardrona), Spain (Alto Campoo), Switzerland (Laax, Thyon, Julier Pass, Bernina Pass)

Artwork Markus Herterich / mprom.

www.volkl-snowboards.com All products, sizes & colors are subject to change without notice. © Völkl Snowboards 2014/15 Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within the articles are the personal opinions of the teamriders. Völkl Snowboards is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on these articles. All information is provided on an as-is basis. The information, facts or opinions appearing in the articles do not necessarily reflect the views of Völkl Snowboards and Völkl Snowboards does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.


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