Zion Contra Series Snowboard 2014
Only Available in 153cm Rocker!!!!
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The CONTRA Series is from the imagination of Brandon Wilson our head designer. We let Brandon run wild and free on this one and do whatever he wants graphically. This is built using the same shapes as the LOST Series and the same materials as the WHOA! Man Series - creating a great Park.All Mountain Fun snowboard that works well for riders of any skill level. This series is the younger brother of the LOST Series...built with a no-nonsense, no-gimmick attitude, using solid materials that are durable and forgiving. If you like throwing down park hammers, pulling off cheesy grabs, cruising some groomer, slashing a little pow or hitting the streets - You'll be stoked on this funstick!
Phase 3 Core: Strong, Lively and light-The Phase 3 is an all-wood core made with a blend of Poplar, Bamboo and Paulownia. The combination of these three woods produces a core that is very strong, lively and light weight. The Poplar provides the bond strength, impact strength and even flex. The Bamboo provides extra pop and liveliness.The Paulownia provides the weight reduction. Paulownia has excellent strength to weight ratio which allows us to produce a lighter core while keeping the impact strength high.
Energy Bar: We place Carbon Fibre Energy Bars between the core and base of your board. They go from under the binding area out to the tips of the board. Carbon fibre works better under traction than it does under compression. The reason the carbon is placed underneath the core is that it stops your board from stretching out. If the carbon was placed above the core it would stop your board from compressing. We find that carbon has more stretch resistance than compression resistance. This gives your board a lot of extra pop from the bindings out, but keeps the middle softer so you can press easily.
Trinity + Stiched Glass System: We use a heavy duty and responsive Tri Axial Fibre Glass that is STITCHED together at 0/+45/-45 degrees. Stitched Fibre Glass provides more strength than Woven Fibre Glass because the strands can lay totally flat and do not need to be looped over each other creating kinks that could weaken the glass. This is our strongest Fibre Glass.
Beefy Basalt: Beefy Basalt is added the LOST and ZANY EARTH Series. We use Trinity + Stitched Glass System on the top of the board and our Beefy Basalt on the bottom of the board. Using Beefy Basalt on the bottom of the board provides a 30% increase in impact resistance giving your board added strength for hitting all the biggest park features and jibs.
Regular V: We shave a medium v out of the core between the binding areas which allows your board to feel smooth and forgiving for jibs while maintaining a stable and responsive feel for the bigger park jumps. The Regular V is soft enough to press like a pro and stiff enough to keep you standing if you land too much in the front or back seat. The Regular V is featured on the LOST and CONTRA Series.
S Base: A high quality sintered base that offers excellent abrasion resistance and wax absorption.
Twin Tip: A true twin design in shape and flex. The board will feel identical riding regular or switch. The more free riding that you do – set your bindings
back a bit.
UHMW Sidewalls-We use Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene in our sidewalls. This makes for a very strong sidewall that has a tiny bit of give to save your edges from cracking during impact..
Single Radius Sidecut-We love single radius sidecuts! Every one of our boards is designed with an overall single radius sidecut. We believe they give you the most consistent and even turns possible while shredding.
Single Radius Sidecut + Control zone: The Z ROCKER and PARK ROCKER COMBO PLATTER feature a CONTROL ZONE built into the sidecut which adds more edge hold and control to the rocker and combo camber models. The CONTROL ZONE is a bulge in the sidecut at the binding areas that will increase the turning and stopping power of your rocker and combo camber board.Regular camber boards offer really good edge hold and stability while riding either slow or fast. Rocker boards are really popular because they have a really mellow/forgiving feel and are really easy to press, but they work much better at slower riding speeds. What’s the point of having a forgiving and press-able board, but you can’t go fast down groomers without washing out? When we designed our Z Rocker and Park Rocker Combo Platter boards we wanted that forgiving feel, but needed to find a way to add edge hold to the mix so you feel stable when riding fast. This is where the CONTROL ZONES come in. They will give your rocker and combo camber board more bite while turning and stopping. Enjoy all you camber options at high speeds!
Factory Waxed: Every board slicked up right after birth to make sure they get you down the hill faster than everyone else.
Edges: We use a full-wrap Rockwell 48 steel edge on all our boards to give you the best all-around protection and edge grip. Each board is sharp enough to remove any beard and stick any icy landing, but remember: wear gloves! You can detune your edges with a fine tooth metal file if you want. If you choose to de tune your board, make sure you only round the edges slightly – don’t take off too much material.
Z Rocker: For those of you that want a looser, more forgiving feel that is good for park, street and for fooling around all over the mountain we have the Z Rocker.The Z Rocker is rockered between the bindings and then slightly cambered to flat out towards the tips. The rocker and flat parts make the board really mellow and the slightly cambered section gives the board much more edge hold and pop. Combine this design with our Control Zones and you have a mellow/forgiving board that is no washout!
TYPE: Park/All Mountain Fun
FEEL: Forgiving with the right amount of Responsiveness
RIDER: Beginner to Expert
Traditional Camber: 147, 150, 153, 156
Z Rocker 150, 153, 156
We all have our own interests, influences and lives which sculpt our riding and who we are as people. Brandon is a huge believer in integrating his experiences into his work. This is an ongoing influence print that he has been working on and not its on this season's CONTRA Series.