FLAT CAMBER

DRIFTER

Model
DRIFTER
Length
1550 mm
R.Length
892 mm
EF.edge
1057 mm
Nose
310 mm
Waist
256 mm
Tail
271 mm
Sidecut R.
10000/8500 mm
Setback
-38 mm
Stance
500-580 mm
Tepersd
15 mm
SidecutDep
22.5 mm
CAM.
0 mm
PRICE
¥95,040(With tax)
Nortice
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FUNCTION

FLAT CAMBER

The idea of traditional camber is to apply the same amount of pressure onto the entire edge of a board to attain smoother, more stable carving and turning.

The camber arches from the center of the board all the way to 3 cm inside of the widest point of a board, both the nose and the tail. To turn, this camber has to be stepped on and the bottom pressed against the surface. This type of camber is effective at a resort, compacted slope or on a flat face. But it has lots of demerit on deep powder, fresh snow, or terrains with three-dimensional features. It is arched against the direction of the board, and the board could get hooked on the snow easily, making the turn less agile.

The GENTEMSTICK’s radical Accel camber eliminates hooking and prevents nosedives in deep powder or fresh snow, while maintaining a natural floatation. It is designed and shaped to perform its best when the rider stands neutrally on top of a board. It is made flat from the widest point of the nose side to about the front foot. The arch begins there and reaches the highest around the back foot, and it ends at the widest point of the tail side. When a rider stands on the board, the arch gets pushed and the area ahead of the front foot barely touches the snow.

This is the position that maximizes the performance of the board, and also the same position that reaches maximum velocity in ski races and other speed competitions. Accel camber has an arch from point A to point B. The board becomes flat as the back foot pressures the board. It rises slightly from the point C to the nose, which effectively reduces snow resistance. There are boards with similar camber designs released from major manufacturers these days. It is important to remember that the nose rocker design becomes very important with this kind of camber system, which has the peak of its arch placed further behind the center of a board. The GENTEMSTICK Accel camber boards are distinctly designed, especially from the point where the camber ends to the widest point of the nose. The key is to reduce resistance.

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。