DRIFTER

FLAT CAMBER

The DRIFTER is a classic-modern hybrid board that's born by fusing the outline of a modern freeride board from the early 80s and Taro Tamai's original baseline.

The float and loose feel provided by its long nose and the flat camber combined with its 155 length, longest in The Snowsurf lineup.

The Drifter is a fine-balanced freeride board with loaded with a classic riding feel.

Model
DRIFTER
Length
1550 mm
Running Length
892 mm
EF.edge
1057 mm
Nose Width
310 mm
Waist Width
256 mm
Tail Width
271 mm
Sidecut R.
10000/8500 mm
Setback
-38 mm
Tapered
15 mm
Sidecut Dep.
22.5 mm
Cam.
0 mm
Stance Width
500-580 mm
PRICE
¥95,040(w/o tax)
Nortice
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FUNCTION

FLAT CAMBER

When riding in powder on traditional cambered boards, the nose drags snow due to its own camber system and eventually would sink into snow. To prevent it from nosediving, the rider is forced to lean back and turn only with the tail. This phenomena also happen in three dimensional terrain. Like when making a non-gravity turn at the top of a wall, the traditional camber turns convex “against” the terrain, forcing the edge and the rail to go in a different direction than the targeted line. Once again, the rider is forced to lean back or turn using the edge, restricting the freedom of riding.

This restriction is silly to have on boards for complex terrain. This camber system came from the skiing know-how. We’ve adopted it and refined it to match our flat camber system in order to allow freer maneuverability in complex three-dimensional terrain. The weightless sensation when making a top-turn, and resistance-free riding, especially late in a turn, are the distinct characteristics of our flat camber system.

REVIEW

Taka / ニセコ
数あるラインナップの中でもソフトフレックスなこのボードは、多彩なる地形を有するニセコの地形にフィットして最高の浮力、イメージ、ポテンシャルを発揮。フラットならではの伸び、粘りは季節を選ばずにカービング、ジャンプにも対応出来る最高のボードです。

福島 / 群馬エリア / 会社員
「出逢ってしまった」体を低く落としギリギリのスピードとR、フルにかかっている重力を徐々に抜きつつ次のRへと繋いでゆく。ゲレンデ脇の壁に駆け上がり一瞬無情力を感じたら、ちょっとだけ後ろ足を強めに踏みこんでスプレーを飛ばすのも楽しい。
スピードが繋がっているうちに丁寧に駆け下り、目線は次の壁へ。フラットキャンバーの自由さに加え、バランスの良いしなりと粘り。ターン後半にかけつづけた圧を解放した時のあの切れあがる感覚。TTシリーズのフラットとはまた別のフラット。いつでもどんな所でもワクワク滑れる。いつものラインより、ちょっとだけ上を外をと欲張りたくなる。とりあえずDRIFTER、いつでもDRIFTER、ヘタっちゃったらどうしよう‥と逆に乗りたくなくなる板。
説明を聞いただけで即決してしまったDRIFTERですが、ついに出逢ってしまった私のマジックボードかも知れません。