6 799 kr
Building a snowboard from scratch allowed Loaded to develop a new sizing system for the Algernon.
Typically boards are designed for a specific rider, usually a pro, and then scaled up and down from that template
Loaded wanted every size of the Algernon to ride as intended without losing any resolution from scaling.
To do so, Loaded created a formula considering boot size, stance width and rider weight and then applied this to each individual board size, essentially creating four unique boards that all ride exactly as calculated.
Experimenting with subtleties and simplicity, we pared down each feature over the course of many years.
We achieved a uniquely accessible, intuitive, responsive snowboard that can crush high speed carves on groomers, charge through the crud, send off the biggest cheese wedge and float down a powder pillow line.
It’s not a quiver killer, but it’s pretty darn close.
PROFILE: Mustache Camber –Snappy, less catchy
SHAPE: Directional Twin – Twin between wide points, slightly longer nose for powder and directional charging
FLEX: Twin – Sturdy platform under/around foot for charging and softer tips for buttery fun
SIDECUT: Radial for smoother lines
CORE: 100% Vertically Laminated Bamboo
FIBERGLASS: Pre-cure biaxial top, wet lay-up triaxial bottom
BASE: Sintered UHMW
EDGES: Full-wrap stainless steel
SIDEWALLS: None, core is maintained edge to edge
STANCE: Centered six-pack on sidecut with additional set-back inserts for powder
FOOTBEDS: Cork underfoot provides additional cushioning and dampening
FACTORY TUNE: High performance sharpened and de-tuned edges with a full layer of wax; scrape and go