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Triple Base Tech (TBT)

TBT EXPLAINED: Everyone riding our Triple Base Tech boards knows that with TBT you get a board that is more versatile than anything else in its category. With TBT you get jib sticks you can still snowboard on, twins that still carve, crazy carve machines that still butter and freaky pow floating boards that still handle better than anything on slopes. This season everything just got a whole lot better with new TBT flavors and new nose and tail shapes all over the range. BOTH WAYS! TBT Dynamics bend your board both ways! Combining the unique patented TBT rail to rail concave with full tip to tail positive camber This creates a board that is both loose and forgiving while still delivering explosive camber driven pop and snappy edge to edge control. You have seen rockers, bananas and all sorts of fruity combos but in the end TBT is the one that actually works. Only benefits, no negatives. It truly makes every kind of snowboarding more fun. NEW! The biggest noticable change for this season are in the nose and tail shapes. We updated all the nose and tail ramps to a longer smoother uplift curve. The TBT has been taken further out all the way through the tip and tail bends to the ends of the board. Less noticable but just as important is that all boards now have an extra kick, or increased TBT, after the effective edge. This creates an even looser feeling board with more pow floating abilities, without sacrificing edge hold. A TBT snowboard is flat between the bindings with angled side bases that are lifted with gradually increasing angles. The uplift starts from flat in the binding area to a maximum increase at the widest point of the board. With the new updated TBT there is a slight extra uplift happening after the effective edge end to create an even looser feeling without sacrificing control. N.B. some of the views on these pages have been slightly exaggerated to illustrate TBT better on this small scale. Triple Base Technology divides the nose and tail area into 3 parts. 1. The left sidebase for turning left. 2. The center flat middle base for going straight. 3. The right sidebase for turning right. The side bases are lifted up with gradually increasing angles starting from flat in the binding area to a maxiumum uplift around the widest point of the tip and tail. The patented TBT shape is created by using special shaped molds when pressing the final board. This means that TBT is happening top to bottom ( VIEW B to VIEW F ). Base, core laminates, edges and topsheet of a TBT board are the same thickness as a traditional flat board. No material is taken out or shaved off. 4. The lifted sidebases are combined with full tip to tail positive camber. When the board is ridden and the riders weight is pressing down on the camber ( VIEW G ) the nose and tail are still loose at their widest points because of the dynamic edge rocker 5. Meanwhile the pressed camber loads your board with pop for a snappy edge to edge and explosive ollies. TBT Advantages: TBT makes every kind of snowboarding better. It is almost incredible to see how much better snowboarding gets when you bend your board from rail to rail while keeping full camber tip to tail. That's why we put all the advantages we discovered over the years on this page, but we still tell you to not believe us. Ever seen a brand talk shit about their own tech? Exactly. So go and try it yourself, don't trust any company trying to sell you a product. Stick More Jumps: On a conventional snowboard a slightly under rotated jump will often result in an out-of-control landing, or worse, a crash. Triple Base Technology gives you a lot more forgiveness in landings. Triple Base boards tend to track straight after landing even if you are a bit off balance or under rotated because the edges are less likely to dig in. The first thing to touch the snow is your base and not your tip or tail edge! Freaky Float: The lifted side-bases in nose and tail give more uplift in deep pow and make you sink in less than on a flat board. Now you can keep riding your freestyle board when it starts snowing. Or switch to TBT freeride base and feel what it is like to ride powder with even less back leg burn. Butler Betler: Without super aggressive edges at the wider points of your board it's so easy to hit those butters. No Digging: Because a Triple Base board is pre-shaped at the wider parts of the board it will cause less 'ploughing' than a conventional flat board, which tends to dig too deep at its widest points. Traverse First: As the powder is getting tracked you will need to traverse more and more. With TBT you will always get to the next stash first. Lifted edges on the widest part of your board will make traversing so much more relaxed. On top of that, switching from toe to heel side traverse is so much easier with TBT. Catch Less Edge: When going straight, you will only have active edge where you want it - between your feet. This is due to the lifted edges at the nose and tail. Less edge when going straight means less edge catching and less scorpions. Remember that only tilting the board 3 degrees gives you full edge contact again. Carve Smoother: When put under pressure in a tight turn a conventional board will always want to snap back to its original flat shape. A Triple Base board is already pre-shaped for turning and therefore offers a smoother turn. Crazy Carves: Because the Triple Base has lifted edges over the entire tip and tail section the board will not dig in as deep as a flat board. This released pressure on the widest points of the board results in less vibrations and the steel edge always keeps full contact with the snow resulting in better edge grip. The icier the conditions, the better this board will perform compared to conventional 'flat' boards. Lighting Edges: From a flat position a TBT board is at first tilted against the width at the waist only, making it easier to initiate a curve. It has the feel of a more narrow board. From one turn to another, the strong edge grip fades out and builds up again. Together with greatly reduced tendency for edge catch in the flat position these factors make edge-to-edge transitions way smoother. Bigger Airs: Enhanced dynamics gives more speed and better control onto kickers even when they have lots of tracks in the run-in and take off. The forgiveness of Triple Base Technology combined with the responsiveness of normal camber equals smoother landings. Straight As A Ruler: When you go straight you don't need as much effective edge as in a turn. In fact, it's better to have less effective edge. A conventional board will always have the tendency to dig down in the snow at its widest points. This causes you to alternate between heelside and toeside pressure to remain in control when straight lining. With a Triple Base board all you do is point straight down and relax. Because the edges are lifted at the widest points of the board you hardly need to compensate for any sudden edge catching. Bomb Hills Faster: Less unnecessary active edge means less drag and more speed. On top of that less edge catch creates more confidence resulting in even more speed. Now there is no reason why you shouldn't win every race back to the lodge. Terrorize Trannies: On a conventional flat board you will lose a lot of speed in transitions when going from vertical to horizontal since a conventional board tends to dig more aggressively into the wall. Because of the lifted edges a Triple Base board will dig less into the transition, offering a smoother and faster line from transition to vert. In the pipe, more speed up the wall means more air above the coping. With Triple Base boards you will discover it's easier to go bigger in pipe. One Board Quiver: A TBT Board is more versatile then a conventional flat board. You can ride a stiffer board and still have more forgiveness. You can ride longer boards with greater ease or ride shorter than on your old flat board and still have full control. You can even ride a wider board than you are used to and it will still feel narrow. TBT combines the best of both worlds, enabling you to ride all terrains with just one stick. Power Pop: Boards with camber have more pop than boards without camber, but when you add TBT to the mix it gets really explosive. Because of TBT's concave tail and nose shape your board comes preloaded with extra pop. So when you are loading up your tail all the forces go to the centre of your tail section where they will seriously pop you out. It's like snapping an ollie of fresh concrete.