Signal’s stab at the camber/rocker hybrid profile is a winner. If you’re looking for a snowboard to rip on the groomers and jib and bonk through the park, there aren’t many than the Omni. A blend of triaxial and biaxial glass surrounds the core and carbon torsion rods make sure that the Omni can handle laid out hand dragging carves while the rockered nose and rail provide float in powder and a buttery smooth forgiveness, perfect for tearing up boxes and rails. Signal owner Dave Lee’s board of choice.
The OMNI WAVELENGTH is all things to all mountain riders! Rocker and camber blended together create Wavelength technology, exclusive to Signal. You will never bury your nose in powder again.
The Omni has camber between your feet and rocker from your feet out to the tip and tail. The rocker keeps your nose up in powder while the camber provides edge control while you carve. The two meet at a transition point, providing an additional contact point that engages even before the edge. And the fact that the rocker starts at your bindings means that you have less surface area on the snow and, therefore, a faster board!
The Omni is both a directional and a twin board. It’s directional in the sense that the nose is longer than the tail. And it’s twin in the sense that the tip and tail widths are identical as well as the fact that the radial sidecut meets at the center of the board.
These boards are built with full-length poplar cores with triaxial glass on the top and biaxial glass on the bottom, Durasurf sintered base material, matte urethane 4160 tops, and carbon torsion bars.
The 159 OMNI is also available in a special Dave Colorway. That’s the size Dave rides.The board has the same geometry as the standard OMNI 159, you just get two colorways in this size; something extra for Dave and you. Ride the Wavelength!
Available Lengths (cm):
150, 153, 156, 159*, 162
Silkscreened matte top sheet
Camber between your feet
Rocker from feet to tip and tail
Silkscreened sintered base material
Directional twin shape
Triaxial glass on top / Biaxial glass on the bottom
Poplar Core with Standard Profile
* Custom Dave Lee colour-way
The Signal Omni is a great board because of the wavelength profile that Signal has used. In my opinion the Wavelength profile is the closest profile on the market to Rossignol’s Amptek profile which is a big compliment. Wavelength gives the board a really fun personality and means that the board can have a slightly firmer longitudinal flex but remain jibby. The Omni’s longitudinal flex is complimented by a mid torsional flex which means that off-centre landings are easier to recover and the board holds a surprisingly strong edge mid-carve.
Perhaps the most impressive characteristic of the Omni is that it’s a very stable ride but still butters nicely and feels fun on rails; the rocker allows you to press a lot easier than a cambered board with the same flex. All-in-all the Omni is a great board for riders of all levels and would be a great purchase for an intermediate to advanced rider that loves carving-up the piste but wants to progress in the park without compromising performance around the rest of the mountain.
Posted by Tom Ewbank in • Signal
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on November 02, 2010 at 02:13 AM
is this board ment more for powder than the park. and is it too flexy to handle jumps. I ride the east coast and we dont get powder.
on December 16, 2010 at 08:26 PM
I have Omni 11 its good board for AM but signal has tarrible Laminate in my opinion . I like this board , but guys work more with laminate , quality is not good , its terrible.
on February 21, 2011 at 09:53 PM
Been riding the 159 Dave Lee all season in France.
I brought out both this and a 2009/10 Bataleon Evil Twin 159 and I have to say after a week of getting my snow leggs back I strapped into my new Omni and have not changed back.
Really poppy board, good edge to edge, nice to carve with. Also more importantly handled really well on the few powder days we have had this season in Europe. The rocker really make life a little easier on the rear legg :)
As has been mentioned before the top laminate is pretty bad and i have alot coming away at the front and back from the normal bumps and pushes you get in queues. ( its currently in the garage with some glue and clamps on ) but other than that no problems after all the abuse i have given it.
All in all a great all mountain board, easy to press and haven’t hooked up once on any rails or boxes.
Doesn’t feel amazing stable at really high speed but haven’t had any real problems either.
So yeah Great board, recommended.
on March 07, 2011 at 09:09 PM
Terrible board, The resin finish on the board is terrible and chips off very easily. Do not recomend buying this board. IT IS JUNK!!!!!
on March 09, 2011 at 01:03 PM
Not getting into a flame war. But I rode and abused the hell out my Omni almost every day for 2 months and a part from a few chips put of the top sheet on the nose and tail from skiers hitting it the board is still solid and with a quick resin repair on the one bit that did come away I will be riding it again next month.
I will admit the topsheet does come away more easily than I would like but I have the same sort of damage on the nose/tail on my Bataleon Evil Twin from lift queue antics.
on March 09, 2011 at 03:11 PM
The chips on the nose and tail are more cosmetic and will not effect the performance of the board, but the complete delamination mid way up the board is a real problem. The board was only used 4 times before the problem started. The worst part about it is Signal will not warranty the board!!!!! DO NOT BUY THIS BOARD!
on March 09, 2011 at 06:06 PM
Ok yeah that sucks!
Cant you take it back to the retail and claim its not fit for purpose?
Hey not sure if your from the UK ... But
The actual supplier has liability not just Signal
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/consumer-rights-refunds-exchange <—This is the simplified version.
Basically take it back and if its just falling apart. As long there aren’t clear signs of physical damage causing the fault you will be in good standing for the shop to take it on themselves to replace the board
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