This board is the Eve to our Evil Twin but also incorporates aspects of the AIROBIC. There is nothing ‘girly’ about it except for the female specific TBT and a narrower outline.
Like the EVIL TWIN, the DISTORTIA is a true twin in both contact and outline shapes. It is built around the CORE CORE: A poplar wood core with two hardwood inserts running parallel to the edges and along the insert rows. These inserts increase the cores strength while channeling stored elastic energy to deliver more pop. We gave the core an overall soft flex and used core profiling to produce a flex pattern that is slightly softer outside the bindings than between them. This keeps the board super poppy while the thicker core section between your feet retains stability at high speeds. The core is wrapped in BI-AX laminate layers that are aligned along the board’s length and between its edges, both above and below the core to produce an easy and forgiving flex that permits you to directly feel the terrain under your feet. BI-AX laminate layers do not increase torsional stiffness so the DISTORTIA retains an overall soft flex, both torsionally and along its length.
PARK TBT is ideal for park riding and the female version has been slimmed down to perfectly accommodate lighter weights and smaller feet. It is symmetrical about the nose and tail. Unlike regular TBT, which features a smoothly curving camber profile on the centre base (non TBT) section, with PARK TBT the section between the bindings is flat. When the DISTORTIA is unloaded, this section is lifted off the floor because the (also flat) nose and tail sections are angled slightly downwards, giving a trapezoidal profile. This allows the DISTORTIA to carve like a cambered board, but to press and butter like a rocker. Just without so many washed out landings! PARK TBT side base uplift commences just outside the bindings. This increases the contact length when sliding on a flat base making the board more stable at high speeds. The centre base (non TBT) section is reasonably wide, so the total uplift is the least out of our female specific range. This balances agility on edge changes with stability on rail slides, yielding the best of both! The DISTORTIA can press a rail, stomp a kicker landing, shred some powder and still be playful for piste riding and buttering.
The DISTORTIA’s construction is completed with LIGHTNING EDGES. These are thinner and are our lightest edges, enabling you to carve with more feeling and precision. It also features the PECISE PATTERN of inserts, which has 20 holes for good flexibility in the range of possible stance widths as well as ultimate precision in exact binding placement. An extruded base is easy to repair when the worst happens!
With a sick graphic that is, literally, a stack of birds, the DISTORTIA has looks to die for! The DISTORTIA is a real, all round park destroyer for girls who shred. You know when we make a board it has to perform and have crazy pop, regardless of gender issues.