Since the day that we received a press release from Venture boasting about the upcoming release of their collaboration with Swedish Big Mountain legend Johan Olofsson we were uncontrollably excited. To have one of the most influential freeriders ever to grace the planet working with such a small, flexible and forward thinking manufacturer was a mouth-watering prospect. The result of this collaboration is the Odin. Blending a slightly tapered shape with a reverse camber profile that has a flat section between the bindings, a 40mm setback stance and a near 10m sidecut the Odin is designed for epic powder descents down exposed faces and over jaw-dropping roll-overs.
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Venture took the Storm, cut it in half from tip to tail, placed Ptex sidewalls and steel edges on the inside edge and added all of the necessary inserts required to mount Voile’s Split Decision hardware. That pretty much covers the split version of the Storm.
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The Storm is the snowboard that really threw Venture into the limelight after winning a whole host of awards. It combines a light 8mm taper with a long reverse camber nose than blends into a flat profile under the feet. The conservative sidecut ensures the Storm works in tight treelines as well as storming open bowls and the moderate 30mm set-back stance meets a compromise between the benefits of float and good edge control.
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The most versatile shape that Venture builds the Zephyr gets split to increase the amount of new and interesting terrain you can carve your dream line into.
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Venture is a small freeride snowboard manufacturer owned by husband and wife team Lisa and Klemens Branner and is based in the Silverton a small mining town deep within Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. The Zephyr is their ride everything freeride snowboard, equally at home on groomed slopes as it is cutting fresh lines down near vertical couloirs. Its only setback 20mm and there is only 6mm of taper so although it rips in powder it’s still at home on less desirable conditions. Last year the Zephyr won a Backcountry Magazine and Future Snowboard Magazine award.
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The split version of the backcountry kicker assassin the Helix allows you to access hits in a matter of minutes that would otherwise take you hours.
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No taper? A centred stance? Only goes as big as a 163? And the sidecut radius is only a moderate 8m! Well even the folks at Venture like to throw tricks into the mix and the Helix is the board they do it on. Reverse cambered for float but using pretty standard all-mountain snowboard dimensions the Helix is designed for big mountain freestylers who prefer powder to rutted park landings.
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Looking for the ultimate big-mountain snowboard? Venture developed the Storm for those riders looking to ride the most challenging faces on the planet. Testament to the amazing performance of this board is the fact that freeride legend Johan Olofsson rode the Venture Storm while filming for Jeremy Jones’s new movie Deeper. If you’re serious about taking your freeriding to the next level then there’s no doubt that Storm will take you there.
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Venture has a reputation for building some of the best Freeride boards on the planet; with more awards and accolades than many of the big boys in the industry. The Helix is Venture’s freeride/freestyle stick; built for everything from powder kickers to big-mountain faces. This board offers great versatility all over the mountain and is aimed at those riders who don’t want to compromise all-mountain performance but want a board that will dominate the backcountry. This is one of the only freestyle/freeride boards that is available in a split board shape for touring and backcountry access.
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The award-winning Zephyr is Venture’s quiver killer; a freeride focused board that is just as at home on steep rocky faces as it is in waste-deep powder and wide-open groomers. If you want a freeride-focused board that can float and carve without having excess length then they don’t come more highly-acclaimed than the Zephyr. Die-hard freeriders looking for a versatile splitboard for backcountry access and touring should check-out the Zephyr Splitboard.
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After winning Backcountry Magazine’s best split board at this years test, the Venture Storm is on a roll. The stiffest board in the Venture lineup with a moderate taper, softer nose, long cruisy sidecut and 35mm set back stance, the Storm is built to provide experienced backcountry snowboarders with everything they’ll need for a day of critical couloirs, 60 degree decents, icy traverses and endless powder bowls. Available with a rocker profile for extra float and a less catchy feel and also available, like every Venture snowboard, as a split board, for hiking out to untouched wildernesses and bagging first decents.
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Much like the Titanic was designed to be; the Venture Euphoria is unsinkable no matter how cold it gets and lightening quick. With a 75 mm setback stance and a heavy 21mm taper, you’ll only want to take the Venture Euphoria in the deepest of powder, where you’ll be rewarded with nothing less than mind blowing snowboarding euphoria (appologies for the lame pun, I couldn’t resist).
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If the Zephyr’s all-mountain shape, spec and reputation can’t convince you to part with your cold hard cash, perhaps Venture’s green credentials will twist your arm. The Zephyr features an FSC certified sustainable wood core as standard and the Venture factory is powered 100% by wind power! The Zephyr is perfect for an intermediate to advanced snowboarder looking for a firm directional snowboard to carve down high speed groomers and blast through waist deep powder.
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You know when a backcountry focused snowboard manufacturer goes about making a freestyle snowboard there’s going to be something special about it. The helix is an all mountain freestyle twin built with bombproof construction including triaxial glass for great egdge grip regardless of snow conditions and a carefully selected smooth flexing wood core. Venture pride themselves on the simplicity and durability of their designs, infact their so confident they slapped on a 2 year warranty… nice.
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