Fredi Kalbermatten lives in the heart of some very big mountains in Switzerland and rides a wide variety of terrain and snow conditions... often in one run. He wanted an all terrain freestyle stick that was precise, powerful, playful, jibby, carvy and kills it when the pow gets good. We combined a floaty nose, with a directional C3 camber (mellower nose camber) and a bit of taper angle to create his dream board. “It’s the best board I have ever ridden.” ~Fredi
Board Art By: Adam Friedman (www.artbyadamfriedman.com) “...The more I look at it, I think it matches my personality too, the way the tonal grays in the mountains are understated and quiet, but the mountain itself looks so strong, and the geometric shapes are calculated and measured, giving balance and stability and confidence. And then the knife... coming in with such pop, such a bang...” ~Fredi Kalbermatten
Core: 60% Aspen / 40% Paulownia
Glass: Tri-Ax / Bi-Ax Fiber and Basalt Alloy
Top: Eco Sublimated Bio Beans Top
Base: Sintered Knife Cut Base
Birch Internal Sidewalls
Uhmw Sintered Sidewalls
Uhmw Tip/Tail Impact Deflection
Aggressive dominant camber zones out to the contacts combined with mild rocker between your feet. Subtle Banana rocker gives freestyle freedom with maximum end-to-end stability for big, high-speed lines. For aggressive, skilled riders. EJack, Jamie Lynn, and Fredi K's favorite.
Directional shapes generally feature a longer, softer nose and a shorter, stiffer tail. These shapes thrive in an all-mountain environment, as they possess the ability to ride more smoothly than their twin-tip counterparts and behave more reliably in variable snow conditions, anywhere from choppy snow to deeper powder. More twin-looking directional shapes where the difference between nose and tail appear minimal will perform best as crossover freestyle snowboards for those looking to still access the park, while more exaggerated differences will excel for additional float in deep powder.