Designed for the deepest days of winter, the WhiteGold Shaka Snowboard has a directional shape and Pow TBT profile to make floating in waist-deep powder effortless and endlessly enjoyable. It's the brainchild of British
Columbia backcountry legend Kevin Sansalone, who has moved on from selling boards out of his Whistler garage to team up with Bataleon
to create WhiteGold Snowboards.
A huge nose and stubby tail make it easy to stay on top of super-deep snow and to make tight turns through trees. Triple Base Technology starts with a traditional camber profile for reliable pop and edge hold, and turns the edges up towards the tip and tail to eliminate hang-ups when riding flat base, and give it the forgiving feel of rocker without sacrificing the benefits of camber. Triax glass and carbon V's at the nose and tail improve energy transfer for lightning quick response. Cork stringers running vertically between the edges and the inserts dampen vibrations to reduce chatter when you're charging through chunder and carving on ice.
The VeryLight core is made with poplar and Paulownia for an extremely lightweight, yet strong and snappy feel. The core also has a bamboo strip running down the center so you can make a DIY splitboard that won't let in water thanks to the newly revealed sidewalls when you cut it. A twin-like shape with an extra centimeter in the nose adds float in powder without making riding switch harder. Bamboo sidewalls increase rebound for bigger ollies and improve impact resistance. Super-thin Samurai edges give your carves more feeling and precision, and the tough sintered base is fast to keep you moving through slow spots on the mountain.
- Camber with Pow TBT
- Directional shape
- Triax glass with carbon V stringers
- Cork stringers
- VeryLight core
- Bamboo sidewalls
- Sintered base
- Samurai edges
|Length||154 cm, 160 cm||Camber||camber with Pow TBT|
|Shape||directional||Flex||medium (4 of 10 on Bataleon's scale)|
|Effective Edge||[154cm] 1210 mm; [160cm] 1260 mm||Waist Width||[154cm] 257 mm; [160cm] 261 mm|
|Sidecut Radius||[154cm] 8.8 m; [160cm] 9.1 m||Stance Width||19 - 25.5 m|
|Stance Setback||2 cm||Core||VeryLight (poplar and paulownia)|
|Recommended Use||powder||Manufacturer Warranty||2 years|