Volkl Squad - 2010

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A rocker profile and medium flex for forgiving landings and a buttery feel, the all new Volkl Squad oozes freestyle confidence. Add Horror-Shock Absorbers and Aramid to eliminate any unwanted chatter and Triax-Lite glass and Double Premium Carbon for uber pop and shedding any unwanted weight. Strap in and enjoy!

Manufacturer's Description:

With the Squad’s brand new Rocker Shape and shorter contact length you’ll just kill all the obstacles in the park! Thanks to the negative camber, nose and tail are literally floating in the air. Combined with a forgiving flex, styling and landing new tricks becomes just so easy. The Squad delivers a sick feeling for all jib tricks and backcountry sessions. A Triax-Lite Construction and Slim-Tip Construction cut down weight. The integrated Horror-Shock Absorber has been specifically tuned to match this shape making the Squad super stable and smooth for huge jumps!

Recommended for park riding. Recommended for halfpipe riding Recommended for rail riding High cost snowboard Rocker construction Twin shape

Year: 2010

Available Lengths (cm):
152, 155, 158, 161

Riding Style: Freestyle/Park

Specifications:

TRIAX-LITE TOP-CONSTRUCTION WITH HIGH-GLOSS LACQUER AND PARTIAL GRIP-LACQUER
TIP-TO-TAIL SUPREME WOODCORE
SLIM-TIP CONSTRUCTION
HORROR-SHOCK ABSORBER
TWIN-TIP FREESTYLE SIDECUT
ROCKER SHAPE
WOODEN SIDEWALLS
SIDEWALL DAMPENING
ALUMINIUM TIP AND TAIL PROTECTORS
UPPER AND LOWER TRIAXIAL FIBERGLASS WEAVE PLUS V-FLEX FIBERGLASS WEAVE
DOUBLE VÖLKL PREMIUM CARBON WEAVE
DOUBLE ARAMID WEAVE
BACK-SCREENED, SINTERED BASE WITH DIE-CUT

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Snowboard Review:

The squad is Volkl’s park rocker; designed with the versatility to ride big kickers, pipe and rails with the same amount of prowess. In all honesty as soon as I stood on this board I felt comfortable; it felt stable, poppy and felt grippy despite the rockered profile. To begin with I was expecting the Squad to be too soft but I was surprisingly impressed by the boards lateral (torsional) strength and longitudinal rigidity; probably a 6 out of 10 for both. This doesn’t mean to say the board feels cumbersome; it’s still poppy and lively at both low and high speeds, and deals very well with big transitions and kinky rails…..obviously depending who’s riding it.

Although the graphics may not be to everybody’s taste they reminded me of 1980’s skateboard graphics; and although the grip tape is a useful addition when you’re riding one footed, the board does seem to collect a lot of snow! If I have a couple of small criticisms of this board it’s that I felt more vibrations than usual when straight-lining into kickers at high speeds and it was a little heavier than some other decks on the market in the Squad’s genre.

Despite those two small criticisms there’s no denying that the Squad is a great park snowboard that can do everything in the park very well and is a ton of fun when jibbing around the mountain. You’d be very lucky to find a quicker base on any board and the build quality is exceptional. I felt so comfortable on this board that after 4 or 5 runs through the park I was trying new tricks over the 14m kicker in icy conditions.

Posted by Tom Ewbank in • Volkl

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