The TC’s softer sister is a soft and forgiving freestyle snowboard with Imperium’s durable WDT core. If buttering, jibbing, wheely-ing and just messing around on a snowboard gets you up early in the morning then check ñout the RC, it’s also perfect for beginners.
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The Dia de los Muertos is the final piece of Imperium’s Artist Series puzzle. Dutch artist Elmiro took care of the graphics and with Imperium boards coming out of the Elan factory you can be sure that the construction is top notch too.
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Last year’s Centurion Series got demoted and the Ice Panther took its place in the Imperium line-up. With an impact resistant WDT core, camber profile, mellow progressive sidecut and super soft flex the Panther Series is all a beginner freestylers and committed rail addicts need to refine their skills.
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The Elvira Ionita TC is the Imperium snowboard for women who prioritise on edge performance and control over the ease of riding rocker. Don’t get me wrong this board isn’t a Burton Fortress and you don’t need two Elephant lags to power it through a turn, it’s just a touch more focused on the all-mountain rider than the RC version. If your day on the mountain revolves around carving down pistes and making the most of any fresh snow hiding between the trees the Elvira will do everything you ask of it.
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If there was one graphic that was being talked about at ISPO this year, it was the City Series. Yann Dechatrette has done a stunning job of bringing together three iconic city landmarks with classic skateboard style graphics typical of the late 90s and early 00s and bold fonts that bring the design together. On the actual snowboard side of things, the City Series combines a lively, damp and durable WDT (wood composite) core with a jib rocker profile with a nice flat section between the bindings and a rail friendly extruded base.
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Slick, stylish and demure, for those that don’t need a garish graphic on their snowboard to make their snowboarding stand out the Imperium Classic Series is your board. A directional shape makes the Classic versatile for all-snowboarding and the Beech and Poplar core gives back plenty to those riders who like to power into and out of carves.
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Tattoo artist Mister P has utterly smashed the graphics on the Imperium Desperado once again. Biax fibreglass runs the length of the Desperado III and combined with a poppy camber profile is ready to do damage to anything you ride it on, over or onto. With a tough extruded base it won’t be the Desperado and its pretty paint job getting gouged.
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The Imperium Fuego is a directional twin shaped snowboard opening doors on powder days that your true twin riding buddies have slammed in their faces. The Fuego is only available in a 154 and some riders might find the 1320 Extruded base lacks the acceleration and top speed needed for full-throttle all-mountain riding.
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Designed to give Imperium’s pipe and pro line kicker fiends the goods they need to get airborne in a big way. The Loyal’s cambered profile and carbon reinforcement are all about holding speed and a precision line through the flat bottom and up the walls of Superpipes. The true twin shape and mid wide waist are ideal for stable switch take-offs and even better for slush spring landings.
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If you fancy yourself as a Latino Gangsta but you can’t afford the Low-rider and chain-link steering wheel and although you dig Cypress Hill, Morrissey’s incessant moaning isn’t your bag the Imperium Chicana Love has got to be on your hit-list. Straight-up all-mountain homies will love the camber and carbon that combined have more pop than those 30-inch spinning rims you’ve been eyeing up.
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Imperium’s motto is “From the Streets to the Mountains”, well perhaps they should include “balls to the wall backcountry” in there as well. Designed for big freeride lines, the Montana has a shallow progressive sidecut than blends the smooth and stable entry and exit radius of a 9m sidecut with a more responsive 8m middle radius, so you can pump through the board’s flex and power through tighter radius carves. The Montana’s profile is cambered, but the directional shape and very slight taper should take care of float. Carbon is included in the construction for stability and stiffness when the riding ascends to the next level.
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This girl’s a little friendlier than the TC. The Goddess Series RC uses Imperium’s V-Rocker profile to increase float and fluidity for powder lines and increase playfulness in the terrain park. Carbon adds pop and the astronomical 8900 grade sintered base will have you scooting over flat spots whilst your friends flounder like fish out of water.
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The Goddess Series comes in two flavours, buttery rocker or bitter camber. The Goddess Series TC is the traditional cambered variety. Designed for high speed freeriding the TC has a tri-radial sidecut with a tighter radius at the start of the sidecut blending into two gradually increasing radii for responsive turn initiation, smooth exits out of carves and stable powder cruising. Carbon has been added to the construction for pop and torsional reactiveness and speed shouldn’t be a problem with an 8900 grade sintered base.
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Belgian ex-pro rider Demir Julia is one cool cat. Imperium is his vision of a snowboard brand and the DJVII is Demir’s board and Imperium’s flagship snowboard. The DJVII is all about performance and that’s why triaxial glass laminates have been reinforced with chatter absorbing Kevlar stringers. The 10,000 sintered base is one if not the fastest base on the market and the board’s tight sidecut and lively camber profile will have you wanting to litter freshly groomed pistes with perfect short and medium radius carves.
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For Imperium founder and brand General, Demir Julia to put his initials on a snowboard, it has to be special. Under the Eagle crest of the DJVI are all the ingredients of a top of the range, high spec snowboarding limousine. Now made in the Elan factory and featuring a staggering 10,000 grade sintered base, the best way to summarise the DJVI is to compare it to a Mercedes Maybach with a gas turbine under the bonnet. Demir travels around the hill in style.
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Fire up your low-rider and fit your chain link steering wheel, don your gnarliest gang land tattoo and dig out your favourite Morrissey CD; the Desperado II is here and this cholo is equipped for killing features all over the park. A tight radial sidecut means adjusting for setups should be lightening quick and an unheard of 8900 grade base means you won’t have to ruin your loco style by bouncing off table-top knuckles.
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Designed with jibbing in mind, the First Legion is the ultimate stick for Urban shredders. Much like the Centurion but with a reverse camber which ensures the First Legion is versatile enough for the occasional backcountry kicker mission or powder laden transition slash.
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The Parabellum is the Imperium legions freeride weapon of choice. Combining a directional slightly tapered shape and a set back stance with a medium firm flex, Imperium have created a board that will work for aggressive freeriders who want a board they can take in the pow and the pipe. The 8900 grade sintered base and sustainably sourced FSC wood core set the Parabellum apart from the other boards in its class. Now you have to work out which mountains to destroy in the name of the Imperium legion… go forth and conquer!
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The Goddess has a directional shape, lightening quick 8900 grade sintered base with a centered stance. Designed to provide you with all the tools you need to push your riding in steep freeriding terrain in the halfpipe and off monster cheese wedges. For fans of graphics featuring beautiful women no wearing much clothing the Goddess is a must.
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In Roman times Centurions would leave camp and go on day of Gaul slaying for amusement. Now Belgian snowboard brand Imperium is inflicting its revenge with the Centurion series, designed to slay everything from handrails to ancient Roman remains… strap into your bindings and destroy.
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