Kevin Jones might not be riding for Compatriot this season but he still got a pro model. It’s amazing what a double page spread of a monstrous triple backflip will earn you. Kevin’s riding these days is backcountry freestyle, the La Mosca meets his needs with a punchy flex and the durable construction Compatriot is famous for. Size down to the 149 PC La Mosca if you’re lighterweight or just more interested in park and jibs.
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Compatriot Team rider Rob Kingwill has always operated under the media radar, damn the man was one of the few men to beat Terje in the halfpipe during Terje’s almost unbeaten rule on the sport in the late 90s. Now Rob’s focus is on big mountain freeriding he’s still bagging big competition wins. Rob’s has two well-deserved pro models, the standard 158 twin is Rob’s board for all-mountain riding; cliff drops on powder days and pipe on icy days . When Rob hits the park he sizes down to his 154.5 with park camber for a more forgivinig and agile feel.
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Any board called the “Commissioner” is bound to rule the freeride roost. At 169cm in length with plenty of taper and a powerful cambered profile the Commissioner is no shrinking-violet, it’s a statement of intent, intent to destroy fresh snowfalls and scary terrain.
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The Compatriot Outra Vez is a mid-wide freeride gun with a fresh-track mind. If it’s the steep and deep you want to slay, the Outra Vez’s extra width, directional shape and 164cm running length will provide plenty of effective edge for grip and surface area for all important float. Carbon fibre stringers and a complex glass weave provide power for big anchoring cut-backs and stomping tail heavy landings in abundance.
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Solid all-mountain freestyle performance and nuke-proof construction are trademarks of the Compatriot Movement. The fact that these boards are designed to work in and are tested in Jackson Hole means performance is a given.
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For those that like the sound of the Lupara but want to tone down the camber a little for an easier, more forgiving and of course uber press tweaks a plenty ride the Lupara Park Camber has a very shallow micro camber that pretty much mimics the feel of zero camber with a drop more pop.
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Compatriot Snowboards prides itself on building snowboards that will survive being slung into the boot of your truck, thwacked across a tree jib and ground across a gnarly rock slide. The Lupara takes Compatriot’s rugged construction and squeezes it into a short twin shaped park ride with a snappy camber and carbon stringer combination.
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No, your eyes are not deceiving you, Kevin Jones is back and he’s riding for Compatriot Snowboards. Kevin’s influence on snowboarding has been enormous, from the early days in Tahoe to his years at the start of the last decade where he pioneered spins onto rails and huge kicker spins, Kevin was pretty much a constant figure on the winners podium. Over the years Kevin has had pro-rides on Lamar, Forum and the now defunct Jeenyus, so he knows how to design a snowboard. Who knows what Kevin is up to these days on a snowboard, all we know is, he’s doing it on a Compatriot Snowboard. If that isn’t a first class endorsement what is?
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Rob Kingwill gets his own pro model with Compatriot and to be honest it’s about time. Rob kind of skims under the radar, he’s got the skills to pay the bills when it comes to big mountain riding and he’s also had more than his fair share of podium finishes in world class pipe riding competitions, basically he’s one of the most underrated riders out there. Based on the Compatriot Movement and developed in some of the best freeriding mountains in the world, the Valkyrie’s firm flex, carbon pop and directional twin shape make it perfect for riding pow all morning and then smoking a superpipe in the afternoon.
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Because you can’t ride powder day-in-day-out, Compatriot designed the Outra Vez. Amercian made and packing the usual Compatriot high spec materials, the Outra Vez is designed to meet the needs of competent freeriders who want the stability and float of a slightly longer and directional snowboard but don’t want a board so stiff that they can’t just cruise around and a shape so powder specific that they can’t rip it down the groomers. The Outra Vez’s topsheet features great artwork from Draplin Industries.
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The Commissioner would be better named the Powder Baron, an evil looking champion of powder slaying. With more float than a Zeppelin pumped full of fairy dust, the Compatriot Commissioner is designed for high speed assaults on snowfields and powder laden tree runs. When the weather has dumped a months worth of snow in one evening there’s nothing more dialled for powder charging than the Commissioner. With its 169cm running length, tapered shape and snappy cambered profile, there’s no chance of sinking this royal ride.
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The Movement is the Burton Custom (cambered version of-course) equivalent in the Compatriot range. Punch camber meets a directional twin shape. Take it off jumps, pump it through the flat bottom of a superpipe or dive into the pow and throw yourself off some cliffs. With camber, carbon stringers and a specially prepared and milled wood core the Movement looks like one of those boards that won’t wash-out no matter how hard you push it.
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Aggressive all-mountain snowboarders have a new muse! Designed for riders who know their snowboarding arse from their elbow, the Compatriot Falcon GFR will climb up pipe walls faster than a rat up a drain pipe and cut through crud and churned up powder like a hot knife through butter. The Falcon GFR is the stiffest snowboard in the Compatriot line up and certainly not for any snowboarder who isn’t carving confidently down icy double diamond black runs.
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No, no, no you’ve got it all wrong, Compatriot Snowboards aren’t new, they’ve just been dormant for the last couple of seasons. The Lupara is Compatriots jib and park weapon, like the pump action shotgun that adorns the topsheet the Lupara is perfect for destroying any transition in sight. Compatriot don’t do gimmicks, so you won’t find any namby-pamby rocker on the Lupara, this park ride uses Compatriots ridiculously poppy EN7 camber and bolsters it with carbon fibre stringers. At 151cm this bad boy’s sawn-off but you can still rip hard!
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