Triple Base Technology
the ORIGINAL 3D SNOWBOARD SINCE 1999
Triple Base Technology divides the nose and tail area into 3 parts:
1. The left sidebase for turning left.
2. The center flat middle base for going straight.
3. The right sidebase for turning right.
base view on edge
The side bases have gradually increasing angles starting from flat in the binding area, to maximum lift at the widest points. This makes the board forgiving when ridden flat, but still super grippy when put on edge
side view no rider weight
Combining a full tip to tail classic camber with a rail to rail concave, it gives the looseness of a rocker shape board with the pop and response of camber.
side view with rider weight
The unique thing about tbt is that even with the riders weight pushing down on the board the edges stay lifted. When looking into hybrid camber shapes, always ask yourself what happens when I stand on it - since you will be doing that a lot when snowboarding.
Triple Base Flavors
We have a tbt shape optimized for every style of riding
now find the shape that fits yours!
"We are just trying to tell you where the boards perform best but Don't go too nuts on these categories. TBT makes every snowboard more versitale than a flat board. you can still jib with a goliath, Carve witH an AIROBIC, RIDE PARK ON AN OMNI AND hit powder with A disaster."
JIB TBT is great for jibbing and urban riding. The TBT lift starts under your feet for a super loose effect while the extra wide center base stabilizes your slides and presses.
PARK TBT is great for park and jibbing. This center base is sitting in between the TWIN TBT and the JIB TBT.
TWIN TBT is great for park riding because the wider center base stabilizes your jumps and railslides. The TBT lift on the side bases give a super loose and forgiving feel.
FREESTYLE TBT is the most all around TBT version in the line. A good for everything shape with fast edge to edge, freestyle looseness and overall stability.
ALLMOUNTAIN TBT is optimized for a more directional ride with a narrower center base for fast edge to edge and extended center flat for high speed stability.
FREERIDE TBT is optimized for all mountain freeriding. Narrow center base for fast edge to edge. Increased TBT angles in the nose side bases create super floating powder wings. The middle flat is set back putting more power under your back foot.
POW TBT is TBT taken to the max for crazy powder snow surfing. Set way back with insane TBT angles in the nose keeps you floating no matter how hard you drive your pow turns. Meanwhile the short Camel Toe tail keeps the pressure on your back foot as you throw those sprays.
* The female version of this TBT flavour is slimmed down proportionally to fit smaller feet.
TBT versus the others
TRIPLE BASE BENDS BOTH WAYS!
The best combo of rocker and camber.
Rail to rail bend in the entire tip and tail area with smooth increasing angles creates a smooth carving, very playful and forgiving board because the edges are lifted at the widest point. This is combined with full tip to tail positive camber so you more pop in your ollies and explosiveness edge to edge.
When you stand on the board the dynamic edge rocker created by the lifted side bases keep your board loose, but the camber is loaded and ready to pop.
On edge, the contact is on the entire edge and the smooth increasing angles keep the turn smooth. The camber is loaded ready to snap you fast from edge to edge, helped by the lifted side base making the board change edges over the narrow part and not the wide part of the board.
TIP TO TAIL
It's got pop but it's not loose.
Nothing wrong with some good ol' camber for pop and responsiveness.
When you stand on this however, the board will dig in at the widest part of the nose and tail. Not so fun, loose or forgiving.
TIP TO TAIL
Bending your board where it hardly touches the snow will not do much for your snowboarding.
ROCKER / REVERSE CAMBER / BANANA
Super loose but very little pop and performance.
Reverse camber came like a hot fart that has almost left the building. It's fun in powder and presses easy, but it kinda sucks for snowboarding.
When you stand on it there is no camber to load for extra pop and it feels like riding with a super short effective edge both flat and on edge.
If it's bent from rail to rail in exactly the opposite areas than TBT, it can not have the same benefits of TBT. We honestly can't think what this is good for except boardslides in the middle of you board.
No pop and little performance.
It's fun in powder and presses easy, but it kinda sucks for snowboarding. Pressing this is like having fake tits; It looks great but everyone knows it's fake.
On edge there is no natural smooth curve radius.
Bending your board sideways all the way through doesn't really make for a fun snowboard. You need the flat between your bindings and the increasing angles or else you end up with a snowboard that is hard to control and very twitchy.