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.
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
|Size||156||160 Solid or Splitboard||167 Solid or Splitboard|
|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|
|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|