The Whale

The Whale

The Whale boards are a new type of surf style freeride board.  On these shapes we moved the wide point on the nose of the board back to match where the nose rocker starts.  This makes the board initiate a turn quicker than a normal shaped board with nose rocker.  By moving the wide point back it makes the effective edge of the board shorter than normal, making the board feel shorter than it is.

Technology

The Whale features our FLOAT ROCKER nose profile.  This is an all new rocker design that lifts the nose of the board up about 2cm at the end of the effective edge.  The nose rocker starts just in front of the front foot.  The Whale boards have some camber from the front foot back to the tail.  This gives it super float in deep snow and good edge hold on hard snow.

“The 2cm rise and girthy nose paired with a mid-range flex created the consummate surfrider, according to testers.  This freerider sails through pow, and camber toward the tail adds surprising pop and edge control.  A relatively short effective edge allows the Whale to turn quicker than expected.”
- Backcountry Magazine 2014 Gear Guide Review

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Board Specifics

Size 156 160 Solid or Splitboard 167 Solid or Splitboard
Effective Edge 105.3 114.5 125.5
Waist Width Tip: 29.1 Waist: 25 Tail: 27.9 Tip: 29.9 Waist: 26 Tail: 29.5 Tip: 30.9 Waist: 26.5 Tail: 30.0
Sidecut Radius 728 728 728
Stance Options 20 to 25 inches 20 to 25 inches 20 to 25 inches
Core Material Full-Length Vertically Laminated Wood Core
Sidewall Material Bulletproof Sintered P-Tex Sidewall
Base Material Trizac Finished Durasurf 2001 Sintered Base
  all measurements in centimeters unless otherwise noted